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Technical Reading and Writing

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Technical Reading and Writing
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: KIB-ENG2
SAP-Submodule-No.:
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.
P222-0043
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.
2SU (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.
2
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
English/German
Assessment:
Written exam

[updated 19.02.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KIB-ENG2 (P222-0043) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 2, mandatory course
PIB-EN2 (P222-0043) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 2, mandatory course

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
Workload:
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):
KIB-ENG1 Business Communication and Intercultural Competence


[updated 27.06.2018]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
KIB-ENG3 Professional Presentations


[updated 27.06.2018]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Lecturer:
Marina Hefti, M.A.


[updated 24.10.2016]
Learning outcomes:
Note:
The modules "Business Communication and Intercultural Competence", "Technical Reading and Writing", as well as "Professional Presentations" 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 Reading and Writing" module:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with different reading strategies and will be able to apply them to course-specific specialist texts. They will have extended their repertoire of linguistic structures and will be able to apply these structures to the written elaboration of technical questions and documents.

[updated 12.04.2018]
Module content:
- General and detailed comprehension of course-specific specialist texts
- Techniques for taking notes
- Summarizing texts
- Describing for example, program actions, program functions, instructions, etc.
- Cause-effect relationships
 
In addition, we will work on:
- Vocabulary
- Repeating relevant grammatical structures

[updated 12.04.2018]
Teaching methods/Media:
Teaching and learning materials (print, audio, video), multimedia teaching and learning software for specific target groups

[updated 19.02.2018]
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 (Mobile learning offer, especially for basic vocabulary, all levels), EUROKEY.
 
Christine Sick, unter Mitarbeit von Miriam Lange (2011): TechnoPlus Englisch 2.0 (Multimediales Sprachlernprogramm für Technisches und Business Englisch, Niveau B1-B2+), EUROKEY.


[updated 26.02.2018]
Module offered in:
SS 2023, SS 2022, SS 2021, SS 2020, SS 2019, ...
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