Course detail

Technical German 1

FSI-0N1Acad. year: 2017/2018

The course is intended to teach German for specific purposes. Also dealt with is the language at general level, especially grammar and syntax. The course is focused on practical, everyday communication for the international workplace.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be made familiar with general vocabulary for the workplace and they will revise basic grammar and vocabulary necessary for everyday practical communication.


Course is intended for students who are familiar with the German language at level A2 CEFR.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

kol.: Němčina pro strojírenské obory - Deutsch im Maschinenbau, Informatorium Praha 2008
E-learningové studijní opory pro předmět Němčina 0N1.
DEUMA – multimediální jazykový program; VUT Brno 2004
Becker, Norbert.: Fachdeutsch Technik, Grundbuch Metall- und Elektroberufe, Hueber Verlag 1986
Fluck, Hans-Rüdiger a kol.: Fachdeutsch in Naturwissenschaft und Technik, Verlag Groos 1997

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Language instruction as an extension of basic professional curriculum.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminars actively, worked out assigned tasks and passed a credit test. 60% points at the credit test as minimum.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to equip students for real-life tasks that arise in a wide range of technical occupations.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at seminars is compulsory and is systematically checked by the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BO1-P Bachelor's

    branch B-OBN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective (voluntary)

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-VSY , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme MO1-P Master's

    branch M-OBN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective (voluntary)

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Themes developing communication skills + technical language – contents:
1. Road traffic, driver's licence in Germany
2. Travelling by car
3. Motor vehicles
4. Four-stroke engine
5. Driving a motorbike
6. Riding a bicycle
7. Environment I
8. Environment II
9. Computer I
10. Computer II
11. Home appliances I
12. Home appliances II
13. Revision, credit test