German as a Foreign Language: Publishing - Communication - Presentation Skills C2

Module SZ0317

This Module is offered by Language Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2013 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2013WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ0317 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of Language Courses (German as a Foreign Language) as Soft-Skill Courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h  h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In this module, students gain knowledge of German as a foreign language, enabling them to discuss at native speaker level, both verbally and in writing, topics of general social interest and to present and debate the results of research within their fields of specialization correctly and concisely using academic language. Students test their ability to analyze complexly-structured and challengingly-formulated texts, specifically those with scientific content. They practice producing structured summaries of these texts and taking a position on them verbally and in writing. They develop strategies for the convincing presentation of scientific questions and research results in a lecture or essay within their field of specialization.

Learning Outcome

This module refers to level C2 of the CEFR. Students expand their knowledge of German as a foreign language, approaching the level of native speaker, in particular with regard to scientific/academic questions. Student can hold a talk in their field of specialization, largely free of error, and present and discuss the results of their research in fluent German. They can structure written essays in their field of specialization according to the requirements of academic/scientific discourse. They are able to discuss complex topics fluently and rigorously.


Sound knowledge of level C1

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of a seminar in which course objectives will be achieved in an activity-oriented atmoshpere through the completion of specific listening, reading, writing and presentation exercises in individual, partner and group work. Students work independently, or in teams or on projects, on assigned topics and present their results independently. Students practice defending their position and critiquing the work of others in moderated discussion.


multimedia teaching and learning aids (white board, overheads, worksheets, image, film, etc.); online resources


The following texts are recommended for the improvement of grammar skills (voluntary): Hall, Karin und Scheiner, Barbara: Übungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Fortgeschrittene, Hueber Verlag 2005Rug, Wolfgang und Tomaschewski, Andreas: Grammatik mit Sinn und Verstand, Edition Deutsch, Klett international 2006

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

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