This course, adapted to your level and your goals, aims to give you confidence in your ability to communicate in the language. It is ideal for people who want to improve their English but either:
1. don't have time to attend a regular class or
2. have specific learning requirements which may not be met in a group-based course.
This course adapts to suit you. The focus can be on improving writing skills, dealing with grammar or developing your fluency in speaking.
Registration by September 11, 2019. After this date you will be contacted to set up your first appointment at which you will agree on an individual program based on your requirements. Then meetings will take place face-to-face at an agreed location or online, or a mixture of both. A total of 4 academic hours are available for each participant.
Your learning agreement will state: the number of lesson hours, time, place and method(s) of organizing classes. Failure to comply with the learning agreement without prior notice may result in a penalty fee (see: Cancellation Policy).
If you would like to do this course together with a colleague, please indicate this on your registration. In such an arrangement, participants must be at or near the same language level and have similar learning goals (speaking, presenting, etc.). In order for this to work, participants must arrange their own partnerships, as student pairing is not carried out by the language department.
Total possible duration of the course: ca. 3 months (meetings take place between September 11 and December 13, 2019).
Note: This course is designed for participants at any level of the Common European Frame of Reference (CEFR A1 - C2). We recommend that you take our placement test on ILIAS before starting the course but it is not mandatory.
Instructions for taking the placement test and a link can be found here:
You need an SCC account to take our placement test. If you do not have an SCC account, please contact the English Department of the Language Center (Sprachenzentrum) underenglischYkt5∂spz KIT edu
Prerequisite for this course:
You must be a member of KHYS.
Are you a doctoral student but not a member of KHYS?
You can become a member here: http://www.khys.kit.edu
Kostenerstattung bei Nichtteilnahme / Cancellation Policy
Sollte es Ihnen trotz Anmeldung nicht möglich sein an dem Kurs teilzunehmen, sagen Sie Ihre Teilnahme bitte bis spätestens zwei Wochen vor Kursbeginn ab. Bei Nichtteilnahme ohne zwingenden Grund (z.B. Krankschreibung) behält sich das KHYS vor, anteilig die Kurskosten von Ihnen zurückzufordern.
If you register for a course but are not able to attend, please contact the English Department at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. KHYS reserves the right to demand partial payment from participants who are absent but do not provide a legitimate excuse (eg. illness).