629.008 Development of technical terms in ÖGS
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to develop new technical signs according to the linguistic parameters of Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS). Furthermore, they have acquired basic knowledge of video production, so that they can record new technical signs on video and edit them in post-production.

Subject of course

During this course, technical signs for various fields of study are analysed and newly developed. Basic knowledge is acquired through expert lectures. Students get together in working groups and collect vocabulary from their daily study routine for which there are no adequate signs yet. In the following step, new technical signs are developed according to the parameters of Austrian Sign Language and added as a video to the existing technical sign lexicon of Service Point GESTU. Existing entries of the lexicon are verified for their actuality and if necessary filmed again.

Teaching methods

Self-directed work, lecture, exchange meetings with Service Point GESTU

Mode of examination


Additional information

This course is open for students of all universities in Vienna and Graz who identify as Native Signers. Other participation is possible after consultation with Service Point GESTU Vienna and Graz.

Breakdown ECTS:

40 h meetings with working group and GESTU, video recording
25 h self-directed learning, preparation, final report
10 h lecture
75 h sum = 3 ECTS



Course dates

Wed11:00 - 12:0013.03.2024 online via Zoom (LIVE)1. Treffen
Thu08:30 - 10:0021.03.2024 online via Zoom (LIVE)Fachvortrag
Wed13:00 - 14:3010.04.2024 online via Zoom (LIVE)Fachvortrag
Fri08:30 - 10:0026.04.2024 online oder Präsenz (Gußhausstr. 27-28)Fachvortrag
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Participation in meetings with working group and Service Point GESTU, written final report for each working group, attendance requirement of 80%

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
08.01.2024 12:00

Registration modalities

Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist offen für Studierende aller Universitäten, die sich als Native Signer_innen identifizieren. Andere Teilnahmen können nach Rücksprache mit den Servicestellen GESTU Wien und Graz erfolgen.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Not specified
TRS Transferable Skills Not specified


There are no lecture notes for this course.

Previous knowledge

 Knowledge of Austrian Sign Language is required to a high degree.


  • Attendance Required!