015.115 Technical English Communication B
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

Course content: This course emphasizes regular short essay and letter writing: project proposals, describing processes, giving instructions, business letters, workplace correspondence, complaint letters, CV / application letter writing and interview training. Students will also do group work and individual presentations using flipchart, whiteboard, and Powerpoint. Special focus will also be given to the following: Vocabulary building through broad exposure to technical topics Pronunciation of technically relevant words: analysis, hypothesis, height, etc. Spelling & Word Differentiation: lose vs. loose / personal vs. personnel / etc. Avoiding Typical Germanisms Punctuation: Apostrophe and Comma use Correct Citation / Avoiding Plagiarism / Research Methods

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

Testing and Evaluation of Mastery: Technical Term Paper / Technical Presentation / Oral and Written Exam Target group: all faculties with high school English knowledge and above, and basic knowledge of technical terminology.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon10:00 - 12:0001.03.2021 - 28.06.2021 (LIVE)Technical English Communication B
Technical English Communication B - Single appointments
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Mon01.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication B
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Mon12.04.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication B
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Mon26.04.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication B
Mon03.05.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication B
Mon10.05.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication B
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Mon31.05.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication B
Mon07.06.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication B
Mon14.06.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication B
Mon21.06.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication B
Mon28.06.202110:00 - 12:00 Technical English Communication B

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 02.03.2021 09:00 02.03.2021 09:00

Curricula

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Language

English