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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 (lower 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 and Business English, Focus on Speaking (B2-C1): SoSe 2021

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. 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: English level B2-C1

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

 

Group 1

Course code: IfFENGS/1
Teacher:  Georgina Hodge
Time: 15 meetings, Wednesdays 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Place:  Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Wednesday, March 24th 2021

Registration via Relax: 8-31 March

Group 2

Course code: IfFENGS/2
Teacher:  Georgina Hodge
Time: 15 meetings, Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 pm
Place:  Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Thursday, 25th March 2021


Registration via Relax: 8-31 March

Group 3

Course code: IfFENGS/3
Teacher:  Scott Stelle
Time: 15 meetings, Thursdays 1:45-3:15 PM
Place:  Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Thursday, March 25th 2021

Registration via Relax: 8-31 March

General and Business English, Focus on Writing (B2-C1): SoSe 2021

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: English level B2-C1

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: Yvonne Kendall
Time: 15 meetings, Thursday, 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Place:  Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Thursday, 25 March, 2021

Registration via Relax: 8-31 March

Group 2

Course code: IfFENGW/2
Teacher: Georgina Hodge
Time: 15 meetings, Thursday, 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Place:  Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Thursday, 25 March 2021

Registration via Relax: 8-31 March

Group 3

Course code: IfFENGW/3
Teacher: Scott Stelle
Time: 15 meetings, Thursday, 3:30-5:00 PM
Place:  Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Thursday, 25 March 2021

Registration via Relax: 8-31 March

English for a Semester Abroad (B2-C1): SoSe 2021

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; intercultural topics.

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: 15 meetings, Wednesday, 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. 
Place:  Online
CEFR level: B2-C1
First session: Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Registration via Relax: 8-26 March

English Refresher (B1-B2): SoSe 2021 (Group 1)

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-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.

Prerequisite: English level B1-B2

 

Course code: IfFENGRM
Teacher: Dr. J. Sturm
Time: 10 meetings, Wednesdays, 5:15 - 7:30 pm
Place: Online
Level: B1
First meeting: Wednesday, March 24 2021

Registration via: 8-31 March

English Refresher (B1 - B2): SoSe 2021 (Group 2)

Course contents are based on 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.

Prerequisite: English level B1-B2

Please Note: For organisational reasons this course has been merged with the B1 Refresher course offered by Dr. Sturm on Wednesdays. It is a compact course, running over 10 weeks with three hours classtime per week, instead of the more usual 2 hours per week over 15 weeks.

Course code: IfFENGR
Teacher:  Dr. Jennifer Sturm
Time: 10 Tuesdays, 5:15 - 7:30 pm
Place: Online. You will receive an invitation to an online meeting via email.
Level: B1-B2
Start: Tuesday 23 March

Registration via Relax: 8-31 March

Discussion and Debate (B2-C1): SoSe 2021

This course is intended for students who have been learning English for around 8 or 9 years and who wish to refresh and improve their 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
Meeting Time: 15 meetings, Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Online
Level: B2-C1
First Meeting: Wednesday, 17 March 2021


Registration via Relax: 8-26 March

Scientific and Technical English (B1-B2): SoSe 2021

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. Grammar topics from levels B1 and B2.1 will be revised. Using material from the fields of mechanical engineering, mechatronics, biology, chemistry and informatics, you will practise reading scientific texts and writing essays, scripts and reports; listening exercises will include a variety of accents, and you will practise speaking in an academic context.

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

Course Code: IfFENGTECM
Teacher: Sharon Higby
Time: 15 meetings, Wednesdays 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Place: Online
Level: B1-B2
First Meeting: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Binding registration via Relax: 8-26 March

Scientific and Technical English (B2-C1): SoSe 2021

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, intermediate assignments.

Course Code: IfFENGTECF
Teacher: Grant Nichols
Time: 15 meetings, Wednesday, 5:15-6:45 PM
Place: Online
Level: B2-C1
First Meeting: Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Binding registration via Relax: 8-26 March

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