English for Sports Scientists

English is becoming indispensable to pursuing a degree and career in sports science. This course develops communication skills that will help you succeed in your BA or MA program and beyond.

The course focuses on competence in subject-specific academic English. Participants will improve their ability to read journal articles, write research abstracts, give presentations, and participate in discussions in an academic context.

The course will also move onto the field to practice English in a variety of training situations. Participants will learn vocabulary and grammar that are relevant to specific topics (such as health, nutrition, and exercise) or address their own individual needs.

Attending the follow-up course "Speaking and Writing in the Natural and Health Sciences" is highly recommended.

Placement: A computer placement test (www.sprachenzentrum.unibas.ch?einstufung) is required prior to registration.

Entry requirement: At least two semesters in the Sports Sciences programme.

Further information:
Course level:
B1/B2 [more]
Anthony Mahler [more]
Friday, 12h15-13h45
Course period:
22.09.2017 - 15.12.2017 (Herbstsemester 2017)
Credit points:
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Certificate of attendance:
In order to receive a certificate of attendance (available on request) for this course, you are not allowed to be absent more than maximum two times.
± 90 minutes / week
Course materials:
A script will be distributed electronically.
Further details will be found in the course confirmation. Please do not acquire the course materials before then.
Course fee:
CHF 288 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for students and PhD candidates)
CHF 576 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for University employees)
Registration deadline:
17.05.2017 - 19.09.2017
This course requires either an obligatory computer placement test or completion of a preceding course.
If you have not attended a preceding course, a computer placement test has to be taken prior to registration.
Replacement date:
The supplementary replacement date for lessons that might not take place is: 02.12.2017 from 10h - 16h
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