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

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.

Please note that this course will be offered online. You'll get an email on how to log on to the course shortly before the start date.

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 PresentationsDo13:15-14:45BW 74.32923.04.-
23.07.
Dr. Christina Neidert0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Workshop: Presenting at International Conferences (Niveau C1/C2, 1 Credit)

Being able to communicate your research effectively is the key to success at international conferences. In this workshop you will improve your ability to inform, persuade, and educate your audience, thereby increasing your credibility and effectiveness in presenting to an international audience. The workshop will systematically take you through the key stages of analyzing the audience, introducing and signposting, illustrating, concluding 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. Some attention will also be given to the choice of an effective title and design of compelling slides. On the second day of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to put your newly-acquired skills into practice by giving a 15-20 min. presentation, on which you will receive feedback both from your peers and the instructor.

Please note: This workshop will be postponed to later in the year.

Leistungsnachweis:
Active participation. Oral grade based on language use in class, and one short individual presentations (15-20 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-c1c2-22-02Workshop: Presenting at International Conferences01.04.-
30.09.
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.)

Please note that this course will be offered online. You'll get an email on how to log on to the course shortly before the start date.

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.-11921.04.-
21.07.
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.
 
Please note that this course will be offered online. You'll get an email on how to log on to the course shortly before the start date.
 
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.-11721.04.-
21.07.
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.

Please note that this course will be offered online. You'll get an email on how to log on to the course shortly before the start date.
 
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.-11820.04.-
20.07.
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.

Please note that this course will be offered online. You will receive an email on how to log on to the course shortly before the start date.

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.-11821.04.-
21.07.
Tony Brown0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Intercultural Communication (Niveau C1/C2, 2 Credits)

Being able to effectively communicate and work with people of cultures other than your own is a critical skill in today’s global environment. Whether you live and work in another country, or interact with colleagues, partners or customers from different countries and backgrounds, intercultural communication skills are essential. People from different cultures not only speak different languages, but they also have different preferences for managing time and activities, planning and working on projects, and interacting with colleagues. Without understanding these differences, miscommunications, misunderstandings, and other challenges to working together often occur.
 
During this interactive workshop conducting over 7 sessions, you will learn what culture actually is and how it influences our perceptions, beliefs and behaviors. You will learn key areas where cultural differences can cause miscommunication and other challenges, such as preferences for hierarchy, formality, and time and punctuality. By analyzing examples of situations that have “gone wrong” and discussing other ways the situation could have played out, you will begin to develop the skill of recognizing intercultural problems before they occur. In addition, you will learn the differences between stereotypes and generalizations, where these come from, and what role they serve in intercultural interactions. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you will learn a variety of techniques to recognize and bridge communication gaps so that you are able to work effectively with people of any culture or background.
 
Please note: This course will only meet on the following Fridays: April 24, May 8, May 29, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24 (Course will start with online sessions)
 
Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed 90 min. units per semester). Active participation in group and class discussions, a final exam 120 min./ and or a writing assignment. 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-c1c2-40-01Intercultural Communication (C1C2)Fr09:45-13:00BW 74.32824.04.-
24.07.
Linda Block0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

Workshop: Learning the Art of Small Talk (Niveau C1/C2, 1 Credit)

A study at the Stanford School of Business tracked MBAs 10 years after they graduated. The result? Their grades had no bearing on their success ‑ but their ability to converse with others did. Being able to connect with others through small talk is a skill needed by every professional when networking and interacting with colleagues, clients, customers, partners, work groups, etc. In this interactive workshop, you will practice:

  • making small talk in key social and business situations
  • introducing yourself and describing your work/studies differently according to the situation
  • introducing people to each other

In addition, you will learn:

  • how to mingle with ease
  • tips for easily remembering names
  • the role of culture in small talk

Leistungsnachweis:
Oral grade based on language use in class and a simulation. Participants at C2 level will, however, be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-c1c2-42-01Workshop: Learning the Art of Small TalkFr
Sa
14:00-19:00
09:00-17:00
BW 74.328
BW 74.328
26.06.-
27.06.
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.

Please note that this course will be offered online. You will receive an email on how to log on to the course shortly before the start date.

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.-11920.04.-
20.07.
Tony Brown0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for Social Scientists (Niveau C1/C2, 3 Credits)

The aim of this course is to help you 

  • acquire a wide range of subject-specific and academic English vocabulary within the fields of political science and sociology through extensive reading assignments and vocabulary work, 
  • learn strategies on how to improve your reading skills, 
  • practice reading lengthy and complex academic texts, and 
  • practice using the newly-acquired vocabulary and honing your summarizing and synthesizing skills in discussions and written assignments.

This course is not recommended for 1st semester students.

Please note that this course will be offered online. You'll get an email on how to log on to the course shortly before the start date.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Active participation in class, weekly country reports, and a final 2-hour written exam.

Lehrwerk:
Can be downloaded from Moodle

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-c1c2-90-01English for Social ScientistsFr11:30-13:00BW 74.12824.04.-
24.07.
Monica Rosen0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung