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General English Programme B 1

The B 1 General English Programme is divided into four modules (RED, YELLOW, BLUE and GREEN) which can be studied in any order, depending on the semester in which you enter the programme. To qualify for the next level (B2 Intermediate), you must complete all four modules, including the final exams.


The modules concentrate on grammar and vocabulary areas which are particularly problematic for learners of English. Particular emphasis is placed on verb forms and tenses. All four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) are practised in the lessons and will be assessed either during or at the end of the course.

Course fee: 20 €/   ECTS-LP: 2 or 3*   Duration: 12 weeks 

* If you need 3 ECTS-LP, you need to sign up for a tutorial.

Course modules:

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Course number:5133121513312251331235133124
Course book: New Language Leader (Pre-intermediate), ), ISBN 978-1-4479-6152-9Units 1, 2, 8Units 6, 4, 11Units 3, 5, 10Units 7, 9, 12

Grammar Course

This course focuses on practising and mastering all of the major tenses in both active and passive, simple and continuous forms. Conditionals and modals will also be included.  

Course fee: 20 €/   ECTS-LP: 2 or 3*   Duration: 12 weeks

* If you need 3 ECTS-LP, you need to sign up for a tutorial.

 

 

General English Programme

The B 2 General English Programme is divided into four modules (RED, YELLOW, BLUE and GREEN) which can be studied in any order, depending on the semester in which you enter the programme. To qualify for the next level (C1 Upper-Intermediate), you must complete all four modules, including the final exams.

The modules concentrate on grammar and vocabulary areas which are particularly problematic for learners of English. Particular emphasis is placed on verb forms and tenses. All four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) are practised in the lessons and will be assessed either during or at the end of the course. 

The modules focus on topics of general interest rather than business situations. To those of you interested in a more business-oriented approach, we recommend that you also sign up for an Intermediate tutorial, which will include a number of business-related exercises.

Course fee: 20 €/   ECTS-LP: 2 or 3*   Duration: 12 weeks

* If you need 3 ECTS-LP, you need to sign up for a tutorial.

Course modules:

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Course number: 5134121513412251341235134124
Course book: New Language Leader (Intermediate), ISBN 978-1-4479-6149-9Units 1, 3, 8Units 5, 12, 6Units 4, 7, 9Units 2, 10, 11

Writing Skills

This writing course will be run on a correspondence basiswith work regularly being submitted and corrected via email and using the university's learning platform. We will meet once at the beginning of and once during the semester in order to discuss planning and progess. There will be a written examination at the end of the semester.

The course content concentrates specifically on writing skills you will need for academic and everyday purposes; basic essay-writing techniques, formal letters and CVs, descriptions of visual data and statistics, electronic communication, etc.

There is no course book.

Course fee: € 20      ECTS-LP: 2*      Time: 2 meetings of 90 min. + exam (+ 2 tutorials)
Course number: 5134150

* If you need 3 ECTS-LP, you need to sign up for a tutorial.

Grammar

This course focuses on practising and mastering all of the major tenses in both active and passive, simple and continuous forms. Conditionals and modals will also be included.  B1 & C1 students are also welcome.

Course fee: 20 €/   ECTS-LP: 2 or 3*   Duration: 12 weeks

* If you need 3 ECTS-LP, you need to sign up for a tutorial.

 

 

General English Programme

The General English Programme is divided into four modules (RED, YELLOW, BLUE and GREEN). These can be studied in any order, depending on the semester in which you enter the programme. To qualify for the next level (C1 Advanced), you must complete all four Upper-Intermediate modules, including the final exams. 

The modules concentrate on grammar and vocabulary areas which are particularly problematic for learners of English. Particular emphasis is placed on verb forms and tenses. All four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) are practised in the lessons and will be assessed either during or at the end of the course. 

The modules focus on topics of general interest rather than business situations. To those of you interested in a more business-oriented approach, we recommend that you also sign up for an Upper-Intermediate tutorial, which will include a number of business-related exercises.

Course fee: 20 €/   ECTS-LP: 2 or 3*   Duration: 12 weeks 

* If you need 3 ECTS-LP, you need to sign up for a tutorial.

Course modules:

General English: Upper-Intermediate

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Course number:5135121
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Course book: New Language Leader (Upper-Intermediate), ISBN 978-1-4479-6155-0)Units 1, 2, 6Units 8, 9, 10Units 3, 4, 11Units 5, 7, 12

General English: Advanced 

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Course number:5135151513515251351535135154
Course book: New Language Leader (Advanced), ISBN 978-1-4479-6143-7Units 7, 9, 11Units 1, 2, 8Units 3, 4, 5Units 6, 11, 12

English Language Skills Programme

1. WRITING SKILLS CORRESPONDENCE COURSE


This specialist writing course will be run on a correspondence basiswith work regularly being submitted and corrected via email and using the university's learning platform. We will meet once at the beginning of and once during the semester in order to discuss planning and progess. There will be a written examination at the end of the semester.

The course content concentrates on creative expression (including descriptions of visual imagery, review writing, personal opinion etc.), as well as on general essay and summary-writing techniques.

There is no course book.

