Fremdsprachen

Zusatzangebote SS18

  • Allgemeine Infomationen

    Stand: 6-Mar-18
    zaharka@htwg-konstanz.de

    Alle Veranstaltungen beginnen in der 2. Vorlesungswoche und schließen mit Prüfungen ab. Kursteilnehmer müssen sich im Prüfungsamt zur Prüfung anmelden (siehe Prüfungsnummer in Klammern). Die Studien- und Prüfungsordnungen der einzelnen Fakultäten informieren Sie über die Anerkennung der Sprachkurse als Studium Generale, Wahlpflicht-, oder Zusatzfach. Eine Voranmeldung ist nur für die Kurse in Spanisch erforderlich, und zwar über die Lernplattform moodle. Änderungen vorbehalten. Es gibt 3 ECTS Punkte für Kurse mit 2 sws, und 6 ECTS Punkte für Kurse mit 4 sws in den Bachelor Studiengängen. Die Master Studiengänge haben individuelle Umrechnungsfaktoren – bitte beim Studiengangleiter erfragen.

    Wir legen Wert auf Ihre Anwesenheit und konstruktive Mitarbeit.

    Bitte überprüfen Sie im LSF unter „Studiengang Zusatzangebote“ die aktuellen Raumangaben!

  • Alle Sprachen
    1. A1-B2 Selbstlernkurse (2 ECTS). Hier arbeiten Sie ein Semester lang mit dem online Sprachlernprogramm "Rosetta Stone" selbständig, um ihre Sprachfertigkeiten in der Sprache Ihrer Wahl zu verbessern. Sie beginnen mit einem Einstufungstest und erhalten auf Grundlage Ihres Ergebnisses und des von Ihnen gewünschten inhaltlichen Schwerpunkts interaktives Übungsmaterial zugeteilt. Nach einer Lernzeit von mindestens 30 Stunden wird Ihnen ein Lernfortschrittstest zur Verfügung gestellt. Bei einem ausreichend guten Ergebnis kann Ihnen die Teilnahme mit 2 ECTS Punkten angerechnet werden – es wird keine Note gegeben. Für die Teilnahme ist der Zugang zu einem Computer, mit dem alle bereitgestellten Inhalte abgerufen und genutzt werden können, zwingend erforderlich. Es ist empfehlenswert mit dem „Internet Explorer" Browser“ zu arbeiten. Bitte informieren Sie sich über das Lernen mit "Rosetta Stone": http://www.htwg-konstanz.de/TellMeMore.2975.0.html. Denken Sie daran, während der Frist zur Wahlfachanmeldung  sich für die richtige Prüfungsnummer anzumelden. Wenn Sie Ihre 30 Stunden Lernzeit erreicht haben, melden Sie sich bei Frau Prof. Sharon Zaharka: zaharka@htwg-konstanz.de (Deutsch als Fremdsprache 21333 ; Chinesisch 21113; Englisch 22223; Französisch 23353; Italienisch 24413; Niederländisch 26613; Spanisch 28813)

       
    2. Tandem-Lernpartnerschaften. Beim Tandemlernen treffen sich zwei Menschen mit verschiedenen Muttersprachen und helfen sich gegenseitig beim Erlernen der jeweils anderen Sprache. Anmeldung und weitere Informationen unter: http://www.tandem.ask.fh-konstanz.de/
  • Arabisch

    Vorbesprechung für alle Interessierten: Donnerstag, 15. März um 15:45 Uhr in M005 mit Herrn Zaharka um festzustellen, ob Teil 1 ODER Teil 2 durchgeführt wird. Anfragen an: rasheed.zaharka@htwg-konstanz.de

    1. Arabisch A1-Teil 1. 4sws Lernen auch Sie Arabisch. Folgende Themen werden mit dem Buch „Salam!“ behandelt (Kapitel 1-5): sich begrüßen und vorstellen, am Telefon, der Beruf, die Wohnung, in der Stadt. Einführung in die arabische Schrift. Die Betonung liegt auf mündliche Kommunikation. Mo 8 – 11.15 Uhr in M005 Beginn: 19.3. Dozent: Rasheed Zaharka (20110)
       
