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Foreign Language II / Englisch II

Module name (EN): Foreign Language II / Englisch II
Degree programme: Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: BIBA331-E
SAP-Submodule-No.: P110-0034
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2VU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BIBA331-E (P110-0034) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2009, semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA331-E (P110-0034) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA331-E (P110-0034) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 3, mandatory course
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-E Foreign Language / English I

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Dipl.-Übers. Betina Lang

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Learning outcomes:
The "Foreign Language / English I" and "Foreign Language II / English II" modules should be seen in conjunction with one another. The goal is for 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 three modules.
In the "Foreign Language II/ English II" module students will develop an awareness for the differences in the application process in English-speaking countries and continue to develop their intercultural competence. In addition, they will advance their language skills by preparing professional application documents in English.
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. We will focus on reading and writing skills.

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Module content:
Application process:
- Job advertisements, Application cover letter, Resume
Technical language communication:
- General and detailed comprehension of scientific texts from the field of civil engineering (in particular, structural systems, materials, loads)
- Describing objects (construction, form, dimensions, materials)
In addition, we will work on:
_ Vocabulary
_ Repeating relevant grammatical structures
_ Intercultural competence
_ Raising awareness for functional language use

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

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Recommended or required reading:
A current bibliography will be made available at the beginning of the semester.
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.

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