TU BRAUNSCHWEIG
Englisch B2-C1 Fachsprache / English B2-C1 Subject
verantwortlich: Dr. Christina Neidert

English for Social Scientists (Niveau B2, 3 Credits)

This course aims to help you improve your reading and listening comprehension as well as your oral and written skills in English within the fields of political science and sociology. Thus, there will be a strong emphasis on the acquisition and use of context-relevant vocabulary. The basis for class discussions will be readings taken from British and American textbooks, professional journals and leading newspapers or magazines. These texts will present key concepts and key issues. Audio and video material will be presented in class or on the Moodle learning platform.

This course is not recommended for 1st semester students.

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

Leistungsnachweis:
Oral grade based on language use in class, active participation throughout the semester and an oral presentation, and a final written test (120 minutes). Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester).

Lehrwerk:
Material will be distributed in class or provided on the Moodle learning platform.

Please note: This course is only for B2 students who have already successfully passed a general B2 course (Foundation, English for University Studies etc.). We now offer an English for Social Scientists course for C1/C2 students, which you can find under C1/C2 courses.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2-90-01English for Social ScientistsMo16:45-18:15BW 74.32821.10.-
03.02.
Tim Dittmann0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for Managing Projects on an International Scale (Niveau B2C1, 2 Credits) 

Working across cultures is evermore in demand in today’s university and work environment. Achieving top performance for internationally-based tasks and projects is at the hands of good management. This course will touch on challenges faced and work on skills needed to manage such projects with success. ‘Practice makes perfect’, so we will strongly focus on project-oriented communication skills involving: introducing project topic, networking relationships, influencing the team, solving timing issues effectively, teleconferencing, negotiating solutions,promoting advantages, presenting final results.
 
In this course, students will also explore characteristics of the ideal project manager, the virtual challenge, develop a stakeholder analysis as well as discuss risk and conflict management. Professional skills such as giving feedback, addressing conflicts in emails, developing Gantt charts and understanding other project management tools while building intercultural competences working through selected case studies will also be addressed. Students will acquire special phrases and vocabulary of the field; grammar will be reviewed as needed. An individual action plan should be maintained by each participant, thus reviewing earlier scenarios, hard-won vocabulary, and implementing newly acquired knowledge and skills to a given project/case. At the end of this course you should be able to establish and introduce your own project in a Gantt chart and present this to the class.
 
This course is not recommended for 1st semester students.
 
A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.
 

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester) and active participation in class, oral grade based on language use in class and a 15-minute presentation. Writing assignments (description of Gantt chart, case study emails etc.)

Lehrwerk:
Bob Dignen: International Management English. Managing Projects. DELTA Publishing - York Associates, ISBN: 978-1-905085-66-8

 

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-36-01English for Managing ProjectsMi15:00-16:30BW 74.32923.10.-
05.02.
Elvira Scherelis0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for Scientists (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course is aimed at science students of all sciences (life sciences, physics, chemistry, geo sciences, computer sciences) who want to communicate effectively in English. Throughout the course, you will

  • practice speaking in discussions, role plays, debates, and scenarios
  • tackle authentic listening and reading tasks, such as listening to interviews and reading articles dealing with various sciences,
  • develop your writing skills by practising different formats such as introductions and abstracts
  • revise general grammar which is relevant in a scientific context
  • expand your vocabulary based on general scientific terminology and everyday situations faced by scientists

There will be a variety of topics since we will cover most of the textbook.

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester), continuous assessment and a final test (120 minutes). The final written exam can cover any topics assigned in the course, including the material on Moodle.

Lehrwerk:
Tamzer Armer: Cambridge English for Scientists with Audio CD, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-3-12-535186-8

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-50-01English for ScientistsDi11:30-13:00MS 1.322.10.-
04.02.
Martin Noth0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung
en-b2c1-50-02English for ScientistsMi13:15-14:45BW 74.12923.10.-
05.02.
Martin Noth0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for Biologists and Biotechnologists (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course focuses on the English used in life sciences, including the lexical and syntactic patterns of general scientific language. Special emphasis will be put on learning to speak and write about methods of science, e.g. making observations, putting forth hypotheses, carrying out experiments, plotting and evaluating results, as well as on using the terminology of specific biological topics such as cell biology, genetics, and evolution.

This course will work with authentic material: texts, audio, and video. Students are encouraged to bring their WiFi-enabled laptop computers to class, as part of this course will rely on an online learning environment where every student is welcome to contribute.

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Oral grade (based on language use in class and an oral report) and a final test (150 minutes). Participants at C1 (advanced level) will, however, be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

Lehrwerk:
Materials will be available on Moodle.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-61-02English for Biologists and BiotechnologistsMo18:30-20:00BW 74.12921.10.-
03.02.
Martin Noth0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for Psychologists (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course focuses on the language of psychology. It aims to expand students' reading comprehension and oral and written communication skills within the field of psychology. There will be a strong emphasis on acquiring and using the key vocabulary and terminology of this field. Class discussions will be based on authentic texts from British and American textbooks and scientific journals.

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Oral grade based on active participation in class and a short oral report, written work done during the semester and a final test (150 minutes). Participants at C1 (advanced level) will, however, be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class or can be downloaded from Moodle.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-62-01English for PsychologistsDi15:00-16:30BW 74.32929.10.-
05.02.
H. Nese Arslan0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for Environmental Scientists and Engineers (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course is designed for Environmental Science and Engineering students who want to improve their English language skills while investigating and debating the impacts of human development (industrial, commercial, and residential) on air, land, and water resources. The focus is not only going to be on the causes of current environmental challenges but also on ideas for potential solutions to existing local and global problems. Authentic English texts and media will be used in group discussions and to craft written responses. Individual presentations will allow students to report on an issue of personal interest.
 
Topics involving the following will be covered: water, soil, and air pollution, deforestation, climate change, green construction, waste disposal and recycling, as well as renewable energies.
 
This course is not recommended for 1st semester students.
 
A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.
 
Leistungsnachweis: 
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Final test (120 minutes), listening exam (60 minutes) and a presentation. Students at C1 (advanced level) will be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.
 
Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class and/or available on Moodle.
KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-63-02English for Environmental Scientists and EngineersDi16:45-18:15BW 74.-11921.10.-
03.02.
Dr. Sonja Luther0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for Architects and Civil Engineers A (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course is designed for Architecture and Civil Engineering students who want to improve their English language skills, expand their technical vocabulary and explore the themes of architecture and civil engineering while engaging with a variety of different communicative modes.

Part A (winter semester):

  • Describing buildings and structures
  • Basic mathematics and geometry
  • Bridges: classification and significance
  • Retrofitting for earthquake damage
  • The future city: megacities and urbanisation

Part B (summer semester):

  • Architectural styles
  • Equatorial construction: bamboo
  • Mechanical engineering properties
  • 3D printing and building materials
  • Nanotechnology and design
  • The ethics of construction

This course is not recommended for 1st semester students.

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Oral grade (based on an oral report), listening exam (60 minutes), video composition and a final exam (120 minutes). Participants at C1 will be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

Lehrwerk:
Can be downloaded from the Moodle platform.

 

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-65-01English for Architects and Civil Engineers AFr09:45-11:15BW 74.12825.10.-
07.02.
Anni Hellwig0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung
en-b2c1-65-02English for Architects and Civil Engineers AFr13:15-14:45BW 74.12825.10.-
07.02.
Anni Hellwig0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for Electrical Systems and Mechatronics (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course will be of particular interest to anyone interested in electric vehicles and vehicle electrics, along with power generation and storage systems. It uses a task-based approach to involve participants in discussion and exploration of aspects of these topics. Authentic text and video will form the basis of discussion and task work. A course glossary will encourage technical vocabulary development.

This course is not recommended for 1st semester students.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester), an oral grade (based on an oral report), listening exam (60 minutes) and a final written exam (120 minutes). Participants at C1 (advanced level) will be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

Lehrwerk:

Can be downloaded from the Moodle platform.

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-70-01English for Electrical Systems and MechatronicsFr11:30-13:00BW 74.32825.10.-
07.02.
Tony Brown0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for IT Part A (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This level B2/C1 course concentrates on English as used in information technology. Throughout the course, you will

  • practice speaking in discussions, role plays, debates, and scenarios,
  • tackle authentic listening and reading tasks, such as listening to interviews and reading articles dealing with various aspects of ICT,
  • revise general grammar which is relevant in this context,
  • expand your vocabulary on mathematics, hardware, operating systems, software engineering, application software.

Since most material will be available on Moodle, students are encouraged to bring WiFi enabled web devices to class.

Leistungsnachweis:

Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Oral grade (based on language use in class and an oral report) and a final test (120 minutes). Participants at C1 (advanced level) will, however, be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

Lehrwerk:
Materials will be available on Moodle.

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-72-01English for IT ADi15:00-16:30BW 74.12822.10.-
04.02.
Martin Noth0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for IT 2.0 (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This level B2/C1 course specializes on English as used in information technology (computer sciences, electrical engineering, media studies and any related discipline). Feel free to take this course first, i.e. you do NOT need to have taken the winter curriculum of English for IT.

Throughout the course, you will

  • practice speaking in discussions, role plays, debates, and scenarios,
  • tackle authentic listening and reading tasks, such as listening to interviews and reading articles dealing with various aspects of IT,
  • revise general grammar which is relevant in this context,
  • expand your vocabulary on application software, documentation and support, 3D printing, artificial intelligence.

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

Leistungsnachweis:

Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Oral grade (based on language use in class and an oral report) and a final test (120 minutes). Participants at C1 (advanced level) will, however, be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

Lehrwerk:

Materials will be available on Moodle.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-73-01English for IT 2.0Mo16:45-18:15BW 74.12921.10.-
03.02.
Martin Noth0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for Mechanical Engineers A (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course aims to improve students' abilities in English language communication whilst dealing with themes taken from the field of mechanical engineering. Texts and videos will provide the basis for discussion, language work and the development of reporting and description skills.

Whilst it is recommended to attend part A before part B, Parts A and B can be taken in reverse order, and each of them may be taken independently. Both parts are an ideal starting point for students wishing to go on to more subject-specific mechanical engineering courses such as English for Automotive Engineers (powertrains or chassis and systems), English for Aerospace Engineers, or English for the Process Industries.

Part A (winter semester):

  • Hand and machine tools
  • Casting processes
  • Welding processes
  • Machine elements, design and construction
  • Technical writing - machine descriptions

Part B (summer semester):

  • Material properties
  • Engineering with steel, iron, polymers, ceramics and wood
  • Engineering design
  • Composites
  • Technical writing

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Oral grade (based on an oral report), listening exam (45 minutes) and a final written exam (120 minutes). Participants at C1 (advanced level) will be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

Lehrwerk:
Can be downloaded from the Moodle platform.

 

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-74-01English for Mechanical Engineers ADo11:30-13:00BW 74.32924.10.-
06.02.
Tony Brown0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for Automotive Engineers (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course will adopt a task-based approach to help students further develop their communicative English-language skills whilst dealing with themes drawn from the field of powertrains (engines and transmissions) in automotive engineering. Authentic texts and videos will provide the basis for discussion, vocabulary work and the development of description skills. Group and pair work will encourage interthinking and communication in the target language. A participant project will present the opportunity to practice reporting and writing skills. Particular emphasis will be placed on topics such as engines, valve opening technologies, gearbox systems and emerging technologies.

This course is not recommended for 1st semester students.

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Final test (120 minutes), listening exam (60 minutes) and an oral report. Participants at C1 (advanced level) will be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

Lehrwerk:
Can be downloaded from Moodle.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-77-01English for Automotive EngineersDo15:00-16:30BW 74.32624.10.-
06.02.
Tony Brown0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for Aerospace Engineers (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course aims to help students develop their English language communication skills in the field of aerospace engineering. Authentic texts and videos will provide the basis for discussion, vocabulary work and the development of description skills. A participant project will present the opportunity to practice reporting and writing skills.  Particular emphasis will be placed on topics such as airframes, propulsion, commercial and light aircraft systems, satellite and space projects and aerospace industry developments.

This course is not recommended for 1st semester students.

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Final test (120 minutes), listening exam (60 minutes) and  an oral report. Participants at C1 (advanced level) will be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

Lehrwerk:
Can be downloaded from Moodle.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-78-01English for Aerospace EngineersDo16:45-18:15BW 74.-11824.10.-
06.02.
Tony Brown0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for the Process Industries (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course will adopt a task-based approach to improving students’ English language communication skills whilst dealing with themes relating to process technology/engineering. Texts and videos will provide the basis for discussion, language work and the development of reporting and description skills. Student oral reports will encourage the investigation of a theme of particular interest. Particular emphasis will be placed on topics such as process descriptions, water treatment, food production, and emerging technologies.

This course is not recommended for 1st semester students.

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Final test (120 minutes), listening exam (60 minute) and an oral report. Participants at C1 (advanced level) will be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

Lehrwerk:
Can be downloaded from Moodle.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-79-01English for the Process IndustriesDi11:30-13:00BW 74.-11922.10.-
04.02.
Tony Brown0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for Industrial Engineers: Business in Context (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course is designed for Industrial Engineering students who want to improve their English language skills while exploring and debating the engineer’s role in business. Innovation, operations, marketing, finance and accounting are going to be topics of particular interest. Authentic English texts, including case studies, and other media will be used in group discussions and to craft written responses. Individual presentations will allow students to study a certain topic in greater depth. 
This course is not recommended for 1st semester students.
 
A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.
 
Leistungsnachweis:
Regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester). Final test (120 minutes), listening exam (30 minutes) and a presentation. Students at C1 (advanced level) will be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.
 
Lehrwerk:
Will be distributed in class and/or available on Moodle.
 

 

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-80-01English for Industrial Engineers: Business in ContextDo15:00-16:30BW 74.32924.10.-
06.02.
H. Nese Arslan0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for Media Studies

Part A (summer semester): Film Production and Analysis (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course is aimed at media students who have already completed some coursework in media analysis and media theory, as well as anyone with interest and prior experience in the study of media, particularly film.

In the course, participants will have the opportunity to improve their English skills while exploring and (critically) analyzing visual media, with an emphasis on confident use of the language commonly used for film analysis. In class, students will have the opportunity to examine visual media in seminar discussions, group presentations, and individual writing assignments. Reading and listening skills will be developed while engaging with primary works as well as related secondary literature, lectures, and videos.

Lehrwerk:

Ryan, Michael and Melissa Lenos. An introduction to Film Analysis: Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film. New York: Bloomsbury, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-8264-3002-1

Leistungsnachweis:

Credits are awarded based on regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester), active participation in class, an oral presentaion, a listening test, and a final written exam. Participants at C1 (advanced level) will, however, be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

 

Part B (winter semester): Screenwriting (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course is aimed at media studies students as well as anyone with an interest in creative writing, particularly screenwriting. Prior screenwriting experience is helpful but not a must. Participation in Part A of this course is not a requirement for participation in Part B.

The course will cover some of the most important aspects of screenwriting - from generating and pitching ideas, drafting an outline, developing characters to writing dialogue and scene descriptions. The lessons will be a mixture of lectures, script analyses, writing exercises, table reads as well as group workshops.

In the course, students will have the opportunity to improve their reading, listening, speaking, and, above all, writing skills in English while engaging with film scenes, scripts, and various primary and secondary film texts. Formal and informal English skills will be practiced by writing treatments and short scenes with authentic dialogue for feature films or TV series.

Lehwerk:

Materials will be available on Moodle.

Leistungsnachweis:

Credits are awarded based on regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester), active participation in class, an oral presentation, a writing assignment, and a final exam that includes a listening, vocabulary, and reading section. Participants at C1 (advanced level) will, however, be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.

 

A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.


 

 

 

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-91-01English for Media Studies B: ScreenwritingMo16:45-18:15BW 74.12821.10.-
03.02.
Dr. Sonja Luther0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung

English for the Arts: Curatorial Practice: From Idea to Reality (Niveau B2/C1, 2 Credits)

This course is aimed at students who are interested in curatorial practice. In this course, students will improve their English skills by planning an art or design show. We will start the process by discussing the role of the curator and the different types of exhibitions. Afterwards, each student will begin planning their own show, strengthening their reading skills using primary and secondary sources and working on their writing skills by preparing written materials for their own show. In this process, everyone will expand their vocabulary and learn to use it effectively and confidently through speeches, museum tours, and the preparation of written publications.

 

Lehrwerk:

George, Adrian. The Curator’s Handbook: Museums, Commercial Galleries, Independent Spaces. London: Thames & Hudson, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-500-23928-5

 

Leistungsnachweis:
Credits are awarded based on regular attendance (max. 3 missed classes per semester), active participation in class, an oral presentation, a writing assignment, and a final exam that includes a listening, vocabulary, and reading section. Participants at C1 (advanced level) will, however, be expected to show a higher level of proficiency.


A Language Proficiency Certificate can be issued on successful completion of this course.

KursnrDetailsTagZeitOrtZeitraumLeitungPreisBuchung
en-b2c1-92-01English for the Arts: Curatorial Practice: From Idea to RealityDo15:00-16:30BW 74.-11924.10.-
06.02.
Dr. Sonja Luther0/ 150/ 35/ 150 €keine Buchung