Academic English I: Academic Presentation Group II (ILV)


Course lecturer:

 Nursen Gömceli
Course numberB4.06360.40.451
Course codeACEngl I
Semester of degree program Semester 4
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction German

This course aims to prepare students for the language requirements of giving oral presentations and writing business reports. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

prepare and deliver an oral presentation, focusing on delivery and purpose using appropriate media.
write a business report, using appropriate style and structure.
give feedback to others to help develop their own ability for self-reflection.
develop their listening skills to understand and identify key ideas of numerous texts related to their field of study.
develop strategies to note down key ideas related to their field of study.

General English II - Current Trends & Business Communication

Product / service / problem presentations relating to the students' field of study (based on research and analysis of relevant literature);
Product and service descriptions;
Vocabulary expansion: noun phrases and emphasis;
Voice: applying pitch, volume, pause and rate to empower the oral message;
Note-taking strategies;
Listening strategies: Listening for gist and detail in an academic context.

Specific language instruction, such as vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing skills will be provided based on specific needs of students.

Aish, F. & Tomlinsion, J. (2011) Collins Listening for IELTS. Collins
Comfort, J. (2005): Effective Presentations, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cox, K. & Hill, D. (2011). EAP Now! English for Academic Purposes. Harlow: Longman.

De Chazal, E. & McCarter, S. (2012). Oxford EAP: A Course in English for Academic Purposes. Upper-Intermediate/B2. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hopkins, D & Cullen, P (2007) Cambridge Grammar for IELTS. CUP
McCarthy, M. & O'Dell, F. (2008). Academic vocabulary in Use. Cambridge: CUP.

Powell, M. (2000): Presenting in English, London: Language Teaching Publications.

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

Coursework 50%
Written exam 30%
Class participation 20%