13609 - English for Academic Purposes C1.1 Modulübersicht

Module Number: 13609
Module Title:English for Academic Purposes C1.1
  Englisch für Akademische Zwecke C1.1
Department: ZES - Language Centre
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Riebow, Ute
  • D'Onofrio, Gabriella
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every winter semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:In this course participants 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 the participants for the use of English in the business world.  By the end of the course the participants 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:Strongly recommended:

Module English B2.2 or English skills at the level GER B2+ / C1

The existing knowledge of English is checked at the beginning of the semester with an entrance test.
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Exercise / 6 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 90 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:Oxford EAP “A course in English for Academic Purposes” Advanced C1Complementary materials via Moodle Learning Platform
Module Examination:Continuous Assessment (MCA)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:Continuous tasks/homework (10% of the final grade), 4 Unit tests (30% of the final grade), 1 final exam (60% of the final grade)
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Betriebswirtschaftslehre / keine PO
  • No Final Exam Possible / Orientierungsstudium (2 Semester) / PO 2022
Remarks:This module especially aims at College+ students who aspire to study in English or a semester abroad with an English language competence at level CEFR B2. It is not suited for students with a lower English language competence.

Additional course enrolment at the Language Center is obligatory: https://www.b-tu.de/sprachen!

Not more than 20 students can be accepted at each language course group.
In exceptional cases, the face-to-face course can be held as an online live session.
Module Components:Exercise English for Academic Purposes C1.1
Exercise Advanced Conversation (or tutorial as an alternative)
Components to be offered in the Current Semester: