Angebote für die Technische Fakultät

Spoken English for Technology Students

Course Topics

  • Additive manufacturing and its technologies
  • Industry 4.0
  • Photovoltaics
  • Value chain development
  • Bioprinting and tissue engineering
  • Circuits, transistors and electrical engineering concepts

Skills

  • Spontaneous and prepared speech for engineering topics
  • Academic, technical and professional vocabulary
  • Improve accuracy, pronunciation, and fluency in spoken technical English.
    4. Improve listening and summarizing skills

Materials: To be found on StudOn

Assessment: Vocabulary exam; Listening Exam; Speaking Exam

 

Written English for Technology Students Level 2

Course Topics

  • State of the art papers
  • Technical publications
  • Cohesion in written English
  • Sentence and paragraph structure
  • Thematic development
  • Transitions & signposting
  • Sentence variation and syntactic variability
  • Words of degree
  • Complex sentence structure
  • Peer review

Skills

  1. Technical and academic writing skills at the university level for engineers
  2. Structuring, developing written logic, signposting, drafting and peer review
  3. Expand vocabulary relevant to technical papers
    4. Research skills necessary for university-level work

Materials: To be found on StudOn

Assessment: State of the art paper split into three assignment (assignment 1: 300 words; assignment 2: 600 words; assignment 3: 300 words)

 

English for Technology Students Level 3

Course Topics

  • Paradigm shifts in modern manufacturing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Targeting English pronunciation
  • Materials science
  • Writing summaries in English
  • Prosthetics and biomedical engineering
  • Wind energy and renewables
  • Presentations skills
  • Disruptive design in additive manufacturing

Skills

  • Spontaneous and prepared speech for engineering disciplines
  • Expand engineering vocabulary in academic and professional contexts
  • Improve accuracy, pronunciation, and fluency in spoken technical English
  • Improve listening and summarizing skills
  • Practice and improve presentation skills

Materials: To be found on StudO

Assessment: In-class summary (400 words); in-class presentation (15 minutes)

 

English for Engineering and Technology

Course Topics (dependent on student interest)

  • Robotics
  • Environmental issues, e.g. ocean plastics, waste disposal
  • Intelligent buildings
  • Medical technology
  • Cars, e.g. autonomous cars, flying cars
  • Renewable energy
  • Tools and equipment
  • How a simple electric circuit works
  • How to describe faults, malfunctions, etc.

Skills

  • Expand vocabulary in technical and semi-technical contexts
  • Practise writing on technical and semi-technical topics; improve accuracy, avoiding typical errors
  • Improve accuracy, pronunciation, and fluency in spoken English
  • Practise listening and summarizing skills

Materials: To be found on StudO

Assessment: Written homework assignment; in-class listening comprehension; in-class reading comprehension and vocabulary test

 

 

English for Technology Students Level 4

Course Topics

  • Smart technologies
  • Extemporaneous speech
  • Locative and adverbial phrases for descriptive speech
  • Wireless power transfer technologies
  • Holding effective meetings
  • Writing CVs and letters of introduction in English
  • Discussing and critiquing research
  • Interviewing in English
  • Automation and robotics
  • The product life cycle

Skills

  • Expand engineering vocabulary
  • Fine-tune English pronunciation
  • Improve listening, summarizing and extemporaneous speaking skills
  • Compose a CV and letter of introduction
  • Interviews in English for job purposes

Materials: To be found on StudOn

Assessment: CV & letter of introduction (roughly 400 words each); mock interview as final exam (15 minutes)

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