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English Refresher


Titel English Refresher - Have you forgotten your English?
Dozent(in) Alisa Kasle-Henke, B.A., M.A.
Termin one day intense course on the 14th of december, 9.30-16.30. Further sessions are available on request.
Gebäude / Raum  Raum 4098 (Diathek Kunstgeschichte), Gebäude D
Anmeldung Stefan.Hartmann@phil.uni-augsburg.de

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung:

 

How is your English? Is your English grammatically and interculturally correct, or do you just guess and hope you get it right? Did you have your last proper English course years ago – maybe even for the last time in school? In today’s globalized academic world, professional English skills are an absolute necessity. Academics often complain that they lack professional training in the appropriate modes of communication in English — be it to conduct research, attend conferences, or even just small talk with international visiting scholars. In this course we will not only focus on grammar and vocabulary, but also on the correct style to use in specific situations.

 

Course objectives

  • In this course, you will:

  • Review your grammar and practice new vocabulary

  • Develop your small talk and communication skills - knowing how and what to say

  • Have the chance to speak in English freely with an instructor there to correct your mistakes

  • Practice the appropriate style for emails, and other forms of short written communication

  • Improve your capacity to criticize or make complaints in English without offending the other side

 

Who should attend

If you are a graduate student of the graduate school who needs to improve your English, then this course is for you. If you have NOT had any English at the University level, then this course is for you. If you study art history, history, education, or any other subject in the humanities (other than English), this course is for you. This is a course for people who are far from perfect. If you have an undergraduate degree in America or English Literature or English Linguistics, this course is NOT for you!!!!

 

Methodology

The course will be entirely in English with lively discussions and interactions. The trainer is a native speaker with years of language and communication training experience. This communication training in English will not focusing solely on grammar and vocabulary, but these skills will be practiced as well. In this course you will be able to practice your English and learn some useful English phrases necessary for professional communication.

 

Course Dates:

We will meet 5 times in January/February of 2014.

Dates to be announced at the start of the WS 2013/2014.

 

Fragen zu Kursinhalten an Alisa Kasle-Henke: Alisa.Kasle-Henke@hs-augsburg.de