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Exercises: 3.02.064 Ü Academic Speaking and Writing Skills: Discovering Canadian Culture (Tues) - Details
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Course name Exercises: 3.02.064 Ü Academic Speaking and Writing Skills: Discovering Canadian Culture (Tues)
Course number 3.02.064
Semester Sommersemester 2016
Current number of participants 15
expected number of participants 20
Home institute Institute of English and American Studies
Courses type Exercises in category Teaching
First date Tue., 05.04.2016 10:00 - 12:00, Room: A04 4-414
Lehrsprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

A04 4-414 Tue.. 10:00 - 12:00 (14x)
(A14 Hörsaal 2) Monday. 20.06.16 10:00 - 12:00


The popular American sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother' humorously portrays Canadians as hockey-loving bilinguals who live among bears and moose and experience cold temperatures throughout most of the year. How many Canadians does this really describe? In this course, students will uncover what ‘being Canadian’ signifies to the diverse population of the Great White North. We will explore Canadian culture and identity by examining the role of colonialism, diversity, policies and institutions, nationalism, and fears of Americanization.

The course “Discovering Canadian Culture” forms one half of the compulsory module ang080: Consolidated Language Skills. The module is assessed via a portfolio.

The “Academic Speaking and Writing” courses make up the second part of ang080. These are practical courses geared toward teaching you how to give effective presentations and take part in discussions in an academic setting, as well as introducing the culture, language and society of different Anglophone countries. Students will also work on further developing their academic writing skills.

In the course, you will be expected to complete regular language assignments, write an academic text, prepare and give a short presentation, and prepare and take part in a group discussion. As with “Introduction to Integrated Language Skills”, the course is graded on a pass-fail basis.

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