340236 UE English as a lingua franca: Communication skills for multilingual and multicultural settings (2021S)
- Registration is open from Mo 15.02.2021 09:00 to Fr 26.02.2021 17:00
- Registration is open from Mo 08.03.2021 09:00 to Fr 12.03.2021 17:00
- Deregistration possible until We 31.03.2021 23:59
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We will discuss additional times for discussions in small groups in the course of the semester.
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 continuous assessment class, 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.
For those interested in doing some additional reading in advance, the following book is a good general introduction to the topic of English as a lingua franca:Jenkins, Jennifer (2014). Global Englishes. A resource book for students. 3rd edition. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315761596