120010 German for Science (BOKU specific topics) - Course A (B2+)

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Gigl, Elke
Offered in
Wintersemester 2020/21
Languages of instruction


BOKU-related topics such as environment pollution, global warming, nutrition etc.:

-Exercises and expansion of vocabulary

-Written and listening texts on every day and scientific subjects

-Review of complex grammar

-Focus on expression and stylistic language training

Analysis and discussion of current written and listening comprehension texts. The course will be conducted in an interactive manner, which means that a pro-active participation of students is requested, e.g. in discussions. Basic knowledge of grammar required ´ difficult chapters sufficiently reviewed. Expression and stylistic aspects will be the focus of specific training by means of oral exercise.

A part of the course will be conducted in a block session: optional work on a case study or simulation of a global conference (e.g. scientists´ conference). (Presentation!) The project aims to create a realistic talking situation and to train specifically the oral/verbal/rhetorical skills as well as those of discussion.

Previous knowledge expected

a good knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary to build upon

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

It is the aim of the course is to improve language skills, not only in every day speech, but also in scientific subjects with relevance to studies in applied life sciences.

-Expanding vocabulary knowledge and use

-Use of correct grammar

-Oral fluency and argumentation training
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.