Sommersemester 2022



Englisch  -  B1

Living and Studying Internationally [GER B1-B2]
 
Course registration open until February 28 only through the TÜ-VIPP homepage:
https://uni-tuebingen.de/international/studierende-aus-dem-ausland/erasmus-und-austausch-nach-tuebingen/tue-vipp/?s=03&cHash=28f7c7d44c38b1feec904fe6a8e9c27a

Prerequisites: Certification of B1 or B2 examination (CEFR) or successful course completion or placement test score 55 and above or UNIcert® I course I or II

Course Dates: Wednesdays between 27.04.-06.07.2022 always from 5:00-7:15pm CET (CET= Central European Time, i.e. German time)

ECTS: 4   SWS:2 (+1)

In this online course you’ll start with an introduction into intercultural topics,
review necessary conversation management devices on B1/B2 level and then embark on a journey of self-guided discussions in small groups of 2 (tandem) or 3 (tridem) students from different countries and cultural backgrounds. You’ll be provided with suggested talking points for discussion for each meeting as well as multimedia and other resources. At the end of the course, you’ll work in small groups to present aspects of your cultures and universities. Course materials will be provided except for independent research which is an integral part of the course.

By the end of the course you will:
• Learn about topics of and engage in intercultural discourse
• Build and consolidate core B1/B2 vocabulary to discuss intercultural topics
• Learn about Tübingen, the university and German culture

The course will take place online via Zoom and the Moodle Learning Platform. All course materials will be developed and distributed by your
instructor.
 
E TV1 IT  Mi 17:00-19:15 wöch. Online  M. Strain0 € 


Englisch  -  C1

Think Globally [GER C1] - KURS ENTFÄLLT
 Course registration open until February 28 only through the TÜ-VIPP homepage:
https://uni-tuebingen.de/international/studierende-aus-dem-ausland/erasmus-und-austausch-nach-tuebingen/tue-vipp/?s=03&cHash=28f7c7d44c38b1feec904fe6a8e9c27a 

Wichtig: Anmeldung bis zum 28. Februar 2022!

Think Globally: International Tridems on Global Issues [GER C1]
Prerequisite: On-line test of English proficiency 85 points or higher or equivalent C1 level
Course expectations: active participation in online course, presentations, independent research and group work in tridems, forum postings (about tridem meetings), final reflection paper
Course will take place online
SWS: 2 (+1)
ECTS: 4

Course materials will be provided by the instructor and augmented by independent research
Course Dates: Wednesdays between 27.04.-06.07.2022 always from 5-7:15pm CET (CET= Central European Time, i.e. German time), tridem dates to be determined between these dates.

This project is designed as a hands-on intercultural English course that brings together students from multiple countries to exchange ideas in virtual teams on issues of global importance. While practicing academic and intercultural communication skills, the teams of three or four will discuss topics such as:
- Diversity
- Sustainability
- Public Health
- Equal Opportunity (such as Racism and Poverty)
- Freedom of Speech (such as in Social Media)

Presentations and research for roles in two panel discussions will be prepared independently and with teams prior to meetings in Zoom. Also prior to presentations you will do reading and/or listening to prepare for an informed discussion. In addition, we will reflect on effective communication in an international academic environment. Developing such global skills is a prerequisite for tackling urgent global concerns.
 
E TV2A IT  Mi 17:00-19:15 wöch. Online  R. Thoma0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert I

Essential English [GER A2]
 
Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (35-49 Punkte)

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit und Klausur

SWS: 2    ECTS: 2

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.


We all know that one of the best ways to learn English is to spend time in an English-speaking country, which is why by attending this course, participants will simulate going on a trip abroad to Brighton in England in order to visit one of its many International English Schools.  The course is designed to have students “learn by doing” by putting students through typical situations one may face when abroad in order to reinforce grammatical foundations as well as refresh and expand on basic vocabulary. 

 
EAA-1A  Di 10:15-11:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 206, Wilhelmstr. 22  E. Großmann0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert I

General Refresher [GER B1]
 
Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (50-64 Punkte) oder Schein "Essential English"

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit und Klausur

SWS: 4    ECTS: 4  

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.


