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Return to Vienna for the summer semester of 2022. We are planning to hold courses mainly on site to enable the personal exchange between you, your teachers and fellow students. We have labelled digital and mixed courses in u:find accordingly.

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340364 UE English as a lingua franca: Communication skills for multilingual and multicultural settings (2021W)

3.00 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

Once the registration period (Anmeldephase) is over, I will get in touch (email and Moodle) to let you know about online assignments and organisational details.
Please check your emails and Moodle regularly to make sure you receive the relevant information.

Friday 19.11. 09:45 - 12:45 Hörsaal 4 ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 3.OG
Friday 19.11. 15:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum 8 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 2.OG
Friday 14.01. 09:45 - 12:45 Hörsaal 4 ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 3.OG
Friday 14.01. 15:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2 ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The class aims to encourage students to find their own voice in English as a Lingua Franca. Emphasis will be placed on face-to face communication and attention also paid to non-verbal communication in multicultural settings. Special consideration will be given to non-hierarchical and inclusive modes of communication in diverse varieties of English.
Students will be expected to develop awareness of various forms of English used globally (World Englishes) and to respect local varieties.
This will be achieved through discussion, presentations and teamwork as well as reading selected literature.

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation in discussions and presentations (ongoing)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Willingness to interact in spontaneous and prepared communication in English.
Ability to express one’s thoughts with confidence.
Ability to respect different forms and expressions of communication in English.

Examination topics

See above

Reading list

To be discussed in class

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 25.10.2021 12:09