    2. Arabisch A1-Teil 2, 4sws. Vertiefen Sie Ihre Vorkenntnisse. Folgende Themen werden mit dem Buch „Salam!“ behandelt (Kapitel 6-10): In der Stadt (Orientierung), Lebensmittel & im Restaurant, die Familie, Reisen & Transportmittel. Die Betonung liegt auf mündliche Kommunikation. Mo 8-11.15 Uhr  in M005. Beginn: 19.3. Dozent: Rasheed Zaharka. (20120)
  • Chinesisch
    • Chinesisch A1 (Teil1). 4sws Lernen auch Sie Chinesisch! Wird im WS 2018 wieder angeboten.  Dozentin: Frau Yang-Schmidhuber. (21140)

    Mehr Informationen unter https://moodle.htwg-konstanz.de/moodle/course/view.php?id=2874
    Anfragen an: aschmidh@htwg-konstanz.de

  • Deutsch als Fremdsprache
    1. Deutsch im Studium, 2 sws. Dienstags von 17:30 – 19 Uhr in Raum M203  Beginn: 20.3. Dozentin: Dr. Ingrid Spitzner (21320)
  • Englisch
    1. A1-A2 English Refresher Course, 2 sws. Für Wiedereinsteiger mit geringen Vorkenntnissen. Anfangs leicht, steigt das Niveau stetig an. Buch: Technical English at Work. Fr 11:30-13:00 in M205 Beginn: Fr 23.3. Dozent: Herr Bahmann. (22110)
       
    2. A2 Speaking English, 2sws. Improve your pronunciation and speaking skills with a wide variety of exercises in this course. Di 15:45 Uhr in M107. Starts March 20. Taught by: Frau Wallace-Santo. (22260)
       
    3. B1/B2/C1 English in Action, 3sws. Looking for a different sort of language course? One where you can get up, move and communicate verbally and non-verbally? Practise flexibility and creativity and improve your English in an (inter-)active and fun way. We will start with improvisation games and exercises that will help you to become more confident talking in English. We will try out different methods for creating scenes – e.g. from pictures, poems, newspaper articles. There will be a public performance at the end of the semester and you will pick some of those scenes and work on perfecting them for this show.In this course you will practice speaking fluently and spontaneously, in small groups and in front of a group, we will also work on pronunciation and speaking loud enough – things you can certainly use for your next class presentation. The focus is on oral communication but there will also be some writing assignments. Taught by: Stefanie Giebert. (22520)
    4. B2 People Skills, 2sws. The aim of this course is to learn about people skills and develop your own people skills by improving your self-competence and your language and communication skills. You will study selected video-, audio-, and text materials, do quizzes and exercises related to the topic, keep a learning journal and discuss your findings in the online learning forum of the course. Kick-off meeting: Fr 16.3. at 1 pm in M107. Taught by: Patrik Schulz (22360)
       
    5. B1/B2 Negotiating in English, 2 sws. Learn about negotiating strategies and practice them in English. Do 11:30 in P004, starts 22 March.  Taught by: Sharon Zaharka (22500)
       
    6. B2 English for academics, 2 sws. Discussions, writing, presentations. Materials provided. Introduction on Tuesday 20th March 1-2 pm in room M 107. Class meets on these dates: April 14, 21, 28 and May 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in M005.  Begins Tuesday, March 20. Taught by: Jonathan Baker (22370)
       
    7. B2/C1 US Culture and Current Events. 2 sws – 3 ECTS. Discuss current issues concerning the U.S.A. and keep up-date on what is happening in the world Mon. 15:45 in M202. Starts Monday, Mar 19. Taught by: James Paul. (22460)
       
