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GESS Science in Perspective Information
Only the courses listed below will be recognized as "GESS Science in Perspective" courses.

Further below you will find courses under the category "Type B courses Reflections about subject specific methods and content" as well as the language courses.

During the Bachelor’s degree Students should acquire at least 6 ECTS and during the Master’s degree 2 ECTS.

Students who already took a course within their main study program are NOT allowed to take the course again.
Language Courses of the UZH and ETH Zurich
Please be advised that your online-registration at the language centre of UZH and ETH Zurich has to be simultaneous (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch) as otherwise your registration for the course will not be valid.

There is a course fee of CHF 80.-. Except for: Greek Basic Courses, Heureka and Reading Course Latein.

A maximum of three credits from language courses may be recognised. In addition, only advanced courses (level B2 upwards) in the European languages English, French, Italian and Spanish are recognised. German language courses are recognised from level C2 upwards.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0820-01LFrench B2-C1: Language and Cinema Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits1GJ.‑P. Coen
AbstractThis course is designed for those students who fulfill the requirements of level B2. The aim is to analyse, and comment on, recent French movies.
ObjectiveThe course provides the most fitting environment to improve a refined//sharp linguistic comprehension and to sensibilize its participants to various culture specific issues of the French speaking world.
ContentLe cours propose un choix de films récents qui reflètent une thématique récurrente, une préoccupation actuelle ou un enjeu particulièrement débattu au sein du cinéma français.
Chaque participant-e effectue un exposé oral consacré à la présentation détaillée d'un des films. Il ou elle prépare, en outre, les différentes séances de cours en visionnant préalablement, et de manière autonome, un ou deux films. Ces activités sont complétées en classe par des considérations lexicales.
851-0827-01LFrench B2.2-C1: Society and Actuality Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits1GJ.‑P. Coen
AbstractThis course is for all students who would like to develop their knowledge at C1 level, with emphasis on cultural aspects. Through analysing demanding texts, participants will be able to improve both their reading comprehension and writing.
ObjectiveThis course aims at developing reading comprehension skills and, more specifically, it also aims at exploring different rhetorical, cultural and inherent aspects of texts. This course helps to improve the participants’ linguistic competences needed to extend one’s specific and appropriate vocabulary related to different contexts. Participants will learn to differentiate between different genres, speech acts and registers.
ContentAbordant, avec le souci de les thématiser, les « questions d'actualité » qui secouent la « société française » ou la francophonie, chaque leçon permet de mettre en commun analyses, commentaires et questions des participant-e-s qui, préalablement à chaque séance, ont pris connaissance à domicile des textes retenus. Chaque participant-e effectue, en outre, par écrit un travail académique de synthèse et de réflexion personnelle, pour lequel les moyens linguistiques indispensables (rhétorique, enchaînement et hiérarchisation) font l'objet, durant le cours, d'une approche descriptive à l'aide de quelques exemples particulièrement clairs et intéressants.
851-0816-05LFrench B2-C1 : Grammar Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits1GJ.‑P. Coen
AbstractWith a textual approach this course focuses on some complex topics such as
the past tense, indirect speech and the subjunctive. The course does not aim
at a systematic revision of grammar.
ObjectiveThis course focuses on some complex topics such as
the past tense, indirect speech and the subjunctive. The course does not aim
at a systematic revision of grammar.
ContentLe cours a pour objectif principal d'améliorer la maîtrise du français écrit par l'appropriation de règles grammaticales et de règles d'usage qui, sur le plan textuel, assurent au moins en partie la correction des énoncés, et ceci pour quelques chapitres difficiles du français. Il propose une approche descriptive de moyens linguistiques qui permettent d'améliorer la rédaction de textes académiques (compte rendu, synthèse) ou d'écrits administratifs en général (lettre de motivation), ainsi que des exercices ciblés.

Les points étudiés sont notamment les temps du passé, l'ordre des mots dans la phrase, la cohésion textuelle, ainsi que le discours rapporté. Ils sont abordés à l'aide de matériel authentique et sans recours systématique à des exercices de drill.
Le cours présente des activités de repérage des difficultés, de mise en commun des résultats, ainsi que des exercices d'écriture.
851-0816-15LFrench B2 : Debates and Presentations Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W1 credit1GJ.‑P. Coen
AbstractThis course is intended for students who have reached level B2. Participants will train their skills so that they may perform simple contributions during general debates.
ObjectiveThe main emphasis is on spoken skills, with the aim of enabling students to develop their own voice in expressing their views and developing arguments efficiently. The course also nurtures the ability to understand a general meaning in documents concerning aspects of society at large.
851-0815-04LFrench B2: Brush up your Skills Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GC. Destefani
AbstractThe course is organized around the communicative tasks that participants learn to perform. These relate to the university environment and are addressed both in terms of essential language skills at B2 level and of extra-linguistic skills (cultural knowledge, gestures, etc.) required to deal with these situations.
ObjectiveThe objective of this course is to familiarize participants with the performance of communicative tasks specific to the academic world and, in so doing, to consolidate their general production and comprehension skills (oral and written) at B2 level.
851-0816-13LFrench B2.2-C2 : Practising French in Context Information Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich" (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).

Course fee: CHF 80.00
W1 credit1GJ.‑P. Coen
AbstractThis course targets B2/C1 French learners. It is not open to French native speakers.
ObjectiveThe main objective of this course is to practice and improve the four language skills of participants (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Students will have to make a presentation in French on a complex subject, interact in a group, defend a point of view and answer to objections.
851-0832-10LAdvanced English for Academic Purposes (C1-C2) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GK. A. Lewis
AbstractThis course is designed for Bachelor and Master students from all disciplines, who wish to improve their English from C1 towards C2 level and train their language skills at Mastery level. Selected Academic English features are included to add value to the course to meet standard entrance requirements by leading universities and colleges worldwide.
ObjectiveParticipants should already have reached a level of C1 (advanced), as defined in the Council of Europe Global Scale. The course is also open to participants whose level is above C1.
The course aims to train and develop linguistic skills at Mastery level, with a focus on formal and informal lexis, on listening and oral communication skills, increasing fluency, accuracy and complexity of spoken language; writing well-structured descriptive texts and argumentative essays, with the aim to fulfill the language requirements for study at an English speaking university or follow University Master Courses held in English.
ContentThe course covers: a review of vocabulary building and extension, including the Academic Word List and formulaic language; input on academic reading, writing and listening comprehension; improvement of grammatical accuracy with web-based practice. Special emphasis is placed on individual speaking, argumentative discourse and group discussions, to enhance fluency and confidence. Topics cover globalisation, communication, social issues, health, work and/or the environment.
Lecture notesNo script.
LiteratureCourse materials will be provided electronically, prior to the lessons. For additional handouts and materials participants will be expected to make a contribution of about CHF 5.00 at the beginning of the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipants will be expected to:
attend regularly throughout the semester;
take part actively in class discussions, group work and pair work;
do at least 2 hours' work per week outside class, including reading and writing;
use the electronic tools provided, such as a WIKI and a virtual library on ILIAS, and engage in web-based activities to practise various linguistic skills;

A language certificate from the Language Center is issued on successful completion of the course; Bachelor and Master students of the ETH will receive D-Gess credits and a mark, awarded electronically at the end of the semester. Details will follow at the beginning of the semester.

The course is only open to students who register on-line via the Sprachenzentrum website (in February 2015, please review the SZ webpage) and who receive on-line confirmation that they have been accepted on this course.
851-0832-11LAdvanced English for Academic Purposes (C1-C2) Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GR. Taylor
AbstractThis course is designed for Bachelor and Master students from all disciplines who wish to improve their English from C1 towards C2 level and train their language skills at Mastery level. Selected Academic English features are included to add value to the course to meet standard entrance requirements by leading universities and colleges worldwide.
ObjectiveParticipants should already have reached a level of C1 (advanced), as defined in the Council of Europe Global Scale. The course is also open to participants whose level is above C1.
The course aims to train and develop linguistic skills at Mastery level, with a focus on formal and informal lexis, on listening and oral communication skills, increasing fluency, accuracy and complexity of spoken language; writing well-structured descriptive texts and argumentative essays, with the aim to fulfill the language requirements for study at an English speaking university or follow University Masters Courses held in English.
ContentThe course covers: a review of vocabulary building and extension, including the Academic Word List and formulaic language; input on academic reading, writing and listening comprehension; and improvement of grammatical accuracy. Special emphasis is placed on individual speaking, argumentative discourse and group discussions, to enhance fluency and confidence. Where possible, students will be asked to reflect on how the course content relates to their own academic disciplines.
Lecture notesNo script. Handouts will be delivered weekly and published on Moodle.
LiteratureParticipants will be expected to make a small contribution to the costs of any photocopies necessary.
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipants will be expected to:
Attend regularly throughout the semester;
Take part actively in class discussions, group work and pair work;
do at least 2 hours' work per week outside class, including reading and writing;
Use the electronic tools provided.
Complete a portfolio report of four key tasks, aiming to practice the skills focussed on during the semester.

A language certificate from the Language Center is issued on successful completion of the course; Bachelor and Master students of the ETH will receive D-Gess credits and a mark, awarded electronically at the end of the semester. Details will follow at the beginning of the semester.

The course is only open to students who register on-line via the Sprachenzentrum website (in February 2015, please review the SZ webpage) and who receive on-line confirmation that they have been accepted on this course.
851-0886-00LNew Zealand Through Literature and Film (C1-C2) Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GM. Norgate
AbstractThis course is designed for non-native English speakers at Bachelor and Master level from all disciplines who wish to gain an insight into New Zealand culture, history, and society through its rich tradition in film and literature, while improving their English language skills further towards C2.
ObjectiveIn this course, students are introduced to New Zealand through its rich tradition of literature and film. The course addresses issues that have arisen in this former colony from its earliest settlement to the present day. Key questions include: What did New Zealand mean to its early settlers? Where did they come from? What is the Treaty of Waitangi, and what is its status today? How culturally diverse is New Zealand, and what is bi-culturalism in New Zealand? How did early European settlers view New Zealand, and what does it mean to be a New Zealander today?

Students will analyze and discuss poetry, prose, and film. They will become aware of various ways of "reading" texts and film, and will improve their skills in planning and writing cohesive essays in which they marshal their arguments in a convincing and formal manner.

Overall, the aims are that students become more discerning readers, improve their skills in expressing their views in written and spoken form clearly and concisely, and gain an understanding of the importance of literature and film to the development of New Zealand’s unique present-day identity.
ContentThe course gives a roughly chronological view - through literature and film - of New Zealand's history, culture, and society from pre-European settlement to the present day. Materials discussed include selected poems, short stories, articles, and films. A key focus is the way New Zealanders' notion of their own identity has shifted over the years, as expressed by the country's film-makers and writers working in English, and to a limited degree, in Maori (English translations are provided).
Lecture notesHandouts and DVDs
LiteratureMaterials are available on Moodle and at the Language Center's Self-Access Center (more information is given in the first lesson)
Prerequisites / NoticeOther requirements: All participants are expected to:
* Attend regularly throughout the semester
* Participate actively in discussions, group work, and pair work
* Do 2-3 hours' work per week outside the classroom, including reading, writing, and watching films
* Complete the written assignments and give a short presentation

Important note:
The course is only open to students who register online via the Sprachenzentrum website during the registration period (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch) and who receive online confirmation that they have been accepted on this course.
851-0856-04LSpanish B2-C1: Grammar and Communication Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GM. V. Ruiz Lozano Hänni
AbstractThis course can be defined as a „bridge course“ that allows the student to reach the required level to study level C1.
ObjectiveThe focus of this course is the communication practice (speaking and writing) of the grammar contents of levels B2-C1 as described in the Common Frame of Language Reference.
ContentThe most important grammar topics of this course, which will also enable oral practice, are the following: past tense forms, subordinate clauses (as described in levels B2-C1 of the Common Frame of Language Reference), links, reported speech, verb constructions and verbs that express change. We will also practice some of the topics that tend to cause problems also to higher level learners: ser/estar, por/para, indicativo/subjuntivo, etc.
Adequate audio-visual and written texts dealing with topical issues will be the basis for the oral practice of the described grammar themes.
In order to find out if you have the required level for his course, contact your teacher in advance: victoria.ruiz@access.uzh.ch
LiteratureThe written and audio-visual didactic materials will be provided by the teacher by means of OLAT.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe students know how to use the indicative and subjunctive tenses and are able to express themselves fluently in everyday situations and in more complex communicative contexts related to the studies.
851-0846-01LSpanish B2: Starter Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GJ. Ruano Céspedes
AbstractThe course is aimed for students and staff of the University and ETH Zurich having passed level B1.2 and for those who know and correctly use all indicative tenses, as well as the subjunctive in its present and perfect forms. On the other hand, they should be able to make themselves fluently understood in every day conversations and read intermediate level texts.
ObjectiveThe course aims towards integrating grammar and oral/written communication. We will present new grammar topics and will introduce them into the oral practice.
ContentThe most important grammatical topic will be the imperfecto and pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo in subordinate structures. Free and directed discussion will be enhanced. We will read diverse text forms from Spanish and Latin American Authors.
Lecture notesThe teacher will provide the script. A small fee of CHF 5.00 be collected.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe certificate and ETCS points are granted to the students who have complied with the following requirements:
* Participation in the weekly lessons (maximum 3 absences)
* A mininum of 2 hours of self study (reading and grammar exercises)
* Presentation of one of the chosen texts
* Passing of a final exam

Important information for ETH students: The enrollment in this course at the Sprachenzentrum does not enrol the student automatically fot the granting of the D-GESS points. Please inform yourself.
851-0834-17LSpanish B2: Oral Interaction Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GM. Iturrizaga Slosiar
AbstractRequisites: Intended for participants having completed level B2 who are relatively fluent but who still have difficulties with coping with specific oral tasks. From the grammatical perspective, students must know and use correctly all tenses of indicative and subjunctive. They can evolve in relatively complex conversation topics, understand written press and audiovisual environment.
ObjectiveThe course aims to expose the student to the oral language in order to help her/him to better achieve a wide range of oral tasks from a linguistic and social perspective.
ContentWe practice several kinds of oral interactions, such as casual and formal conversation, interviews to Spanish-speaking people, debate, negotiation, etc. We discuss about current issues. On the other hand, it is intended for participants to develop a glossary correspondent to his/her area of study and to do a short presentation.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe certificate and the corresponding ETCS credits are granted to students having successfully completed to the following criteria:

- Active participation in lessons
- A minimum of 3 self-study hours per week
- An interview to a Spanish native speaker
- A presentation

Enrollment in this course is done through the Language Center: www.spracheznzentrum.uzh.ch. / Inscription in "My studies" should be done by the student her/himself.
851-0849-00LPortuguese Brazilian A1 Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich" (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).

Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GP. de Avila Goulart Ribeiro W.
AbstractThis course is designed for participants with no previous knowledge of Portuguese.
In the course, participants learn simple basic vocabulary, common daily idiomatic expressions, and fundamental grammar. The focus is on the phonetic features of Portuguese language. Intercultural and cultural issues relating to Brazil are also taken into consideration.
ObjectiveParticipants can understand and form simple questions, messages, and requests.
851-0849-01LPortuguese Brazilian A2 Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GP. de Avila Goulart Ribeiro W.
AbstractThis course is designed for participants with a basic knowledge of Portuguese (level A1).
The course deals with everyday topics. Participants practice simple forms of communication as these occur in daily life. Lexical and linguistic structures are taught within these contexts. Intercultural and socio-cultural issues relating to Brazil are also taken into consideration.
ObjectiveParticipants can talk and write about themselves and everyday topics using simple sentences. They can take part in simple daily conversations, understand and write simple messages, describe an event in a time sequence, and express wishes, assumptions, and recommendations.
851-0849-02LPortuguese-Brazilian B1 Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GP. de Avila Goulart Ribeiro W.
AbstractThis course is designed for participants with an A2 level in Portuguese.
The course deals with everyday topics. Participants practice forms of communication as these occur in daily life. Lexical and linguistic structures are taught within these contexts. Intercultural and socio-cultural issues relating to Brazil are also taken into consideration.
ObjectiveParticipants can deal with everyday situations; they can talk about their experiences, opinions, wishes, and plans in simple coherent sentences.
851-0826-05LItalian B2: Italian for Academic Purposes Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits1GA. Dal Negro
AbstractIn the cours, different textforms will be practiced which are used in the academic domain. This includes the scientific essay, the abstract, the oral presentation, and the handout.
ObjectiveMastering the structures of the academic communication in Italian.
851-0826-04LItalian B2-C1: Language and Literature Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GP. Brülisauer-Casella
AbstractThe course is intended for students with Italian language skills at level B2 or higher.
The objective of the course is to improve students' oral and written expression.
ObjectiveThe course gives students the opportunity to broaden and intensify their knowledge of the more complex morpho-syntactic and lexical structures of the Italian language. The objective of the course is to improve students’ proficiency in expressing complex contents.
ContentThe morpho-syntactic and lexical structures in question will be introduced and practised in context through a variety of wrtitten and oral activities. This semester will focus particularly on verb morphology and combining tenses.
Lecture notesCourse materials will be distributed in class. We will use authentic audio-visual content as well as texts from journalism and literature. A fee of 3.00 CHF for photocopying will be levied. <br>
- Online resources: www.olat.unizh.ch. Further informations will be given by the teacher.
851-0852-00LRussian II (A1.2) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GD. Henseler
AbstractThis cours focuses on the basics of Russian grammar (Level A 1.2), as well as on developing the basic vocabulary, on reading competence, oral conversation, and intercultural competence.
Registration for the course at sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch is obligatory!
ObjectiveThe courses Russian I and II aim at aquiring the most important aspects of the basic grammar und developing a representative basic vocabulary. The main focus is on developing the following skills: speaking, listening comprehension and reading, on a A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, as well as a cultural competence.
Contentto talk about languages and language learning; to tell what one is (not) doing; to talk about leisure; to tell if one likes (does not like) something; to utter one's opinion about activities; to name time and days of the week; to name activities in the past; to talk about former and current professions, activities and jobs; to name the modality of an activity; to make phone calls; to read an interview in a newspaper; to name the order and duration of an action.
Working forms: Single, pair, and group work, and plenum. The course is supported by e-learning.
Lecture notesWe continue working with the textbook "Otlitschno! aktuell A1" (ISBN: 978-3-19-204477-9; only this edition!)
851-0854-01LRussian IV (A2.2) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GD. Henseler
AbstractThe course Russian IV requires a knowledge which should come up to the level of the four preceding courses (three terms, with two lessons per week). In case of doubt please contact the teacher prior to the beginning of the term.
Registration for the course at sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch is obligatory!
ObjectiveThe course aims at building up a good communicative competence. The focus is on spoken interaction, reading and listening, on a A2.2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, as well as on building up a cultural competence.
Contentto talk about the performance of hotels; to make a conversation at the reception desk; to utter satisfaction; to make complaints; to give recommendations; to talk about distance; to talk about living; to indicdate the place of something; to utter desire and ideas; to describe the outward appearance of persons; to talk about clothes; to pay compliments; to make comparisons; to talk about character and qualities of persons; to talk about relationship and friendship
Lecture notesWe work with the textbook "Otlitschno! aktuell A2" (starting from lesson 3). Students are asked to acquire this textbook "Kursbuch" (ISBN: 978-3192044786; only this edition!).
851-0855-01LRussian for Insiders: Deepen Your Heritage Language Skills (A2-C1) Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GD. Henseler
AbstractThis course targents students with Russian as a heritage language - students who have grown up outside the Russian language area, but who spoke or speak (partly) Russian in their family environment and already have an oral knowledge of the language (level A2-C1). A prior knowledge of the Russian script is welcome, but not mandatory.
ObjectiveThe participants deepen their competences in Russian script and orthography as well as their reading comprehension and stylistics (concerning the productive competences in writing) with the aim to be able to use the Russian language also outside the domestic domain, especially in a academic and professional environment.
The detailed learning objectives in the above-mentioned fields will be established individually at the beginning of the course with regard to the students' prior knowledge and their needs.
851-0862-00LArabic II (A1.2) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W3 credits4GE. Youssef-Grob
AbstractThis course forms the second part (level A 1.2) of a five semesters' Arabic curriculum. It is open for students, PhD-students, and employees belonging to the university of Zurich or the ETH who have already some knowledge in the Arabic language and are able to read and write its script.
ObjectiveThe aim of this course is an extension of an elementary competence in speaking and listening comprehension of the Arabic language. Reading and writing the Arabic script will be further exercised and we are going through central topics of Arabic grammar. We have studied the first three lessons of textbook "Arabisch intensiv Grundstufe" in the first semester and will now turn to lessons four to seven.
ContentEingebettet in kommunikative Situationen werden folgende Inhalte erarbeitet, die sich vorwiegend auf typische Situationen bei einem Sprachaufenthalt beziehen: Gast sein / Gastgeber sein; seine persönliche Umwelt beschreiben (Stadt, Haus, Familie etc.), sich an einem Ort zurechtfinden, Informationen einholen, eine Wohnung mieten, einkaufen.
LiteratureArabisch Intensiv. Grundstufe. Landesspracheninstitut in der Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Buske Verlag (www.buske.de), 2011
851-0864-00LArabic IV (A2.2) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GU. Gösken
AbstractThe aim of the fourth level course is:
1. The improvement of the communication about everyday situations and simple Arabic texts.
2. Verbal system incl. participles and infintives
3. Subordinate clauses
ObjectiveThe aim of the fourth level course is:
1. The improvement of the communication about everyday situations and simple Arabic texts.
2. Verbal system incl. participles and infintives
3. Subordinate clauses
851-0866-03LArabic: Egyptian Arabic (A2.1) Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GE. Youssef-Grob
AbstractThis course is an introduction into the colloquial Arabic spoken in Cairo which is well understood in the whole Arab world. The main skills trained are oral expression and listening comprehension.
A good linguistic background in Standard Arabic (Fusha) is required.
ObjectiveThe educational objective comprehends linguistically and culturally adequate performances in communicative situations, as encountered typically when staying in an Arab country such as introducing oneself, talking about one's family and environment, to find one's way, to gather information, shopping, to eat out etc.
851-0876-00LChinese II (A1.2) Information Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
Course fee: CHF 80.-
W3 credits4GQ. Hu
AbstractThis course Chinese II builds on the first course of Chinese I, enlarging the vocabulary to 300 words. The course will provide an introduction into the modern standard Chinese language and script. The main focus will be on colloquial language without neglecting the specific cultural context.
ObjectiveThe course aims at promoting everyday communication skills, concentrating on basic vocabulary in Pinyin and Chinese characters, elementary grammar and conversation. At the end of the semester, the participants shall reach a level of competence corresponding to the int ernationally recognized HSK 2-examination.
ContentNeu erworbene Sprachfähigkeiten:

