n.BA.BT.Eng2In.21HS (English 2 (Intermediate)) 
Module: English 2 (Intermediate)
This information was generated on: 23 July 2024
English 2 (Intermediate)


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 2nd Semester
Module Coordinator Darren 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 ...
  • identify important information in audio texts and take effective notes.
  • analyse written texts, identify key information and actively participate in discussions about these texts
  • write a well-structured summary of audio and written texts.
  • deliver a well-structured oral summary of a written text.
  • understand challenging, study specific written and audio texts and handle unknown words and deduce meanings from context.
  • effectively employ digital resources to establish the meaning of unknown words and select appropriate vocabulary and structures for their summaries.
Module Content
  • Note taking in English
  • Written summaries
  • Oral summaries
Follow-up Modules English for Biotechnologists 3 (Intermediate)
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 16
 Guided Self-Study 12
 Independent Self-Study 32
 Total Workload 60
Classroom Attendance -
Assessment Oral exam at the end of the semester (50%)

Written mid-semester-test (50%)
Language of Instruction  English
Comments -


Course: English 2 (Intermediate)
English 2 (Intermediate)


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