Universität Wien FIND

120402 UE Language Competence II (UF MA EN 04) (2021S)

2.00 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



The course will take place exclusively ONLINE, via BigBlueButton, during the regular class hours.
Montag 14:15-15:45
Beginn: 08.03.2021


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course focuses on oral production, interaction and mediation skills for teachers of English. It develops discourse skills relevant to the educational domain, such as explaining concepts, giving instructions, checking understanding, initiating and moderating discussions, facilitating collaboration, encouraging conceptual talk, and critically evaluating contributions. The course also discusses characteristic features of spoken language, including classroom discourse, and provides ample opportunity for practice. Students will learn to make effective use of body language, intonation, voice, turn-taking devices and lexico-grammatical means to interact successfully in educational contexts.


- to speak fluently and effectively in various forms of interaction and production

- to have expert knowledge of the characteristics of spoken language

- to have practical analytical skills, e.g. for monitoring and analyzing the speech of learners

- to facilitate access to knowledge and concepts through spoken language


Communicative language practice based on the discussion of theoretical concepts, presentations, role plays

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment is based on in-class and home assignments, peer feedback tasks, and a final oral exam, which involves oral production and oral interaction

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance (max. 2 absences)

1. Peer feedback tasks, in-class and home assignments (30%)
2. Final exam: oral production (35%)
3. Final exam: oral interaction (35%)

Prerequisites for taking the exam: in-class presentation

Assessment scales: see Moodle

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

Examination topics

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

Reading list

Will be provided on Moodle

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF MA EN 046;
Code/Modul: M 4A / 4B;
Lehrinhalt: 12-4841

Last modified: We 21.04.2021 11:26