General English Programme

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.

Please note that a new edition of the course book (New Language Leader (Pre-Intermediate), ISBN 978-1-4479-6152-9) is being used from the Winter Semester 2015/2016.

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 + 2 tutorials

* 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

General English Programme

The 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 Advanced), you must complete all four Upper-Intermediate modules, including the final exams. Please note that new editions of the course books (New Language Leader (Upper-Intermediate), ISBN 978-1-4479-6155-0 and New Language Leader (Advanced), ISBN 978-1-4479-6143-7) are being used from Winter Semester 2015/2016.

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.

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. PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PRESENTATIONS

This workshop course aims both to train certain specific English language skills required for giving effective presentations and, more generally, to break down any inhibitions which students may have in speaking in front of an audience in English. Attention will be paid to such aspects as structure, terminology, body language and appropriate use of technology.

The 3 all-day workshops will take place on Fridays (and/or on Saturdays, if the course members so wish). A meeting at the beginning of the semester will determine the exact dates. At the end of the semester, each student will give a presentation or informal talk on a subject of their choice. They will also be expected to deal effectively with questions from the audience.

This course requires students to be flexible in their approach to language and, above all, not to be afraid of making mistakes!

All students requiring 2 credit points will be required to give a 15-minute presentation in front of the group on an approved academic topic of their choice. An optional third credit point can be gained by submitting a written post-presentation summary of the student’s own presentation, as well as a report on one of the others from the course. This part of the course will be conducted online.

Course number: 5.13.5.240
Course fee: € 20 ECTS-LP: 2* Time: 3 sessions of 3 x 90 min.  + 2 tutorials

2. 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)
 
3. SPECIALIST LANGUAGE SKILLS: TECHNICAL ENGLISH

This new course is offered to students from all faculties. It covers the core language and skills that you will need to communicate successfully, both orally and on paper,  in various technical specialisations. Attention will also be paid to relevant grammatical and syntactical constructions.

Course number: 5135211
Course material: Technical English 4, David Bonamy, Pearson 2011 (ISBN: 978-1-4082-2955-2)
Course fee: € 20 ECTS-LP: 2* Duration: 12 weeks + 2 tutorials

4. CONSULTATION WORKSHOP FOR ACADEMIC STAFF (not every semester)

The aim of this course is to address the needs of academic staff who use English at a relatively advanced level in their work. We are flexible and open to the ideas of the participants, but it is envisaged that the course will focus on aspects such as academic writing (abstracts, summaries, etc.), reading academic texts and presentation skills.

Participation is strictly limited to academic staff and PhD research students. There are no credits awarded for this course.

Tutorials

Tutorials are a kind of workshop. These individual classes do not follow on from each other, there is no homework to do and there is no exam at the end of the semester. 

The aim of the Tutorials is to make it possible for students to participate in 14 hours of lessons, even though our English courses only consist of 12 lessons. This means that participants of our English courses may attend 2 Tutorials per semester at their course level (B1, B2,or C1). It is not necessary to register for the Tutorials at the beginning of the semester if you only wish to attend twice. By attending a total of 14 classes (12 in your regular course + 2 Tutorials), the workload will cover 2 Credit Points.

Some students may wish to acquire 3 Credit Points. In this case, you need to register for a Tutorial at the beginning of the semester and attend the Tutorials a further 7 times; in total participating in 9 Tutorials. After the exam in your regular course, a certificate with 3 CP will be issued. It is up to you which of the 9 out of 12 Tutorials you wish to attend.

1. Tutorial Pre-Intermediate

Course number:
 5.13.3.160
Course fee: 
10 €
CP: 1 (attendance of 9 tutorial sessions mandatory)
 
May be registered for in combination with the following courses:
- Pre-Intermediate RED Module, YELLOW Module, BLUE Module, GREEN Module

2. Tutorial Intermediate

Course number:
 5.13.4.160
Course fee: 
10 €
CP: 1 (attendance of 9 tutorial sessions mandatory)
 
May be registered for in combination with the following courses:
- Intermediate RED Module, YELLOW Module, BLUE Module, GREEN Module
- Writing Skills Intermediate

3. Tutorial Upper-Intermediate

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

May be registered for in combination with the following courses:
- Upper-Intermediate RED Module, YELLOW Module, BLUE Module, GREEN Module
- Advanced RED Module, YELLOW Module, BLUE Module, GREEN Module
- Writing Skills Upper-Intermediate
- Oral Skills
- Technical English
- Academic English