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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Sprachenzentrum

Wintersemester 2018/19



Englisch  -  UNIcert II (B2)

English for Students of Natural Sciences
  This course explores the language used for research in the natural sciences, including typical grammatical structures, vocabulary/idioms, and written forms. Basing ourselves on a common core, participants will also investigate and report on typical linguistic forms from their particular fields of study. Regular in-class participation, completion of homework tasks, and development of brief team and individual presentations and writing assignments will be required.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 50 bis 70 Punkten.
 
91001   Di 15-19 wöch. RUD 26, 1.308  Dr. C. Hank  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II (B2)

English for Students of Life Sciences
  Focus is on developing and improving speaking, reading and listening skills on the basis of science-related and general interest topics, e.g. the life cycle of plants, photosynthesis, the physical make-up of soils, food crops, constituents of foods, biotechnology, GM crops, energy problems, genetics etc. This course will provide practice in academic writing and opportunities to give presentations and is complemented by exercises to advance vocabulary, grammar and style. Final tests: reading, vocabulary/grammar.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 50 bis 69 Punkten.
 
91002   Mo 16-20 wöch. DOR 65, 3.28  G. Herrmann  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II (B2)

English for Students of Law: English Law 1
  This course will focus on the language of legal discourse in various areas of English law. You will deal with a variety of topics from both civil law and the criminal justice system (e.g. the civil and criminal courts, the legal profession, contract law, the jury system, the elements of the crime, analysis of various offences). While all language skills are practised, the focus is on reading and speaking. As home assignment, you will prepare a short case presentation. A lot of effort will be put into boosting the range of vocabulary, with a special focus on the adequate use of legal language. Grammar practice will be remedial. The Leistungsnachweis will be awarded on the basis of regular and active participation and the final tests in reading, speaking and vocabulary/grammar.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 50 bis 69 Punkten.
 
91004   Mi
 Do
 12-14
 16-18
 wöch.
 wöch.
 DOR 65, 3.29
 DOR 65, 3.28
 L. Helge  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II (B2)

English for Students of Economics and Business Studies 1
  This course develops reading skills and gives practice in the comprehension of texts from the fields of business studies and macroeconomics. It also provides listening and speaking practice. Topics to be discussed: The three sectors of the economy, Management, Work and motivation, Cultural diversity etc. Revision of selected grammar topics and introduction into writing for occupational purposes (CVs and letters of application). Final tests: Vocabulary, reading comprehension and speaking.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 50 bis 69 Punkten.
 
91006   Di 12-16 wöch. DOR 65, 3.27  G. Herrmann  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II (B2)

English for Students of the Humanities and Media
  This course covers a myriad of topics: communication, print media, radio, TV, and to some extent art, film, and music. Integrating all language skills, particular emphasis is placed on (1) vocabulary acquisition, concentrating on terminology pertaining to the above subjects, (2) listening comprehension, using current podcasts especially, and (3) writing skills, focusing on commentaries, group Etherpad discourses, and reviews. Additionally, participants will give short presentations on Berlin culture and events, with follow-up discussions, and there will be ample, weekly grammar review. All students are expected to make regular use of the e-learning platform Moodle, which accompanies the course. The final exam will comprise three components: a vocabulary and grammar test, a listening comprehension test, and a writing task.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 50 bis 70 Punkten.
 
91009   Do 10-14 wöch. DOR 65, 2.45  Dr. F. Latino  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II (B2)

English for Academic Purposes: Grammar & Vocabulary for Writing
  This course is designed for students who want to improve their overall academic writing skills. You will learn to write among others, cover letters, summaries, paragraphs, essays. In addition, you will be able to practise and revise grammar points, such as the simple and continuous forms of all present and past tense, active/passive tenses, and conditional forms. You will receive individual feedback as well as the necessary assistance to accommodate individual needs. A further emphasis is on expanding your academic vocabulary in the context of reading and speaking activities. The Leistungsnachweis will be awarded on the basis of regular attendance of the course, active participation in group discussions and debates, as well as successful completion of a final examination, scheduled for the last week of the course, which will cover grammar, vocabulary and writing.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 50 bis 70 Punkten.
 
91011   Do 12-16 wöch. DOR 65, 3.57  G. Herrmann  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II (B2)

English for Academic Purposes: Reading and Speaking
  Dieser Kurs beginnt zwei Wochen später, am 6.11.18
Historical figures through the ages: In this course we will look at the lives of women and men influential in science, culture and politics. We will look at the language necessary to describe people and their achievements in the various disciplines, broadening your academic vocabulary. There will also be a genuine opportunity for you to perfect your verb tenses, while other grammar areas are only treated if and as need arises. On the basis of your own research you will prepare a ten-minute presentation introducing a relevant figure of your field of studies to the group. Apart from the oral grade for the presentation you will get grades in Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary in a final test.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 50 bis 70 Punkten.
 
91012   Di 10-14 wöch. DOR 65, 3.56  A. Nye  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II (B2)

English for Academic Purposes: Listening, Discussion and Writing
  Even though the final test for UNIcert® II purposes is restricted to Listening and Writing (and Use of English), this course will be a lively mixture of all language skills. Course materials will consist of a wide range of articles and documentaries covering contemporary cultural, political and social issues as well as those from your fields of study. You will be writing applications, practicing interviews, having debates, listening to and presenting reports and expressing a variety of opinions in different contexts in an appropriate style and tone. Grammar will be taught to suit your needs.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 50 bis 69 Punkten.
 
91013   Mi 10-14 wöch. DOR 65, 3.26  P. Walsh  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II (B2)

English for Academic Purposes: Listening and Speaking
  This course is designed to develop the two language skills of listening and speaking. There will be ample opportunity to boost vocabulary, to improve and develop listening and speaking abilities. An emphasis will be placed on giving presentations and fluency. With regards to listening, the focus will be on listening for gist as well as for specific information. The Leistungsnachweis will be awarded on the basis of regular and active participation as well as successful completion of the final test. The test will take place on the Monday of the last week and will consist of listening and vocabulary sections. The final grade will additionally contain a speaking component, based on the course participant’s performance in class over the duration of the course and a short class presentation.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 50 bis 70 Punkten.
 
91014   Mo 12-16 wöch. DOR 65, 3.55  C. Forbes  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II (B2)

English for Academic Purposes: Reading and Writing
  This course is designed to build the reading and writing skills in order to prepare for academic work in English and includes practice in the following: In reading, the focus is on comprehension, vocabulary development, reading rate and study skills. In writing it emphasizes sentence structure, paragraph organization and usage of formal English grammar especially with regards to essay writing. The Leistungsnachweis will be awarded on the basis of regular and active participation as well as successful completion of the final test. The test will take place on the Wednesday of the last week and will consist of a reading section and a final essay.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 50 bis 70 Punkten.
 
91015   Mi 12-16 wöch. DOR 65, 3.48  C. Forbes  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 €