AIN5: Professional English for Students of Information Technology
Teacher: Patrik Schulz
Course Aim and Content
In this course you will develop and practice language and communication skills in the context of information technology related topics.
The main course units will be Presentations and Socializing. In the presentations unit you will be introduced to different aspects of presentations and we will practise techniques for effective presentations. In the socializing unit we will study video examples of socializing situations and practice such situations in role plays. Further elements of the course will be discussions of IT-related topics.
In order to prepare for the lessons and as follow-up work you will be required to complete online assignments and submit learning results in learning forum of the course. For these activities we use the HTWG’s learning platform Moodle. On this platform you will also receive feedback on your assignments, reports and other learning activities, and you will be informed about course events and dates. The e-learning component will make up about 50% of the course work.
All course materials can be accessed and downloaded from HTWG Moodle.
Requirements for a grade
Due to the structure of the course and its emphasis on teamwork regular attendance is required. You will need to devote some time (up to 2 hours per week) to work on the e-learning platform outside of the classroom.
The final grade will be based on the following:
A short presentation (5 minutes) about an information technology related topic (50%), and online assignments on the Moodle learning platform, which must be submitted by the required dates. (50%)
3 SWS; for advanced students;
Enrolment/admission possible until the second meeting - after this no more students can be admitted.
To be announced