120101 Introduction to academic agricultural English
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- Lecture and exercise
- Semester hours
- Lecturer (assistant)
- Motsch, Viktoria , Hage-Ahmed, Karin , Leeb, Christine , Kaul, Hans-Peter , Zollitsch, Werner , Weber, Elisabeth , Winckler, Christoph , Kniepert, Martin , Knaus, Wilhelm Friedrich
- Offered in
- Sommersemester 2021
- Languages of instruction
for content lectures: (always 14:00 - 15:30, via Zoom)
March 1, 8, 15, 22
May 3, 10, 17
for English coaching: no in-person or Zoom sessions. Instead the input is video based.
Easter break: March 25-April 21
End of course: June 9
PLEASE WATCH THIS INFORMATION VIDEO:
(can also be found as "120010 Introduction to Academic Agricultural English Information Video" on YouTube). In case of course-related questions, please contact the mastermind of this course, Dr. Elisabeth Weber at email@example.com
There are four modules, specializing on
- Technology & Environment,
- Plant Sciences,
- Livestock Sciences and
Each module takes up two weeks and includes two module lectures, one English Coaching input video and two weeks of online sessions.
- Previous knowledge expected
none, ideally: English language skills at Matura level (= B2) or better.
- Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)
Students develop their competences to understand and communicate agricultural contents in an international context using English as a means of international communication.
In order to reach this goal students learn to
- Read and understand the quintessence of specialized texts from relevant fields of agricultural sciences with the help of dictionaries and other sources,
- Understand and produce appropriate general comments on specialized texts produced in English,
- Present professional opinions related to a specialized text in an academic context and respond adequately to opinions expressed by others,
- Develop strategies to register, manage and extend specialized vocabulary,
- Develop strategies to practice and apply specialized vocabulary,
- Transform specialized knowledge from the first language into English in a comprehensible way and vice versa,
- Apply specialized language in their professional and academic field(s) in an efficient and flexible manner,
- Develop a healthy and supportive level of self-esteem when using specialized language in English,
- Understand the importance of and actively promote lifelong learning.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.