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Foreign language II / French II

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Foreign language II / French II
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: BIBA331-F
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2VU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BIBA331-F (P110-0038) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2009 , semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA331-F (P110-0038) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA331-F (P110-0038) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 3, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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):
BIBA255-F Foreign Language / French I

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Margret Wilhelm, Diplomdolmetscherin

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Learning outcomes:
The "Foreign Language I / French I" and "Foreign Language II / French II" are based on each other. In the course of the two modules mentioned above, students will improve their professional and technical French allowing them to advance from entry level B1 to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
In the module "Foreign Language II /French II", students will first study important aspects of postal communication in a French-speaking professional context. After this, they will develop an awareness for the specifics of the application process in francophone countries and continue to develop their intercultural competence. In addition, they will advance their language skills by preparing professional application documents in French.
As an introduction to technical language communication in internship situations, students will also develop strategies for understanding technical texts and learn to apply linguistic structures for the subject-specific description of objects. They will also learn to apply linguistic structures for the oral and written presentation of subject-specific content and problems. This module will focus on reading, speaking and writing skills.

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Module content:
Written communication:
- Formal aspects of a French business letter
- Formulating a letter of inquiry
Application process:
- Job advertisements
- Application cover letter, resume
- Job interview
Technical language communication:
- General and detailed comprehension of scientific texts from the field of Civil Engineering
- Describing objects (construction, forms, dimensions, materials)
- The stages of a building project
- Structural systems and loads
In addition, we will work on:
_ Technical vocabulary
_ Repeating relevant grammatical structures
_ Intercultural competence

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Teaching methods/Media:
Teaching and learning materials (print media, slides, audio-visual teaching materials), multimedia learning software compiled specifically for the learning group.

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Recommended or required reading:
A current list of recommended literature/learning materials will be made available at the beginning of the semester.
J.-P. Roy, J.-L. Blin-Lacroix: Le dictionnaire professionnel du BTP. Eyrolles, 1998
Michel Paulin: Vocabulaire illustré de la construction. Guide technique. Le Moniteur, 2003

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