1. Fähigkeit, einfache Formen der Forderung oder der Bitte darzustellen und zu verstehen.
2. Die eigene Ansicht in einfacher Weise ausdrücken können.
3. Nach der Meinung der anderen fragen können.
4. Einen Vorschlag machen können.
5. Zwei Dinge miteinander vergleichen können.
6. Die Ursache von etwas erklären können.
7. Gegenwart, Vergangenheit und Zukunft ausdrücken können.
LiteratureWe shall base out work on the following textbook: Standard Course HSK 2, ISBN: 978-7-5619-3726-6. and workbook ISBN: 978-7-5619-3710-5, Beijing 2014.
The course will be supported by a module on OLAT. The participants will be asked to do some of their tasks on OLAT.
Prerequisites / NoticePrecondition is the previous attendance of course Chinese I or an equivalent language competence. All those who have not attended course III a kindly requested to contact the teacher.
851-0876-02LChinese II (A1.2) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W3 credits4GA.‑L. Achermann
AbstractThe first two semesters of this Chinese course provide an introduction into the modern standard Chinese language and script. The main focus will be on colloquial language without neglecting its cultural context. We shall put the emphasis on the language of everyday situations.
ObjectiveThe course aims at promoting everyday communication skills, concentrating on basic vocabulary in Pinyin and Chinese characters, elementary grammar and conversation. We shall also try to understand the functioning of a language which is basically different from those of Europe, and shall look at its cultural context.
ContentThe first two semesters of this Chinese course provide an introduction into the modern standard Chinese language and script. The main focus will be on colloquial language without neglecting its cultural context. The course aims at promoting everyday communication skills, concentrating on basic vocabulary in Pinyin and Chinese characters, elementary grammar and conversation.
851-0878-00LChinese IV (A2.2) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W3 credits4GQ. Hu
AbstractBuilding on course Chinese III the students will learn to actively master a vocabulary of 600 words. In addition, the course will teach some of the basic grammatical patterns. Exercises in spoken Chinese covering a number of topics are also part of the course-work. The course aims at preparing the participants to reach level 3 of the new HSK.
ObjectiveThe course has the following aims: the participants shall acquire an advanced competence in the field of speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build up a number of key characters, so that 600 words should be actively mastered by the end of the semester. Exercises in basic grammatical forms shall give a first understanding of modern Chinese syntax. All the lessons will contain a fair share of conversational practice.
ContentNeue erworbene Sprachkompetenzen:

