English Term

English Communication Skills for Electrical and Mechatronics Engineers

Compulsory Course/Required Elective

Required Elective

Type of Course

Seminar (AWP)

Language

English

Faculty/Faculties
Offered in

Every Semester

Credits

2 CP

Credit Hours

2 SWS

Grading

Decimal Grade

Admission Requirements
Elektrotechniker und Mechatroniker, die innerhalb ihres Hauptstudiums Englisch belegt haben ODER entsprechende Vorkenntnisse nachweisen können.
Entry Level
B2
Course Format
semesterbegleitend

Objectives

 

Die Einstufung richtet sich nach dem Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmen (GERS).

Startniveau: B2

Zielniveau: B2+

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Content

 

This course enables you to communicate professionally in business and technical contexts. We will work on four essential communicative skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing).

In pairs, small groups and on the basis of case studies we will train a wide variety of language, presentation and negotiating skills to help you become a more professional communicator in an English-speaking intercultural environment. Possible topics include: Smart Grid, Fuel Cell Vehicles, Welding Robots, Renewable Energies, Recycling, Efficient Energy Design, Quality Control. Students will reach an intermediate+ level of English.

Recommended literature

 
  • Butzphal/Maier-Fairclough: Career Express Business English
  • B2 /C1(Cornelsen)
  • Mark Ibbotson Professional English for Engineering (Cambridge University Press)
  • Mark Ibbotson English for Engineers (CUP)
  • Technoplus Englisch Multimediales Sprachlernprogramm
  • David Bonamy Technical English 1-4 (Pearson/Longmann )
  • Oxford English for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Paul Dummett Electricity English for the Gas and Electricity Industries (Summertown Publishing)
  • English for the Energy Industry (Cornelsen)
  • English for Mechanical Engineering (Garnet Education)

Work Load

 

30 h Lehrveranstaltung; 15 x 90 Minuten