Credits: 3

Schedule: 03.08.2020 - 31.08.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Maurice Forget

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Summer, I, II, III, IV, V

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to

- lead and participate in both formal and informal discussions related to art, design and architecture

- summarise and organise ideas in order to present information clearly to the audience

- deliver an effective oral presentation on a topic from their own field

- receive and give constructive feedback

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course prepares students for spoken interaction that is related to the context of art, design and architecture. During the course, students participate in individual, pair, and group work as a way to enhance their speaking skills. Activities include using English in both formal and informal contexts related to their own fields. As part of the course, students also become familiar with the elements of an effective presentation. Students then prepare and deliver a presentation related to their specific fields of study. The main emphasis of these activities is on improving students’ competence in using English for communication. During the course, students also develop skills for giving and receiving constructive peer feedback.

Working Life Skills: Know-how related to my own field of studies, Skills in foreign language, Skills related to working in international environment, Information retrieval skills, Oral communication skills, Team work skills, Skills in social relations, Self-Awareness, Critical thinking skills, Analytical, Lifelong learning skills, Self-confidence, and Time management.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Continuous assessment of active contribution 5%

- Presentation task (videoed) 35%

-Team presentation 20%

- Discussion Leading 20%

- Course Activities 20%

Note: 80% attendance requirement.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

81 h (Small group instruction 24 – 36 h + independent work 45 – 57 h)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Provided by the teacher and the students

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

CEFR level (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

B2 or higher

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is strongly recommended for students who have already gained some knowledge in their field of study. Thus, it is recommended for second-year and older students.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course only fulfils the university foreign language requirement for oral skills (o).

Please note that the course will be organised if a minimum of 10 people register for it.

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, this course is expected to be delivered online.


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