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.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

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

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 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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about TECO and TEPR:

Is it possible to take both TECO A and B/TEPR A and B?

- No, A and B are two offerings of the same course: you may take either the A or the B course of TECO and TEPR, but you may not take both A and B for each course.

Are these courses an appropriate training für internationally accepted language tests like TOEFL or IELTS?

- TECO and TEPR will help you improve your English, but they are not designed to prepare you specifically for TOEFL or IELTS

How will the course be taught during COVID-19?

- Via ZOOM 

 

WEITERE INFOS: claudia.zwittmajer@tuwien.ac.at

Kein Zusammenhang zu Technical English Communication A

 Evaluierung: technische schriftliche Arbeit, technische Präsentation, mündliche und schriftliche Prüfung Zielgruppe: Studierende aller Fakultäten mit Englischkenntnissen auf Maturaniveau und darüber, Grundkenntnisse in technischer Fachterminologie.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue08:00 - 10:0005.10.2021 - 25.01.2022HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Technisches English Communication B
Technical English Communication B - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue05.10.202108:00 - 10:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Technisches English Communication B
Tue12.10.202108:00 - 10:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Technisches English Communication B
Tue19.10.202108:00 - 10:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Technisches English Communication B
Tue09.11.202108:00 - 10:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Technisches English Communication B
Tue16.11.202108:00 - 10:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Technisches English Communication B
Tue23.11.202108:00 - 10:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Technisches English Communication B
Tue30.11.202108:00 - 10:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Technisches English Communication B
Tue07.12.202108:00 - 10:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Technisches English Communication B
Tue14.12.202108:00 - 10:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Technisches English Communication B
Tue11.01.202208:00 - 10:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Technisches English Communication B
Tue18.01.202208:00 - 10:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Technisches English Communication B
Tue25.01.202208:00 - 10:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Technisches English Communication B

Examination modalities

 Evaluation Criteria 

(25 points)     CV & Cover Letter

(25 points)     Team Introduction & Word-Differentiation   

(100 points)    Midterm Exam  

(25 points)      2-minute Job Interview

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

(100 points)     Final Exam

 

Grading Scale: 

270 – 300             1

230 – 269             2

190 – 229             3

150 – 189             4

   0 –  149             5

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.09.2021 09:00 24.09.2021 09:00 11.10.2021 00:00

Curricula

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

  • Attendance Required!

Language

English