Course detail

Technical German 2

FSI-0N2Acad. year: 2018/2019

The course is intended to teach German as a foreign language for specific purposes. It is focused on practical, everyday communication for the international workplace and on the consolidation of acquired language skills of general language.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be made familiar with general vocabulary for the workplace and they will revise and consolidate grammar and vocabulary necessary for everyday communication in a wide range of technical occupations.

Prerequisites

Course is intended for students who are familiar with the German language at level A2 CEFR. The course is intended to teach German as a foreign language for specific purposes. It is focused on practical, everyday communication for the international workplace. It doesn’t follow up on the course 0N1.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

DEUMA: http://www.kj.fme.vutbr.cz/deuma/online/overview.htm
kol.: Němčina pro strojírenské obory - Deutsch im Maschinenbau, Informatorium Praha 2008
DEUMA - multimediální jazykový program, VUT Brno 2004
E-learningové studijní opory pro předmět Němčina 0N2.
Fluck, Hans-Rüdiger a kol.: Fachdeutsch in Naturwissenschaft und Technik, Verlag Groos 1997
Becker, Norbert: Fachdeutsch Technik: Grundbuch Metall- und Elektroberufe, Hueber Verlag 1986

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.

The written examination tests the knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and technical terminology as well as listening and reading comprehension.

Language of instruction

German

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim of the course is to equip students for real-life tasks, such as describing problems or giving instructions, 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, summer semester, 3 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

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

  • Programme MO1-P Master's

    branch M-OBN , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional (voluntary)

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Themes developing communication skills + technical language – contents:

1. Mathematics I
2. Mathematics II
3. Mathematics – summary
4. Geometry I
5. Geometry II
6. Geometry – summary
7. Spatial geometry I
8. Spatial geometry II
9. Spatial geometry – summary
10. Tools and Implements I
11. Tools and Implements II
12. Workplace safety
13. Revision, credit test

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