Course detail

Technical German 2

FSI-0N2Acad. year: 2020/2021

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

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After passing this course students should be able to communicate in German independently, at B2+ level according to CEFR. 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

The course requires a knowledge of general language at least on level B1 according to CEFR. The course is intended to teach German as a foreign language for specific purposes. 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
E-learningové studijní opory pro předmět Němčina 0N2.
DEUMA - multimediální jazykový program, VUT Brno 2004
Dologna, Sanja - Hoster, Tihana: Volldampf (Deutsch für Maschinenbau) Zagreb 2016 (DE)
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 at level B2+ CEFR tests the knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and technical terminology as well as reading comprehension.

Language of instruction

German

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

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. The previously gained knowledge of grammar and vocabulary will be revised and systematically expanded in technical 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. 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, summer semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme B-VTE-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory
  • 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. Mathematics I
2. Mathematics II
3. Mathematics – summary
4. Geometry I
5. Geometry – summary
6. Spatial geometry I
7. Spatial geometry – summary
8. Materials I
9. Materials – summary
10. Tools and Implements I
11. Tools and Implements – summary
12. Workplace safety
13. Revision, credit test