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2019/2020

German for Advanced Students P2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04NP2 Z 1 0+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Miloslava Čechová (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

The course develops the students' skills in working with professional scientific texts (understanding, summarising, note-taking, interpreting) while extending their general and subtechnical vocabulary range. It introduces mathematical expressions and texts of nuclear power engineering. Increasing emphasis is placed on understanding and practising formal communication, both written and oral (CV, letter of application, interview, scholarship), and more complex grammatical structures (i.e., subjunctive, indirect speech).

Requirements:

a pass in course NP1

Syllabus of lectures:

Texts:

1. Unsere Welt am Anfang des neuen Jahrtausends

2. Das größte natürliche Treibhaus

3. Mathematik

4. Bewerbung - Werbung in eigener Sache

5. Auf der Arbeitssuche - Hörtexte

6. Tipps für die schriftliche Bewerbung

7. Tipps für das Vorstellungsgespräch

8. Lebenslauf

9. Energie durch Kernverschmelzung

10. Naturwissenschaft und Technik

11. Auto und Verkehr

12. Unfall - Hörtexte

13. Unfallmeldung

Grammar:

1. Subjunctive II (simple past tense, past perfect)

2. Infinitive structures

3. Object and purpose clause

4. Subjunctive I

5. Indirect speech

Vocabulary:

(based on the texts)

1. Mathematical terms and formulae

2. The environment and its protection

3. Nuclear power engineering

4. Transport, traffic, and motor technology

5. Formal business communication (CV, letter of application, interview, services)

Syllabus of tutorials:

The course is run as a series of seminars following the topics and scope of the syllabus mentioned above.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Knowledge of morphology, syntax, and lexis at the level appropriate to the course, particularly subjunctives, infinitive phrases, expessing purpose, reported speech; terms in mathematics, the environment and its protection, nuclear power engineering, transport, services, and labour market.

Skills:

To use the acquired knowledge in everyday communication and in more professional contexts both in speaking and writing, namely to read, retell, and summarise a more professional text, compose a short communication based on given facts and figures, explain and defend an opinion on a topic; write a CV, letter of application, and personal statement, use adequate language in an interview.

To qualify for admission to the higher level course

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] E.Zettl, J. Janssen, H. Müller, Aus moderner Technik und Naturwissenschaft, Neubearbeitung,

Max Hueber Verlag 2006

Recommended references:

[2] M. Čechová, Němčina pro pokročilé I1, 2014, teaching materials prepared at the Department of Languages FNSPE CTU

[3] M. Čechová, Homepage, 2015 http://kmlinux.fjfi.cvut.cz/~cechomil/

[4] K. Kunkel-Razum, Die deutsche Rechtschreibung, 27. new edition, Dudenverlag Berlin 2017

Teaching aids:

language classroom, audiovisuals, PC lab

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2019/2020:
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Time-table for summer semester 2019/2020:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-10-14
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet23067805.html