Universität Wien FIND

120101 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

Mode of teaching: Hybrid. Onsite sessions will be held on October 13, Oct. 20, Nov 17, Dec 8. The remaining course sessions, including the final exam and student presentations, will be conducted online. Please note our first class session will be online.

Tuesday 06.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Tuesday 13.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 20.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 27.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Hybride Lehre
Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 24.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Tuesday 19.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Tuesday 26.01. 12:15 - 13:45 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: We 14.10.2020 18:11