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English - Professional English for Business and Technology - Marketing Module C1

Module SZ0426

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 2015/6WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ0426 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

Content

This course focuses on professional communication skills and integrates reading, listening, speaking and writing with vocabulary and grammar, as needed by the specific group. The subject matter consists of a wide range of current issues in the business world, ranging from ethics and sustainability to leadership and diversity. Students will have many opportunities to explore, critically discuss, present, and write about these topics and other business- and industry-relevant topics that are most interesting to them.

Learning Outcome

After completion of this module, students will be able to understand complex texts on current business-related topics, critically analyse these and effectively communicate their ideas based on these in English to an international audience.


Students will develop an awareness of Anglo-American public speaking conventions and will be able to put these into practice. In written and spoken contexts they will be able to differentiate accurately between situations requiring formal or familiar registers and select the correct form. Further, the will impove their ability to present content clearly and succinctly taking readers’ needs and writing conventions into consideration.

Corresponds to C1 of the CER.

Preconditions

Ability to begin work at the C1 level of the GER as evidenced by a score in the range of 60 – 80 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

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Communicative and skills-oriented approach to topics with use of group discussion, reading and listening exercises, pair and group tasks, presentations etc. Students will need to complete regular assignments.

Media

Textbook, use of www.moodle.tum.de, online learning resources, presentations, film viewings and audio practice.

Literature

Handouts and selected extracts from published sources will be used in the course. Key literature will be advised by the teacher and/ or listed in the course description.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Performance, testing the learning outcomes specified in the module description, is examined by a cumulative portfolio of competence and action-oriented tasks which include:
- 2 assignments for a total of 50%
- presentation on a current business related topic (including visual aids) 25%
- final written examination 25% based on topics and materials discussed in class.

As the course may be offered in various formats (online or classroom) the form and conditions of the final exam (with or without aids) will vary. Where audio or video is recorded, we observe the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO, Art. 12 -21).
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