English 1 - Introduction to Technical English VI Gr 1 (SE)




 Alexandra Rieser
LV-KürzelENG 1
Studiengangssemester 2. Semester
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). Moreover, 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 English, while being able to distinguish between formal and informal language.

  • Secondary School Leaving Exam in English (Matura)
  • Understand class instructions given in English
  • Read and listen to study materials
  • Carry out English conversations with fellow students and the teacher

Course contents include the following points:

  • Review and reinforcement of basic language structure: grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, syntax
  • Develop conversational skills Introductions both formal and informal
  • IT and technical terminology
  • Introduction to business English and business settings

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.;

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

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