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Technical Reading and Writing

Module name (EN): Technical Reading and Writing
Degree programme: Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: KIB-ENG2
SAP-Submodule-No.: P222-0043
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2SU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

[updated 19.02.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
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)
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
Marina Hefti, M.A.

[updated 24.10.2016]
Learning outcomes:
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 2022, SS 2021, SS 2020, SS 2019, SS 2018
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