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English - English Through Cinema C1

Module SZ0418

This Module is offered by TUM 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 WS 2012/3

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
SS 2022WS 2016/7WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ0418 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 as soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
60 h  h 2 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Sessions will include film screenings and in-depth discussion of various aspects of culture and communication.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this course, students will have an increased understanding of the English-speaking world through viewing of films. They will be able to discuss films critically with spoken and written accuracy and range of vocabulary around specified topic areas. Students will have developed greater fluency in interactive communication in English through guided and freer discussion of issues related to topic areas. They will be familiar with key critical concepts in cultural studies.


Ability to begin work at the upper B2 level of the GER or higher as evidenced by a score over 50 percent on the placement test at

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Communicative and skills oriented treatment of topics with use of group discussion and film viewing.


Film viewings, handouts, use of online learning platform such as


no info

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Students must demonstrate familiarity with the films viewed by being able to summarize main plots, and be able to put them into the context of the culture or topic of focus in a written paper of at least 5 pages to achieve a pass grade.

In the event that audio or video is recorded, we observe the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO, Art. 12 -21).
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