German for Engineers - Level B1 B2 - Deutsch für Ingenieure

By Melih Cilga, German Teacher

Language: German

This course is for you

German grammar and engineering vocabulary for studying at a technical university or working in Germany.

In this course, you will learn German grammar and vocabulary in B1 and B2 levels by analyzing sample sentences selected from daily life of engineers and engineering students.

"German for Engineers" language course addresses a specific target group: It is designed for engineering students and engineers who are interested in study or work opportunities in German spoken countries. Students of this course should have completed a minimum A2 level in German, ideally with some experience in B1 or B2 levels. The course contains grammatical and structural analysis of sample sentences that can be understood with basic knowledge as well as more demanding texts selected from real-life cases in technical education and engineering communication. As of July 2020, the course has 21 lectures (4 hours of video). When we reach 30 lectures, all grammar topics of B1 and B2 levels will be covered. The balance between different fields of engineering: It is a fact that the field of engineering has an enormous variety of subcategories. Even though informatics and computer science comprise a bigger part of our sample sentences in the beginning sections, we have sought to find a balance between disciplines and current technical issues in different fields of engineering. Many examples from the disciplines of materials science, electrical engineering and computer science will be highlighted with subject-specific language characteristics. Grammatical structures: And we have tried to find another balance between learning grammatical structures and useful phrases in daily life communication. Actually there is no real difference between grammars of technical jargon and daily German. The only difference is the usage frequency of certain structures. For instance, we can mention the passive voice and alternative substitutions of passive. They show up more frequently in technical texts than in daily conversations. Once you have learned the grammatical structures in a certain field of engineering, they are surely transferable to cases in other areas of engineering and daily life communication.

Course overview - 21

  • 1.1 Our teaching methodology and grammatical contents

  • 1.2 Using present and past participle as adjective

  • 1.3 Relative clause - Relativsatz

  • 1.4 Vocabulary and Word Formation

  • 2.1 Soft-skills of an engineer

  • 2.2 The major areas of engineering

  • 2.3 The fields of activity of engineers - Tätigkeitsfelder von Ingenieuren

  • 2.4 Short descriptions of fields of activity - Part 1

  • 2.4 Part 2 - Short descriptions of fields of activity

  • 3.1 Two Types of Passive Voice in German Grammar

  • 3.1 Part 2 - Active - Passive conversion

  • 3.2 Passive replacements - Alternative constructions

  • 4.1 Informatics / Computer Engineering - Part 1

  • 4.1 Part 2 - Erweitertes Partizip - Extended Participle

  • 4.2 Part 1 - Classification of computer science

  • 4.2 Part 2 - Relativpronomen im Genitiv und Dativ - dessen / deren / denen

  • 4.2 Part 3 - Technical and applied informatics

  • 5.1 Adverb classes - Grammar B1

  • 5.2 Temporal Adverbs

  • 5.3 Part 1 - Temporale Präpositionen - 1

  • 5.3 Part 2 - Temporal Prepositions: Part 2

Meet your instructor

Melih Cilga
Melih CilgaGerman Teacher
My name is Melih Cılga. I am a German teacher and an ex-engineer, now living in Istanbul, Turkey. Even though I graduated from Istanbul Technical University’s Informatics department, I worked as an Engineer only for a few years, because my professional aspirations changed, somehow I became more interested in different subjects, such as languages, publishing, journalism and advertising. So, thirty years ago I started to learn German at the Goethe Institut in Istanbul, and then I moved to Germany and lived in Berlin and Hamburg for some years. Since I came back to Istanbul, I teach German to my private students.