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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 - 70%Grade 4
71 - 80%Grade 3
81 - 90%Grade 2
91 - 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 - 70%Grade 4
71 - 80%Grade 3
81 - 90%Grade 2
91 - 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%

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

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

Communicating in English in contemporary public administrations 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 the contemporary publi...
Public Managementmore

Communicating in English in the contemporary public administrations 2 UE

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

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

English