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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.

2023S, 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

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
Tue08:00 - 10:0007.03.2023 - 27.06.2023EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Technical English Communication B - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue07.03.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Tue14.03.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Tue21.03.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Tue28.03.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Tue18.04.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Tue25.04.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Tue02.05.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Tue09.05.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Tue16.05.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Tue23.05.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Tue06.06.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Tue13.06.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Tue20.06.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal Technical English Communication B
Tue27.06.202308:00 - 10:00EI 3A Hörsaal 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

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue - 07.02.2023assessed06.02.2023 00:00 - 06.02.2023 23:00TISSTECOB

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
17.02.2023 09:00 07.03.2023 09:00 07.03.2023 09:00

Curricula

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Language

English