“The past is always tense, the future perfect.” Zadie Smith

English

Level Courses

English B1

Lecture number
042023e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mo.4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Weekly22/03 - 05/07/2021

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.

Assessment:
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.

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

Literature

Please have the following textbook from the first session on:

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

Registration not yet possible.

English B2.2

Lecture number
042024e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Registration deadline
03/20/2021
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mo.4 p.m. - 6 p.m.Weekly22/03 - 05/07/2021

Lecturers

Description

Target group:
The B2.2 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 an B2.1 course or have approximately 420 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 the second half of the level B2 in one semester.

Assessment:
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.

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

Literature

Please have the following textbook from the first session on:

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

Registration not yet possible.

English B2

Lecture number
042025e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mon.2 p.m. - 6 p.m.Weekly22/03 - 05/07/21

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 an B1 course 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.

Assessment:
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.

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

Literature

Please have the following textbook from the first session on:

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

Registration not yet possible.

English C1.2

Lecture number
042026e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Tue.4 p.m. - 6 p.m.Weekly23/03 - 06/07/21

Lecturers

  • Buse Goltz

Description

Target group:
The C1.2 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 a C1.2 course or have approximately 520 classroom hours of English language lessons.

Content:
The focus of this course 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. This course goes through the second half of the level C1 in one semester.

Assessment:
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.

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

Literature

Please have the following textbook from the first session on:

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

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

Supplementary Courses

Conversation and Discussion - Englisch B1-B2

Lecture number
042066e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Wed.4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Weekly24/03 - 07/07/2021

Lecturers

  • Alison Eloff

Description

to be announced

Literature

to be announced

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

English Literature Short Stories (B2.2-C2)

Lecture number
042038e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Tuesday6-8 p.m.weekly23.03.-06.07.2021

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

Material will be provided by the instructor.

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

Conversation and Discussion - Englisch C1-C2

Lecture number
042067e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Wed.5 p.m. - 6 p.m.Weekly24/03 - 07/07/2021

Lecturers

  • Alison Eloff

Description

to be announced

Literature

to be announced

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

Academic Literacy and Fluency

Lecture number
042033e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mo.6 p.m. - 8 p.m.Weekly22/03 - 05/07/2021

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.

Course content:
Emphasis is placed on academic reading skills and writing skills. Participants will develop their academic vocabulary and academic voice in oral and written language.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.

Assessment:
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.

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

Literature

Course materials will be provided by the instructor.

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

Short Courses

Compact courses are characterized by the fact that they do not extend over an entire semester, but over a few intensive weeks. Compact courses are suitable for anyone who wants to develop their existing language skills in a targeted manner, but does not want to commit to an entire semester.

Short Course English - Academic Reading

Lecture number
042032e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Thursday6 - 8 p.m.eight weeks from the start of the semester25.03-13.05.2021

Lecturers

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.

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.

A language course thrives on people meeting each other. It is therefore particularly important that you actively participate and prepare on a regular basis. We would like to point out that in an online course the emphasis in the attendance time is on the classroom conversation, while listening and reading tasks are more self-study.

Classes take place in the form of meetings via Webex. The course is administered via Moodle. There you will also find presentations and additional materials. The teacher enrols you in the Moodle course. You will receive the invitation to Webex by email by the first day of class.

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.

Short Course English - Building Academic Vcabulary

Lecture number
042063e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Monday10-12 a.m.eight weeks from the start of the semester22.03.-17.05.2021

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.

A language course thrives on people meeting each other. It is therefore particularly important that you actively participate and prepare on a regular basis. We would like to point out that in an online course the emphasis in the attendance time is on the classroom conversation, while listening and reading tasks are more self-study.

Classes take place in the form of meetings via Webex. The course is administered via Moodle. There you will also find presentations and additional materials. The teacher enrols you in the Moodle course. You will receive the invitation to Webex by email by the first day of class.

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

Short Course English - Grammar and Punctuation

Lecture number
042064e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Thursday10-12weekly25.03.-20.05.2021

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.

A language course thrives on people meeting each other. It is therefore particularly important that you actively participate and prepare on a regular basis. We would like to point out that in an online course the emphasis in the attendance time is on the classroom conversation, while listening and reading tasks are more self-study.

Classes take place in the form of meetings via Webex. The course is administered via Moodle. There you will also find presentations and additional materials. The teacher enrols you in the Moodle course. You will receive the invitation to Webex by email by the first day of class.

Literature

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

ISBN: 978 1 78260 070 1

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

Short Course English - Presentations

Lecture number
042065e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Donnerstag4-6 p.m.weekly25.03.-20.05.2021

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.

A language course thrives on people meeting each other. It is therefore particularly important that you actively participate and prepare on a regular basis. We would like to point out that in an online course the emphasis in the attendance time is on the classroom conversation, while listening and reading tasks are more self-study.

Classes take place in the form of meetings via Webex. The course is administered via Moodle. There you will also find presentations and additional materials. The teacher enrols you in the Moodle course. You will receive the invitation to Webex by email by the first day of class.

Literature

Readings will be provided when necessary.

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

Technical requirements:

  1. Notebook or PC (no tablet or cell phone)
  2. A stable internet connection
  3. Headset with microphone
  4. Access to webex and moodle

Placement Test

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