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Cultural Discoveries: Austria and the German speaking countries
Lecturer Brandauer E
Course number 990919
Hours per week 2 hrs / 4 ECTS credits
Description The course offers an insight into cultural aspects of Austria and other German-speaking countries. The skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening will be practiced through a variety of activities. Topics include: the history of Salzburg, the German language, food and drink with an excursion to a traditional weekly market, travel destinations in German-speaking countries, biographies, innovative companies, music and poetry. These topics will be developed with personal cultural discoveries that can be discovered in German-speaking countries. In a portfolio of selected and corrected texts (discoveries) will be collected and supplemented. Speaking will be practiced through presentations and the exchange of many interesting discoveries which will expand your insight into the German-speaking world.
Course material (not included in the course fee) Pilaski, Anna et al.: Entdeckungsreise D-A-CH. Kursbuch zur Landeskunde. Klett, 2013. ISBN 978-3-12-606380-7. Participants need access to Blackboard.
Time and room Link to meetings
Prerequisite B1
Target level B1+
Start Di, 03.03.2020, 17:00-18:30, 3.407
Academic German: Written Skills Fully booked
Lecturer Strasser M
Course number 990926
Hours per week 2 hrs / 3 ECTS credits
Description This course is specifically designed for students, lecturers and researchers (or other interested persons) who wish to expand and deepen their knowledge of scientific German. During the course participants, will develop and perfect their reading and writing skills. In addition to selected text types (for example summary, abstract, protocol), specific structures of scientific language as well as learning and working techniques will also be discussed.
Course material (not included in the course fee) Buchner, Patricia: Campus Deutsch B2/C1: Schreiben. Hueber, 2019. ISBN 978-3-19-101003-4. Participants need access to Blackboard.
Time and room Link to meetings
Prerequisite B2+
Target level C1
Start Mo, 02.03.2020, 17:15-18:45, 1.008
Business English II
Lecturer Ahrer L
Course number 990904
Hours per week 2 hrs / 3 ECTS credits
Description This course is for students of any discipline and aims to prepare students with the language needed for a career in international business and commerce. A range of topics from various business fields will be covered. We will also take a closer look at the language of business presentations, meetings and negotiations and even though the course is based on a book there will be time to tackle some authentic materials such as TED Talks and short films.
Course material (not included in the course fee) Dubicka, Iwonna et al.: Business Partner B1+. Coursebook with Digital Resources. Pearson, 2018. ISBN 978-3-86894-805-9. Participants need access to Blackboard.
Time and room Link to meetings
Prerequisite B1+/B2
Target level B2
Start Mi, 04.03.2020, 19:00-20:30, 2.442
Proposal Writing for National Funding Programmes
Lecturer Rheindorf M
Course number 990921
Hours per week 1 hrs / 1.5 ECTS credits
Description The course focuses on submitting research proposals to national funding agencies (FWF, ÖNB, FFG, etc.) and is aimed particularly at junior researchers. The course is based on the general specifications and evaluation criteria for applications used in the review process. The course will be held in English. Course contents: Functional concepts from applied linguistics to support the comprehensibility and persuasiveness of proposals English as a scientific language: adjusting style to target audience, using phrases and signal words, achieving concise and clear phrasing Structure: techniques for planning and structuring proposals, planning specific sections, linking sections, paragraphing Coherence/Red Thread: improving reading flow in terms of thematic progression Perspective: Integrating other voices, finding your own voice, and positioning in the research landscape Argumentation: Structure of argumentation, common patterns of argumentation in science, avoiding argumentative fallacies The course gives input on all topics, then guides discussions of these with the help of authentic text examples, and integrates exercises on writing and revision.
Course material (not included in the course fee) Course material will be provided by course teacher.
Time and room Link to meetings
Prerequisite B1+/B2
Target level B2 COURSE OBJECTIVES: The participants know the linguistic, formal, and conceptual requirements for the writing of English-language research proposals as submitted to national funding bodies. They are able to write English-language proposals that present a research project in an understandable, concise and convincing manner.
Start Fr, 13.03.2020, 11:00-15:00, 3.409 mobile Trennwand
Notes This course is organised in collaboration with the Research Service Department.
Academic Skills: Listening and Speaking
Lecturer Huber L
Course number 990925
Hours per week 2 hrs / 3 ECTS credits
Description This course develops academic listening and speaking skills for advanced level students (B2-C1). Learner outcomes include academic vocabulary development, listening skills improvement in an academic setting, and improved academic discussion and presentation skills. Activities include formal presentations, research discussions, and reports on individual research.
Course material (not included in the course fee) Course material will be provided by course teacher. Participants need access to Blackboard.
Time and room Link to meetings
Prerequisite B2+
Target level C1
Start Di, 03.03.2020, 17:00-18:30, 2.403
Academic Skills: Reading and Writing
Lecturer Ahrer L
Course number 990924
Hours per week 2 hrs / 3 ECTS credits
Description This course is for students of any discipline and will focus on some of the reading and writing skills needed in an academic environment. The course will cover effective reading strategies and skills as well as the language needed for range of different writing genre’s including essays, summaries and abstracts.
Course material (not included in the course fee) Boyle, Mike / Warwick, Lindsay: Skillful 4: Reading & Writing. Student's Book with Digibook. Hueber / Macmillan, 2019. ISBN 978-3-19-422576-3. Participants need access to Blackboard.
Time and room Link to meetings
Prerequisite B2+
Target level C1
Start Do, 12.03.2020, 19:00-20:30, 1.003
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