Intensiv Crashkurs

Jenny Sandhaas, M.A.

Dieses Inhouse-Seminar geht über 2 Wochen, in denen intensiv Englisch gesprochen wird. Ein Teil umfasst Business English im Allgemeinen, der andere Teil befasst sich mit Englisch speziell im technischen Bereich.

Voraussetzungen: Mittlere Sprachkenntnisse: ca. 4-6 Jahre Schulenglisch oder ßquivalent (z. B. VHS, Ausland, usw.)

Part I: English for good business communication

  • Basic Social English – Talking to people, building TRUST – the basics
  • Meeting & greeting – the first three minutes  /   showing INTEREST and getting to know people   /   understanding some cultural differences and how they can affect YOUR business / good manners: your business card to success!  / avoiding conflicts until later
  • Gaining confidence through intensive practice: role-play, discussion, presentation!
  • Eating together  /  waiting for something together  /  small talk is the –business elixir–!

Part II: Rethorical functions for technology: basics & explaining and instructing

  • First: Understand your target group:  How much technology do they understand?  How many facts dothey really need – which are the most important?   How good is their English?
  • Technical description: WHAT is it like? Shapes Sizes Colors Features
  • Technical explanation: HOW does it work? Step-by-step process description.
    How to do It – push, lift, pull, press, generate, etc..
  • Technical arguments: WHY is it good? Why do we/you need it? Giving reasons.
  • On-site practice with –real– machines and realistic situations – at least 1-2 days!

Support for technical English: grammar and technical vocabulary basics:

  1. Special vocabulary: names of machines, processes and parts
  2. Prepositions of time and place, i.e. to, by, in, for, of, from, above, below, opposite, across from the main switch, on the right-hand side, beneath the screen, etc.
  3. Verbs for specific activities (e.g. putting, pushing, setting, adjusting, placing, twisting, etc.) and of course, phrasal verbs, ie.e. get up get down, get on, get in, etc.!
  4. The main tenses: present, past and future – getting them straight
  5. Using the command forms correctly: instructions without insult (Beleidigung)


Jenny Sandhaas
, M.A.

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