Course number: 5135250
Course fee: € 20 ECTS-LP: 2* Time: 2 meetings of 90 min. + exam  (+ 2 tutorials)
 
2. ENGLISH FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL PURPOSES

This course focuses on helping students learn how to communicate effectively using scientific and technical English. During the winter semesters the focus will be placed on scientific writing, while the summer semesters will be focused on scientific oral communication. Regardless of the focus, classroom instruction will also include reading, listening and active discussions related to current scientific and technical topics in order to ensure a well-rounded development of language skills.   Due to the different focuses during the winter and summer semesters, this course may be taken twice and both courses count towards earning the Science Synergies Certificate. The classroom instruction is also enhanced through an e-learning component where students will be able to deepen their scientific communication skills.  Due to this extra workload, this course will be worth 3 ECTS starting in WiSe 2017_18.

Course number: 5135211/TBD
Course material: Materials provided by the instructor.
Course fee: € 30 ECTS-LP: 3 Duration: 12 weeks + e-learning component

3. LANGUAGE AND CULTURE / PRESENTATIONS (Media, Art & Design)

Murder On The Orient Express 

This is a reading, discussion and presentations course offered as series of workshops. It is aimed principally at students from the Faculties of Media and Art & Design. Students from other faculties are, of course, welcome to take part.

Together we will read and discuss various extracts from Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit Murder On The Orient Express (1934) and study and compare three very different adaptations of the story for film (1974, 2017) and television (2010). The aim of the course is not only to enjoy reading the story together, but also to examine the various ways in which the material has been adapted for different media and in different eras.

Students wishing to gain 2 credit points from this course are invited to give a 20-minute presentation on an aspect of the novel, one of the adaptations or the life and work of Agatha Christie.

Course text: Murder On The Orient Express  (HarperCollins, film tie-in edition edition, 19 Oct. 2017) ISBN-13: 978-0008226671

Course number: TBD
Course material: Materials provided by the instructor.
Course fee: € 20 ECTS-LP: 2* Duration: 12 weeks 

Oral Communication Skills (B 2/C 1)

Oral Communication Skills (B 2/C 1)

This course aims to help students feel more comfortable and confident when speaking English. The course is divided into a short reading or listening task where new vocabulary is introduced followed by small group discussions. The course then ends with a short overview of error corrections (grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, etc.). Each week, a new topic of discussion will be introduced. The discussion topics are broad enough that all students should feel comfortable expressing their opinions.

Course materials are provided by the instructor.

The final exam takes place during the last week of the semester and is an oral exam.

Course fee: € 20      ECTS-LP: 2*      Time: 11 meetings of 90 min. + exam
Course number: 

* If you need 3 ECTS-LP, you need to sign up for a tutorial.

 

 

 

Grammar

This course focuses on practising and mastering all of the major tenses in both active and passive, simple and continuous forms. Conditionals and modals will also be included.  B1 & B 2 students are also welcome.

Course fee: 20 €/   ECTS-LP: 2 or 3*   Duration: 12 weeks

* If you need 3 ECTS-LP, you need to sign up for a tutorial.

 

 

Tutorials

Tutorials sind eine Art Workshop. Die einzelnen Kursstunden bauen nicht aufeinander auf, es gibt keine Hausaufgaben zu erledigen und am Ende des Semesters findet keine Prüfung statt.

Die Tutorials dienen in erster Linie dazu, Studierenden die Teilnahme an 14 Kursstunden zu ermöglichen, obwohl unsere Englisch-Kurse nur 12 Veranstaltungen haben. Jeder Teilnehmer unserer Englischkurse darf also zweimal im Semester das Tutorial seiner Kursstufe besuchen. Eine Einschreibung ins Tutorial am Semesterbeginn ist dafür nicht notwendig. Mit dem Besuch von insgesamt 14 Veranstaltungen (12 im Kurs + 2 Tutorials) wird der Arbeitsaufwand für zwei Leistungspunkte (Credit Points) abgedeckt.

Manche Studierende möchten drei Leistungspunkte erwerben. Diese müssen sich zu Semesterbeginn ins Tutorial einschreiben und dann am Tutorial sieben weitere Male, also insgesamt neunmal, teilzunehmen. Nach der Prüfung im regulären Sprachkurs wird dann eine Bescheinigung über 3 CP ausgestellt. In welchen 9 der 12 Wochen des Semesters Sie am Tutorial teilnehmen, bleibt Ihnen überlassen.

Folgende Tutorials werden angeboten:

1. Tutorial Pre-Intermediate

Course number:
 5.13.3.160
Course fee: 
10 €
CP: 1 (attendance of 9 tutorial sessions mandatory)

Kann in Kombination mit folgenden Kursen belegt werden:
- Pre-Intermediate RED Module, YELLOW Module, BLUE Module, GREEN Module

- Grammar

2. Tutorial Intermediate

Course number:
 5.13.4.160
Course fee: 
10 €
CP: 1 (attendance of 9 tutorial sessions mandatory)

Kann in Kombination mit folgenden Kursen belegt werden:
- Intermediate RED Module, YELLOW Module, BLUE Module, GREEN Module
- Writing Skills Intermediate

- English for Scientific and Technical Purposes - Prep Course

- Grammar

3. Tutorial Upper-Intermediate

Course number: 5.13.5.160
Course fee:  10 €
CP: 1 (attendance of 9 tutorial sessions mandatory)

Kann in Kombination mit folgenden Kursen belegt werden:
- Upper-Intermediate RED Module, YELLOW Module, BLUE Module, GREEN Module
- Advanced RED Module, YELLOW Module, BLUE Module, GREEN Module
- Writing Skills Upper-Intermediate
- Public Speaking and Presentations
- English for Scientific and Technical Purposes
- Language and Culture