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340102 UE Text and written communication English (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 34 - Translationswissenschaft
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

Tuesday 13.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Tuesday 27.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3A ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 3.OG
Tuesday 01.12. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3A ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 3.OG
Tuesday 12.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3A ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 3.OG
Tuesday 19.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Tuesday 26.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Course objectives: developing reading comprehension strategies and reading-based writing skills. Students acquire text analysis methods that enable them to understand and discuss texts as communicative events. They improve the skills of reading comprehension and text-based writing, with a focus on exploring different types of meaning, organizing texts, and integrating sources.

Methods include in-class reading and writing activities (individual, pair, and group work), online activities, home assignments in reading comprehension and text production.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will be based on participation in class and classroom activities (15%), midterm test (25%), final test (35%), and writing assignments (25%). Students are allowed to use monolingual dictionaries during the tests.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grading scale:
90-100%: 1
80-89%: 2
70-79%: 3
60-69%: 4
< 60%: 5 (fail)
Students have to attain a passing score (60% or more) on at least one of the in-class tests to be able to pass the course.

Examination topics

Two tests; Both tests will be based on the text types discussed and practiced in class and in the written assignments.

Reading list

Will be provided in class and on the Moodle platform

Association in the course directory

Last modified: We 20.01.2021 00:05