120105 Englisch IV (B2+): Preparation for English for science and technology

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction
Englisch, Deutsch



Summaries of academic articles ( chiefly from New Scientist, National Geographic)

Discussions of current events in addition to scientific events

Previous knowledge expected

ceritifcate of English III course or English entrance result on E4. For this test, please find further information on our website:

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Band 6-7 (Competent to Good User) according to IELTS (0-9.

English IV will continue working from the material covered in English III. Chapters 6-10 will be covered in class from the newly selected textbook, Focus on IELTS. Additional work will be assigned to further oral practice of those points covered in the textbook. Tasks will be given to small groups and students will be expected to outline and cover particular subjects. Individual or group presentations (depending on the size of the class) will take place during the semester and presentations skills will be covered as part of the class curriculum. The aims of English IV also include: enlarging vocabulary (scientific as well as general), learning to summarise and report, note taking, and working with tables and graphs. English IV aims to prepare students for Fachsprache as well as to familiarise them with IELTS, which is quickly becoming the most widely used English testing service for academic and immigration purposes.

Requirement for the course:

Positive completion of English III or assessment test

Class participation

Regular attendance
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.