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

Head of Language Center
Academic Staff


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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

> 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 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

> 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 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

Health Sciences

> Medical English 1 ILV
Orthoptics more

Medical English 1 ILV

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

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Getting to know each other
•Grammar: speaking hypothetically, conditional clauses,
Self-study: conditional clauses
Writing an abstract

What is Orthoptics? What do Orthoptists do?
• Skills: discussing career prospects; explaining specialist
vocabulary; talking about the job (responsibilities, fields of
specialisation, service provided)
• Vocabulary: relevant terminology; idiomatic phrases

The body
o Parts of the body
o Types of pain
o Functions of the body
o The eye
o Diseases and minor illnesses

• Skills: explaining medical vocabulary; word formation;

Presentation skills
• Presentation structure
• Getting the audience’s attention
• signposting & building rapport
• Describing results & trends
• Closing a presentation
• Q&A session

Patient communication
o Taking a history
o Giving information
o Suggesting / giving advice
o Examining a patient
o Discussing treatment
o Counselling
o Empathetic communication

• Skills: giving advice; expressing opinions; suggesting & reacting;
“mustn’t, needn’t, don’t have to”; describing problems, talking about symptoms; counselling; asking closed and open-ended questions

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

lecture, role plays, discussions, pair work, group work, distance learning; presentations, critical assessment of specialist topics

Language

English

> Medical English 2 ILV
Orthoptics more

Medical English 2 ILV

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

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Topics Covered:
Language review
Grammar: phrasal verbs, typical mistakes, hypothesizing
Vocabulary: medical vocabulary, orthoptic terminology
Skills: understanding authentic language – film input

Communicating successfully
Skills: talking about work experience & using idiomatic phrases to
describe job duties; discussing likes & dislikes; expressing opinion; agreeing & disagreeing;
giving advice, making suggestions

Presentation skills
Skills: structuring a presentation; getting the audience’s attention;
idiomatic phrases; signposting; building rapport; presenting results and trends, closing a presentation,
the Q&A session

Writing skills:
Skills: linking phrases & connectors; establishing logical links between
sentences & paragraphs; writing a formal text

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Discussions, role-plays, presentation tasks, reading & writing about medical topics, understanding authentic film material.

Specialized material dedicated to the needs of the class, and hands-on instruction.

Language

English

> Medical English UE
Biomedical Science more

Medical English UE

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

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Review of key vocabulary relating to the profession, laboratory science and general medicine. Awareness of internationalisation issues and the importance of clarity when communicating in a foreign language.

Assessment methods

Details given in the lecture

Teaching methods

Primarily short lectures, worksheets, writing tasks, self-guided teaching, plus reading, discussing and improving specialist literature.

Language

English

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