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English Courses

Across the globe English is one of the most commonly used languages. Get prepared to communicate in international teams around the world - improve your English! 

Independent User (CEFR B1, B2)

If you want to improve your English and be able to use it confidently in your professional and personal life, then one of the following courses is for you!
We focus on using English to communicate. You will practice speaking in contexts relevant to today's workplace as well as in everyday situations, consolidate your grammar, expand your vocabulary, and improve the accuracy of your language skills.

Professional English B1

This course prepares participants to communicate in global teams.
You will learn how to talk about about everyday or work-related topics, explain your opinion, discuss plans and describe experiences. Further, you learn how to give professional presentations and write formal e-mails.

  • Target group: Students, employees, guest students
  • Time required: 4 SWS
  • Credit Points: 4 CP
  • CEFR level: B1
  • Dates: every semester, usually offered on two afternoons a week
  • Certificate of attendance on request
  • Contact: Lynn Beechey-Volz
  • Module Description
     

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Professional English B2

This course provides you with important skills for working in international teams and companies. You learn how to communicate confidently in different work situations. We focus on professional language skills that are important for your future career. For example, clearly explaining your ideas orally and in writing. In class, you will practise conversing fluently on topics related to your studies. In addition, you will learn to consider intercultural aspects in the Anglo-Saxon working environment.

  • Target group: Students, staff, guest students
  • Time required: 4 SWS
  • Credit Points: 4 CP
  • CEFR level: B2
  • Dates: every semester, Monday - Thursday afternoons
  • Certificate of attendance on request
  • Contact: Lynn Beechey-Volz
  • Module Description
     

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Professional English for KMM Students

In this special course, KMM students learn how to:

Select and use appropriate language tools to reach specific audiences and realise specific text functions;
Master and use specialised vocabulary on KMM-relevant topics; Plan and produce documents in a team;
Present and explain the advantages of linguistic standardisation; Apply linguistic standardisation methods in English and modify them for different projects if necessary.

  • Target group: Students of the degree programme Communication and Media Management (B.A.)
  • Time required: 2 SWS
  • Credit Points: 2 CP
  • Date: Only in summer semesters
  • Contact: Mila Koretnikov
  • Module Description


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English for Construction Engineering B2.1 und B2.2

Ihr Englischniveau liegt im mittleren Bereich? Und Sie möchten sich in realen technischen Situationen am Arbeitsplatz auszeichnen? Dann ist dieser Kurs genau das Richtige für Sie.
Ingenieure müssen effektiv mit ihren Kollegen auf der ganzen Welt kommunizieren, und Englisch wird allgemein als die Hauptsprache dieser Kommunikation angesehen.
Dieser Kurs wurde entwickelt, um den Studierenden dabei zu helfen, wichtige Englischkenntnisse zu erlernen. Er bietet eine gute Grundlage für allgemeines Englisch mit Schwerpunkt auf dem Vokabular für Bau- und Umweltingenieurwesen.

  • Zielgruppe: Studierende der Studiengänge Bauingenieurwesen und Umweltingenieurwesen
  • Zeitlicher Umfang: 2 SWS
  • Credit Points: 4 CP
  • GER-Niveaustufe: B2
  • Termin: jedes Semester, Freitag nachmittags
  • Kursmodus: Semesterkurs
  • Kontakt: Mila Koretnikov
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DAAD Language Level Certificate

You are planning to go abroad for a semester? The DAAD Language Certificate (for English) is often required for your application. If you have passed an IFS language course you can apply for the corresponding DAAD language certificate. If you have not completed an IFS course you can register for the DAAD language level test. 
The test determines your current level of English proficiency. 
In 1.5 hours, we test your ability in reading, writing and speaking. This is classified into the levels A1 to C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Usually proof of a minimum level B2 is required for studying abroad.

The test is offered on three different evenings every semester.

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Competent user (CEFR C1)

Do you want to use English confidently in academic and professional settings, and you can already use English at a B2 level? Then our C1 English courses are the right choice for you! On successfull completion of both Technical English and Business English, you may apply for the IFS C1 Foreign Language certificate - a valuable addition to your resumé.

Business English C1

Have you ever wanted to start your own business? This course is run on the basis of an entrepreneurial business game. Working in teams you develop an innovative company idea. You discuss, debate, make decisions and present your business idea at a trade fair with the aim of attracting investors for your fictitious company. This prepares you for the global business environment and teaches you the skills you need for an international career.

  • Target group: Students (compulsory for KMM, IM and WIN), staff, guest students.
  • Time required: 4 SWS
  • CEFR level: C1
  • Dates: check on LSF
  • C1 certificate on request 
  • Contact: Kellie Bruchmüller
  • Module Description


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Technical English C1

Do you want to be able to confidently explain how things work or have a discussion about technical topics in English? In this course, we cover a wide range of highly relevant technical themes. You present innovations, describe processes and discuss projects in teams. On completion, you will be better prepared for an international career, whether in Germany or abroad.

  • Target group: Students (compulsory for KMM, IM and WIN), staff, guest students
  • Time required: 4 SWS
  • Credit Points: 4 CP
  • CEFR level: C1
  • Dates: every semester, Mondays -Thursdays, mornings/afternoons
  • C1 certificate on request 
  • Contact: Mila Koretnikov, Martina Weddig
  • Module Description


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English for Construction Engineering C1

This course is exclusively for Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering (Construction) students.
Engineers need to communicate effectively with their colleagues around the world in English.
This course builds on your general English and focuses on high-level vocabulary for Civil and Environmental Engineering.

  • Target group: Only for students in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Time required: 2 SWS
  • Credit Points: 2 CP
  • CEFR level: C1
  • Dates: Every semester, Friday afternoons
  • Contact: Mila Koretnikov
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DAAD Language Certificate

You are planning to go abroad for a semester? The DAAD Language Certificate (for English) is often required for your application. If you have passed an IFS language course you can apply for the corresponding DAAD language certificate. If you have not completed an IFS course you can register for the DAAD language level test. 
The test determines your current level of English proficiency. 
In 1.5 hours, we test your ability in reading, writing and speaking. This is classified into the levels A1 to C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 

The test is offered on three different evenings every semester.

Register