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Foreign Language / English I

Module name (EN): Foreign Language / English I
Degree programme: Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: BIBA255-E
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2VU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
English/German
Assessment:
Written exam

[updated 05.02.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BIBA255-E Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2009, semester 2, mandatory course
BIBA255-E Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 2, mandatory course
BIBA255-E Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 2, mandatory course
Workload:
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BIBA331-E Foreign Language II / Englisch II


[updated 07.12.2016]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Lecturer:
Dipl.-Übers. Betina Lang


[updated 07.12.2016]
Learning outcomes:
The "Foreign Language / English I" and "Foreign Language / English II" modules should be seen in conjunction with one another. The goal is for the students to develop their English language skills in the professional and technical field from the desired entry level B1 to B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages within the course of the two modules.
In the "Foreign Language / English I" module, students will develop, test and expand their language skills and knowledge in a pragmatic-functional manner and thus improve their oral and written communication skills in job-specific situations. We will focus on speaking, listening comprehension and writing skills.
Using an intercultural approach, students will also develop an understanding of the differences in international working environments, especially in English-speaking countries and develop their intercultural competence.


[updated 28.09.2020]
Module content:
- Greetings, introductions and small talk
- Describing job-related tasks
- Making phone calls in a professional context
- Correspondence with business partners
 
In addition, we will work on:
- Vocabulary
- Repeating relevant grammatical structures
- Raising awareness for functional language use
- Intercultural competence


[updated 05.02.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Teaching and learning materials (print, audio, video), multimedia teaching and learning software for specific target groups.

[updated 05.02.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Students will receive a list of recommended teaching and learning materials.
 
The following materials are free of charge for students of the htw saar. We recommend their use for independent learning:
Susanne Ley, Christine Sick: prep course English in m&eLanguageLearningPortal@CAS (e- and mobile learning offer to support students in English language learning at the Alt-Saarbrücken campus of the htw saar, Niveau A1-B1)
Christine Sick (2015): TechnoPlus Englisch VocabApp (Mobile-Learning-Angebot insbesondere zum Grundwortschatz, alle Niveaustufen), EUROKEY.
Christine Sick, unter Mitarbeit von Miriam Lange (2011): TechnoPlus Englisch 2.0 (Multimediales Sprachlernprogramm für Technisches und Business Englisch, Niveau B1-B2+), EUROKEY.


[updated 05.02.2020]
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