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English III - Communication Techniques

Module name (EN): English III - Communication Techniques
Degree programme: Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2015
Module code: BIMA310e
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2S (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
English/German
Assessment:


[still undocumented]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BIMA310e Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2015, semester 3, mandatory course
BIMA310e Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 3, mandatory course
Workload:
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Studienleitung
Lecturer:
Dipl.-Soz. Ralf Hafner
Dipl.-Übers. Betina Lang


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Learning outcomes:
Communication Techniques:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_ understand communication processes.
_ be able to communicate effectively.
_ understand and be able to apply communication as a management tool.
 
Foreign language:
Building upon the compulsory foreign language courses in the Civil Engineering Bachelor program, students will develop their ability to express themselves in job-related situations in their foreign language resp. deepen their acquired knowledge at a higher level.
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- develop strategies for the creation of professional, subject-specific presentations.
- develop the language skills required for presentations in their foreign language.
An international construction project will be used as a technical backdrop for the development of the specialized language skills.
 
Communication Techniques:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- learn to understand communication processes.
- be able to communicate effectively.
- understand and be able to apply communication as a management tool.

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Module content:
Communication Techniques:
_ Principles of human communication, feedback _ praising and criticizing effectively, communication as a core instrument of leadership, conflict communication, knowing and applying influencing styles,
_ Planning and conducting discussions,
_ Rhetoric and argumentation,
_ Questioning techniques,
_ Recognizing, interpreting and using body language,
_ Knowing and using types of conversations in a targeted manner (e.g. small talk)   
 
Foreign language:
Presentations:
- Strategic knowledge
- Structure of a presentation in English
- Structures for linguistic implementation
- Describing tools, numbers, cause and effect correlations, and trends
 
In addition, we will work on:
- Vocabulary
- Repeating relevant grammatical structures
- Intercultural competence
- Raising awareness for functional language use
 
Communication techniques (English):
- Principles of human communication, feedback _ praising and criticizing effectively, communication as a core instrument of leadership, conflict communication, knowing and applying influencing styles,
- Planning and conducting discussions,
- Rhetoric and argumentation,
- Techniques for asking questions,
- Recognizing, interpreting and using body language,
- Knowing and using types of conversations in a targeted manner (e.g. small talk)


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Teaching methods/Media:
Special features/methodology:
Foreign language:
- Teaching and learning materials (print, audio, video), multimedia teaching and learning software for specific target groups.
- Oral presentation


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Recommended or required reading:
Recommended or required reading:
Will be announced at the beginning of the semester.
Foreign language:
The following materials are free of charge for students of the htw saar. We recommend their use for independent learning:
- 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.
Christine Sick with Miriam Lange (2011): Online Extensions zu TechnoPlus Englisch 2.0, EUROKEY.


[updated 28.09.2020]
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