Essentials in English

Effective communication means having reasonable control of the essentials of grammar and vocabulary. In our series of Essentials courses, these foundations are logically explained and then practised in context.

The focus is on English for academic purposes but also includes some aspects of professional and everyday life. Participants train speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Essentials is a flexible series of courses on different levels between A1 and B1/B2. All courses take place on the same day and at the same time. After the registration deadline, we will put you into a group that best matches your level.

There will be no class on 25 October.

Further information:
Course level:
A1 - B2 [more]
Wednesday, 12h15-13h45
Course period:
27.09.2017 - 20.12.2017 (Herbstsemester 2017)
Credit points:
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Certificate of attendance:
In order to receive a certificate of attendance (available on request) for this course, you are not allowed to be absent more than maximum two times.
± 120 minutes / week
Course materials:
Selected chapters from the Oxford University Press Navigate series on the appropriate level.  

Further details will be found in the course confirmation. Please do not acquire the course materials before then.
Course fee:
CHF 240 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for students and PhD candidates)
CHF 480 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for University employees)
Registration deadline:
17.05.2017 - 26.09.2017
This course requires either an obligatory computer placement test or completion of a preceding course.
If you have not attended a preceding course, a computer placement test has to be taken prior to registration.
Replacement date:
The supplementary replacement date for lessons that might not take place is: 02.12.2017 from 10h - 16h
Registration no longer possible
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