This course is designed to help participants at an intermediate level further develop their vocabulary and grammatical structures in English as well as to offer an opportunity to practice oral skills and fluency in English using examples from daily life / current issues. Weekly topics such as university life, media, culture, sport, globalization, health, technology and recent news will provide the basis for practicing skills in reading, writing,listening and speaking. Active participation in group-work / partner-work activities in class and regular homework will be required.    
 
EB B1 A  Di 14:15-17:30 wöch. FSZ ÜR 106, Wilhelmstr. 22  R. Thoma0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

Grammar and Communication - Kurs A [GER B2.1]
 Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (65-74 Punkte) oder Schein "General Refresher"

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung und Klausur

ECTS: 6    SWS: 4
   
Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

By looking at an array of everyday topics, from the media to travel to current events, this course will take a communicative approach to build upon your grammar use and vocabulary as well as listening and speaking skills. Participants will concentrate on expressing opinions, reasoning, making plans and describing memorable as well as day-to-day experiences. Grammar will include the correct use of tenses and modal verbs, as well as other relevant areas in need of practice. 

 
EC II A 1A  Di
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 10:15-11:45
 14:15-15:45
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 FSZ ÜR 405, Wilhelmstr. 22
 FSZ ÜR 206, Wilhelmstr. 22
 P. Kingsbury0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

Grammar and Communication - Kurs B [GER B2.1]
 Voraussetzungen und Kursbeschreibung siehe Kurs A.


 
EC II A 1B  Mo 14:15-17:30 wöch. ÜR 22, Wilhelmstr. 9  K. McCarthy0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

Learn English with TED Talks [GER B2.2]
 
Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (75 - 84 Punkte) oder Schein UNIcert® II

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung und Klausur

ECTS: 3   SWS: 2

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt

This TED Talk-based course offers lessons that include real-world stories, and introduces learners to inspiring ideas that support a variety of targeted language skills and develop overall English fluency.
In this course, we will learn about a range of topics of global importance, work with a variety of media, read articles and visit relevant websites. To improve our active language skills, we will work on appropriate vocabulary and structures, and discuss the powerful ideas from the TED talks both orally and in writing throughout the semester.
 
EC II A 2  Mi 10:15-11:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 203, Wilhelmstr. 22  E. Großmann0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

Introduction to Academic English [GER B2.2]
 

Voraussetzungen: Schein UNIcert II oder Einstufungstest (75-84 Punkte)

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung und Klausur

ECTS: 3    SWS: 2
  
Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

This course is designed to assist any upper-intermediate students wishing to refine their academic language skills, whether for a semester abroad or taking part in English-language courses and situations in their faculty/department.

The course will focus on the following areas:

- reading and understanding a range of academic texts
- listening to lectures, presentations and interviews
- recognising and using academic grammar
- learning and using academic vocabulary
- writing a variety of essay tasks
- learning about the Higher Education systems of English-speaking countries, particularly the UK
- practising key academic oral tasks: debates, informal discussions, presentations
 
EC II A 3  Mo 10:15-11:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 101, Wilhelmstr. 22  P. Kingsbury0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

Introduction to Business English [GER B2.2]
 Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (75-84 Punkte) oder Schein UNIcert II

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung und Klausur

SWS: 2 ECTS: 3

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

This course offers participants an introduction to the world of Business English, and will focus on the skills needed for working life such as writing job applications, writing formal and informal correspondence, preparing for meetings & negotiations, and dealing with complaints. A linguistic emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of business-related vocabulary. Moreover, the course will offer insights into the world of entrepreneurship.


 
EC II A 4A  Di 14:15-15:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 206, Wilhelmstr. 22  E. Großmann0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

Round Table [GER B2.2]
 
Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (75 - 84 Punkte) oder Schein UNIcert® II

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung und Klausur

ECTS: 3   SWS: 2

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt

In 2015, the United Nations set 17 sustainable development Goals (SDGs), to be met by 2030, covering areas such as poverty, hunger and food security, good health, education, justice and gender equality, alongside various environmental issues, including energy, economic growth, climate change, biodiversity, and sustainable consumption and production.

