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Business and Technical English


  • Introduction to energy; sources, and impact on economy, population and environment

  • The bad old days: Nuclear energy/fossil fuels

  • A bright new future with photovoltaics?

  • Wind energy

  • 100% natural - biomass and co

  • Professional English for the workplace

  • Resources - security questions for the future

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - more important than ever before

  • Risk management 2.0


  • To provide and enhance the students ability to converse and write on the subject at a competent level of fluency

  • Participants can understand a wide range of subject specific texts

  • Students are able to express themselves fluently and spontaneously without too much searching for expressions

  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes

  • Students can produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devises

  • This course corresponds to level C1 of the Common European Framework


5 Punkte

Studien- und Prüfungsleistungen

  • Business and Technical English (90 min, Klausur)
  • Business and Technical English (Referat)

Lehr- und Lernformen

  • Business and Technical English (4 SWS, Vorlesung)


  • Internationale Energiewirtschaft(IEW) - Pflichtmodul


Prof. Dr. Ben Dippe


Ghosh; Prelas. Energy Resources and Systems, Volume 1. Springer Verlag, 1700. ISBN 978-90-481-2382-7.
Quaschning, Volker. Understanding Renewable Energy Systems. Earthscan Verlag, 1700. ISBN 978-1-84407-128-9.
Campbell. English for the Energy Industry. Cornelsen Verlag, 1700. ISBN 978-3-464-20385-9.
Hodge, B.K. Alternative Energy Systems and Applications. Wiley Verlag, 1700. ISBN 978-0-470-14250-9.
Butzphal, Gerlinde; Maier-Fairclough, Jane. Career Express. Cornelsen Verlag, 1700. ISBN 978 3 06 520200 8.
Trappe, Tonya; Tullis, Graham. Intelligent Business. Pearson Longman Verlag, 1700. ISBN 9781408217733.
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. Random House, 5 2010.
The Economist.
The Guardian.
The New Scientist.
The Washington Post.