English 2 - Technical English and Business Communication (SE)

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LV-NummerB2.08510.30.010
LV-KürzelENG 2
Studienplan2019
Studiengangssemester 3. Semester
LehrveranstaltungsmodusPräsenzveranstaltung
Semesterwochenstunden / SWS2,0
ECTS Credits2,0
Unterrichtssprache Englisch

Students are able to understand and use English terminology and concepts related to the field of Technical English (IT and engineering). They are able to utilize English for Specific Purposes (ESP) vocabulary and discuss and explain ESP topics. Students will be able to research and present ESP and relevant topics in their respective programs. Students can effectively describe and explain technical and business graphs and figures. In addition to understanding and presenting business structures and terms in their respective field of studies, students will be able to correspond (letters, e-mails) in business settings using English.

Course contents include the following points:

  • Review and reinforcement of basic language structure: grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, syntax
  • Develop conversational skills
  • Understanding different cultures and nationalities
  • Trend description in graphs and figures
  • Engineering terminology - IT companies
  • Technical terminology - software
  • Introduction to business structures
  • Business letter writing/correspondence

Selected Chapters from:

  • J. M. Penn and E. Hanson, Anatomy and physiology for English language learners. White Plains, NY: Pearson Longman, 2006;
  • L. Jones and R. Alexander, New international business English: communication skills in English for business purposes. Workbook: [...], 2., akt. Aufl., Updated ed., 7. pr. Stuttgart: Klett [u.a.], 2008;
  • Glendinning EH, McEwan J. Oxford English for information technology [Medienkombination]. Student's book: [...]. 1. publ., 4. print. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press; 2004. 222 p.;
  • Glendinning EH, McEwan J. Oxford English for electronics. John McEwan: [Student's book]. 8. impr. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press; 2001. 208 p.;
List of recommended Internet dictionaries and additional materials provided by respective lecturer.

Small-group activities, individual presentations to include feedback sessions. Group size limited to 16 students.

  • Classroom participation,
  • presentations,
  • individual assignments and exams