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English Courses

All courses run over 30 teaching hours and carry 2 ECTS credits.

We do not offer any beginners' courses in English; the lowest level course is B1 - B2(intermediate).

Under the heading "Intercultural Communication" in the menu on the left you will find information about a number of workshops in English. These workshops do not carry credits.

General & Business English, Focus on Speaking (B2-C1): WiSe 21/22

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. The course mainly focusses on spoken English, with a view to giving a presentation in English on a topic arising from students’ degree programmes, and includes rhetorical and psychological as well as linguistic elements.

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

Prerequisite: 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: Georgina Hodge
Time: Wednesday, 09:45 - 11:15 a.m. (15 meetings)
Place: Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Binding registration via Relax from 27 September
After you have registered you will receive a link for the first class session.


Group 2

Course code: IfFENGS/2
Teacher: Georgina Hodge
Time: Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 13:00 p.m. (15 meetings)
Place:Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Thursday, 7 October 2021

Binding registration via Relax from 27 September
After you have registered you will receive a link for the first class session.

 

Group 3

Course code: IfFENGS/3
Teacher: Scott Stelle
Time: Thursdays, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m. (15 meetings)
Place:Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Thursday, 7 October 2021

Binding registration via Relax from 27 Sept
After you have registered you will receive a link for the first class session.

General & Business English, Focus on Writing (B2-C1): WiSe 21/22

This course is taught in two 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 2

Course code: IfFENGW/2
Teacher: Georgina Hodge
Time: Thursday, 9:45 - 11:15 a.m. (15 meetings)
Place: Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Thursday, 7 October 2021

Binding registration via Relax  from 27 Sept.
After you have registered you will receive a link for the first class session.

 

Group 3

Course code: IfFENGW/3
Teacher: Scott Stelle
Time: Thursday, 3:30 - 5:00 pm (15 meetings)
Place: Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Thursday, 7 October 2021

Binding registration via Relax from 27 Sept.
After you have registered you will receive a link for the first class session.

English for a Semester Abroad (B2 - C1): WiSe 21/22

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 p.m. (15 meetings)
Place: Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Binding registration via Relax from 27 Sept.
After you have registered you will receive a link for the first class session.

English Refresher: (B1-B2) WiSe 21/22

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.

This is a compact course with ten meetings of three teaching hours each, starting in October and finishing before Christmas.

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.


Two parallel groups:

Group 1:

Course code: IfFENGR/1
Teacher: Dr Jennifer Sturm
Time: Tuesday, 5:15 - 7:30 p.m. (10 meetings)
Place: Online
Level: B1-B2
First meeting: Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Binding registration via Relax from 27 Sept.
After you have registered you will receive a link for the first class session.

Group 2

Course code: IfFENGR/2
Teacher: Dr Jennifer Sturm
Time: Wednesday, 5:15 - 7:30 p.m. (10 meetings)
Place: Online
Level: B1-B2
First meeting: Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Binding registration via Relax from 27 Sept.
After you have registered you will receive a link for the first class session.

Discussion & Debate (B2-C1): WiSe 21/22

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: Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Wednesday, 6 October

Binding registration via Relax from 27 Sept.
After you have registered you will receive a link for the first class session.

Scientific & Technical English (B1-B2): WiSe 21/22

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 fields including 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: IfFENGTM
Teacher: Sharon Higby
Time: Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - 13:00 p.m. (15 meetings)
Place: Online
Level: B1-B2
First Meeting: Wednesday, 6 October

Binding registration via Relax from 27 Sept.

After you have registered you will receive a link for the first class session.

Scientific & Technical English (B2-C1): WiSe 21/22 CLASSROOM BASED COURSE

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 fields including 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, intermediate assignments.

Course Code: IfFENGTF
Teacher: Grant Nichols
Time: 15x Tuesday, 5:15 - 6:45 pm
Place: BUILDING 4, ROOM 115
Level: B2-C1
First Meeting: Tuesday, 5 October

Binding registration via Relax from 27 Sept.

 

 

English Grammar and Writing Refresher: WiSe 2021/22

Individual guidance for planning and writing texts in English, such as seminar papers, theses, abstracts, manuscripts or reports.

Possible topics include:

  • Structure and coherence
  • How to strike the right balance between different writing styles
  • What must be borne in mind when writing in English?
  • Tips and exercises to overcome individual problems
  • Formal matters: footnotes, quotations etc.
  • Grammar revision as required

Teacher: Sharon Higby
Time: Individual 45 minute appointments by arrangement. Please contact the teacher by email at least 7 days in advance, giving your preferred appointment time (and an alternative) and a brief indication of the area where guidance is needed: Sharon.Higby@dont-want-spam.reutlingen-university.de

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