English - English for Technical Purposes - Industry and Energy Module C1

Module SZ0423

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 WS 2012/3

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

SZ0423 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)
90 h  h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In this module grammatical forms are reviewed and practiced with a focus on topics of interest to students preparing for professions in business and technology branches. The module includes opportunities for students to practice both written and oral communication needed in professional life, with emphasis on soft skill areas such as reports, presentations, technical descriptions, project proposals and design, as well as aspects of intercultural communication needed for achieving professional success.Emphasis is placed on developing strategies for continued learning.

Learning Outcome

After completion of this module students can understand a wide range of demanding, longer technical texts, and recognize implicit meaning; they can express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; they can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes and they can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on compx subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.


Ability to begin work at the C1 level as evidenced by the placement test at www.moodle.tum.de

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, case studies, presentations, writing workshops, listening exercises, and pair work, etc.


Textbook, handouts from media resources i.e. newspapers and magazines, and online resources


Technical English 4 Course Book by David Bonamy published by Pearson Longman. This course will focus on the first half of the book. You can purchase this book at a discounted price at http://www.pearsonelt.de/main/main.asp?page=bookdetails&ProductID=186169

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Grades for an oral presentation, homework assignments, and a final written examination contribute equally to the final course grade. Regular attendance and active participation in class is required.

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