TU BRAUNSCHWEIG
Englisch C1-C2 / English C1-C2
verantwortlich: Dr. Christina Neidert

Advanced Grammar (Niveau C1/C2, 2 Credits) - NEW!

This course will help students to understand how the English language works in different contexts. Students will be given a set of tools to explore how grammar shapes meaning, expresses attitudes and builds relationships. We will take inspiration from real life and look at the grammar found in authentic material such as academic papers, online videos, public signs, official documents and much more. Students will also be given personalised feedback and the chance to work on any particular grammatical problems they may have. By the end of the course, students should feel confident that they can make appropriate grammatical choices in any situation.

 
Leistungsnachweis:
Final exam (120 minutes). Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Participants at C2 (very advanced) will be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.
 
Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class, mainly via the Moodle platform.
 
KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-c1c2-01-01Advanced GrammarDo15:00-16:30BW 74.12824.10.-
06.02.
Anni Hellwig0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Current Events in the English-Speaking World (Niveau C1/C2, 2 Credits)

This course will introduce participants to some of the most important and controversial issues being discussed in the various countries of the English-speaking world. Group discussions based on news stories from various forms of media (print, TV, Internet, etc.) will encourage communication in the target language. The active engagement with current topics and events will give students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the countries of the English-speaking world, expand their vocabulary, and develop their listening, speaking and critical thinking skills.
 
Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Active participation in group and class discussions, presentation of a topic for discussion, debating a topic as part of a debate team, and a writing assignment (introduction of a debate topic). Participants at C2 (very advanced) will be expected to show a higher level of proficiency in the discussions, debates, and in the writing assignment.
 
Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class, mainly via the Moodle platform.
KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-c1c2-21-01Current Events in the English-Speaking WorldMi16:45-18:15BW 74.-11723.10.-
05.02.
Tim Dittmann0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Giving Effective Presentations (Niveau C1/C2, 2 Credits)

Effective speaking is the key to success at the university and in the workplace. Your ability to inform, persuade, educate, and entertain in an oral presentation increases your credibility and effectiveness in many professional situations. This course will systematically take you through the key stages of analyzing the audience, introducing and signposting, illustrating your presentation, etc. You will learn verbal and non-verbal skills and enhance your knowledge of the vocabulary you need in order to give powerful presentations. In the second half of the course, you will have the opportunity to put your newly-acquired skills into practice by giving two presentations, on which you will receive feedback from both your peers and the instructor.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Oral grade based on language use in class, and two short individual presentations (10-15 min.). Participants at C2 (very advanced) level will, however, be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

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

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-c1c2-22-01Giving Effective PresentationsMo13:15-14:45BW 74.13021.10.-
03.02.
Dr. Christina Neidert0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Negotiating in English (Niveau C1/C2, 2 Credits)

This course focuses on the fundamentals of the art of negotiation. Students will study the Harvard method of negotiation and learn the language necessary to negotiate effectively, as well as practise handling that language skillfully. This knowledge will be put into practice in cross-cultural case studies. (This course is part of the English for Leadership Certificate.)

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Active participation in group work, a negotiation, and a short written test (1 hour). Participants at C2 (very advanced) will, however, be expected to show a higher level of proficiency in the discussions and negotiations and on the test.

Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class.
 

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-c1c2-24-01Negotiating in EnglishDi15:00-16:30BW 74.-11922.10.-
04.02.
Dr. Sonja Luther0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Business Communication (Niveau C1/C2, 2 Credits)

This course provides the opportunity for enhancing students' communicative effectiveness in the global workplace. It focuses on developing facilitating skills and problem-solving strategies. Students will become acquainted with effective ways of persuading and influencing others, with different decision-making styles and with tools employed in marketing strategies. 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 craft an elevator pitch, lead a discussion on a controversial topic and build self-confidence in business meetings, 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 practised in the course and equip themselves with the tools they need for their career.
 
Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Oral grade based on language use and active participation in class; a listening test and a final written exam (90 min.). Participants at C2 level will, however, be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.
 
Lehrwerk:
Course materials will be uploaded on moodle.
 
 
KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-c1c2-25-01Business CommunicationDi13:15-14:45BW 74.-11722.10.-
04.02.
Nadya Egbert0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Introduction to Academic Writing (Niveau C1/C2, 2 Credits)

This course is particularly beneficial for students in higher semesters who are getting ready to write their final thesis or dissertation. It provides an opportunity to acquire the academic writing skills and language needed for further university study and research. Aimed at students in all disciplines, the course covers a range of tasks, including: writing summaries and syntheses of sources, using evidence to support claims, applying appropriate referencing conventions when citing sources in a bibliography. Students will focus on a formal style involving both grammar and vocabulary of particular importance in academic writing. Time will also be given over to exploring the writing process and critiquing each other’s work.

Over the course of the semester, students will put their newly-acquired skills into practice by composing a number of different types of short writings where they will need to summarize, paraphrase, quote, and cite entire texts and/or text passages. All of these assignments will receive comments from other students and the instructor and will need to be revised before they are collected in a final portfolio.

