English - Academic Presentation Skills C2

Module SZ0428

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

SZ0428 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


This module allows students to practice for formal speaking tasks in English such as a class presentation, dissertation defense or conference talk.

Learning Outcome

After completion of this module students can understand with increased ease virtually everything heard or read; they can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation, and they can express themselves spontaneously very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.


Ability to begin work at the C2 level as evidenced by a placement test score in the range of 80 100 percent. (Please check current announcements as the exact percentages may vary each semester.)

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

This module makes use of video-taping and classroom evaluation to help students develop their public speaking skill.


Text material, online platform, video taping


Silyn-Roberts, Heather. (2000) Writing for Science and Engineering: Papers, Presentations and Reports. Butterworth Heinemann Publishers. ISBN 0-7506-4636-5. | Reinhart, Susan (2002) Giving Academic Presentations. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0-472-08884.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Grades for oral presentations contribute equally to the final course grade. Regular attendance and active participation in class is required.

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