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Technical English and Professional Presentations for Automotive Engineers

Module name (EN): Technical English and Professional Presentations for Automotive Engineers
Degree programme: Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: FT07.1
SAP-Submodule-No.: P242-0083
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2S (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 120 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
FT07.1 (P242-0083) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 2, 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):
FT03.1 Business English for Automotive Engineers

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
FT13.1 Advanced Technical English and Applying for an Engineering Job
FT30 Engineering Project in English

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Lisa Rauhoff, M.A.

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Learning outcomes:
The "Business English for Automotive Engineers", "Technical English and Professional Presentations for Automotive Engineers", "Advanced Technical English and Applying for an Engineering Job" modules, as well as the compnent "Technical Reports and Presentations in English" in the "Engineering Project in English" module should be seen in conjunction with one another. 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.
About the "Technical English and Professional Presentations" module:
Students will build up a subject-specific technical vocabulary that will enable them to understand specialized texts, lectures, videos, etc. In addition, they will possess a repertoire of linguistic structures and be able to use them when describing technical information and processes.
Students will be familiar with strategies for the creation of professional, subject-specific presentations in English. They will be able to structure English-language presentations and use the verbal expressions they have mastered in them. In doing so, they will continue to develop their understanding of the functional use of language.

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Module content:
Technical English:
_ The engineering profession
_ The use of materials in the automotive industry
_ The properties and applications of materials
_ Describing technical data
_ Describing processes (e.g. manufacturing methods)
_ Understanding technical presentations
_ The structure of presentations
_ Useful phrases and language structures for presentations
_ The use of visual aids in presentations
_ Talking about numbers and describing trends
In addition, we will work on:
_ Building a technical vocabulary for technical English and presentations
_ Repeating relevant grammatical structures (passive voice, adjectives and adverbs)
_ Sensibilisierung für funktionalen Sprachgebrauch

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Teaching methods/Media:
Teaching methods:
The learning goals will be achieved through integrated training of the four basic skills (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking and writing) supported by multimedia, as well as the repetition of basic grammar and vocabulary in self-study phases.
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, unter Mitarbeit von Miriam Lange (2011): TechnoPlus English 2.0. Ein multimediales Sprachlernprogramm für Technisches Englisch und Business English. CD-ROM. EUROKEY.
Christine Sick, unter Mitarbeit von Lisa Rauhoff und Miriam Wedig (seit 2016): Online Extensions zu TechnoPlus Englisch, EUROKEY.
Christine Sick (2015): TechnoPlus Englisch VocabApp, EUROKEY.
Susanne Ley, Christine Sick: prep course English in m&eLanguageLearningPortal@CAS (e- and mobile learning offer to support students in English language learning at the Alt-Saarbrücken campus of the htw saar)

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