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General Focus:

Interacting in a (professional) academic context:

  • Interpret and produce complex texts
  • Deal with different types of texts in a critical manner
  • Implement approaches and strategies for interpreting input based on the premise, the question, and the objective
  • Employ a range of techniques for planning and writing structured texts and speeches that take into consideration different target audiences and contexts
  • Deepen knowledge of complex grammatical structures, systematically expand vocabulary and understanding of abstract terms

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, students will master basic skills at level C1 CEFR.

Students will have the following

linguistic skills:

  • The ability to prepare, portray, and adequately present information using sources (including those that may contradict one another)
  • The ability to quickly and reliably identify specific problems in large, heterogeneous texts
  • The ability to effectively and constructively present information, explanations, and points of view in a variety of ways using different linguistically redundant techniques

strategic skills:

  • The ability to effectively and constructively communicate information, explanations, and points of view

intercultural skills:

  • The ability to effectively and constructively communicate information, explanations, and points of view

Course Topics:

Science and academia – experiments – reading – perception and memory – family structures – music – zoos – traveling – inclusive language – moral dilemmas – linguistics – siblings