English Courses

Focus on Business: English B1: SoSe 19

You have good general English skills at B1 level and would now like to develop your knowledge of English for the workplace, including how to write business emails, make telephone calls and give a presentation. You will be able to consolidate your existing skills, sort out those "typical" mistakes and learn new, business-oriented vocabulary.
Course contents include: Presentation language and practice; Language for describing graphs, facts and figures; Emails; Telephoning; Grammar consolidation; Discussions, role play and pair work based on relevant business themes.

The grade at the end of the course will be based on a short presentation with a written summary and a final test. 

Regular attendance of at least 80% is required

 

Course code: IfFENGBM
Teacher
: Kimberly Schneider
Time
: Thursday, 9:45-11:15 am (15 meetings)
Place:
Building 20, room 114
Level
: B1
Start
: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Register for this course on Relax March 19-31

General & Business English, Focus on Speaking: (B2-C1): SoSe 19

This course is taught in four parallel groups. Priority will be given to students taking the bachelor’s programme in Textile Technology / Textile Management, but students from other programmes may also register if places are available. The course mainly focusses on spoken English. Students will prepare and deliver a presentation in English on a topic arising from their degree programmes.

Relevant vocabulary is practiced. Grammar will be revised as necessary.

Prerequisite: CEFR level B2-C1 (approx. 8-9 years school English).

Assessment will be based on: at least 80% attendance, active participation, presentation.

 

Group 1

Course code: IfFENGS/1
Teacher
:  Yvonne Kendall
Time
: Wednesday, 9:45 - 11:15 a.m. (15 meetings)
Place:
Building 20, Room 021
CEFR level
: B2-C1
First session
: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Registration via RELAX for group 1 is available: March 19-31, 2019

 

Group 2

Course code: IfFENGS/2
Teacher
:  Sierra Kaiser
Time
: Tuesday, 9:45 - 11:15 a.m. (15 meetings)
Place:
Building 20, Room 021
CEFR level
: B2-C1
First session
: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Registration via RELAX for group 2 is available: March 19-31, 2019

 

Group 3

Course code: IfFENGS/3
Teacher
: Barbara Aigner-Quantrell
Time
: Thursday, 11:30-13:00 a.m. (15 meetings)
Place:
Building 9, Room 106
CEFR level
: B2-C1
First session
: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Registration via RELAX for group 3 is available: March 19-31, 2019

 

Group 4

Course code: IfFENGS/4
Teacher
:  Sierra Kaiser
Time
: Wednesday, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. (15 meetings)
Place: Building 20, Room 019
CEFR level
: B2-C1
First session
: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Registration via RELAX for group 4 is available: March 19-31, 2019

 

 

General & Business English, Focus on Writing: (B2-C1): SoSe 19

This course is taught in three parallel groups. Priority will be given to students taking the bachelor’s programme in Textile Technology / Textile Management, but students from other programmes may also register if places are available. Course contents include a range of topics from current general and business affairs, CVs and letters of application in English.

Prerequisite: CEFR level B2-C1 (approx. 8-9 years school English)

Assessment will be based on: at least 80% attendance, active participation, 2-hour written examination at end of course.

 

Group 1

Course code: IfFENGW/1
Teacher
:  Sierra Kaiser
Time
: Tuesday, 8:00-9:30 a.m. (15 meetings)
Place:
Building 20, Room 021
CEFR level
: B2-C1
First session
: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Registration via RELAX for group 1 is available: March 19-31, 2019

 

Group 2

Course code: IfFENGW/2
Teacher
: Yvonne Kendall
Time
: Thursday, 9:45-11:15 a.m. (15 meetings)
Place:
Building 20, Room 019
CEFR level
: B2-C1
First session
: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Registration via RELAX for group 2 is available: March 19-31, 2019

 

Group 3

Course code: IfFENGW/3
Teacher
:  Julie Bywater-Sturm
Time
: Thursday, 9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (15 meetings)
Place:
Building 4, Room 115
CEFR level
: B2-C1
First session
: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Registration via RELAX for group 3 is available: March 19-31, 2019

English for a Semester Abroad: (B2 - C1): SoSe 19

This course is aimed at students planning to spend a semester in an English-speaking environment, either studying or in an internship.

All four language skills are covered: Reading of academic texts both for gist and in detail; Writing for essays / reports and lecture notes; Listening exercises based on a variety of different accents; Speaking in both academic and social contexts; TOEFL exercises; intercultural topics.

Please note: it is currently NOT possible to take a TOEFL test at Reutlingen University.