In this course, we will learn about these and related topics of global importance, listen to video and audio podcasts, read articles and visit relevant websites. To improve our active language skills, we will work on appropriate vocabulary and structures, and then present and discuss these topics both orally and in writing.

Please click here to see the UN’s SDGs: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/topics/sustainabledevelopmentgoals

The course will be offered in cooperation with Career Service and Student Initiative “Greening the University”; the “Leistungsnachweis” will therefore be accepted within the framework of Studium Oecologicum.

 
EC II A 6  Fr 10:15-11:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 405, Wilhelmstr. 22  R. Thoma0 € 


Englisch  -  B2

English for PhD students/Englisch für Doktoranden [GER B2.2/C1/C2]
 
Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (ab 75-125) oder Schein UNIcert II, Doktorandenstatus

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung und Klausur

SWS: 2 ECTS: 3

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

This new course will enable you to practise and improve your academic English in a university context. This will include:

•    participating in small-group discussions on academic topics and podcasts;
•    giving presentations;
•    socialising at conferences and other international events;
•    researching and assessing suitable PhD programmes at universities in English-speaking countries;
•    producing and improving academic written work (including citation systems);
•    improving academic syntax, structures and collocations;
•    using academic learner’s dictionaries and other aids (such as corpora).

The precise content of the course will depend on the needs and subject areas of the participants.

The course will cover all four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The course is open to PhD students, both matriculated and employed, with a language level of B2, C1 or C2.
 
EC II A 7  Do 16:15-17:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 206, Wilhelmstr. 22  P. Kingsbury0 € 


Englisch  -  B2

Medical English [GER B2.2+/C1/C2]
 Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (75-125 Punkte) oder Schein UNIcert II

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung und Klausur

SWS: 2 ECTS: 3

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

This course, to be taught at a B2.2+/C1/C2 level, will focus on the following subject-specific areas:

• Mastering the vocabulary required to describe common medical procedures and medical conditions
• Discussing medical issues and related scientific topics
• Roleplaying simple medical scenarios
• Listening to and presenting podcasts about medicine and health: this will form the main oral assessment in the course
• Reading texts on medical and health-related topics, including the UK’s National Health Service
• Exploring the NHS, hospitals, medical degrees etc. in the UK (and elsewhere) through their websites
• Writing a variety of relevant short texts
• Practising pronunciation, grammar and general vocabulary as required

There will also be a final exam in the last week of the semester, including listening, reading and writing tasks.

This course is open to all students and employees of the university who have scored at least 65 points in our entry test. It is however particularly suitable for students of medicine and related disciplines in pre-clinical semesters.

The course can also be counted as a Wahlpflichtfach for the Vorklinik.

 
EC II A 7  Di 18:15-19:45 wöch. Online  P. Kingsbury0 € 


Englisch  -  B2

Workshop - Racism in the US [GER B2.2+]
 
Workshop: Racism in the US [GER B2.2+]
 
Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (min. 75 Punkte) oder Schein "Grammar & Communication"

ECTS: 1
Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

Termine: montags, 14:15-15:45, 9., 16. & 23. Mai  2022

Max 16 TN
 
This three-lesson workshop offers an interactive format to gain insight into an historic and current topic while practicing everyday English. The course is enriched with multimedia, personal stories, a debate and literary recommendations.

It is ideal for students at the B2+ level who want to have more practice speaking, or who are simply interested in the topic of social justice or US culture. However, anyone at or above that level is welcome to join the workshop, even if you have never taken a FSZ course.

We will cover:
• What is and isn’t ‘racism’?
• An overview of US history: from colonial times, over the founding fathers, Civil War and Jim Crow laws, to the Civil Rights movement
• Institutional discrimination against minorities: economic, educational and health issues
• ‘Law and Order’ policies and incarceration of minorities
• Black Lives Matter movement’s call for ‘defunding the police’
• Why does it matter who is in the White House

If without previous FSZ experience, please first contact the FSZ-Infotheke at fsz@uni-tuebingen.de to receive a link for an online proficiency test.

