Academic English III: Research Skills und Problem-Based Solutions Group B (ILV)


Course lecturer:

 Jill Carleen Steinwender , BA MA MEd
Specialization AreaIntercultural Management
Course numberB4.06365.30.641
Course codeAcEngl 3
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction English

Upon successful completion of the course students:

  • Can present theoretical and practical knowledge in the form of an academic report
  • Can critically analyse problem areas related to their field of study and develop solutions based on current research
  • Can build a written argument, writing coherently and cohesively in paragraphs
  • Can write an academic abstract
  • Can present their ideas coherently and cohesively in both written and spoken form providing supporting arguments based on relevant academic research
  • Can present themselves appropriately in a job interview
Specific language instruction, such as vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing skills will be provided based on specific needs of students.

Academic Englisch II - Reading, Writing and Research

  • Case studies: practical problem-solving
  • Writing an academic abstract
  • Academic research, including selecting appropriate materials, ordering ideas, analysis and discussion of recent and relevant research and synthesis of data and findings from primary and secondary sources.
  • Evaluation of academic writing
  • Language review; context-specific error analysis
  • Job interviews

Bailey, S. (2011) Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students(3rd ed). New York: Routledge
Reinhart, S. M. (2005) GivingAcademicPresentations. University of Michigan Press
Swales, J.M. & Feak, C. B (2012) Academic writing for Graduate Students(2nd edition). Michigan University Press
Yin, Robert K (2009): Case Study Research - Design & Methods, Sage Publications
Materials will be provided by course lecturer.

Presentation, discussion, individual and group work, Blended Learning
Group size: maximum 15.

Coursework 40%
Oral exam 40%
Class participation 20%