There are no credit points attached to this course. The course offers a series of workshops in two main areas:
a) Grammar and Accuracy These sessions are aimed at students who need extra support with their English; particularly practicing specific grammatical constructions (nouns, possessives and pronouns; articles, demonstratives and quantifiers; prepositions; adjectives and adverbs; tenses). Since L1 interference is the most common cause of mistakes in English, the sessions also involve translation-based activities that highlight the differences between German and English.
b) English for Professional Purposes Writing a cover letter / letter of motivation to an English-speaking university, writing a CV in English.
If you are in the process of applying for a work or university placement, please bring your CV or cover letter along to the relevant session. Students wishing to learn more about the application process in an English-speaking environment but not yet at the application stage will be provided with templates, models and topic-specific language.
c) Thesis Writing Students who would welcome language support with their Bachelor's or Master's thesis are encouraged to sign up for slots during my office hours.