Technical English

Short Name
Technisches Englisch
Module Code
Module Coordinator
  • Ronald Kresta
Short Description
Practical language training to improve students' communication skills (level B1-B2); dealing with general and study-related topics.
Learning Objectives
The students should be able to communicate in English about general topics and those dealing with the contents of their studies.
  • Study-related Standard Situations: The course material consists of texts and tasks o cover the most relevant study-related situations.
  • English for Specific Purposes: We aim to provide our learners with the lexical/functional tools necessary to read, understand, discuss and write about more specific subject matters relating to their field. Thus the students become acquainted with their subjects and practice the pronunciation of their specific terminology. Additionally they will have to deal with scientific articles to be discussed orally and in writing by presenting the main aspects in combination with their personal ideas and comments. Within all these topics the four skills (writing, reading, listening and speaking) will be practised. If necessary, certain grammar areas will be reviewed according to learners' needs. Furthermore students' individual wishes concerning the contents of this module can be taken into account.
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
3.0 CrP; an estimated 90 hours, of which approximately 30 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction

Lecture 2 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Examination prerequisite: Regular attendance (75%)

Examination: A final oral and/or and written examination completes the programme. A written seminar paper in English could be an alternative.

Evaluation Standard
according to examination regulations (§ 9)

Aktuelle Literatur bzw. Lehrmittel werden zu Veranstaltungsbeginn bekannt gegeben.

This course is offered to students who have achieved an almost intermediate level (Independent User Level B1 according to the Common European Frame of Reference). They are expected to have attended English classes at school for abou six to eight years.