Fähigkeit, einen kurzen Text zu verfassen, oder ein entsprechendes Portfolio zu erstellen. Erweiterung der Lesefähigkeit, sowohl was die lexikalische als auch was die grammatikalische Kompetenz angeht. Schriftzeichen, die durch Hinweis entstanden sind 指事字; Schriftzeichen, die durch Ausweitung entstanden sind 会意字.
Im Laufe von Chinesisch IV kommen noch ca. 150 lexikalische Einheiten hinzu.
Die Fähigkeit, selbständig den Wortschatz zu erweitern, wird vertieft, z. B. durch neue Zusammensetzungen auf der Basis der schon bekannten Schriftzeichen.
Zudem werden alle lexikalischen Einheiten der HSK 3 Prüfung und ihre grammatikalischen Anwendungen geübt.
LiteratureWe shall base out work on the following textbook: Standard Course HSK, vol. 3. Textbook and Workbook, ISBN: 978-7-5619-3818-8/ 978-7-5619-3815-7
Beijing 2015. (Lektion 11-20).
The course will be supported by a module on OLAT. The participants will be asked to do some of their tasks on OLAT.
Prerequisites / NoticePrecondition is the previous attendance of course Chinese III or an equivalent language competence. All those who have not attended course III a kindly requested to contact the teacher.
851-0879-02LChinese VI (A2.2++) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GQ. Hu
AbstractThis course is meant for all students and employees at the University and the ETH Zurich, who habe previously attended the course Chinese V.
All others should contact the instructor of the course beforehand.
ObjectiveBuilding on the results of course Chinese V the students will learn a basic vocabulary of about 900 characters. At the end of the course they will acquire the capacity not only to read but also to write these characters. The students will be familiarized with the new vocabulary through a number of exercises involving dialogues and short sentences. In addition, the competence in understanding spoken colloquial Chinese will also be trained. Members of the course will eventually acquire an advanced linguistic competence meeting the standards set by the new HSK 4 examination.
ContentStudents who wish to continue with their language studies or want to pass the HSK test are provided with the necessary reading and writing competence.
Gradually they shall acquire a broader vocabulary of Chinese characters.
The course prioritizes various conversational exercises in order to advance
the understanding of the necessary grammatical structures. Besides, the comptence in listening and speaking shall be schooled in order to meet the requirements of the model examinations.
The course will be supported by a module on OLAT. The participants will be asked to do some of their tasks on OLAT.
LiteratureWe shall base out work on the following textbook: Standard Course HSK 4, SK标准教程4上, ISBN: 9787561939031 und HSK标准教程4上 练习册(含1MP3);ISBN: 9787561941171. Beijing 2017 (Lektion 6-10).
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course is meant for all students and employees at the University and the ETH Zurich, who habe previously attended the course Chinese V.
All others should contact the instructor of the course beforehand.
At the end of the course there will be a written HSK-model examination, in order to test the acquired competence in listening, grammar, reading and writing.
851-0880-00LJapanese II (A1.2) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W3 credits4GN. Shinabe
AbstractYou have mastered the basic vocabulary, the sentence structures practiced in Japanese I, as well as the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries. The focus is on broadening your functional competence and your repertoire of expressions through oral pair work, essays and readings. We deal with the following topics: inviting, refusing, arranging to meet someone; leisure; preferences; family; suggestions.
ObjectiveThe participants are able to communicate orally in selected situations, to write meaningfully structured texts on topics related to their everyday lives and to write these up using sino-Japanese mixed script on the computer.
Lecture notesGenki I An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, Second Edition;The Japan Times
851-0880-01LJapanese II (A1.2) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W3 credits4GI. Mosimann-Nakanishi
AbstractYou have mastered the basic vocabulary, the sentence structures practiced in Japanese I, as well as the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries. The focus is on broadening your functional competence and your repertoire of expressions through oral pair work, essays and readings. We deal with the following topics: inviting, refusing, arranging to meet someone; leisure; preferences; family; suggestions
ObjectiveThe participants are able to communicate orally in selected situations, to write meaningfully structured texts on topics related to their everyday lives and to write these up using sino-Japanese mixed script on the computer.
Lecture notesGenki I An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, Second Edition;
The Japan Times
851-0884-00LJapanese 2 (A1.2) Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GI. Mosimann-Nakanishi
AbstractYou have mastered the basic vocabulary, the sentence structures practiced in Japanese I, as well as the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries. The focus is on broadening your functional competence and your repertoire of expressions through oral pair work, essays and readings. We deal with the following topics: inviting, refusing, arranging to meet someone; leisure; preferences; family; suggestions.
ObjectiveThe participants are able to communicate orally in selected situations, to write meaningfully structured texts on topics related to their everyday lives and to write these up using sino-Japanese mixed script on the computer.
Lecture notesGenki I An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, Second Edition;
The Japan Times
851-0882-01LJapanese IV (A2.2) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GI. Mosimann-Nakanishi
AbstractThe focus is on expanding students’ ability to act through exercises with partners and writing, listening, and reading tasks relating to the following topics: Initiating and maintaining social contact, moving around and travelling in private and public spaces, and talking about one’s environment.
ObjectiveStudents can express themselves orally in selected situations and can write logically structured texts about topics from their everyday lives.
Lecture notesMaterials are available from the lecturer.
851-0834-20LModern Greek Language II (A1.2) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GA. Rassidakis Kastrinidis
AbstractThis is Part II of the Modern Greek language course, running over four semesters. Modern Greek II covers level A1.2 of the Global European Framework and is designed for students who have already attended course I at the Sprachenzentrum Uni/ETH, or whose language proficiency ist equivalent to level A1.1.
ObjectivePractice of oral communication and extensive vocabulary work (approx. 400 new words). Study of basic grammar (focus on plural of nouns and adjectives, genitive, passive verbs in the present tense, active verbs in simple past and future tense). Web-based activities in Greek. Develop and sustain interest and activities in Greek language and culture.
ContentEveryday situations and conversations. Writing letters with descriptive content. Talking about the past or making plans for the future. Reading simple texts, such as recipes, poems or short stories.
Literature• The course book by D. Dimitra & M. Papacheimona, Ellinika tora 1+1 (Greek now 1+1), page 71 (unit 5), Athens 2002. This course book is used in both courses Greek 1 and 2 and can be bought at the beginning of the course in the ETH-Store at the Polyterasse.
• Web-based activities to support and enhance classroom teaching will be accessible via Moodle, an electronic platform offered by LET of ETHZ (http://moodle.let.ethz.ch/).
• Additional course materials and handouts will be distributed in class.
Prerequisites / NoticeAll course participants are expected to
• attend regularly and take part actively during class
• do at least 3-4 hours' work at home
• commit themselves to online-activities in the Moodle-LET online-classroom