Assessment is based on a number of short tests throughout the semester and a final exam. Regular attendance of at least 80% is required.

Course code: IfFENGSA
Teacher
:  Donna Blagg
Time
: Wednesday, 5:15 - 6:45 pm (15 meetings)
Place:
Building 4, Room 115
CEFR level
: B2-C1
First session: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sign up here for Summer Semester: March 19-31, 2019

English Refresher (B1): SoSe19

If you have learned English for around 6 years and feel that your skills need refreshing and reactivating, this is the right course for you.

Course contents are based on level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).  A range of current general and business-related topics forms the basis for reading and listening exercises, for discussions and written tasks as well as for selected grammar exercises. The main focus is on improving students’ key communicative skills and furthering their intercultural competence.

A variety of teaching methods is used, depending on the topic: lecture-style instruction, individual tasks, partner and group work, role-plays.

Assessment: minimum 80% attendance, active participation, mini-presentation, one extended homework task, final written test.

 

Course code: IfFENGRM
Teacher
:  Kimberly Schneider
Time
:  Friday, 8:00 - 9:30 pm (15 meetings)
Place: Building 20, Room 115
Level: B1
First meeting: Friday, March 15, 2019
Register here: March 19-31, 2019

English Refresher (B1-B2): SoSe 19

Course contents are based on level B1-B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).  A range of current general and business-related topics forms the basis for reading and listening exercises, for discussions and written tasks as well as for selected grammar exercises. The main focus is on improving students’ key communicative skills and furthering their intercultural competence.

A variety of teaching methods is used, depending on the topic: lecture-style instruction, individual tasks, partner and group work, role-plays.

Assessment: minimum 80% attendance, active participation, mini-presentation, one extended homework task, final written test.

 

Course code: IfFENGR
Teacher
:  Barbara Aigner-Quantrell
Time
:  Thursday, 9:45 - 11:15 am (15 meetings)
Place: Building 9, Room 106
Level: B1 – B2
First meeting: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Register here: March 19-31, 2019

Discussion and Debate: (B2-C1): SoSe 19

This course is intended for students who wish to refresh and improve their English skills, particularly in the areas of listening and speaking. Current topics from business, science, politics, and culture form the basis for discussions (moderated in part by the participants), short presentations and debate. You will widen your English vocabulary and learn how to present your views effectively. There will be some written tasks, and grammar will be revised as necessary.

Course code: IfFENGDD
Teacher
: Donna Blagg
Time
: Wednesday, 3:30 - 5:00 pm (15 meetings)
Place:
Building 4, Room 115
CEFR level
: B2-C1
First session
: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Registration here: March 19-31, 2019

English grammar workshop: SoSe 19

This workshop is intended for students who wish to acquire greater confidence in the use of English grammar. Basic grammatical structures are systematically presented, practiced and consolidated by means of targeted exercises.

Repetition of important tenses
Sentence structure
Irregular verbs
Prepositions
Adjectives and adverbs  


Course code: IfFENGGR
Teacher: M. Egger
Time: 5 Wednesdays: May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5; 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Building 9, room 106
Level: B1-B2
Start: Monday, May 8, 2019


Register here from March 11, 2019

Scientific and Technical English B1-B2: SoSe19

This course is aimed at students on technical and scientific programmes. The course contents are based on levels B1-B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. Using material from the fields of mechanical engineering, mechatronics, chemistry, biology and informatics, you will practise reading scientific tests and writing essays, scripts and reports. Listening exercises will include a variety of accents, and you will practise speaking in an academic context. Grammar topics from levels B1 and B2.1 will be revised. 

Assessment will be based on: at least 80% attendance, active participation, intermediate tests, final exam.

Course Code: IfFENGTECM
Teacher: Matthew Egger
Time: Monday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (15 meetings)
Place: Building 20, room 220
Level: B1-B2
First Meeting: Monday, March 18, 2019

 

Register here: March 19-31, 2019

Scientific & Technical English B2-C1: SoSe19

This course is aimed at students on technical and scientific programmes. The course contents are based on levels B2-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference. Topics from the fields of mechanical engineering, mechatronics, chemistry, biology and informatics form the basis for reading and listening exercises, for discussions and for writing tasks such as reports. Each participant will give a presentation. CVs and letters of application are practised.

Assessment will be based on: at least 80% attendance, active participation, presentation and written script, final exam.

Course Code: IfFENGTECF
Teacher: Matthew Egger
Time: Wednesday, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m. (15 meetings)
Place: Building 9, room 106
Level: B2-C1
First Meeting: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

 

Register here: March 19-31, 2019