n.BA.BT.Eng1Ad.21HS (English 1 (Advanced)) 
Module: English 1 (Advanced)
This information was generated on: 28 May 2024
English 1 (Advanced)


Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2021


Study Programme Biotechnology
Regulations Applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Biotechnology degree programme
Module Type  
X Compulsory Module    Elective Module    Optional Module
Planned Semester 1st Semester
Module Coordinator Darrern Mace
Telephone / E-Mail +41 (0)58 934 56 93 / darren.mace@zhaw.ch
Darren Mace and various lecturers from the English team
Entrance Requirements -
Learning Outcomes and Competencies Students should be able to ...
  • clearly structure a paragraph using topic, supporting and concluding sentences.
  • write a formal letter
  • write a business style report describing trends in graphical data
  • understand written and audio texts at B2 + level and handle unknown words and deduce meanings from context
  • effectively employ digital resources to select appropriate vocabulary and structures for their writing
Module Content
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Formal Letter Writing
  • Writing Reports on Trends in Data
Follow-up Modules English for Biotechnologists 2 (Advanced)
Methods of Instruction 
  • Blended Learning
  • Asynchronous Self-Study
  • Peer Feedback
  • Coaching
Digital Resources
  • Instructional videos
  • Guideline documents
  • Moodle & H5P quizzes (multiple question types)
  • Moodle feedback forums
  • Padlet
Lesson Structure / Workload  
 Contact Hours 14
 Guided Self-Study 14
 Independent Self-Study 32
 Total Workload 60
Classroom Attendance -
Assessment Written exam at the end of the semester (100%) - e-assessment

If there is a low number of participants, the lecturer may change the form of a repeat examination after consultation with the head of the study programme: e.g. an oral examination can be used to replace a written one. Please report any changes to the form of examinations by e-mail to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch and Cc. Head of study programme.
Language of Instruction  English
Comments -


Course: English 1 (Advanced)
English 1 (Advanced)


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