    8. Building Bridges Across Cultures: an Intercultural seminar, 2sws. The seminar aims to expose students to a variety of cultural settings, while illuminating the host culture’s features (Germany) and the home culture’s peculiarities. Its mission is to assist students to acquire the necessary strategies and tools that foster intercultural understanding. Through theoretical readings, discussions and evaluations of several live cultural presentations, students would be challenged to detect cultural differences and similarities and to understand and respect them. It is envisaged that these challenges would help students to breach cultural barriers and develop fruitful intercultural competences and coping strategies for the future. Mo 15:45 in F013. Starts: March 19. Taught by: Patricia Alleyne-Dettmers. (22470)
       
    9. B2/C1 This is Germany. 2 sws. This course is designed to give an overview of the most important political, geographical, cultural and social developments of modern Germany. Foreign students learn about Germany; German students learn to explain what Germany is about. Mo 11.30-1p.m. in room A320, starts March 19.  Taught by: Ian Howe (22480)
       
    10. B2-C1. Psychology in Everyday Business, part 1. 2 sws. This course will introduce students to some of the key concepts in Psychology that may be relevant for their studies and work life. Tuesday 3:45 p.m. in F013. Starts March 20, taught by Andreas Heller (22430)
       
    11. A1-A2 Englisch Intensivkurs, 60 Stunden in 10 Tagen, in den Semesterferien10. – 21. September 2018. Besonders geeignet für Studierende mit geringen Vorkenntnissen. Einzelheiten werden auf moodle/ Zusatzangebote/ Englisch Intensivkurs bekannt gegeben. Dozentinnen: Frau Hildebrand & Frau Alleyne-Dettmers. (22100)
       
  • Französisch
    1. A1 Gruppe 1, 4 sws, für Anfänger mit keinen oder geringen Vorkenntnissen. Mo 14-17.15 Uhr in M005. Beginn: Mo 19.3. Dozentin: Frau Clément (23110 )
       
    2. A1 Gruppe 2, 4 sws, für Anfänger mit keinen oder geringen Vorkenntnissen. Mi 15:45 - 19:00 Uhr in M005. Beginn: Mi 21.3. Dozentin: Frau Clément (23110)
       
    3. A2, 4 sws, für Studierende mit Vorkenntnissen (z.B. Französisch A1). Mo 15.45-19 Uhr in M003. Beginn: Mi 21.3. Dozentin: Frau Abaz-Clementz (23210)
       
    4. B1, 4 sws, für Studierende mit guten Vorkenntnissen, ca. A2. Di 15.45-19 Uhr in M005. Beginn: Di 20.3. Dozentin: Frau Abaz-Clementz (23320)
  • Italienisch
    1. A1 Gruppe 1, 4 sws, für Anfänger ohne Vorkenntnisse. Mi 17.30 – 20.45 in M104. Beginn: Mi 21.3. Dozentin : Frau Höchsmann (24120)
       
    2. A2, 4 sws, für Anfänger mit Vorkenntnissen (z.B. Italienisch A1). Mi 11.30 in M202 & Do 18.00-19:30 Uhr in M202. Beginn: Mi 21.3. Dozentin : Frau Höchsmann (24210)
  • Japanisch
    1. A1, 4 sws für Anfänger ohne Vorkenntnisse. Mo 15:45 Uhr in M107 mit Frau Dr. Belleville & Mi 15.45-17.15 Uhr in F013 mit Frau Dr. Ono. Nur zur Erinnerung: Dies ist eine Präsenzveranstaltung. Kursteilnehmer sollen bitte beide Termine wahrnehmen. Beginn: Mo 19.3. (25110)
       
    2. A2, 2sws für Anfänger mit Vorkenntnissen. Mi 17:30 Uhr in F013. Dozentin: Frau Dr. Ono. Beginn: 21.3. (25210) Anfragen bitte an: Yoshiko.Ono@htwg-konstanz.de
  • Spanisch

