Course detail

Technical German 1

FSI-0N1Acad. year: 2020/2021

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.

Prerequisites

Course is intended for students who are familiar with the German language at level B1 CEFR.

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 0N1.
Dologna, Sanja - Hoster, Tihana: Volldampf (Deutsch für Maschinenbau) Zagreb 2016 (DE)
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

German

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

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

Aims

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. Students are allowed to miss two seminars. Absence may be in justified cases compensated for with the consent of the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-OBN-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective
  • Programme B-VTE-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
  • Programme N-OBN-P Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective

  • Programme M2V-P Master's

    branch M-VSY , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

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

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