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124094 VK BEd 09.2: VK Linguistics for Language Teachers (2021S)

Approaching ESP Texts

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



max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch



Vorläufig online
Montag 12:15-13:45
Beginn: 08.03.2021


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Present planning is to have this course take place ONLINE.

This course aims to introduce students to corpus-based genre analysis, as an aid in familiarising themselves with new genres and in using and developing English for specific purposes (ESP) teaching materials.

1) become familiar with theoretical and methodological foundations of genre analysis
2) have analytical skills in working with samples of ESP genres
3) gain first-hand experience in undertaking a genre analysis (in relation to ESP teaching materials)

In this course, we will focus on ESP texts of different kinds within an educational linguistic framework. By keeping the overall aims of ESP teaching in mind, we will describe and analyse the features and structures of a selection of text types or genres. For this end, we will also work with language corpora, i.e. computerised collections of texts, and learn to use some relevant concordancing software packages. Additionally, we will discuss the underlying assumptions of various theoretical approaches and their implications for doing ESP-related discourse and genre analysis. During the last third of the course, students will work on their self-selected ESP genre analytical projects.

This course combines mini-lectures, assignments, reading-based group work and discussion, and student-directed research work leading to a presentation and a written project report. Students who decide to write their bachelor paper will produce a research paper based on their ESP genre project.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Continuous assessment

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Course evaluation is based on:
(A) class participation, assignments and presentation (cut off point 60%)
(B) project report or research paper (cut-off point 60%)

The minimum requirements for passing the course are:
(a) regular class attendance (max. 2 missed sessions)
(b) preparing weekly exercises and submitting all assignments (on time)
(c) active engagement in project work and presentation
(d) handing in the project report or research paper (on time)
(e) attaining pass levels on both A and B (see above)


Continuous assessment


Information on the required readings will be provided on Moodle. Please check your e-mail account well ahead of the first meeting.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BEd 09.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-4692

Letzte Änderung: Mo 22.02.2021 15:48