    Weitere Informationen auf "Spanische Plattform" in Moodle (Zusatzangebote):https://moodle.htwg-konstanz.de/moodle/index.php

    Begrenzte Teilnehmerzahl! Vor-Anmeldung für alle Spanischkurse in Moodle unter Studium Generale. Wenn Sie zum ersten Treffen nicht erscheinen, wird Ihr vor-reservierter Platz an eine/n andere/n vergeben. Studierende von MMS und WIM gehen bitte NUR in den Kurs Nr5: „Spanisch A1 zweite Fremdsprache“ es sei denn, Sie wollen A2 oder B1 besuchen.

    1. A1 Gruppe 1, 4 sws, für Anfänger ohne Vorkenntnisse.Lehrwerk: Con Gusto A1/ Klett. Fr 8-11:15 Uhr in M107. Beginn: 23.3. Dozentin: Frau delaRosa (28110) Dieser Kurs findet nicht statt falls genügend Teilnehmer zu Spanisch B2 kommen.
       
    2. A1 Gruppe 2, 4 sws, für Anfänger ohne Vorkenntnisse. Lehrwerk: Con Gusto A1/ Klett. Mo 8-9.30 in M107 und Mo 9.45-11.15 in M105. Beginn: Mo 19.3. Dozentin: Frau de la Rosa (28120)
       
    3. A1 Gruppe 3, 4 sws, für Anfänger ohne Vorkenntnisse. Lehrwerk: Con Gusto A1/ Klett. Mi 8-9.30 in M107  & Mi 9:45-11.15 in M005. Beginn: Mi 21.3. Dozentin: Frau de la Rosa (28130)
       
    4. A1 Gruppe 4, 4 sws, für Anfänger ohne Vorkenntnisse mit dem Lehrwerk „Puente“. Mo 17.30 in F013 & Mi 11.30 in F013. Beginn: Mo. 19.3. Dozentin: Frau Dr. Alleyne-Dettmers (28140)  
       
    5. A1 Zweite Fremdsprache WIM/MMS. Berufsorientierter Spanischkurs für Anfänger mit mündlicher Abschlussprüfung gemäß SPO MMS & WIM. Lehrwerk: Meta Profesional A1-A2/ Klett (Nur Übungsbuch!) Di 8-9.30 in M005 und Di 9.45 – 11.15 in M005. Beginn: 13.3. (!) Dozentin: Frau de la Rosa (28150)
       
    6. A2 Gruppe 1, 4 sws, für Teilnehmer mit Vorkenntnissen (z.B. Spanisch A1) Lehrwerk: Con Gusto A2/ Klett. Mo 11.30 in M003 und Do 11.30 in M105. Beginn: Mo 19.3. Dozentin: Frau de la Rosa (28210)
       
    7. B1 Cultura y communicacion, 4 sws für Teilnehmer mit guten Vorkenntnissen (z.B. Spanisch A2). Lehrwerk Meta Profesional B1, Kurs- und Übungsbuch/ Klett, Di 11.30-13 in M107 & Mi 11.30-13 in M107. Beginn: Di 20.3. Dozentin: Frau de la Rosa (28310)
       
    8. B2 , 4sws: Do 8-9.30 in M107 und Fr 11:15-13 Uhr in C116. Dozentin: Frau de la Rosa (28350)
  • Türkisch
    1. A1-Teil 1, 2 sws, für Teilnehmer ohne Vorkenntnisse, mit „Güle Güle“. Do 14 Uhr in M005 Beginn: Do 22.3. Dozent: Herr Karagöz. (27510)
       
    2. A1-Teil 2, 2 sws, für Teilnehmer mit Vorkenntnissen, mit „Güle Güle“. Do 15.45 in M005 Beginn: Do. 22.3. Dozent: Herr Karagöz. (27520)

Sprachkurse in den Studiengängen

  • Architektur

    Professional English for students of architecture

    Teacher: Patrik Schulz

    Course Aim and Content

    In this course we will develop and practice language and communi­cation skills in the context of archi­tecture-related topics. The course comprises two main units: Presenta­tions and Socializing. In the pres­entations unit you will be intro­duced to different aspects of presentations and we will practice techniques for effec­tive presentations. In the social­izing unit we will study video exam­ples of socializing situations and prac­tise such situations in role plays. Further elements of the course are the discussion of architecture-re­lated topics.

