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Placement Test

For a registration from level A1.2 a placement test is required if you have not yet written an exam with us.

English

Level Courses

English B1.1

Lecture number
042025d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Wed.4 p.m. to 6 p.m.Weekly21/10/20 - 03/02/21

Lecturers

  • Alison Eloff

Description

Target group:
The B1.1 English language level course is for students who want to expand on their previous English language knowledge at an intermediate level. The course is suitable for students who have completed the A2.2 course (pre-intermediate) or have approximately 240 classroom hours of English language lessons.

Content:
The focus of this is on intermedaite English language skills. Attention is paid to the four primary language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The course is rooted in an English for academic purposes pedagogy but is applicable to everyday life.
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. Attendance is compulsory.
This course is delivered online.

Assessment:
Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Klausur on the last day of class.

Technology:
This course uses MyEnglish Lab online workbook provided through the publishers, the online meetings software Webex, and may depending on instructor use the learning management software, moodle. Further materials related to the book are available through the publisher’s website.

Literature

Please have the following textbook available on your first Webex appointment:

New Language Leader Intermediate Course Book & MyEnglish Lab Pearson Education ISBN: 978 1 4479 6148 2, the online component is valid for two years.

Registration

English B1

Lecture number
042026d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mon.4 p.m. to 6 p.m.Weekly19/10/20 - 01/02/21

Lecturers

  • Alison Eloff

Description

Target group:
The B1 English language level course is for students who want to expand on their previous English language knowledge at an intermediate level. The course is suitable for students who have completed an A2 course (pre-intermediate) or have approximately 300-400 classroom hours of English language lessons.

Content:
The focus of this course is on intermediate English language skills. Attention is paid to the four primary language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The course is rooted in an English for academic purposes pedagogy but is applicable to everyday life. This course goes through an entire level 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. Attendance is compulsory. This course is delivered online.

 

Assessment:
Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Klausur on the last day of class.

 

Technology:
This course uses MyEnglish Lab online workbook provided through the publishers, the online meetings software Webex, and may depending on instructor use the learning management software, moodle. Further materials related to the book are available through the publisher’s website.

Literature

Please have the following textbook available on your first Webex appointment:New Language Leader Intermediate Course Book & MyEnglish Lab Pearson Education
ISBN: 978 1 4479 6148 2 the online component is valid for two year.

Registration

English B2.1

Lecture number
042027d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Tue.4 p.m. to 6 p.m.Weekly20/10/20 - 02/02/21

Lecturers

Description

Target group:
The B2.1 English language level course is for students who want to expand on their previous English language knowledge at an advanced level. The course is suitable for students who have completed the B1.2 course (intermediate) or have approximately 360 classroom hours of English language lessons.

Content:
The focus of this is on advanced English language skills. Attention is paid to the four primary language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The course is rooted in an English for academic purposes pedagogy but is applicable to everyday life.
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. Attendance is compulsory.
This course is delivered online.

Assessment:
Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Klausur on the last day of class.

Technology:
This course uses MyEnglish Lab online workbook provided through the publishers, the online meetings software Webex, and may depending on instructor use the learning management software, moodle. Further materials related to the book are available through the publisher’s website.

Literature

Please have the following textbook available on your first Webex appointment:

New Language Leader Upper Intermediate Course Book & MyEnglish Lab Pearson Education
ISBN: 978-1-4479-6154-3  the online component is valid for two years.

Registration

English B2

Lecture number
042028d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mon.2 p.m. to 6 p.m.Weekly19/10/20 - 01/02/21

Lecturers

  • Buse Goltz

Description

Target group:
The B2 English language level course is for students who want to expand on their previous English language knowledge at an upper intermediate level. The course is suitable for students who have completed a B1 course (intermediate) or have approximately 400-500 classroom hours of English language lessons.

Content:
The focus of this course is on upper intermediate English language skills. Attention is paid to the four primary language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The course is rooted in an English for academic purposes pedagogy but is applicable to everyday life. This course goes through an entire level 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. Attendance is compulsory.
This course is delivered online.

Assessment:
Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Klausur on the last day of class.

Technology:
This course uses MyEnglish Lab online workbook provided through the publishers, the online meetings software Webex, and may depending on instructor use the learning management software, moodle. Further materials related to the book are available through the publisher’s website.

