Universität Wien FIND

120100 UE Language Competence I - (UF MA EN 01) (2020W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Hybrid mode of teaching. Onsite sessions will be held October 12, Oct. 19, Nov 16, Dec 7. The remaining course sessions, including the final exam and student presentations, will be conducted online. Please note our first class session will be online.

Monday 05.10. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 12.10. 18:15 - 19:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 19.10. 18:15 - 19:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 09.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 16.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 23.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 30.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 07.12. 18:15 - 19:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 14.12. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 11.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 18.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 25.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

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

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

Assessment and permitted materials

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance (max. 2 absences)

The grade is made up as follows:
- Class participation: 10%
- Written assignment: 30%
- Team Project (incl. a project proposal and a presentation): 30%
- Final test (timed online test): 30%

All parts must be completed and three out of the four graded parts must be positive (including the final test). 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.

Examination topics

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

Reading list

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

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF MA EN 046; UF 344;
Code/Modul: M 1A / 1B; UF 344 FWf;
Lehrinhalt: 12-4812

Last modified: Th 23.03.2023 00:17