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

Head of Language Center
Academic Staff


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Lectures 2019/20

Building and Design

> Advanced Business English 1 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Managementmore

Advanced Business English 1 VO

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Business & Construction Topics:


1: Group project: renovating a listed building

2: DIY tasks & Design Rules: worksheets & film input
Skills: describing procedures, explaining tasks, applying design rules, dealing with numbers & arithmetic operations;

3: 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;

4: Grand Designs Video input: worksheets
Skills: understanding an authentic film; construction-related vocabulary, documenting the building process, analysing major challenges during construction

5: Expressing Opinions: worksheets & film input
Skills: useful phrases for expressing opinions, agreeing and disagreeing; analysing a field-specific talk

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 1 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Managementmore

Advanced Business English 1 VO

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Business & Construction Topics:

DIY tasks & Design Rules: worksheets & film input
Skills: describing procedures, explaining tasks, applying design rules, dealing with numbers & arithmetic operations

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;

Grand Designs Video input: worksheets
Skills: understanding an authentic film; construction-related vocabulary, documenting the building process, analysing major challenges during construction

Expressing Opinions: worksheets & film input
Skills: useful phrases for expressing opinions, agreeing and disagreeing; analysing a field-specific talk

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 Managementmore

Advanced Business English 2 VO

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

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 2 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Managementmore

Advanced Business English 2 VO

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

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 Managementmore

Advanced Business English 3 VO

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

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

> Advanced Business English 3 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Managementmore

Advanced Business English 3 VO

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

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

> Basics of Business English 1 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Managementmore

Basics of Business English 1 VO

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

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 1 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Managementmore

Basics of Business English 1 VO

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

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 Managementmore

Basics of Business English 2 VO

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Business & Construction Topics:

1: Green Building
Grammar: subordinate clauses of result and purpose
Skills: discussing various aspects of green building using relevant vocabulary

2: Cumbria’s First Earth-Sheltered House
Skills: assessing challenges of a green building project; writing texts from key words;

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

4: Health and Safety on a Construction Site
Skills: describing risks and hazards; understanding safety regulations

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

> Basics of Business English 2 VO
Civil Engineering and Construction Managementmore

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Business & Construction Topics:

1: Green Building
Grammar: subordinate clauses of result and purpose
Skills: discussing various aspects of green building using relevant vocabulary

2: Cumbria’s First Earth-Sheltered House
Grammar: talking about the future
Skills: assessing challenges of a green building project; writing texts from key words

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

4: Health and Safety on a Construction Site
Skills: describing risks and hazards; understanding safety regulations

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

Health Sciences

> Medical English 1 ILV
Orthopticsmore

Medical English 1 ILV

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

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Getting to know each other
• Grammar: speaking hypothetically, conditional clauses, comparisons
• Skills: speaking about character traits

Writing in English
• Skills: structuring a formal report and an abstract
• Vocabulary: connectors and linking phrases

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

The body
oParts of the body
oFunctions of the body
oThe eye
oDiseases and minor illnesses
oInternal organs

• Skills: explaining medical vocabulary; word formation

Patient communication
oTaking a history
oGiving information
oSuggesting / giving advice
oExamining a patient
oDiscussing treatment
oCounselling
oEmpathetic 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

How we perceive space and colour: film input
• Skills: understanding film input; analysing the sense of sight;describing the position of objects

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

lecture, role plays, discussions, pair work, group work, distance learning; Prezi activity

Language

English

> Medical English 2 ILV
Orthopticsmore

Medical English 2 ILV

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

2 SWS
3 ECTS

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 Sciencemore

Medical English UE

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

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, group work, writing tasks, self-guided teaching, plus reading, discussing and improving specialist literature.

Language

English

> Presenting in English ILV
Logopedics - Phoniatrics - Audiologymore

Presenting in English ILV

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

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

•Development of professional presentation skills
•Use of presentation tools
•Discussion and assessment of presentations

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

integrative

Language

English

Administration, Economics, Security, Politics

> Business English ILV
Integrated Risk Managementmore

Business English ILV

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

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Grammar:
•Comparisons
•Hypothesizing, conditionals
•Word formation: prefixes, suffixes: forming adjectives, nouns
•Present simple & continuous
•Talking about the future
•Past time
•Present perfect & past tenses
•Typical mistakes & idiomatic business phrases
•Make versus do
•Relative clauses
•Passives & the causative
•Prepositions
•Subordinate clauses of result and purpose

Business Skills:
•Discussing jobs and responsibilities
•Professional emailing
•Presentation skills: presentation structure, opening & closing, signposting, idiomatic phrases, building rapport, results & trends, Q&A session
•Meetings & negotiations: expressing opinions, agreeing & disagreeing, persuading
•Text comprehension, film and music input & discussion: humans share a root system, ethics, leadership, risk assessment

Assessment methods

Your mark consists of these components:

•Final exam: 60%
•Classroom performance: 20%
•E-Learning tasks: 20%
Grading scheme:

0 - 59%Grade 5
60 - 70%Grade 4
71 - 80%Grade 3
81 - 90%Grade 2
91 - 100%Grade 1

Teaching methods

Distance learning, classroom attendance

Language

English

> Communicating in English in contemporary public ad...
Public Managementmore

Communicating in English in contemporary public administration 1 UE

Lector: Steven Ann De Kruijff, FinstSMM MBA, Kelly James, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Presentations
Business vocabulary
Speaking/Fluency practice

Assessment methods

Your mark will consist of these components:

•Classroom attendance and performance: 50%
•E-Learning tasks: 50%

Grading scheme:

0 - 59%Grade 5
60 - 70%Grade 4
71 - 80%Grade 3
81 - 90%Grade 2
91 - 100%Grade 1

Teaching methods

Discussions
Reading
Language introduction and practice

elearning

Language

German

> Communicating in English in contemporary public ad...
Public Managementmore

Communicating in English in contemporary public administration 2 UE

Lector: Steven Ann De Kruijff, FinstSMM MBA, Kelly James, Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

English