This course aims to enhance the student's awareness of his/her listening comprehension and oral skills in order to systematically develop them. By giving oral presentations and taking part in discussions, the student will have ample opportunity to actively speak English in class. The Aural-Oral course is also characterized by a strong emphasis on the development of listening skills. Listening comprehension skills are trained at home through continuous exposure to assigned audio and audio-visual texts which are then used both in and outside of class. Vocabulary and pronunciation, two further crucial components of successful communication, will also be addressed and practiced in this course.
Given the current situation due to the corona virus, this class will be taught by means of a combination of our course management platform (Wordwise), video conferencing software (e.g. Zoom or other tools), and maybe additional platforms (such as Digitale Bibliothek Thüringen). After the first and second "Platzvergabe" towards the end of April, your instructor will send you the information you will need in order to access the online platform(s) and the video sessions. If you have any questions, please write your instructor an email.