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.
Recommended optional programme components
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
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
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