English - Grammar in Review B1
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 WS 2015/6 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2015/6||WS 2012/3|
SZ0412 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered irregularly.
This module description is valid to SS 2017.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|90 h||30 h||3 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
This course is intended for international students who need to review basic structures of English with a focus on listening and speaking.
After completing this module, students can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Corresponds to B1 of the CER.
Ability to begin work at the B1 level of the GER as evidenced score in the range of 25 to 40 percent on the placement test at www.moodle.tum.de. (Please check current announcements as the exact percentages may vary each semester.)
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Learning and Teaching Methods
Communicative and skills oriented treatment of topics with use of group discussion, case studies, presentations, writing workshops, listening exercises, and pair work encourage active use of language, as well as opportunities for feedback.
Textbook, online learning platform such as www.moodle.tum.de or Macmillan English Campus online resources (www.mec-3.com/tum), presentations, audio-visual material.
Textbook to be announced in the course description
Description of exams and course work
Written homework assignments 50%; Final written examination 50%. Regular attendance and active participation. The exam will focus on communication situations of daily life during which students must demonstrate accurate use of vocabulary as well as grammatical and pragmatic structures of English. During the exam no dictionaries or other aids may be used. Duration of the final examination: 60 minutes.