The assessment will embrace:
• a portfolio including written and oral exercises done throughout the semester
• a final test assessing the different skills trained

Requirements for the award of credits are the following:
• a complete and successful assessed portfolio
• a successful assessed final test

All candidates who fulfill the course requirements will receive a language certificate, issued by the Language Center, awarding 2 ECTS credits.
D-Gess students will receive on-line credits and marks, in addition to the LC-certificate.

The course is only open to students who register on-line via the Sprachenzentrum website and who receive on-line confirmation that they have been accepted on this course (registration February 2020; for the exact dates please consult the website of the Sprachenzentrum after December 2019) .

Students of greek origin please contact Ms. Rassidakis before enrolling in order to check if the course is not too easy for them.
851-0834-21LModern Greek Language IV (A2.2) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GA. Rassidakis Kastrinidis
AbstractModern Greek IV leads to level A2.2 of the Global European Framework and is designed for students who have already attended courses I, II and III at the Sprachenzentrum UNI/ETHZ, or whose language proficiency is equivalent to level A2.1.
ObjectiveThis course aims to consolidate and extend the knowledge and language skills the students already have. The main focus will be on speaking, listening comprehension, reading comprehension and writing skills. A systematic expansion of vocabulary will be promoted to enhance speaking skills in discussions of specific topics, such as descriptions of pictures and photographs. The course language will be Greek throughout.
ContentSpeaking and Grammar-practice: Task-based individual and group-excercises. Training of listening comprehension: Listening to recorded dialogues and specific listening texts. Reading: Joint and independent reading practice of simplified literary text materials.
Grammar: Repetition of verb-conjugation; the imperfective aspect of verbs;conditional forms and secondary sentences.
Lecture notesKeines
Literature• In this class no textbook will be required. Photocopies of all working-sheets and handouts will be provided during the semester; for these copies a moderate fee will be charged.
• Web-based activities and audio-visual materials can be accessed via Moodle platform, supported by LET of ETHZ (http://moodle.let.ethz.ch/).
Prerequisites / NoticeAll course participants are expected to
• attend regularly and participate actively in class
• do at least 3-4 hours' work at home
• take part actively in online-activities in the Moodle-LET online-classroom

