13496 - English for Academic Purposes C1.2 Modulübersicht

Module Number: 13496
Module Title:English for Academic Purposes C1.2
  Englisch für Akademische Zwecke C1.2
Department: ZES - Language Centre
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Riebow, Ute
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every summer semester
Credits: 5
Learning Outcome:In this course you will learn various aspects of academic English, from writing essays, participating in seminar discussions and giving presentations, to developing your reading skills and giving and receiving feedback.  The course is designed to help develop the skills needed to communicate and participate in an academic setting, while also preparing you for the use of English in the business world.  By the end of the course you should be able to communicate effectively in a variety of situations while also gaining knowledge on a wide range of topics.
Contents:Speaking: preparing for a discussion individually and collaboratively, techniques for active listening, contributing to a seminar discussion, giving a poster presentation and asking critical questions

Writing: writing a coherent essay introduction, presenting arguments and incorporating citation into discursive essays, writing a body paragraph, learning to use coherence and cohesion, writing and evaluating a conclusion, understanding an essay question and writing a basic essay plan

Reading: identifying genre, audience, purpose and perspective in texts; understanding an argument and recognizing a writer’s stance; identifying features and structure of abstracts, identifying the main points in texts and identifying cohesive words to confirm themes

Listening: using the introduction and navigational language to understand a lecture, topic signposting in a lecture, practice listening critically and evaluating an argument; listening to various aspects of a poster presentation

Vocabulary: recognizing word forms and their uses, choosing prepositions in noun phrases, learning collocations, understanding how synonyms alter meaning, using antonyms to avoid negatives
Recommended Prerequisites:Modules English B1.2, B2.1, B2.2 or C1.1 or English skills at level CEFR B1+/B2
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Exercise / 4 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 90 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:Oxford EAP “A course in English for Academic Purposes” Advanced C1
Module Examination:Continuous Assessment (MCA)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:Continuous tasks/homework (10% of the final grade), 4 unit tests of 45 minutes each (30% of the final grade), 1 final written exam, 60 min (60% of the final grade).
The tests will be carried out online.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • no assignment
Remarks:This module especially aims at exchange students with an English language competence at level CEFR B2+/C1. It is not suited for students with a lower English language competence.
Additional course enrolment at the Language Centre is required: https://www.b-tu.de/sprachen.
No more than 25 students can be accepted at each language course group.
The course will be held as an online live session.
Module Components:019233 Exercise English for Academic Purposes C1.2
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