    E-learning Component

    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.

    Course Materials

    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 90 minutes per week) to work on the e-learning platform outside the classroom.The final grade will be based on the following:

    • A short presentation (5 minutes) about an information technology related topic (50%)
    • Online assignments on the Moodle learning platform, which must be submitted by the required dates. (50%)

    Remarks

    WPfl., 2 SWS; for advanced students
    Enrollment/admission possible until the second meeting - after this no more students can be admitted.

  • Bauingenieurwesen

    BIB1/WIB1 – Konsolidierung der Grundlagen - Englisch – 2SWS

    Instructors: Hyacinth Moodalie-Hünnemeyer, NN

    This course is designed to provide first semester civil engineering (BIB) and industrial engineering (WIM) students with a revision and consolidation of basic grammatical structures in English. Students also learn and practice the necessary vocabulary, phrases and language skills required to carry out successful greetings and introductions, small talk, and telephoning in professional situations. In addition, technical English terminology and phrases for the construction industry as well as the appropriate language skills required to hold discussions, make suggestions, give advice and solve problems on a building site are introduced and practiced. Regular attendance and completion of the assigned tasks are strongly recommended.

    Assessment:  60-minute written examination/66%  = Pass

    Englisch BIB2/WIB2: Technical English Communication

    Teacher: Eva Rottmann

    Course objective:

    The goal of this class is to learn to communicate on B2 level within the field of Civil Engineering in written (technical documents) and oral form (trouble shooting, tasks of Civil engineers, progress on the construction site, a professional presentation on a bridge or building). You will read texts about forces, materials and inventions. In preparing for your final presentation, you will listen to a presentation of a professor in engineering about earthquake resistance in construction.

    Assessment: short vocabulary test (20 % of your grade), final, freely held 15 –minute presentation about a bridge or building (80 % of your final grade)

     

    MBI 3: Bautechnisches Englisch

    Teacher: Gisela Hindelang

     

    WIB4 Business English

    Instructor: Charles Kuhlman

     

    URB 1 - English Communication – 2SWS

    Instructors: Jonathan Baker, Sharon Zaharka

    Content:
    Student practice discussing a variety of technologies relevant to their field of study, e.g. urban water supply, conventional  vs. renewable sources of energy, recycling.  Students also learn and practice the necessary vocabulary, phrases and language skills required to talk about technology in use, materials technology and technical problems.  Students should have a strong B1 or low B2 level of general English proficiency. Regular attendance and completion of the assigned tasks are strongly recommended.

    Assessment:  Short tests during the semester account for 40% and an exam of spoken technical English for 60% of the final grade.

     

  • Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

    EIB2: Technisches Englisch

    Teacher:  Jim Paul

    This course is designed to provide students with the essential technical English language skills for electrical engineering students and professionals. Students are expected to show command of English grammar, language skills and appropriate technical vocabulary at a B2 level. The course focuses on all 4 language skill areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as engineering topics such as electrical components, circuit diagrams, renewable energy, PLCs, etc. Regular attendance is necessary as the most important communication practice takes place in the classroom. English language proficiency is assessed in a 90-minute written exam.

     

    EIW1: Technisches Englisch

    Teacher:  Jim Paul

    This course is designed to provide students with the essential technical English language skills for electrical engineering students and professionals. Students are expected to show command of English grammar, language skills and appropriate technical vocabulary at a B2 level. The course focuses on all 4 language skill areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as engineering topics such as electrical components, circuit diagrams, renewable energy sources, PLCs, etc. Regular attendance is necessary as the most important communication practice takes place in the classroom. English language proficiency is assessed in a 90-minute written exam

  • Informatik

    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.

    E-learning Component

    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.

    Course Materials

    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%)

    Remarks

    3 SWS; for advanced students;
    Enrolment/admission possible until the second meeting - after this no more students can be admitted.

     

    WIB2: Englisch

    Teacher: Hindelang

    Content: To be announced

  • Maschinenbau

    MEP3: Englisch

    Teacher:  Jim Paul

    This course is designed to provide students with the essential English language skills for mechanical engineering students and professionals. Students are expected to show command of English grammar, language skills and appropriate technical vocabulary at a B2 level. The course focuses on all 4 language skill areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as engineering topics such as structural forces, engineering materials/properties, describing mechanisms/processes, renewable energy sources, etc. Regular attendance is necessary as the most important communication practice takes place in the classroom. English language proficiency is assessed in a 90-minute written exam.

    MMS1: Technisches Englisch 3 (Fremdsprache 1 Verhandlungsniveau)

    Teacher:  Jim Paul

    This course is designed to provide students with the essential language skills required to successfully carry out a sales negotiation in English in a professional business setting. Students are expected to show command of English grammar and appropriate business vocabulary and phrases at a B2 level. The course focuses on 4 areas of oral communication: telephoning, introductions, small talk and negotiating. Regular attendance is necessary as the most important communication practice takes place in the classroom and language lab. English language proficiency is assessed in a 20-minute oral examination.

     

    WIM3: Verhandlungsenglisch

    Teachers:  Jim Paul, Hyacinth Huennemeyer

    This course is designed to provide students with the essential language skills required to successfully carry out a sales negotiation in English in a professional business setting. Students are expected to show command of English grammar and appropriate business vocabulary and phrases at a B2 level. The course focuses on 4 areas of oral communication: telephoning, introductions, small talk and negotiating. Regular attendance is necessary as the most important communication practice takes place in the classroom and language lab. English language proficiency is assessed in a 20-minute oral examination.

     

    MBF3: Technisches Englisch 1

    Teacher: Rita Hatzelmann

    Course objective:

    Students will be able to read, write and talk about basic topics in engineering. The course consists of 15 self-contained units (if the class takes place every week!). Every week a different topic of engineering will give you the opportunity to practice essential vocabulary and grammar. The exam will be a 90-minute written exam, which will be a mixture of the topics and exercises done in class during the semester. So regular attendance is highly recommended!

    MBF3: Technisches Englisch 3

    Teacher: Susan Wallace-Santo

    Course objective:

    Students will be able to read, write and talk about basic topics in engineering. The course consists of 15 self-contained units (if the class takes place every week!). Every week a different topic of engineering will give you the opportunity to practice essential vocabulary and grammar. The exam will be a 90-minute written exam, which will be a mixture of the topics and exercises done in class during the semester. So regular attendance is highly recommended!

     

    Technical English (MKE3)

    Teacher: Christina Schäfer

    Content of the course

    The aim of this course is to help engineering students to increase their knowledge of technical vocabulary and grammar. The topics are:

    ·         Job Applications for Mechanical Engineering Students
    ·         Measurements – Calculating – Numbers
    ·         Shapes
    ·         Materials
    ·         Forces and Strain
    ·         Friction
    ·         Attachments
    ·         Wind Turbines
    ·         The Carbon Cycle

    You will learn and practice communication skills to enable you to talk and write about a variety of topics.

    Exam
    90-min written

     

    WIM1: Englisch 1

    Teacher: Rita Hatzelmann

    Content:

     

    4 SWS; for advanced students

    WIM6: Zweite Fremdsprache, hier: Spanisch

    Dozent: Gerhard Axmann

    Inhalt:

    To be announced

    4 SWS; for advanced students

     

    Englisch im Studiengang Umwelt- und Verfahrenstechnik

    VU3: Technisches Englisch

    Teacher: Karen-Sybill Schirmer

    Aims

    To enable students or read technical texts, to understand technical presentations and discussions, to express themselves orally and in writing about technical topics.

    Activities

    Reading, translating and discussing technical texts, reviewing the basic structures of English

    Remarks

    Pfl., 2 SWS

  • Wirtschaft- und Sozialwissenschaften

    Business English Fast Track (BWL1)

    Teacher: Sarah Leaper-Meier

    Aim of the course

    Provide students who do not have an adequate background the opportunity to improve their English so they can follow Business English 1 in their second semester successfully.

    Activities

    Review of English grammar, vocabulary development, writing and speaking exercises. Im Mittelpunkt steht die systematische Entwicklung aller vier Sprachfertigkeiten sowie eine gezielte Wiederholung der Grundlagen der englischen Grammatik. Eine praxisbezogene Einführung in den Fachwortschatz des Wirtschaftsenglisches wird angeboten, um Studierenden an die Themen, die ausführlich im 2. Semester behandelt werden, heranzuführen. Typische Aufgaben des Arbeitslebens, wie z.B. geschäftlicher Umgang per Telefon, E-Mail oder Brief, werden behandelt und geübt.

    Exam

    90-min written

    Remarks

    BWL1 students are required to take the Business English Assessment Test in the first week of classes with Prof. Zaharka. This test will then recommend whether you need to take the course.

     

    Business English I (BWL2)

    Teacher: Christina Schäfer

    Content of the course

    This course focuses on core areas  in business and economics. The topics  are:

    • Application: CV and Covering Letter 
    • Customer service: Telephoning and emailing
    • importance of politeness and diplomacy 
    • Work conditions and fringe benefits
    • Types of retailing
    • Describing charts  
    • Marketing strategies and presentations
    • Language of banking and finance 
    • Debts, credits and investment
    • Types of organizations
    • Describing organigrams
    • Accounting  terminology 
    • Balance sheets
    • Basic language of economics
    • Factors of economic growth
    • Documents in international trade

    You will learn and practice language and communication skills to enable you to talk about a wide variety of topics.

    Coursebook

    Career Express, Business English B2, published by Cornelsen

    Exam
    90-min written

    Remarks
    All students must be able to communicate understandably in both spoken and written English to pass this course: Make sure that you have crossed the communication threshold before starting the course.

     

    Business English II (BWB 3)

    This course is taught in English.

    Teacher: Sharon Zaharka
    Prerequisites See content of ENG1, or: Good ability to use English in speaking and writing; experience in telephoning and doing presentations; knowledge of basic Business English vocabulary.

    Aim of the course
    This course is designed to help students develop confidence and proficiency in discussing a wide variety of topics in different situations. Students are expected to participate actively in class, taking part in group and pair work which aims at consolidating and extending the students' knowledge of English by practising all four language skills. In addition to practising key business vocabulary and idioms, the main emphasis is put on developing the students' communicative skills. The participants practise presenting business related topics and dealing with customer complaints focusing on the active use of business vocabulary, correct grammar and public speaking ability as well as participating fluently and appropriately in business related discussions.

    Coursebook
    The course is based on "Business Proficiency" published by Klett. We will cover the first half of the book.

    Methods
    In this course, English is our language of preference, which means that students are expected to speak English at all times, including dealing with administrative questions. This course draws on a combination of the Communicative Approach and the Lexical Approach to language teaching. This means that students work mostly in pairs or small groups when completing a task, such as discussion worksheets, language games, role plays, reading and communication tasks, etc.

    Assessment
    Students will receive a pass/fail grade. This is based on performance in quizzes and participation in class.

     

    Business English III (BWB4)

    This course is taught in English.
    Teacher: Sharon Zaharka

    Prerequisites
    See content of BUS ENG2, or: Good ability to use English in speaking and writing; experience in doing presentations; professional telephoning skills, basic socializing skills; good knowledge of Business English vocabulary.

    Aim of the course
    This course is designed to help students develop confidence and proficiency in discussing complex topics in different situations. Students are expected to participate actively in class, taking part in group and pair work which aims at consolidating and extending the students' knowledge of English by practising all four language skills. In addition to practising specialized business vocabulary, the main emphasis will be put on developing the students' communicative skills. The participants practise participating fluently and appropriately in business related discussions and negotiations while focusing on the active use of business vocabulary, correct grammar and public speaking ability.  Also, formal writing is learned.

    Coursebook
    The course is based on "Business Proficiency" published by Klett. We will cover the second half of the book.

    Methods
    In this course, English is our language of preference, which means that students are expected to speak English at all times, including dealing with administrative questions. This course draws on a combination of the Communicative Approach and the Lexical Approach to language teaching. This means that students work mostly in pairs or small groups when completing a task, such as discussion worksheets, language games, role plays, reading and communication tasks, etc.

    Exam
    30-minute spoken exam in pairs. Students are assessed at the end of the semester in an oral exam in which they demonstrate – in pairs – their ability to socialize in a professional environment, discuss a controversial issue with a business partner, and give an ad hoc short presentation on a business related topic. In this exam, fluency, accuracy, professional conduct, and the active use of Business English vocabulary are the main criteria for assessment.

    WRB 3 – Business English 4SWS

    Instructors: Hyacinth Moodalie-Hünnemeyer, Janice Scott

    This course is designed to help students develop confidence and proficiency in discussing a wide variety of business topics in different situations. Students are expected to participate actively in class, taking part in group and pair work which aims at consolidating and extending their knowledge of English by practising all four language skills. The main emphasis is put on developing the students' communicative skills. The participants practise presenting business related topics focusing on the active use of business vocabulary, collocations and idioms, correct grammar and public speaking ability as well as participating fluently and appropriately in business related discussions.  The course is based on Career Express C1, Cornelsen 2011. Additional materials in the form of handouts or uploaded documents on Moodle will be provided.

    Assessment

    Students are assessed at the end of the semester in an oral exam in which they demonstrate – in pairs – their ability to conduct small talk, complete a collaborative task, and give a short presentation on a business related topic covered in class. In this exam, fluency, accuracy, professional conduct, and the active use of Business English vocabulary are the main criteria.

  • Studienkolleg

    English/ Upper Intermediate: B2 level – 4SWS

    Instructor: Hyacinth Moodalie-Hünnemeyer, Kate Russell

    This two semester “EAP,”/ English for Academic Purposes course is designed  to improve the general and academic language proficiency  of  STK „Wirtschaft“ and „Technik“ students.  The course is based on the coursebook, “Oxford EAP – Upper Intermediate/B2” OUP, 2012 and focuses on preparing students for tertiary academic study by exploiting all four skills areas.  In particular, students work at improving their:

    • understanding of grammar
    • academic and general vocabulary
    • reading strategies for academic texts
    • presentation skills for university/college
    • oral communication to participate effectively in seminars and in general.
    • listening comprehension for lectures
    • (business/general writing skills: emails, letters)
    • academic writing skills/essays, reports, summaries

     

    Assessment: mid-term examination, oral presentation, writing tasks, regular attendance and active participation.

Rosetta Stone

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Mit dem Sprachlernprogramm Rosetta Stone Advantage (ehemals Tell Me More) können Sie online & interaktiv Ihre Fremdsprachenkenntnisse aufpolieren.

Rosetta Stone Advantage steht für die folgenden Sprachen zur Verfügung: Englisch, Deutsch, Französisch, Italienisch, Niederländisch, Spanisch, Chinesisch

Die Anmeldung erfolgt über Moodle – Zusatzangebote – Rosetta Stone Sprachkurse.

Ehe Sie mit dem Lernen beginnen empfiehlt es sich das pdf Dokument "Getting started" (s.u.) zu lesen.

Getting started

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