Energy, Mobility and Environmental Management

English for Communication

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

This course aims at ensuring a common proficiency level of English among students and providing the basis for more profound discussions of topics in the fields of “energy”, “mobility” or the “environment” in semesters 2 to 4. The major focus of this course is to repeat and revise important concepts (written and oral English) and selected grammar chapters. Additionally, new types of written communication like, for instance, business letters or technical process descriptions will be discussed.

  • Chapter 1: Welcome to English for Communication

  • Chapter 2: Working as a team

  • Chapter 3: Communication in the workplace

  • Chapter 4: Technical Communication

Learning outcomes

  • Achieve a common level of English within the group

  • Improve oral and written English competencies

  • Ability to draft business letters and create technical process descriptions

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

The following literature is the basis for this course.
Brieger , N., & Comfort, J. (2003). BEC Vantage - Masterclass Upper Intermediate. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Powell, M. (2014). Incompany 3.0 - Intermediate. Deutschland: Hueber Verlag.
Riordan, D.G. (2014): Technical Report Writing Today. Wadsworth: Cengage Learning.

Spotlight Magazine and Business Spotlight Magazine
The Guardian
Forbes Magazine

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Secondary school leaving level

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment with additional written/oral examinations