340218 UE English as a lingua franca: Communication skills for multilingual and multicultural settings (2022S)
- Registration is open from Mo 07.02.2022 09:00 to Fr 18.02.2022 17:00
- Registration is open from Mo 07.03.2022 09:00 to Fr 11.03.2022 17:00
- Deregistration possible until Th 31.03.2022 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Sessions will take place either online (via Zoom) or offline each (not both at the same time). Which sessions will be offline and which online depends, among other factors, on the Covid situation in Vienna and will be discussed over the course of the semester. At the moment, the plan is to have the first session offline (at the ZTW); however, please be prepared also to have this session online. All information on the sessions will be announced in time via Moodle.Each session is a combined session of 3 hours (with a break). The time information for the dates is the result of the time slots available; actually, sessions will end at 7:45 pm.
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
41–50 points: Gut (2) – pass
36–40 points: Befriedigend (3) – pass
31–35 points: Genügend (4) – pass
0–30 points: Nicht genügend (5) – failPoints are divided into three parts:1) Participating in class – 20 points
This is a prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung, which means that you are generally required to be present for all sessions. This is important also because each session builds on the ones before it and because over time, the class allows for a community to develop that is crucial for the teaching/learning process. Your points will depend on your active participation in class (e.g., via answering and asking questions, contributing to group discussions etc.).If you cannot attend a session, please let me know.2) Completing assignments – 20 points
Over the course of the class, you will be asked to complete several assignments of different kinds. These include reading academic texts, participating in online discussions, watching videos and listening to audio files as well as your presentation and discussion of these activities in class. Your points will depend on your completing, handing in and/or presenting your assignments in time and according to the task.If you cannot finish an assignment in time and/or require assistance, please let me know.3) Critical reflection – 20 points
While part 1 (participation in class) and part 2 (assignments) refer to your being present and active, the final part of your grading depends on how well you demonstrate your critical reflection of the contents presented. Here, what matters is that you demonstrate – in your participation in class and in your completing the assignments – that you have understood the ideas discussed, have formed your own opinions about them based on the relevant research and your personal life experiences and can apply them in your own approach to English and lingua-franca communication within the ethics of transcultural communication studies and related fields.