TU BRAUNSCHWEIG
Englisch B2 / English B2
verantwortlich: Dr. Christina Neidert

Grammar Refresher and more ... (Niveau B2, 2 Credits) 

This course is aimed at students who want to revise grammar topics that B2 students often have trouble with, and thus lay a solid foundation for more skills- or subject-specific English courses. In this course, students will

  • gain a true understanding of how grammar is used in authentic contexts
  • revise the present, past and future tenses, as well as modals, quantifiers, passive voice,  etc.
  • practice the grammar in discussions and short writing assignments.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (Max. 3 missed classes per semester); a final exam (120 minutes).

Lehrwerk:
Susan Kesner Bland: Grammar Sense 3. Second edition! Oxford University Press, 2012 [ISBN: 978-0194489164]

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2-01-01Grammar Refresher and more...Mo11:30-13:00BW 74.-11721.10.-
03.02.
Martin Grützner0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung
en-b2-01-02Grammar Refresher and more...Mo13:15-14:45BW 74.-11721.10.-
03.02.
Martin Grützner0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung
en-b2-01-03Grammar Refresher and more...Mo15:00-16:30BW 74.32921.10.-
03.02.
H. Nese Arslan0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung
en-b2-01-04Grammar Refresher and more...Di15:00-16:30BW 74.-11722.10.-
04.02.
Gerald Fagan0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung
en-b2-01-05Grammar Refresher and more...Do09:45-11:15BW 74.13024.10.-
06.02.
Mahomed Saleh Abba Omar0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung
en-b2-01-06Grammar Refresher and more...Do11:30-13:00BW 74.13024.10.-
06.02.
Mahomed Saleh Abba Omar0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for University Studies (Niveau B2, 2 Credits) 

In this integrated skills course, students will practice the language needed in academic discourse: They will

  • practice listening to lectures and taking notes;
  • improve their speaking skills by discussing the topics and presenting information to the group;
  • hone their reading skills and focus on the structure of academic texts by reading excerpts from academic textbooks from various disciplines
  • expand their academic vocabulary and command of academic language structures and thus improve their skill in writing academic essays,

Throughout the course, special emphasis will be put on academic language and on the skills students need to succeed in an academic environment in English.

Please note: A language proficiency certificate can be issued upon successful completion of this course.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Portfolio of work done during the semester (writing assignments); oral grade based on group and/or individual  presentations and performance in class; final exam (120 minutes). 

Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class and/or can be downloaded from Moodle.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2-20-01English for University StudiesMo15:00-16:30BW 74.13021.10.-
03.02.
Laura Becker0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung
en-b2-20-02English for University StudiesDi13:15-14:45BW 74.13022.10.-
04.02.
Dr. Christina Neidert0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung
en-b2-20-03English for University StudiesFr09:45-11:15BW 74.32825.10.-
07.02.
Dr. Christina Neidert0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Listening and Speaking (Niveau B2, 2 Credits)

In this course, you will improve your listening and speaking skills. Using authentic audio and video material (radio talk shows, interviews, documentaries, etc.), the course offers you extensive listening practice, both in class and at home via Moodle. You will learn listening strategies and practice listening for information, interpreting what you have heard, and predicting what will be said. The course also provides you with the opportunity to enhance your speaking skills and practice the new vocabulary by discussing challenging current topics at length in class and viewing them from different angles. Vocabulary expansion will be an important element in the course, and the discussions will encourage both fluency and accuracy.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Active participation in class. Continuous assessment of work done during the semester and a final test (90 minutes). 

Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class and via Moodle.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2-21-01Listening and SpeakingFr11:30-13:00BW 74.12825.10.-
07.02.
Monica Rosen0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Discussing and Debating (Niveau B2, 2 Credits)

This course is designed to help students develop their argumentative and critical thinking skills in English. It focuses on expressing and defending a standpoint in a debate, evaluating evidence used to support a motion, as well as considering opposing viewpoints.
Students will learn conversational strategies such as agreeing and disagreeing, interrupting and asking for clarification by watching and analysing documentary videos and exploring topical issues from the Economist debates etc.  Impromptu speaking and Socratic Circles are some of the approaches used to actively practise and hone the skills of reasoning and argumentation.The interactive nature of the course offers plenty of opportunities to expand relevant vocabulary as well as to enhance fluency and confidence.  

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Oral grade based on language use in class, weekly assignments, running a debate in class and participating in a debate tournament in class.

Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class and/or can be downloaded from Moodle.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2-23-01Discussing and DebatingDi11:30-13:00BW 74.-11722.10.-
04.02.
Nadya Egbert0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Business Communication (Niveau B2, 2 Credits)

This course is designed to help students enhance their communicative effectiveness in a modern work environment. It focuses on developing speaking skills in telephoning on the job, participating in meetings and discussions and holding basic negotiations. You will practise your analytical and creative skills by finding solutions to problems in job-related situations. Upon successful completion of the course, you will know how to present a case at a business meeting, negotiate a pay rise or deal with problems across departments, among others. The interactive group activities, role-plays, business simulations and discussions on case studies give ample opportunities to students to consolidate the business grammar and vocabulary introduced in the course and hone the essential language skills they need for their career.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). An oral grade based on active participation in class, a listening test and a final written exam (90 min.) 

Lehrwerk:
Course materials will be uploaded on moodle.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2-24-01Business CommunicationDi09:45-11:15BW 74.-11722.10.-
04.02.
Nadya Egbert0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Effective Communication on Campus (Niveau B2, 2 Credits) - NEW!

Being able to communicate effectively can be crucial for students on a number of levels. While informal communication is essential for making new friends and establishing a network, formal communication plays a vital role in making progress in academia and preparing students for the world of work. This course will begin by investigating general communication techniques before applying these techniques in a variety of situations, such as being interviewed for a room in a shared flat, taking part in an informed debate, or collaborating with other students to achieve a common goal. Due to the communicative nature of the course, students should be prepared to take part in extensive speaking exercises in class.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Active participation in class. Groupwork: planning and leading a discussion in class. Oral exam at the end of the semester.

Lehrwerk:
Material will be distributed in class and on Moodle.

 

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2-25-01Effective Communication on CampusDi15:00-16:30BW 74.13022.10.-
04.02.
Laura Becker0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Developing Writing Skills (Niveau B2, 2 Credits)

Good writing is much more than accurate spelling and appropriate grammar. This course will help you identify, explore and manipulate the functional elements of language. In addition to exploring the textual conventions around common writing types and styles such as academic writing, CVs & cover letters, scientific reports and essays, this course will give students the opportunity to practise and expand their knowledge of sentence structures, paragraph coherence and overall text organization. In addition to in-depth writing practice, guidance will also be given on how to avoid typical writing errors, in order to develop a more accurate and sophisticated style.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Portfolio of written work (5 assignments).

Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2-26-01Developing Writing SkillsMo16:45-18:15BW 74.-11921.10.-
03.02.
Anni Hellwig0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung
en-b2-26-02Developing Writing SkillsDo16:45-18:15BW 74.-11724.10.-
06.02.
Anni Hellwig0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Business Writing (Niveau B2, 2 Credits)

In this course, students will learn how to write a range of clear, concise and effective business emails, letters and documents, including enquiries, offers, and orders, along with press releases and business proposals, etc. Students will study how to structure these documents and how to choose the appropriate style, tone and level of politeness in neutral and formal business communications. Sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation will be dealt with as needed, based on the students' own written work.
 
Please note: This course is for students and auditors ("Gasthörer") who have placed on B2 or who have already successfully completed a B2 Foundation / Grammar Refresher course.
 
Leistungsnachweis: 
Active participation in class, a mid-term, in-class writing task, and a final written exam (90 minutes). Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester).
 
Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class.
KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2-28-01Business WritingMo15:00-16:30BW 74.-11921.10.-
03.02.
Tony Brown0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Workshop: Socializing in English (Niveau B2, 1 Credit)

Being able to connect with others in business or private situations is an important skill for everyone. Networking and socializing with colleagues, clients, customers, partners, work groups, etc. is an essential part of business. This interactive workshop will teach you what to say and how to communicate in key social situations. You will learn how to:

  • strike up conversations and keep them going
  • politely end a conversation
  • introduce yourself
  • handle inappropriate questions and comments
  • avoid "conversation killers" and cultural taboos
  • be an active listener

Leistungsnachweis:
Attendance required. Oral grade based on language use in class and a simulation. (This workshop is *not* part of the English for Leadership Certificate)

Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2-41-01Workshop: Socializing in EnglishFr
Sa
14:00-19:00
09:00-17:00
BW 74.329
BW 74.329
22.11.-
23.11.
Linda Block0/ 75/ 17,50/ 75 €keine Buchung