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120100 UE Language Competence I - (UF MA EN 01) (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung



max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch



Vorläufig online
Dienstag 18:15-19:45
Beginn: 09.03.2021


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary for coping with a wide range of texts relevant in the educational domain. The focus is on independent genre analysis and adapting texts to make them suit different (learner) audiences and purposes. The course is also designed to help students improve their academic writing skills for the MA thesis (if required).

- to develop awareness of the parameters that shape various genres and how these parameters affect linguistic encoding and text structure
- to cope productively and receptively with specialized text types
- to develop the skills necessary to adapt texts for various (educational) purposes

Communicative language practice based on the discussion of concepts from genre analysis

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assessment is based on regular assignments, class participation, a written assignment, a student project, and a final test.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Attendance (max. 2 absences)

The grade is made up as follows:

1. Individual written abstract: 20%

2. Individual written assignment: 35%
A genre analysis critiquing and comparing at least two texts of the same text type (of your choice) from one of the three modules. Include citations from at least three outside sources. 1,000-1,500 words.

3. Team project: 45%
Genre analysis comparing two genres (two texts from each genre), including reference to at least three outside sources to frame the analysis. The analysis is followed by a mediation task in which the team adapts content from one genre to produce a new text for a new audience or to fulfil a new purpose. Entire project presented to the class in an academic style conference.
10% Project proposal
25% Analysis and mediation project
10% Academic presentation

All parts must be completed and two out of the three graded parts must be positive. The pass grade is 60%.

Grading scale:
1 (sehr gut) 100-90%;
2 (gut) 89-80%;
3 (befriedigend) 79-70%;
4 (genügend) 69-60%;
5 (nicht genügend) 59-0%.

Your work may be subjected to the plagiarism detection software Turnitin.


Continuous assessment based on what is covered in the course; details will be given in class and on moodle.


Information about reading will be provided in class and on moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF MA EN 046;
Code/Modul: M 1A / 1B;
Lehrinhalt: 12-4812

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:26