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Ablauf für neue Studierende - Grundschullehrer

Welcome at the Department of English! In the course of your teacher training, you will take classes with us in the frame of your Studienfach Englisch. Here are some tips to help you start your studies with us smoothly and hassle-free.

By now you will certainly have read the Program Brochure about the programme. Next, you should make yourself familiar with the documents informing you about the structure and contents of the classes you will be taking in the course of the next three years: 

  • the Studienordnung, which informs you of the official framework of your studies
  • the Prüfungsordnung, which provides information on the exams you will have to take
  • the Modulbescheibungen (included at the end of the Studienordnung, which explain the contents and requirements of the individual modules of your studies
  • the Studienablaufplan (also included in the Studienordnung, which tells you in detail which courses you have to take in what semester. Accordingly, you will find out here which courses you are expected to take in your first semester.

In particular, there are three things you need to do before starting your first semester:

  1. 1. The Place­ment Test
  2. 2. Sign up for the English Mailing List
  3. 3. Attend the Welcome Meeting for first-semester students

1. The Placement Test

As almost all of your classes will be held in English, it is important to establish your level of English before you start your courses. For this purpose, you need to take a Placement Test, which is usually offered in the first week of October. This test consists of a computer-based part, which tests your writing, grammar and reading skills, and an oral part, which evaluates your speaking and pronunciation skills.

As the computer-based test requires you to work with a computer in one of the TUC computer labs, it is extremely important that you obtain your TUC login (a combination of username and password) from the Universitätsrechenzentrum several days prior to your test date and that you bring the login information with you when you come to take the test.

Why do I have to take the Placement Test?

  • The results of the Placement Test are important to decide whether you can start with the ILC (Integrated Language Course) in the module module Sprachpraxis A right away or whether you need to take the Foundation Course (FC) first. (NB: This means that your participation in other courses is not affected. That is, you can take literature, culture, linguistics etc. courses independent from your Placement Test results.)
  • In order not to lag behind with their studies, FC students will be offered an ILC Intensive Course after the semester is over so that they can start their second semester courses on schedule with everybody else. Details about the Intensive Course will be provided to the FC participants during the semester.
  • You will be informed about your test result via e-mail shortly after all candidates have been tested.

When does the Placement Test take place? How can I register for it?

  • Placement Test times will be offered during the first week of the semester in October. Please see the orange box above for details.
  • From the beginning of August onwards, you will find registration lists posted outside room 231 in Reichenhainer Str. 39 – select the day and time you’d like to take the test, and put your name down.
  • On the day of your test, take your TUC login and go to the computer lab RH41/238. You will start with the computer-based part of the test and afterwards take a short oral test.

How will I learn about my result?

You will be informed about your test result via e-mail shortly after all candidates have been tested.

Summary: Taking the Placement Test

Step 1: Get your TUC login from the Universitätsrechenzentrum.
Step 2: Go to Reichenhainer Str. 39, Room 231, select the date and time you would like to take the test and sign in on the respective registration list. Make sure you write down the date, time and room of your test for yourself.
Step 3: On the day of your test, take your TUC login and go to the computer lab RH41/238.
Step 4: On the day indicated by the tester, check your e-mail to see whether you are admitted to the ILC or whether you need to take the Foundation Course.

 

2. Sign up for the English Mailing List

In order to inform our students quickly of important news (changes to courses, office hours, events etc.), the English Department has a Mailing List, to which all students should subscribe. Once subscribed, you will automatically receive all information posted to the Mailing List in your e-mail mailbox. For more information about the Mailing List and in order to subscribe, go to

https://mailman.tu-chemnitz.de/mailman/listinfo/english

 

3. Attend the Welcome Meeting for first-semester students

A Welcome Meeting for all first-semester students is offered at the beginning of October. You will get to know the staff of the Department, receive important information about your studies and have the chance to ask any questions you might still have. Check our Department Website News for updated information on the exact date and time of the meeting.

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