Preparation for Cambridge First Certificate

Short Name
Cambridge Certificate(B2)
Module Code
763
Module Coordinator
  • Dipl.-Sprachlehrerin Christine Dannhofer
Teacher
  • Angelika Carlson
Short Description
Improvement of language skills
Learning Objectives

The course aims to bring students up to the level of the Cambridge First Certificate, which is accepted by most
universities in the United Kingdom as proof that a student‘s English is good enough for her/him to study together
with English-speaking students. The certificate is an international qualification which is recognised all over the world and
is of great value when applying for a job.

Contents

Activities to develop the four skills reading, writing, listening,
speaking to specified level B2:

Reading:
Treatment of shorter texts (informative or general interest) to
understand the gist, distinguish main from subsidiary points,
identify the logical structure or scan for relevant details;

Writing:
Writing a non-standard letter based on specific reading input, short
article, report, a discursive composition or a task on a prescribed
background reading text, paying attention to range and accuracy of
vocabulary and structures, punctuation and spelling, appropriate
style and organisation

Listening:
Listening to a variety of recorded texts for gist, main points, detail,
specific information or to deduce meaning

Speaking:
Speaking as a work basis throughout in partner dialogue, small
group task-solving, topic discussion, short talks or extended
descriptions

Grammar:
Revision of problematic structures

General familiarisation with examination
tasks

Expertise
Method Competence
Social Competence
Self Competence
Duration in Semester
1
Instruction Language
English
Total Effort
6.0 CrP; an estimated 180 hours
Weekly School Hours
4
Method of Instruction

seminars and exercises

Preliminary Work

Homework, Participation

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Klausur

Evaluation Standard

Grading pursuant § 9 according to provision (Part I of the exam regulations).

Availability
Semesterly
References

Literatur/Lehrmaterialien werden zu Veranstaltungsbeginn bekannt gegeben.

Study Aids

textbook, dictionary, worksheets, audio material, internet, flip chart, exam material

Recommended Prerequisites

106, 207