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Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
English 1
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014
Module code: KI190
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 ‹bung), 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: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
120-minute written exam

[updated 20.03.2007]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KI190 (P222-0012) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 1, 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:
KI290 English 2
KI584 Information Retrieval
KI598 Game Design and Development
KI606 "Engineering Visions" Intensive Program

[updated 26.04.2021]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Marina Hefti, M.A.

[updated 01.04.2003]
Learning outcomes:
The students, who have widely varying levels of language proficiency, will be introduced to those aspects of the language that are of relevance to their future careers. This will require repetition and extension of a studentís existing language skills. Building on this foundation, students will practice career-related situations such as telephoning, making arrangements and other general communicative skills. The main focus of the course is on improving the studentsí oral expression and listening comprehension. Parallel to this, the course aims to expand the studentsí technical vocabulary and to acquaint them with those aspects of business English required by todayís engineers. Before taking this course, students should have acquired English language proficiency equivalent to Level B1 (Threshold) of the Common European Framework, corresponding to the language skills of those who have attained a German intermediate school leaving certificate (mittlerer Bildungsabschluss / Realschulabschluss).

[updated 13.03.2007]
Module content:
1. Communicating in English:  Socializing and telephoning
1.1......Introducing yourself and others
1.2......Speaking about yourself (education, vocational training, studying, etc.)
1.3......Small talk
1.4......Communicating on the phone: arranging an appointment, travel arrangements, getting information, etc.
2. Grammar and vocabulary
2.1......Repetition of basic grammatical structures
2.2......Basic vocabulary
3. Presentation of multimedia language teaching and learning software

[updated 13.03.2007]
Recommended or required reading:
A list of recommended texts for the three compulsory courses will be issued.

[updated 13.03.2007]
Module offered in:
WS 2016/17, WS 2015/16, WS 2014/15, WS 2013/14, WS 2012/13, ...
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