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Foreign Language: English I

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Foreign Language: English I
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2007
Module code: WIBAS-140E
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.
2U (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:
Written exam

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

WIBAS-140E (P450-0030) Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2007 , 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:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Corinna Huth

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with the basic grammatical structures of English and will be able to extract the most important information from short statements within the framework of these basic structures and a thematically limited general or technical vocabulary.
They will be able to express themselves in an understandable and effective manner within the framework of basic grammatical structures and a thematically limited basic general or technical vocabulary on an easy topic of a general or technical nature.

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Module content:
Grammar review:
1.        Active into passive/ Passive into active
2.        Adjective vs. adverb
3.        Gerund vs. infinitive
4.        If-clauses
5.        Asking questions
6.        Prepositions
7.        Reported Speech in the Past
8.        Tenses

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Teaching methods/Media:
This module will take place in the language lab. Televisions, transparencies/slides and computers will be used.

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Recommended or required reading:
•        Ball, W. J.: Dictionary of Link Words
•        Bosewitz, René/ Kleinschroth, Robert: Joke Your Way Through English Grammar.
•        Bowen, Tim: Build Your Business Grammar.
•        Brieger, Nick/ Pohl, Alison: Technical English – Vocabulary and Grammar.
•        Gerngross, Günter/ Puchta, Herbert: Creative Grammar Practice.
•        Lee, W. R.: A Study Dictionary Of Social English
•        Leech, Geoffrey/ Svartvik, Jan: A Communicative Grammar Of English
•        Seidl, Jennifer: Current English Usage
•        Stilman, Anne: Grammatically Correct
•        Swan, Michael: Practical English Usage
•        Turner, John F.: Business Grammar and Vocabulary.
•        Wagner, Georg/ Zörner, Maureen Lloyd: Technical Grammar and Vocabulary.
•        Wiesend, Gerhart: Englisch aber richtig (Grammatik).

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