Course: German for Specific Purposes CEFR B1+

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Course title German for Specific Purposes CEFR B1+
Course code JC/ZPNZV
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction German
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Zikešová Šárka, Mgr.
Course content
The course is designed to develop existing language skills in job-related contexts. Students practice German for specific purposes and familiarize themselves with issues peculiar to their branch of study. Learners extend their knowledge of sorting and using current information and improve their skill in the target language of the following specific medical themes: 1. Structure of the human body - continuation; Human body diseases - continuation ;. Medicines - continued 2. Counseling and support in specialist practice; Equipment in specialist practice 3. Seniors - continuation; Aid for the elderly - continued; Disabled - continue 4. Preparation for surgery - continued; Perioperative Care - continued; Postoperative care - continued; Devices in the operating room - continued 5. Communication in social and medical professions III.; Social facilities - continued; Social services - continued 6. Work with modern social networks in medical professions II.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Skills training
Learning outcomes
Aims: The course is designed to develop existing language skills in job-related contexts. Students practice German for specific purposes and familiarize themselves with issues peculiar to their branch of study. Learners extend their knowledge of sorting and using current information and improve their skill in the target language. The expected entry level is B1+ according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Learners are expected to have the skill of collecting and processing information.
Skills and competences: Learners will be able to understand complex texts , to handle topics related to medicine and to give reasons for their opinions. They will be able to draft a detailed text on a wide range of topics.
Prerequisites
Communicative competence: CEFR B1+ in specific German.

Assessment methods and criteria
Home assignment evaluation, Didactic test, Discussion

Standardized final language exam which consists of both the written and the oral part and which also reflects the specific command of language relevant to the student´s professional needs based on submitted assigned tasks and a seminar paper related to the specific medical topics.
Recommended literature
  • Berglová Eva; Formánková Eva; Mašek, Miroslav. Německá gramatika-přehled, cvičení, testy. Plzeň, 1996.
  • Firnhaber-Sensen/Schmidt. Deutsch im Krankenhaus, Berufssprache für ausländische Pflegekräfte, Langenscheidt 1994.
  • Jarmužek Alžběta a spol. Kommunikation in sozialen und medizinischen Berufen, Fraus, Goethe Institut 2003.
  • Nekovarova, Alena; Fliegler Dominique. Alltagssprache Deutsch, 30 moderních konverzačních témat, Fraus, Plzeň 2003.
  • Weigert, Vivian. Geburt bereit für das Baby. Mosaik-Verlag, München, 1994.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Studies Perioperative care in gynaecology and obstetrics (2014) Health service - -
Faculty of Health Studies Nursing care in internal medicine subspecialties (2014) Health service - -
Faculty of Health Studies Nursing in selected clinical specialties (2014) Health service - -