 
EC WS RUS  Mo 14:15-15:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 203, Wilhelmstr. 22  R. Thoma0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

Business English I - Kurs A [GER C1]
 Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (ab 85 Punkte) oder Zertifikat UNIcert II oder Schein UNIcert III

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung, schriftliche Leistung und Klausur

SWS: 2 ECTS: 4 Modul: Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

The aim of this course is to give you an in-depth overview of how companies work by addressing topics such as management, leadership, company size & structure, business ethics and recruitment from both a theoretical and a practical angle. You will learn how to work effectively in an English-speaking company environment and also develop your cultural knowledge and soft skills. The course introduces vocabulary specific to various business domains, and fosters the development of your reading, writing and listening skills.

 
EE III aWW 1A  Mo 16:15-17:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 203, Wilhelmstr. 22  E. Großmann0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

Business English I - Kurs B [GER C1]
 Voraussetzungen und Kursbeschreibung siehe Kurs A
 
EE III aWW 1B  Mi 14:15-15:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 206, Wilhelmstr. 22  E. Großmann0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

Intercultural Communication - Kurs A [GER C1]
 Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (ab 85 Punkte) oder Schein UNIcert III oder Zertifikat UNIcert II

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung, schriftliche Leistung und Klausur

SWS: 2   ECTS: 4    Module: Wirtschaftswissenschaften & Englisch für die Hochschule

Lehrbuch: Erin Meyers Buch, The Culture Map (2014) wird benutzt. Eine begrenzte Anzahl von Kopien davon können im Englisch-Lektorat ausgeliehen werden oder es kann selber gekauft werden. Zusätzliches Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

Intercultural Communication is designed to introduce students to various intercultural aspects which they may be confronted with while studying abroad, or while working in an international company, be it in the home country, or abroad.

The course will take both a theoretical and practical approach and amongst others will look at the following topics:

- Dimensions of cultures

- Stereotyping - German core values

- Verbal and non-verbal communication

- The works of Hofstede,Hall & Trompenaars

- Working in an international team

A short presentation (in pairs) of a given intercultural topic covered in the course, followed by structured, student-led discussions will be integrated into the semester work. Active participation will be encouraged throughout the course.

 
EE III aWW 3A  Do 10:15-11:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 101, Wilhelmstr. 22  R. Thoma0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

Intercultural Communication - Kurs B [GER C1]
 Voraussetzungen und Kursbeschreibung siehe Kurs A
 
EE III aWW 3B  Do 14:15-15:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 106, Wilhelmstr. 22  R. Thoma0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

English for Academic Purposes [GER C1]
 

Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest ab 85 Punkte oder Schein UNIcert III oder Zertifikat UNIcert II

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, Klausur, mündliche Leistung, schriftliche Leistung

ECTS: 4 SWS: 2

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

This course focuses on all four language skills, and is the counterpart to both the Scientific English and Academic Skills courses. The courses may be taken in either order.

This course covers two main areas: preparing a poster presentation on one or more academic journal articles (or the student’s own research) for a fictional international conference; preparing and writing an academic paper and another piece of extended essay writing.

The preparation and practice for the academic paper will include:

  • Developing academic vocabulary and style
  • Structuring and organizing academic texts
  • Incorporating references and citations into texts

Listening tasks will include university lectures or seminars, scientific and academic TV and radio programmes, and ‘Youtube’ videos or ‘Ted-talks’ by well-known scientists and academics.

 
EE III cEAP 1  Do 08:15-09:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 203, Wilhelmstr. 22  P. Kingsbury0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

Academic Skills [GER C1]
 Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest ab 85 Punkte, oder Schein UNIcert III oder Zertifikat UNIcert II

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, Klausur, mündliche Leistung, schriftliche Leistung

Modul: Englisch für die Hochschule

SWS: 2      ECTS: 4

This course focuses on all four language skills, and complements the English for Academic Purposes course offered in the winter semester. These two courses may be taken in either order.
The course is heavily based on active discussion and interaction, particularly in small groups.
Emphasis will be placed on presentation skills and student-led discussions, based on written and audio/video sources. All students will give an academic presentation/seminar, based on their field of study or another academic area of interest.
Listening tasks will include university lectures or seminars, scientific and academic TV and radio programmes, and ‘Youtube’ videos or ‘Ted-talks’ by well-known scientists and academics.
This course will also practice academic applications (including CVs) and interviews, and participants will be able to increase their knowledge of the university system in at least one English-speaking country.
 
