Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Fachspezifisches Englisch (Level 3) (Sommersemester 2012)

Dozent: Wolfgang Lüer

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 2
  • ECTS: 3
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 1.4.2012 - 25.4.2012
  • Lehrform: Seminar
  • Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul

Studiengänge, Modulgruppen & Module

IT-Systems Engineering MA
  • Professional Skills
    • HPI-PSK-KO Kommunikation
IT-Systems Engineering BA


Subject-specific Academic and Professional Speaking and Scientific Writing – Masters Level 3

This is the third in the series of three HPI-specific courses (3/3) which deals particularly with the problems of MA and Ph.D. students. This course encourages and trains free, fluent speaking, communicating complex subject-specific information, assessing and constructing logical arguments for giving successful, professional presentations on your own topics supported by helpful, individualized feedback. Participants are strongly encouraged and invited to bring their own drafts, papers, articles, or else which are to be submitted soon after. Each part of the scientific writing process will be explored and the results will/can be discussed in the peer group to find your most effective strategies. The most typical grammar, syntax and style errors are tackled, as well as the necessary levels of formality, register and tone using practical examples in order to reach publication level. The topics, selected according to the needs analysis, will be frequently adapted to the most pressing needs of the participants. So, make your voice heard. The knowledge acquired can be directly used to write not only your papers, but also your Master’s and Ph.D. thesis.


From various sources on subject-specific oral presentations, on assessing and shaping logically sound arguments, improving and applying critical thinking skills, on the process of scientific writing, on the aspects of advanced language development. Copies will be provided. Accompanying Moodle course.

Lern- und Lehrformen

Intensive free, fluent speaking training, perfecting professional presentations, supported scientific writing, individualized feedback.


On the basis of the course description above, participants are to agree with me on their individual tasks, which they will have primarily been working on during the course, thus proving the individual  progress made, i.e. either an oral presentation or an end-of-term paper


Regularly on Wednesdays 13:30-15:00 HPI A-1.2