Course detail

German for Specific Purposes II

FSI-N8Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course requires a very good knowledge of general language at least at B1+/B2 level. The course is focused on characteristic features of professional communication. It provides students with the relevant specialised language and professional communication skills they will need in the workplace.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After passing this course students should be able to communicate in German independently, at B2+/C1 level. The knowledge and skills gained should contribute to more fluent speaking and communication in academic as well as professional environments.

Prerequisites

The minimum entry requirement is the knowledge of German corresponding to B1+/B2 level.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Materiály ÚJ FSI VUT v Brně.
http://www.kj.fme.vutbr.cz/studopory/de/grammar/mluvnice.pdf
kol.: Němčina pro strojírenské obory - Deutsch im Maschinenbau, Informatorium Praha 2008
Studijní opory:http://www.kj.fme.vutbr.cz/studopory/de/topics/Geschaftskontakte.pdf
Studijní opory:http://www.kj.fme.vutbr.cz/studopory/de/topics/Geschaftskorrespondenz.pdf
BECKER, Norbert, BRAUNERT, Jörg. Alltag, Beruf & Co 6, Ismaning. Max Hueber Verlag 2011. ISBN 978-3196015904
BECKER, Norbert, BRAUNERT, Jörg, EISFELD, Karl-Heinz. Dialog Beruf 3, Ismaning: Hueber 2002. ISBN 3-19011592-3
BECKER, Norbert, BRAUNERT, Jörg, SCHLENKER Wolfram. Unternehmen Deutsch Aufbaukurs, Stuttgart: Klett ISBN: ISBN: 978-3-12-675745-4
LÉVY-HILLERICH, Dorothea. Mit Deutsch in Europa studieren, arbeiten, leben, Plzeň: Fraus 2004. ISBN 80-7238-359-0
PERLMANN-BALME, Michaela, SCHWALB Susanne. Sicher C1. Ismaning: Hueber, 2016. ISBN 978-3-19-001208-4
DANIELS Albert, KÖHL-KUHNE, Renate et al. Mittelpunkt neu C1. Stuttgart: Klett, 2013. ISBN 978-3-12-676660-9
KOITHAN, Ute, MAYR-SIEBER, Tanja, et al. Aspekte neu C1. Stuttgart: Klett, 2016. ISBN 978-3-12-605035-7

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 and completed all tasks, as well as fulfilled the requirements of continuous control.
The examination at level C1 CEFR consists of a written and an oral part. The written part tests global and detailed listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary of the general language and of German for Specific Purposes.
The oral part is a dialogue on professional topics of conversation.

Language of instruction

German

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim of the course is to reinforce individual abilities of students to express themselves in German. The previously gained knowledge of grammar and vocabulary will be revised and systematically expanded in real contexts.

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

Attendance at seminars is compulsory and is systematically checked by the teacher. Students are allowed to miss two seminars. Regular attendance and active participation in classes are necessary conditions for taking the examination.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-OBN-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme B-VTE-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme N-OBN-P Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Industries and companies
2. Industry and mechanical engineering
3. Day-to-day operations
4. Safety at work
5. Business negotiations
6. Production and material management
7. Describing workflows
8. Describing product properties
9. Product presentation
10. Participation at a trade fair
11. Technical consultations
12. Company presentation
13. Course evaluation