|Course day(s)||WED 18:00 - 19:30|
|Participants||2 - max. 5|
|Material cost||CHF 150|
Level C1: Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Learning content: The four key skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking are practised systematically, using real-life examples; important grammar modules are studied in depth. You will speak about topics such as psychology, the law and criminality, painting and the theatre, as well as science, research and society. You will encounter literary texts as well as reportage, opinion pieces, specialist texts and encyclopaedia entries; you will also listen to radio programmes, scenes from plays, songs and expert panel discussions. In role-playing exercises, you will conduct surveys, take part in discussions or hold a short speech, learning useful conversational skills. You will practise your writing skills by composing press reports, letters (letter to the editor, personal and formal letters, e-mail), a speech or a news release. Grammar exercises will include broadening existing knowledge by practising noun-verb combinations as well as nominal/verbal style; you will take a fresh look at prepositions and the genitive, and get an overview of the various functions of "es".
Notes: Entry anytime after placement test