EE III cEAP 2  Mo
 
 14:15-15:45
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 FSZ ÜR 206, Wilhelmstr. 22
 
 P. Kingsbury0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

Cultural Studies USA [GER C1]
 

Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (ab 85 Punkte) oder Schein UNIcert III oder Zertifikat UNIcert II.

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, Referat, Hausarbeit und Klausur

SWS: 2 ECTS: 4 Modul: Englisch für die Hochschule

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt

This course offers an overview of American culture while providing a foundation for further studies. We will take an interdisciplinary approach by first exploring and analyzing how culture influences society and how individuals interact with culture. We will examine the many facets of American lifestyle by looking at US cultural diversity and exploring American values such as religion and personal freedoms. We will also consider the global role and image of the US, including mass media, politics, and America’s role in international conflict. This course will combine themes from current events, popular culture, and historically important contexts in an attempt to answer the question: What is American culture?

 
EE III CS USA  Mi
 
 14:15-15:45
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 FSZ ÜR 405, Wilhelmstr. 22
 
 M. Strain0 € 


Englisch  -  

TOEFL iBT Prep Course - KURS ENTFÄLLT
 Course Description:

Are you going to take the TOEFL iBT Test? If yes, then this is the course that will help you prepare. It will familiarize you with strategies and practice tasks for all four sections of the test: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.

The course will meet Wednesdays for three intense 4UE sessions from 2:15-5:45 on June 22, 29, July 6.
Course materials: Please note that you will need to purchase a book for this course (the cost will not exceed €25).
 
EE WS PWW  Mi 14:15-17:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 203, Wilhelmstr. 22  R. Thoma0 € 


Englisch  -  C1

Workshop - English Paper Writing [GER C1+]
 Kursanmeldung per Mail an rachel.thoma@uni-tuebingen.de

Workshop: English Paper Writing [GER C1+]
 
Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest(min. 85 Punkte) oder Zertifikat UNIcert® II

ECTS: 1

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

Termine: montags 14:15-15:45, 27. Juni, 4. Juli, 11. Juli 2022

Max 15TN
 
This workshop prepares students to write an academic research paper in English. It is ideal for students at the B2/C1 level taking FSZ courses towards the UNIcert III. However, anyone at or above that level is welcome to join the workshop, even if you have never taken a FSZ course. We will cover:
            Structure (of paper and paragraphs)
            Paraphrasing
            Citing sources
            Editing strategies (cohesion, academic terms, etc.)
 
If interested, please contact the instructor directly at: rachel.thoma@uni-tuebingen.de
However, if without previous FSZ experience, please first contact the FSZ-Infotheke at fsz@uni-tuebingen.de to receive a link for an online proficiency test.
 


 
EE WS PWW  Mo 14:15-15:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 203, Wilhelmstr. 22  R. Thoma0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert IV

Intercultural Management [GER C2]
 Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (ab 100 Punkte) sowie eine erfolgreiche mündliche und schriftliche Einstufung durch das Englischlektorat (Kontakt: rachel.thoma@uni-tuebingen.de) oder Anmeldung zur UNIcert III-Prüfung im Mai 2022 oder UNIcert III-Zertifikat

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung, schriftliche Leistung und Klausur

ECTS: 4     SWS: 2    Modul: Economics and Ethics (Teilmodul: Globalisation and Ethics)

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt


This course emphasizes speaking, listening, research and writing skills while exploring how to effectively manage by creating an inclusive organizational culture

Topics will include:
• Changes in corporate culture based on technology and diversity
• Challenges of international mergers and international expansion
• Intercultural leadership styles such as ‘Humble Leadership’ and ‘Servant Leaders’
• Creating a more inclusive, more inspiring corporate culture--living the mission statement

Requirements:
• Presentation on an aspect of business (or organizational) culture
• Active in-class participation, as well as preparation of homework and research at home
• Research paper to deepen insight into one aspect of intercultural management (optional)
 
EF IV aWW 5  Mi 12:15-13:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 203, Wilhelmstr. 22  R. Thoma0 €