English for Landscape Professionals

Faculty

Faculty of Agricultural Science and Landscape Architecture

Version

Version 15.0 of 11/14/2019

Code of Module

44B0620

Modulename (german)

English for Landscape Professionals

Study Programmes
  • Landschaftsbau (Bachelor) (B.Eng.)
  • Landschaftsbau (Master) (M.Eng.)
Level of Module

2

Mission Statement

Due to globalisation and especially the development of the European Union, the landscaping industry is becoming ever more international. A landscaping professional is likely to be involved in international projects or at least have to communicate with peers from other countries. In such circumstances, English is the lingua franca.

Content

ENGLISH FOR LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS is a subject-specific language course for landscape architecture students studying for a qualification in the landscaping industries.Working through a landscaping project from project inception to completion fulfilling all tasks associated with such project including site visits, design brief, planning, negotiating, meetings, design documentation, tendering, preparing contracts, implementation and completion. Emphasis is placed on communication and vocabulary learning.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Broadening
The students understand the contracting system in the United Kingdom and have the language tools necessary to fullfil the expectations of a landscaping professional.
Knowledge Deepening
The students have the gramatical und lexical knowledge to participate in the industry. This includes the methods and topics of the landscaping industry.
Instrumental Skills and Competences
The students are able to extract information from a client about their desires for form and function of their garden and transfer these into realisable designs and implementation documentation. Essential standard competencies from Open Space Planning and Landscape Engineering are developed und used. Client communication, design principles, business communications, presentations, design specifications, bill of quantities, official acceptance.
Communicative Skills and Competences
Compentent communication with clients, contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, local authorities in both formal and informal contexts.
Systemic Skills and Competences
The ability for the students to practice their profession in an English-speaking country.

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, seminars, groupwork

Expected Knowledge and/or Competences

B2 (successfully completed B1 level)

Responsible of the Module

Fine, Jonathan

Lecturer(s)

Fine, Jonathan

Credits

5

Concept of Study and Teaching
Workload Dozentengebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
30Vorlesungen
30Seminare
Workload Dozentenungebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
30Kleingruppen
60Veranstaltungsvor-/-nachbereitung
Recommended Reading

English for Landscape ProfessionalsPatzer Verlag

Graded Exam
  • Project Report
  • Viva Voce
Duration

1 Term

Module Frequency

Only Winter Term

Language of Instruction

English

 

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