AG 4

Fachsprachen und Fachkommunikation

Ort: SR 205, Marienstr. 7 B

Leitung: Dr. Elizabeth Watts (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) | Dr. Hazel Slinn (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena) | Kathrin Zeidler (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)

Teaching a foreign language for specific purposes (SP) differs greatly from general foreign language instruction. While general language instruction should focus on developing a student’s overall language ability, i.e. their ability to utilize correct grammatical structures and pronunciation within a spectrum of receptive and active skills, language classes for specific purposes must analyze the precise needs of the students in order to create a curriculum that best supports them in the attainment of their particular career goals. Instead of focusing on general language components, SP courses focus on language in context and how the students will need these language skills in order to perform field specific tasks. The form and content of SP courses thus varies greatly. While the main focus may be on clear writing in a technical course, the center of another SP course may be on correct pronunciation and fluency in an aria. The talks offered in this work group will look at how teachers can address these complex issues and create course structures that not only promote an increase in language literacy but also enable students to face the specific linguistic challenges that they will face in their chosen profession or field of study.

Donnerstag, 1. März 2018

16.00 - 18.00 Uhr

Frank Lauterbach (Universität Osnabrück)| Anna Grynchuk Universität Mainz): The Stakes of Subject-specific Language Courses: Prospects and Limitations of English for Specific Purposes Curricula

Mary Waltie (Universität Leipzig): Supporting Academic Endeavor: The Academic Lab and Language Clinic

Workshop: Dr. Olaf Lenders (Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg): Schreiben auf Englisch für angehende Journalisten

Freitag, 2. März 2018

11.00 - 12.30 Uhr

Dr. Elizabeth Watts (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar): Teaching English as a Tool for Effective International Scientific Communication and Advancement

Prof. Nicole Brandstetter (Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften München): Teaching Intercultural Business English

Iwonna Dubicka (Euroaula University, Barcelona): Engaging tertiary students using professional learning objectives, business vocabulary and skill-based activities

14.30 - 15.30 Uhr

Jelske van der Hoek (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg): Fachsprache ab A 0 - Medizinisches Niederländisch in Oldenburg

Alice Friedland | Kathleen Oehmichen (TU Dresden): Das Problemfeld der intertextuellen Bezüge in studentischen Projektarbeiten am Beispiel der fachspezifischen Deutschkurse im Projekt "DaF trifft MINT" der TU Dresden

Samstag, 3. März 2018

10.00 - 11.00 Uhr

Prof. Eric Koenig (Technische Hochschule Nürnberg) | Katherine Gürtler (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg): Student heterogeneity and English language competence  – causes and consequences for UAS technical English

Prof. Murray Hill (Hochschule Fresenius): Embedding United Nations Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals in University Business English Modules

11.30 - 12.30 Uhr

Jutta Majcena (Pädagogische Hochschule Wien): „Des Kaisers neue Kleider?“ – Aufbau von Fachsprachenkompetenz durch sprachbewussten Fachunterricht bei BerufsschülerInnen