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Placement Test

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English

Level Courses

English B1.1

Lecture number
042025d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Online Language Course
Registration deadline
10/19/2020
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.

Please note: When purchasing via the pearsonelt.de website we can provide you with a discount code (about 20%). If you are interested, please contact us after your registration.

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English B1

Lecture number
042026d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Online Language Course
Registration deadline
10/19/2020
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.

Please note: When purchasing via the pearsonelt.de website we can provide you with a discount code (about 20%). If you are interested, please contact us after your registration.

Registration

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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.

Please note: When purchasing via the pearsonelt.de website we can provide you with a discount code (about 20%). If you are interested, please contact us after your registration.

Registration

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English B2

Lecture number
042028d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Online Language Course
Registration deadline
10/16/2020
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

Please note: When purchasing via the pearsonelt.de website we can provide you with a discount code (about 20%). If you are interested, please contact us after your registration.

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

English C1.1

Lecture number
042029d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Online Language Course
Registration deadline
10/19/2020
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.

Please note: When purchasing via the pearsonelt.de website we can provide you with a discount code (about 20%). If you are interested, please contact us after your registration.

Registration

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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

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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

Registration not yet possible.

Academic Literacy and Fluency (B2.1-C2)

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

Registration not yet possible.

Academic Reading

Semester
Spring semester 2020
Type
Online Language Course
Registration deadline
10/28/2020

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Thu.6 p.m. to 7 p.m.Weekly22/10/20 - 04/02/21

Description

Target Group:

The English Academic Reading course is for students at the B2-C2 proficiency level who want to develop effective reading strategies, understand sentences and paragraphs more clearly, and analyze texts more completely.

Content:

This is an instructor led course focused on developing your academic reading skills. The course uses authentic readings excerpted in the Reading & Writing Source Book to engage students in understanding the skills they will need for reading academically and the conventions of written academic texts.

Assessment:

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

Technology:

This course uses the learning management software, moodle, and the online meetings software Webex. Further materials related to the book are available through the publisher’s website.

Literature

English for Academic Study: Reading Course book Garnet Education

ISBN: 978 1 90861 437 7

English for Academic Study: Reading & Writing Source Book Garnet Education

ISBN: 978 1 90861 436 0

Registration

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Short Courses

English - Building Academic Vocabulary

Lecture number
042081d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Language Course
Registration deadline
10/28/2020
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Wed.12 p.m. to 2 p.m.Short Course21/10 - 02/12/2020

Lecturers

Description

Target Group:
The building academic vocabulary short course is for students with a B2 English level proficiency or higher (B2-C2) who want to expand their vocabulary for academic purposes and/or want to “close the gap” between non-native and native like English proficiency.

Content:
This is a self-study course with instructor support. This means you have access to all the materials, including answer keys, and that an instructor oversees the structure and timing of activities, as well as answers any questions throughout the semester. The first part of the course focuses on vocabulary development and the uses words from the General Service List. The second part of the course provides practice using words from the Academic Word List sublists 1-5.

Assessment:
Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Post-test on the last day of course and turning in of language portfolio.

Technology:
This course uses the learning management software, moodle, and the online meetings software Webex. Further materials related to the book are available through the publisher’s website.

Literature

English for Academic Study: Vocabulary Study Book Garnet Education

ISBN: 978 1 90861 443 8

Registration

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English - Grammar and Punctuation

Lecture number
042082d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Language Course
Registration deadline
10/28/2020
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mon.4 p.m. to 6 p.m.Short Course19/10 - 30/11/2020

Lecturers

Description

Target Group:
The Grammar and Punctuation for Academic Writing course is an English for Academic Purposes course for students with a B1-C1 English level proficiency who want to focus on the grammar necessary for the effective writing of academic texts.

Content:
This is an instructor led graded self-study course. This means you have access to all the materials, including answer keys, and that an instructor oversees the structure and timing of activities, as well as answers any questions throughout the semester. The course begins with a review of verb tense use in an academic context before moving on to more complex structures like showing logical links, expressing, shades of meaning, and using relative clauses. Although useful outside academia, the grammar in this course is focused solely on the academic context.

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

Technology:
This course uses the learning management software moodle, and the online meetings software Webex. Further materials related to the book are available through the publisher’s website.

Literature

English for Academic Study: Grammar for Writing Study Book Garnet Education

ISBN: 978 1 78260 070 1

Registration

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Academic Reading

Semester
Spring semester 2020
Type
Online Language Course
Registration deadline
10/28/2020

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Thu.6 p.m. to 7 p.m.Weekly22/10/20 - 04/02/21

Description

Target Group:

The English Academic Reading course is for students at the B2-C2 proficiency level who want to develop effective reading strategies, understand sentences and paragraphs more clearly, and analyze texts more completely.

Content:

This is an instructor led course focused on developing your academic reading skills. The course uses authentic readings excerpted in the Reading & Writing Source Book to engage students in understanding the skills they will need for reading academically and the conventions of written academic texts.

Assessment:

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

Technology:

This course uses the learning management software, moodle, and the online meetings software Webex. Further materials related to the book are available through the publisher’s website.

Literature

English for Academic Study: Reading Course book Garnet Education

ISBN: 978 1 90861 437 7

English for Academic Study: Reading & Writing Source Book Garnet Education

ISBN: 978 1 90861 436 0

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

English - Presentations

Lecture number
042083d
Semester
Autumn semester 2020
Type
Language Course
Registration deadline
10/28/2020
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mon.2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Short Course19/10 - 30/11/2020

Lecturers

Description

Target Group:
The English Presentations course is for students at the B1-C2 level who want to improve their oral fluency and delivery, and logical organization and language use for presentations.

Content:
This is an instructor led course focused on developing your presentation skills. Although particular attention is paid to the academic context, the skills are transferable to other contexts. The course is practice based and takes students through the steps of writing, revising, and delivery a presentation.

Assessment:
Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Delivery of presentations.

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

Literature

Readings will be provided when necessary.

Registration

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