015.112 Technical English Communication A
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to speak and write about technical matters in English. Through group work, debates, poster presentations, and exams on a variety of technical and business-related topics, you will increase your technical vocabulary, acquire a natural and confident use of technical and scientific English, and improve your grammar and pronunciation.  

Subject of course

This course is designed to prepare students for their transition from the academic to the career world. Students train how to interview effectively and prepare their job application by learning the finer points of convincing CV and cover-letter writing. Through debates, flipchart presentations, and critical-thinking workshops, this course will expand your technical, scientific, and business vocabulary. In addition to avoiding typical Germanisms, special focus is also given to reading scientific articles, essay writing, grammar, pronunciation, and punctuation.

Teaching methods

Workshops are held on CV and cover-letter writing, as well as interviewing. Students submit their job applications, and every student has a 5-minute personal interview. Poster presentations on the differentiation of technical and scientific vocabulary are given in student teams. There is a written and oral midterm and final exam, which focuses on grammar, pronunciation, word choice, and short- essay writing.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

AUSKÜNFTE ZUR LVA per e-mail an jeff.crowder@tuwien.ac.at oder claudia.zwittmajer@tuwien.ac.at, oder zu den Sprechzeiten direkt in der Gusshausstrasse 28, 1.Stock bei Claudia Zwittmajer

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed10:00 - 12:0003.03.2021 - 30.06.2021 (LIVE)Technical English Communication A
Technical English Communication A - Single appointments
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Wed03.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication A
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Wed28.04.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication A
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Wed02.06.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication A
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Wed16.06.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication A
Wed23.06.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication A
Wed30.06.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication A

Examination modalities

(50 points)     CV & Cover Letter

(50 points)     Team Introduction & Word-Differentiation   

(100 points)     Midterm Exam  

(50 points)       2-minute Job Interview

(50 points)      Team Debate,Project Proposal, or Critical Thinking Poster-Talk

(100 points)        Final Exam

 

Grading Scale: 

360 – 400             1

320 – 359             2

280 – 319             3

201 – 279             4

   0 –  200             5

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
12.02.2021 09:00 26.02.2021 09:00 26.02.2021 09:00

Curricula

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Miscellaneous

  • Attendance Required!

Language

English