120034 German for Science (BOKU specific topics) - Course B (B2+)

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Gigl, Elke
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


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

-Exercises for increasing vocabulary use

-Written and listening texts on everyday and scientific subjects

-Review of complex grammar structures

-Focus on expression and stylistic aspects

Actual written and listening texts will be analysed and discussed. The interactive course requests the pro-active participation of the students, e.g. in discussions. Basic knowledge of grammar is requested ´ difficult chapters will be discussed sufficiently. Expression and stylistic aspects with emphasis on specific rhetorical tools will be the focus of the training.

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 practise the oral/verbal/rhetorical and discussion-oriented skills.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The aim of the course (Intermediate) is to improve language skills in both every day speech and in scientific subjects with particular relevance to studies in applied life sciences

-Increase vocabulary use

-Correct grammar use

-Analysis of stylistic and written errors
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.