 
Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester) is obligatory. If you cannot attend class, please inform the instructor before the lesson via email. There will be weekly homework assignments, a portfolio of work done during the semester and a final annotated bibliography. The portfolio will consist of several different types of short texts, which will be written during the semester, the revised versions of those texts, and the final annotated bibliography. Participants at C2 will be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.
 
Lehrwerk:
Course materials will be provided on Moodle and in class.
 
KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-c1c2-26-01Introduction to Academic WritingMo15:00-16:30BW 74.-11821.10.-
03.02.
Dr. Sonja Luther0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Writing for Study and Research (Niveau C1/C2, 3 Credits)

This course complements the “Introduction to Academic Writing” course, although these courses may be taken in any order. Both are particularly suited to students in higher semesters, who are preparing to write their final thesis or dissertation. The course concentrates primarily on the writing of research articles/papers, and sections thereof, within the fields of its participants. An analytical approach will be taken to identify discipline-specific elements, which will then be applied to develop participants' own writing. Over the course of the semester, participants will be encouraged to practice by writing a number of short research paper-related texts.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). A portfolio of work done during the semester and a final short research paper. Participants  at C2 level will, however, be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

Lehrwerk:
Can be accessed via the course Moodle site.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-c1c2-27-01Writing for Study and ResearchDi15:00-16:30BW 74.-11822.10.-
04.02.
Tony Brown0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Writing on the Job (Niveau C1/C2, 3 Credits)

In this course, you will learn to write clear, concise, and correct texts for professional purposes. You will learn to write both formal and informal emails, letters, memos, minutes, reports and proposals usind the appropriate style and correct format. This will involve focusing on readability, as well as on organization, gender-neutral language, punctuation, advanced sentence structure, tone and levels of politeness. We will deal with grammar as needed, based on your own written work. (This course is part of the English for Leadership Certificate.).

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). A portfolio of written work done throughout the semester and a final test (120 minutes). Participants at C2 level will, however, be expected to evince a higher degree of fluency, precision, and grammatical accuracy.

Lehrwerk:
Material will be distributed in class.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-c1c2-28-01Writing on the JobDo13:15-14:45BW 74.32624.10.-
06.02.
Monica Rosen0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Communication Essentials for Leaders and Teams (Niveau C1/C2, 2 Credits)

In today’s global business environment, regardless of your field or position, you need to be able to express yourself, build rapport, resolve conflicts and effectively work together with people from diverse backgrounds who have different communication styles, different preferences for how to work together, and different ideas on how to carry out tasks and projects. In this interactive course held over seven sessions, you will practice the communication skills needed to effectively:
•    actively listen
•    understand different communication styles
•    lead and motivate others, whether you are in a leadership position or not
•    be a valuable team member
•    give constructive feedback
•    recognize and prevent conflicts before they arise
•    understand and address conflicts that do arise

Please note: This course will take place on the following seven Fridays:

November 8, November 22, December 06, December 20, 2019 and January 10, January 24, and January 31, 2019

Leistungsnachweis:
Grade based on active participation in class, language usage in class, biweekly homework assignments and an oral exam. Participants at C2 level will be expected to show a higher level of proficiency than participants at C1 level.

Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class.

 

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-c1c2-41-01Communication Essentials for Leaders and TeamsFr09:45-13:00BW 74.32908.11.-
31.01.
Linda Block0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Workshop: Intercultural Sensitivity Traning (Niveau C1/C2, 1 Credit)

In many professions, it is necessary to interact with colleagues, partners or customers who come from different countries and backgrounds. This workshop will sensitize participants to cultural differences, offer an introduction to intercultural communication, and provide tips for communicating effectively across cultures. During this interactive training, students will look beneath the surface at what culture actually is and how it influences our perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors. They will experience what it feels like not to speak the language of the country one is in, and they will learn ways to avoid judging and rejecting the behavior of people different from themselves.

Leistungsnachweis:
Attendance required. Oral grade based on active participation in group and class discussions. Participants at C2 (very advanced) will be expected to show a higher level of proficiency than participants at C1 level.

Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class, mainly via the Moodle platform.


 

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-c1c2-42-01Workshop: Intercultural Sensitivity TrainingFr
Sa
14:00-19:00
09:00-17:00
BW 74.329
BW 74.329
10.01.-
11.01.
Linda Block0/ 75/ 17,50/ 75 €keine Buchung

Contemporary Issues in Science and Techology (Niveau C1/C2, 2 Credits)

This course will adopt a communicative approach to help students further develop their English-language abilities whilst dealing with issue-based themes drawn from scientific fields of particular interest to the participants. Articles from periodicals or from the Internet will be read and discussed. This will be supplemented by working with authentic listening and viewing materials. Group and pair work will encourage interthinking and communication in the target language.

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester).An oral report, a written assignment, and a final exam (listening and vocab).

Lehrwerk:
Can be downloaded from Moodle.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-c1c2-71-01Contemporary Issues in Science and TechnologyMo13:15-14:45BW 74.-11921.10.-
03.02.
Tony Brown0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung