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FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andrea Zimpernik

Head of Language Center
Academic Staff


T: +43 1 606 68 77-6171
F: +43 1 606 68 77-6179

Room: C.1.19
Favoritenstraße 226
1100 Wien


Lectures 2021/22

Building and Design

> Basics of Business English 1 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Management more

Basics of Business English 1 VO

Lector: Anja Christensen, BA, Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Business & Construction Topics:

1: You & Your Company
Grammar: adjectives to describe people, comparatives, hypothetical questions
Skills: talking about yourself & your company

2: Construction & Civil Engineering
Related vocabulary
Skills: understanding industry-specific texts; explaining technical terms

3: That’s How We Build a House: film input
Related vocabulary: excavating, concrete, framing, electricity, plumbing, heating and cooling, inside walls and outside walls

4: Presentation skills

Assessment methods

Each element that makes up the mark MUST be positive
Written work will be assessed according to these criteria:
-task achievement
-structure (organisation and cohesion) & fluency
-accuracy of vocabulary
-grammar
Test: 60%
Classroom performance: 60%
Writing tasks: 20%

Teaching methods

Lecture, pairwork, groupwork, discussions, role plays, writing tasks, self-study (research project; online collaboration)

Language

English

> Basics of Business English 2 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Management more

Basics of Business English 2 VO

Lector: Anja Christensen, BA, Paul Hoffman, MAS, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Business & Construction Topics:

1: Green Building
Grammar: idiomatic phrases with prepositions; subordinate clauses of result and purpose;
future tenses
Skills: discussing various aspects of green building using relevant
vocabulary; explaining & interpreting visual input


2: Architecture built to heal
Skills: listening comprehension; assessing the impact of
buildings on the community; summing up video input; writing
a short text describing a construction project; expressing opinions
Vocabulary: useful phrases for expressing opinions, agreeing and
disagreeing, giving advice, suggesting;


3: Human Resources/ applying for a job:
Skills: writing a covering letter and a CV, successful job interviews


4: Health and Safety
Skills: describing risks and hazards; understanding safety regulations,
researching information on health-based building standards

Assessment methods

• Test 60%
• Classroom Performance 20%
• Research Project 20%

Grading scheme:
0 - 59% Grade 5
60 - 69% Grade 4
70 - 79% Grade 3
80 - 89% Grade 2
90 - 100% Grade 1

Teaching methods

Seminar: lecture, group work, pair work, discussions, role plays, research project, film input

Language

English

> Advanced Business English 1 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Management more

Advanced Business English 1 VO

Lector: Anja Christensen, BA, Paul Hoffman, MAS, Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Business & Construction Topics:


1: Group project:

2: Redeveloping & renovating: worksheets & film input
Skills: describing procedures, explaining renovation tasks,
expansion of technical vocabulary
Grammar: make versus do;

3: Design Rules - colour: worksheets & film input
Skills: understanding and applying design rules on colour,
dealing with numbers & arithmetic operations;


4: Structural Systems – attaching and supporting: worksheets
Vocabulary: professional terminology for structural elements
and loads
Skills: identifying structural elements; describing technical drawings,
explaining load and stress;


5: Structural engineering: Skyscrapers video input: worksheets
Skills: understanding an authentic film; construction-related
vocabulary, documenting the building process, analysing
major challenges during construction

Assessment methods

Each element that makes up the mark MUST be positive
Written work will be assessed according to these criteria:
-task achievement
-structure (organisation and cohesion) & fluency
-accuracy of vocabulary
-grammar
Test: 60%
Classroom performance: 20%
Writing task / presentation: 20%

Teaching methods

Lecture, pairwork, groupwork, discussions, role plays, writing tasks, presentations

Language

English

> Advanced Business English 2 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Management more

Advanced Business English 2 VO

Lector: Anja Christensen, BA, Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Business & Construction Topics:

1: Film input: domes
Vocabulary: terminology relating to dome construction
Skills: understanding authentic film material; explaining construction challenges; researching and presenting information

2: Construction Law
Vocabulary: legal terminology (contracts, employment law, accident law, arbitration)
Skills: giving basic advice on legal issues regarding construction projects understanding and summarizing texts on legal issues, commenting on legal cases
Grammar: passives

3: Competition:
Grammar: idiomatic language
Skills: Expressing opinions, holding professional meetings and negotiations

4: Writing abstracts:
Skills: writing for academic purposes: identifying structure in texts; paragraph structure

Assessment methods

Assessment:

Note that each element that makes up your mark MUST be positive

Test (90 mins): 60%

Classroom performance: 20%

Research project: 20%


Grading scheme:

0 - 59% Grade 5
60 - 69% Grade 4
70 - 79% Grade 3
80 - 89% Grade 2
90 - 100% Grade 1

Teaching methods

Lecture, role plays, pair work, group work, discussions, research project, film input

Language

English

> Advanced Business English 3 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Management more

Advanced Business English 3 VO

Lector: Anja Christensen, BA, Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Business & Construction Topics:
1: Tools: worksheets
Skills work on vocabulary

2: Construction: Bridges: worksheets & film input
Skills: analysing construction problems; explaining how forces work;
Vocabulary: vocabulary for building bridges

3: Presentation skills: visuals, trends, graphs: worksheets & film input
Grammar: describing trends: tenses, adjectives/adverbs, prepositions
Skills: dealing with figures, explaining graphs and charts

4: College Architecture: film input & worksheets
Skills: discussing advantages and drawbacks of innovative designs for colleges; writing & presenting a summary

Assessment methods

Written work will be assessed according to these criteria:
-task achievement
-structure (organisation and cohesion) & fluency
-accuracy of vocabulary
-grammar

Test: 60%
Classroom performance: 20%
research project: 20%

Teaching methods

lecture, classroom discussion, pairwork, groupwork, role plays, presentations, group project

Language

English

> Basics of Business English 1 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Management more

Basics of Business English 1 VO

Lector: Anja Christensen, BA, Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Business & Construction Topics:

1: You & Your Company
Grammar: adjectives to describe people, comparatives, hypothetical questions
Skills: talking about yourself & your company

2: Construction & Civil Engineering
Related vocabulary
Skills: understanding industry-specific texts; explaining technical terms

3: That’s How We Build a House: film input
Related vocabulary: excavating, concrete, framing, electricity, plumbing, heating and cooling, inside walls and outside walls

4: Presentation skills

Assessment methods

Written work will be assessed according to these criteria:
-task achievement
-structure (organisation and cohesion) & fluency
-accuracy of vocabulary
-grammar
Test: 60%
Classroom performance: 20%
Distance learning: 20%

Teaching methods

Lecture, pairwork, groupwork, discussions, role plays, writing tasks, self-study (research project; online collaboration)

Language

English

> Basics of Business English 2 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Management more

Basics of Business English 2 VO

Lector: Anja Christensen, BA, Paul Hoffman, MAS, Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Business & Construction Topics:

1: Green Building
Grammar: idiomatic phrases with prepositions; subordinate clauses of result and purpose;
future tenses
Skills: discussing various aspects of green building using relevant
vocabulary; explaining & interpreting visual input


2: Architecture built to heal
Skills: listening comprehension; assessing the impact of
buildings on the community; summing up video input; writing
a short text describing a construction project; expressing opinions
Vocabulary: useful phrases for expressing opinions, agreeing and
disagreeing, giving advice, suggesting;


3: Human Resources/ applying for a job:
Skills: writing a covering letter and a CV, successful job interviews


4: Health and Safety
Skills: describing risks and hazards; understanding safety regulations,
researching information on health-based building standards

Assessment methods

Test 60%
Distance learning 20%
Classroom Performance 20%

Teaching methods

Seminar: lecture, group work, pair work, discussions, role plays, film input
Distance Learning

Language

English

> Advanced Business English 1 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Management more

Advanced Business English 1 VO

Lector: Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Business & Construction Topics:


1: Group project:

2: Redeveloping & renovating: worksheets & film input
Skills: describing procedures, explaining renovation tasks,
expansion of technical vocabulary
Grammar: make versus do;

3: Design Rules - colour: worksheets & film input
Skills: understanding and applying design rules on colour,
dealing with numbers & arithmetic operations;


4: Structural Systems – attaching and supporting: worksheets
Vocabulary: professional terminology for structural elements
and loads
Skills: identifying structural elements; describing technical drawings,
explaining load and stress;


5: Structural engineering: Skyscrapers video input: worksheets
Skills: understanding an authentic film; construction-related
vocabulary, documenting the building process, analysing
major challenges during construction

Assessment methods

Written work will be assessed according to these criteria:
- task achievement
- structure (organisation and cohesion) & fluency
- accuracy of vocabulary
- grammar
Test: 60%
Classroom performance: 20%
Distance learning: 20%

Teaching methods

lecture, discussions, pair-/groupwork, role plays, presentations, distance learning

Language

English

> Advanced Business English 2 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Management more

Advanced Business English 2 VO

Lector: Paul Hoffman, MAS, Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Business and Construction Topics

1: Film input: domes
Vocabulary: dome construction vocabulary
Skills: listening for gist and for detail; researching and presenting
information
2: Construction Law
Grammar: legal terminology, passives
Skills: summarizing texts on legal issues; presenting / explaining legal cases & issues

3: Competition:
Grammar: idiomatic language
Skills: expressing opinions, holding professional meetings and negotiations

4: Writing abstracts:
Skills: writing for academic purposes: identifying structure in texts;
paragraph structure

Assessment methods

Assessment:

Note that each element that makes up your mark MUST be positive

Test (90 mins): 60%

Classroom performance: 20%

Distance learning: 20%


Grading scheme:

0 - 59% Grade 5
60 - 69% Grade 4
70 - 79% Grade 3
80 - 89% Grade 2
90 - 100% Grade 1

Teaching methods

• Lecture, role plays, pair work, group work, webquests, discussions

• Distance learning: presentations

Language

English

> Advanced Business English 3 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Management more

Advanced Business English 3 VO

Lector: Anja Christensen, BA, Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Business & Construction Topics:

1: Tools: worksheets
Vocabulary expansion

2: Construction: Bridges: worksheets & film input
Skills: analysing construction problems; explaining how forces work;
Vocabulary: vocabulary for building bridges

3: Presentation skills: visuals, trends, graphs: worksheets & film input
Grammar: describing trends: tenses, adjectives/adverbs, prepositions
Skills: dealing with figures, explaining graphs and charts


4: College Architecture: film input & worksheets
Skills: discussing advantages and drawbacks of innovative
designs for colleges; writing & presenting a summary

Assessment methods

Written work will be assessed according to these criteria:
-task achievement
-structure (organisation and cohesion) & fluency
-accuracy of vocabulary
-grammar

Test: 60%
Classroom performance: 20%
E-learning: 20%

Teaching methods

lecture, classroom discussion, pairwork, groupwork, role plays, presentations, e-learning

Language

English

Engineering

> Presenting in English ILV
Safety and Systems Engineering more

Presenting in English ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Planning and preparation- Develop goals for the presentation
- Different presentation styles

- Structuring- Structure of an (English) presentation
- Presenting complex issues in an understandable and goal-oriented way
- Useful phrases for English presentations
- Checklist for opening and closing

- Dealing with the audience- Establishing rapport
- Achieving and maintaining attention
- Dealing with questions, objections, interruptions or misunderstandings

- Use of media- Tips for Power Point
- Differences in the use of visualization aids
- Process visualization & description

- Answering questions skilfully
- Conducting and analyzing a presentation

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
• Classroom participation: 25%
• Presentations in class & follow-up task: 50%
• Moodle platform tasks: 25%

Teaching methods

continuous assessment of classroom performance; discussions, pair work, team work; student presentations

Language

German

Applied Nursing Science

> English specialist literature work and Professiona…
Advanced Nursing Practice - Focus Health Care and Nursing Management more

English specialist literature work and Professional English ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

>Language and skills in English needed for Nurse
>Counceling including
>Patient communication
>Empathetic communication
>Suggesting/Giving advice
>Breaking bad news

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Continuous assessment & final presentation & discussion of a medical research article

Teaching methods

group work, input

Language

English

> English specialist literature work and Professiona…
Advanced Nursing Education more

English specialist literature work and Professional English ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

> Technical terminology and communication skills in English in the health and nursing sector
> Counselling including communication with patients, clients and their reference system, empathic communication, "breaking bad news"
> Work with specialist literature

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent

Teaching methods

Group work, inputs

Language

English

> English specialist literature work and Professiona…
Advanced Nursing Counseling more

English specialist literature work and Professional English ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

>Language and skills in English needed for Nurse
>Counceling including
>Patient communication
>Empathetic communication
>Suggesting/Giving advice
>Breaking bad news

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent

Teaching methods

group work, input

Language

English