Universität Wien FIND

120403 UE Language Competence II (UF MA EN 04) (2020W)

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. 23 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course will take place exclusively ONLINE, via BigBlueButton, during the regular class hours.
Regular participation is required. Students who do not join the first session without notifying the lecturer will be deregistered.

Thursday 08.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 15.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 22.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 29.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 05.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 12.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 19.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 26.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 03.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 10.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 17.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 07.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 14.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 21.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 28.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Building on the skills and knowledge acquired in PPOCS 1, this course focuses on oral presentation, interaction and mediation skills for future teachers of English. It discusses characteristic features of spoken language, including classroom discourse, and provides ample opportunity for practice. Students will continue to work on their pronunciation and learn to make effective use of intonation, voice, turn-taking devices and lexico-grammatical means to interact successfully in teaching contexts. Special emphasis will be placed on the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate understanding and communication among interlocutors, which includes processes such as managing interaction, facilitating collaboration and encouraging conceptual talk.


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

- to have expert knowledge of the characteristics of spoken language and classroom discourse

- 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, providing feedback, and a final oral exam, which involves a presentation and spoken interaction.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance (max. 2 absences)

1. Providing feedback, in-class and home assignments (20%)
2. Final exam: presentation (40%)
3. Final exam: interaction (40%)

Prerequisites for taking the exam: in-class presentation, written and oral assignments.

Assessment scales: see Reference Material on 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%

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

Will be provided on Moodle

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF MA EN 046; UF 344;
Code/Modul: M 4A / 4B; UF 344 FWf;
Lehrinhalt: 12-4841

Last modified: Mo 19.10.2020 17:08