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121250 UE English in a Professional Context - Advanced (2021S)

World of Work II

5.00 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

course will only be held online
Dienstag 10:15-11:45
Beginn: 09.03.2021

Tuesday 09.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Tuesday 16.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Tuesday 23.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Tuesday 13.04. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Tuesday 20.04. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Tuesday 27.04. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Tuesday 04.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Tuesday 11.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Tuesday 18.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Tuesday 01.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Tuesday 08.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Tuesday 15.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Tuesday 22.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Tuesday 29.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary for coping with highly specialised texts from different professional domains. The focus is on independent genre analysis and adapting texts to make them suit different target audiences and purposes.

- to develop the skills necessary to adapt to and acquire a wide range of new genres
- to make students aware of the parameters that shape professional genres and how these parameters affect linguistic encoding and text structure
- to cope productively and receptively with highly specialised text types
- ultimately, to communicate effectively in professional settings

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

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment is based on regular assignments, class participation, independent student work, and a final test.

The final test will be made available online. Students will have 2 hours to complete and upload it.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance (max. 2 absences)

The grade is made up as follows:
- Two written assignments and class participation: 30%
- Project presentation: 20%
- Written project report: 20%
- Final Test: 30%

All parts must be completed and three out of the four parts must be positive (including the final exam). 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 provided in class and on the Moodle platform.

Association in the course directory

Studium: MA 844 + 844/2; MA 812 (2)
Code/Modul: M02
Lehrinhalt: 12-1251

Last modified: We 21.04.2021 11:26