Literature

Please have the following textbook available on your first Webex appointment:

New Language Leader Upper Intermediate Course Book & MyEnglish Lab Pearson Education
ISBN: 978-1-4479-6154-3  the online component is valid for two years

Registration

English C1.1

Lecture number
042029d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Tue.4 p.m. to 6 p.m.Weekly20/10/20 - 02/02/21

Lecturers

  • Buse Goltz

Description

Target group:
The C1.1 English language level course is for students who want to expand on their previous English language knowledge at an advanced level. The course is suitable for students who have completed the B2.2 course (upper intermediate) or have approximately 500 classroom hours of English language lessons.

Content:
The focus of this is on advanced English language skills. Attention is paid to the four primary language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The course is rooted in an English for academic purposes pedagogy but is applicable to everyday life.
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. Attendance is compulsory.
This course is delivered online.

Assessment:
Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Klausur on the last day of class.

Technology:
This course uses MyEnglish Lab online workbook provided through the publishers, the online meetings software Webex, and may depending on instructor use the learning management software, moodle. Further materials related to the book are available through the publisher’s website.

Literature

Please have the following textbook available on your first Webex appointment:

New Language Leader Advanced with MyEnglish Lab Pearson Education
ISBN: 978 1 4479 6142 0 , the online component is valid for two years.

Registration

English courses for specific purposes

The prerequisite for participation is that you have successfully completed level B1.2

Business English B2.1

Lecture number
042030d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Tue.4 p.m. to 6 p.m.Weekly20/10/20 - 02/02/21

Lecturers

  • Alison Eloff

Description

Target group:
The B2 Business English course is suitable for students who have completed the B1.2 course (intermediate) or have approximately 500 classroom hours of English language lessons.

Content:
The B2 Business English language level course is for students who want to expand on their previous English language knowledge at an upper intermediate level with a focus on the business context. The four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening are developed throughout the course.
Students who have completed a general English language B2 course would find some of the course repetitive, but would learn new vocabulary and specialized communication activities for a business environment.

Assessment:
Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Klausur on the last day of the class.

Recommended Text(s) and Practice:
BBC business section online: good for practicing listening and reading. www.bbc.com/capital

Technology:
This course uses the learning management software, moodle, and the online meetings software Webex.

 

Literature

Please have the following textbook available on your first Webex appointment:
Handford, M, Lisboa, M, Koester, A, & Pitt, A. (2011). Business Advantage B2. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-3-12-502815-9

Registration

Supplementary Courses

English Literature Short Stories (B2.2-C2)

Lecture number
042031d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Tue.6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Weekly20/10/20 - 02/02/21

Lecturers

Description

Target group:
English Short Stories is an English course for students at the B2.1-C2 level who want to strengthen their existing English skills, refresh skills they have, or who are planning on going abroad in the next semester.

Content:
This course is for upper intermediate and advanced English learners who have at least a passing interest in literature. The course uses short stories as an object of analysis, a starting point for discussion and/or a writing activity, and/or vocabulary building. The course focuses on reading comprehension and textual analysis skills, as well as the production of semiformal English in a discussion format.

Assessment:
Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Two short presentations. Klausur turned in on the last day of the course.

Technology:
This course uses the learning management software, moodle, and the online meetings software Webex.

Literature

Readings will be provided by the instructor.

Registration

Academic Literacy and Fluency

Lecture number
042036d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Online Language Courses
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Thu.4 p.m. to 6 p.m.Weekly22/10/20 - 04/02/21

Lecturers

Description

Target group:
The Academic Literacy and English course is for students who have a mid B2 or higher level of English; approximately 600+ hours of instruction. The course is designed to improve English skills in the context of the university and higher education. Emphasis is placed on academic reading skills and writing skills. Participants will develop their academic vocabulary and academic voice in oral and written language.

Course content:
The course is taught using a content based instruction method built around a single theme for the semester. This semester the theme is ‘Populism’. Together we will read and discuss selective readings, write short essays and response papers. Your academic English skills will improve as well as your general English abilities.

Assessment:
Regular and active participation in the course. Regular written homework culminating in portfolio of work turned in the final day of class.

Technology:
This course uses the learning management software, moodle, and the online meetings software Webex.

Literature

The instructor will provide readings.

Registration