The assessment will embrace:
• a portfolio including written/oral exercises done throughout the semester
• a final test assessing the different skills trained

Requirements for the award of credits are the following:
• a complete and successful assessed portfolio
• a successful assessed final test

All candidates who fulfill the course requirements will receive a language certificate, issued by the Language Center, awarding 2 ECTS credits.
D-Gess students will receive on-line credits and marks, in addition to the LC-certificate.

The course is only open to students who register on-line via the Sprachenzentrum website and who receive on-line confirmation that they have been accepted on this course (registration February 2020; for the exact dates please consult the website of the Sprachenzentrum after December 2019) .

Students of greek origin please contact Ms. Rassidakis before enrolling in order to check if the course is not too easy for them.
851-0890-00LReading Course Latin: Politics and Satire. Seneca: Apocolocyntosis Information Restricted registration - show details
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W2 credits2GA. Broger
AbstractThe general topic of the course is Seneca's Apocolocyntosis, a satire about the deceased Roman emperor Claudius (10 BC – 54 AD). On the basis of didactically prepared texts the ambiguous figure of Claudius as well as aspects of might and reign are examined.
Students mostly prepare the texts at home for class discussion. Furthermore, important topics of basic grammar are reviewed (exercises).
ObjectiveStudents gain an understanding of various aspects of a new topic and are able to analyse and contrast these aspects within a wider context.
Participants reactivate, review, and improve their language skills (vocabulary, morphology, morphosyntax) by applying these skills to texts and in exercises (translation competence, text analysis).
Lecture notesDie im Kurs verwendeten Unterrichtsmaterialien werden den Teilnehmenden zugestellt bzw. in den Stunden verteilt oder auf einer elektronischen Unterrichtsplattform verfügbar gemacht.
Siehe auch: www.annebroger.ch/wordpress
851-0889-00LSwedish I Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GF. Kreis
AbstractThis course is the first of a two part Swedish-course, run over two semesters. The aim of the course is to achieve basic language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing (Level A1). The focus is based on oral skills.
ObjectiveThe participants learn how to express themselves adequately in different everyday situations. Everyday conversation will be worked on and practised. The students will work on basic grammar structures und basic pronunciation.
LiteratureWe are working with A1+A2 Textbok, 2nd edition (ISBN 978-91-27-43420-2) and Rivstart A1+A2 Övningsbok, 2nd edition (ISBN 978-91-27-43421-9); publisher: Natur och Kultur, Stockholm 2014.

Course materials, including a word list and additional materials, are provided by the teacher. A small fee (CHF 9) is collected for photocopying.
Prerequisites / NoticeActive participation in class and a minimum of 3 hours’ work outside class is expected per week.

The course is only open to students who registered online via the Language Center website and who received an e-mail confirmation that they have been accepted in this course.
851-0889-02LSwedish II (A2.1) Information Restricted registration - show details
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Course fee: CHF 80.00
W2 credits2GF. Kreis
AbstractThis course is a direct continuation of the first part of the Swedish-course. Participants should already have reached level A1. The course aims to work on grammar skills, vocabulary and oral as well as writing skills. Furthermore, Swedish pronounciation should be improved (level A2.1).
ObjectiveThe participants learn to express themselves in a variety of everyday-situations. The course provides knowledge on characteristics of Swedish culture and society. The work with the coursebook will be completed by other texts (literature, newspaper, ...) as well as music.
LiteratureWe are working with A1+A2 Textbok, 2nd edition (ISBN 978-91-27-43420-2) and Rivstart A1+A2 Övningsbok, 2nd edition (ISBN 978-91-27-43421-9); publisher: Natur och Kultur, Stockholm 2014.

Course materials, including a word list and additional materials, are provided by the teacher. A small fee (CHF 9) is collected for photocopying.
Prerequisites / NoticeActive participation in class and a minimum of 3 hours’ work outside class is expected per week.

The course is only open to students who registered online via the Language Center website and who received an e-mail confirmation that they have been accepted in this course.
851-0900-04LReading Course Norwegian (University of Zurich) Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: 360-217

Number of participants limited to 20.
No simultaneous online registration at the language center necessary.

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
https://www.uzh.ch/cmsssl/en/studies/application/mobilitaet.html
W3 credits2UUniversity lecturers
AbstractAfter completing the three semester basic course, the fourth semester will focus on active language competencies. Based on current topics in Norwegian media, you will practice reading, hearing, discussing and writing in Norwegian.
ObjectiveYou will master the Norwegian language well enough to be able to discuss and write about complex matters .