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120403 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


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Donnerstag 16:15-17:45
Beginn: 11.03.2021
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 11.03. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 18.03. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 25.03. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 15.04. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 22.04. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 29.04. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 06.05. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 20.05. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 27.05. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 10.06. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 17.06. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 24.06. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital


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: Fr 12.05.2023 00:16