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Technical English for Power Engineers and Professional Presentations

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Technical English for Power Engineers and Professional Presentations
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Energy system technology / Renewable energies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022
Module code: EE1402
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.
2V (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: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written composition (50%) as well as preparation and submission of a presentation video (50%)

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

EE1402 (P212-0077) Energy system technology / Renewable energies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 4, 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):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Dipl.-Übers. Eva Langenbahn

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Learning outcomes:
The three English modules should be seen in context. They offer students a framework to further develop their English language skills in a professionally related area from the desired entry level B1 to level B2. The focus of this module is on the technical language that engineers in the energy supply and renewable energy industry need for technical descriptions and presentations.
About this module:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to follow technical lectures, presentations or lectures in English and organize the content of those lectures in notes.
They will be familiar with different reading strategies and will be able to apply them to course-specific specialist texts.
They will understand strategies for the creation of professional, subject-specific presentations in English. They will be able to structure English-language presentations and use typical verbal expressions in them. In doing so, they will continue to develop their understanding of the functional use of language.
Students will also be able to describe technical objects and systems and how they work in situations outside the lecture hall.

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Module content:
Technical English:
- General and detailed comprehension of course-specific specialist texts und presentations
- Techniques for taking notes
- Technical data
- Describing technical systems and how they work (e.g. a hydroelectric power plant)
- Cause-effect relationships
- Strategic knowledge
- Structure of an English presentation
- Means of expression for putting things into words
- Describing tools, numbers, cause and effect correlations, and trends
- Preparing a short technical presentation and presenting it to the other course participants
In addition, we will work on:
- Vocabulary
- Repeating relevant grammatical structures

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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:
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:
Christine Sick (2015): TechnoPlus Englisch VocabApp, EUROKEY.
Christine Sick, unter Mitarbeit von Miriam Lange (2011): TechnoPlus Englisch 2.0 (Multimediales Sprachlernprogramm für Technisches und Business Englisch), EUROKEY.

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