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340138 VO Lingua-franca Communication and Global English (2016W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 34 - Translationswissenschaft

Details

max. 1000 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 11.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Tuesday 18.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Tuesday 25.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Tuesday 08.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Tuesday 15.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Tuesday 29.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Tuesday 06.12. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Tuesday 13.12. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Tuesday 10.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Tuesday 17.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Exploration of English as a global lingua franca in various fields such as business, science, and international relations; varieties of English; the role of economic and political power; global and local identity and its linguistic manifestations; the pros and cons of having a global language; challenges of lingua-franca communication.

Assessment and permitted materials

End-of-term exam; exam in English; multiple choice. Dictionaries may be used.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To introduce students to important concepts regarding lingua-franca communication and English as a global language; to raise students’ awareness of the importance of being able to use English as a lingua franca; to highlight special issues that might arise when using English as a lingua franca; to accustom students to listening to theoretical concepts and practical examples concerning the use of English in international contexts.To increase
students' confidence in their use of English in professional contexts.

Examination topics

Lecture and presentation of contents. Course held in English. Students will be given an opportunity to practice comprehension and presentation skills.They will be encouraged to participate actively in illustrating practical communication contexts as a means of strengthening confidence in their ability to understand different communicative styles and to say what they want to say. However, participation will be voluntary and not be part of the final evaluation.

Reading list

To be announced in the course of the semester.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:45