Scott Simpson
Lecturer for English

Tel.:
+49 461 805 2485
scott.simpson-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 035

General information

The levels for our language courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Since there is a lot of variation in participants' English language levels, we recommend that you take part in a placement test before registering for an English language course in order to choose the appropriate course. 

You can take a free online placement test at the following link: http://www.sprachtest.de/einstufungstest-englisch

Alternatively, you can also register to take our Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) for a small fee.

In addition to the language courses, you can also take advantage of the English for Academic Purposes courses, please find the link here.

English Refresher Course B1

Lecture number
042018x
Semester
Autumn semester 2017
Type
Sprachkurs
Registration deadline
09/07/2017
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Mon. 16:00 to 18:00 Single 10/16/2017 to 10/16/2017 Gebäude Madrid - MAD 126
Mon. 16:00 to 18:00 Weekly 09/11/2017 to 12/18/2017 Gebäude Madrid - MAD 126

Lecturers

  • Gregory Frade

Description

The English B1 Refresher course is for students who have already taken a B1 class two to five years ago or who may not be confident in their language abilities after taking a B1 class recently. The course is for students who have not been using their English language skills consistently or at all since passing the B1 level.

The focus of the course is on secondary level knowledge of English language, including everyday conversational topics and situations with a focus on work and family life, relationships, technology, and nature, as well as English grammar, and vocabulary.

Vocabulary will focus on professional wishes and unusual professions, interviews, travel, money, family and nation, food, and more.

Grammar will focus on verb tenses, modal verbs, the comparative and superlative, and passive and active sentences constructions.

Course participants will participate in games, discussions, and presentations to practice grammatical topics as well as everyday and special speech situations.

The course takes place once a week and is designed in such a way that the participants complete the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference in one semester.

Regular and active participation is required for successful completion of the course. This includes the completion of homework in order to continue practicing and consolidating what has been learned in the classroom.

Literature

Please bring the following books on your first day of class:

Brush up B1

ISBN: 978-3-19-002937-2

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.

English B2.1

Lecture number
042019x
Semester
Autumn semester 2017
Type
Sprachkurs
Registration deadline
09/07/2017
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Mon. 18:00 to 20:00 Single 10/16/2017 to 10/16/2017 Gebäude Madrid - MAD 126
Mon. 18:00 to 20:00 Weekly 09/11/2017 to 12/18/2017 Gebäude Madrid - MAD 126

Lecturers

  • Gregory Frade

Description

This course is intended for learners who already have some intermediate knowledge of the English language and who want to consolidate and expand their skills. The course is designed to train all linguistic skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading).

Specifically:

• expand  vocabulary
• refresh grammar
• strengthen writing
• strengthen and feel more confident speaking and listening


Through the course students can consolidate and expand linguistic skills. This requires active participation. Students work in groups, form pro and contra arguments in discussions or present their individual work in the course.

The course takes place once a week with a duration of 90 minutes (2 SWS).

Prerequisite for participation is an average B2 or a strong B1 result in a placement test (see information) and at least four years of English.

The topics covered in the course are in accordance with Chapters 1 to 5 of the course book. In the course of B2.2, chapters 6 to 10 are dealt with.

Literature

Please bring the following course to the first session:

Global, Package Student's Book and (Print) Workbook. Upper Intermediate.
(Cost: 28.99 euros)

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.

English C1.1

Lecture number
042017x
Semester
Autumn semester 2017
Type
Sprachkurs
Registration deadline
09/07/2017
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Mon. 16:00 to 18:00 Single 10/16/2017 to 10/16/2017 Gebäude Oslo - OSL 244
Mon. 16:00 to 18:00 Weekly 09/18/2017 to 12/18/2017 Gebäude Oslo - OSL 244

Lecturers

Description

The English C1.1 course is for students who have advanced intermediate knowledge of the English language or have completed a B2 English level.

The focus of the course is on advanced level knowledge of English language. The course is thematic developing around abstract concepts more than everyday topics. Particular attention is paid to reading comprehension and proper use of grammar in written texts.

Vocabulary will focus on emotional reactions, metaphors, nature, descriptions, and more.

Grammar will build and expand on previous knowledge verb tenses, modal verbs, the comparative and superlative, determiners, participle clause, unreal conditions, and more.

Course participants will participate in games, discussions, and presentations to practice grammatical topics as well as everyday and special speech situations.

The course takes place once a week and is designed in such a way that the participants complete the C1.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference in one semester.

Regular and active participation is required for successful completion of the course. This includes the completion of homework in order to continue practicing and consolidating what has been learned in the classroom.

Literature

Please bring the following books on your first day of class:

Global Advanced Course book & Work book with CD

ISBN: 978-0-230-03327-6

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.

English "Conversation" (B1+B2)

Lecture number
042020x
Semester
Autumn semester 2017
Type
Sprachkurs
Registration deadline
09/07/2017
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Tue. 16:00 to 18:00 Single 10/17/2017 to 10/17/2017 Gebäude Riga 4 - RIG 401
Tue. 16:00 to 18:00 Weekly 09/19/2017 to 12/19/2017 Gebäude Riga 4 - RIG 401

Lecturers

Description

This class focuses on conversational and speaking skills in English. Students learn the patterns of conversation, turn taking, interjecting, how to share information, how to express opinions, how to agree and disagree within a conversational context. The class is student directed with students choosing topics for discussion and conversation at the beginning of the semester. The instructor will provide useful vocabulary, phrases, and in some cases short readings on the topics chosen. Students who take the class can improve their fluency, pronunciation, and confidence in their speaking abilities. Students should be prepared to speak every class.

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.

English "Presentation Skills" (B2-C2)

Lecture number
042021x
Semester
Autumn semester 2017
Type
Sprachkurs
Registration deadline
09/07/2017
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Tue. 18:00 to 20:00 Single 10/17/2017 to 10/17/2017 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 165
Tue. 18:00 to 20:00 Weekly 09/19/2017 to 12/19/2017 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 165

Lecturers

Description

This class focuses on the presentation and public speaking skills in English. Students learn the differences between formal oral and written communication styles, how to effectively organize a speech/presentation for a specific audience, patterns of reasoning and argumentation, effective use of non-verbal communication, how to present and talk about visual aids, useful phrases for communicating and signposting information, as well as stylistic devices. Students who take the class can improve their fluency, pronunciation, vocabulary, and confidence in their formal speaking skills as well as their writing skills. This is a practice based class where students are expected to give presentations to fellow class members on a topic of their choosing.

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.