English: Conversation Training - Intermediate

Formal and informal conversation is central to university and public life and the world of work. This training, which is the first in a three-level conversation module, is designed for students and staff who would like to improve this vital skill in a supportive atmosphere. Participants receive focused practice to become more confident and fluent in expressing themselves on academic, professional and personal topics. As each group is unique, the course will be tailored to the needs and wishes of the participants.

Topics may include:
  • Job-related skills (e.g. meetings and telephoning)
  • Media and news
  • Culture and leisure
  • Open discussions
This intermediate training can be taken on its own or alongside other language courses. It prepares participants to proceed to "English: Conversation Training – Upper Intermediate".
Further information:
Course level:
B1/B2 [more]
Lecturer:
Carol Daubney [more]
Time:
Monday, 12h30-13h30
Course period:
16.10.2017 - 11.12.2017 (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 one time.
Homework:
± 30 minutes / week
Course fee:
CHF 144 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for students and PhD candidates)
CHF 180 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for University employees)
Registration deadline:
17.05.2017 - 08.10.2017
Placement:
This course can be attended without a placement test. However, for your own orientation you are welcome to take a computer placement test at the Language Centre prior to the course and enter your results in the registration form.
Details
An oral placement interview will be conducted by the lecturer, if no preceding course has been attended with him/her.
Oral placement interviews will be held on Monday, 09.10.2017, 10-14h.
Replacement date:
The supplementary replacement date for lessons that might not take place is: 02.12.2017 from 10h - 16h
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