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English - English for Scientific Purposes C1

Module SZ0429

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

SZ0429 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 enables students to practise scientific and technical English through active group discussions and delivery of subject-related presentations.

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.

Learning Outcome

On completion of this module/course students will have expanded their knowledge of vocabulary related to science and technology. The student’s reading, writing and listening skills as well as oral fluency will improve.

Corresponds to C1 of the CER.

Preconditions

C1 level according to the online placement test

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

This course involves pair-work and group-work enabling students to develop their verbal and written skills in scientific and technical environment.

Media

Internet sources, handouts contributed by course tutor/students, e-learning platform

Literature

Internet articles, Journals such as Nature and Scientific American

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 consisting of multiple drafts of two assignments to allow students to develop written skills by means of a process of drafting and revising texts (25% each assignment), as well as an oral presentation (including a handout and visual aids, 25%) , and a final written examination (25%).

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Title
TimeLocationInfoRegistration
English - English for Scientific Purposes C1
Mon, 2023-02-06, 14:45 till 16:15 Dieser Termin ist der Abgabeschluss für die Prüfungsleistungen. till 2023-01-15 (cancelation of registration till 2023-02-05)
Thu, 2023-02-09, 16:45 till 18:15 Dieser Termin ist der Abgabeschluss für die Prüfungsleistungen. till 2023-01-15 (cancelation of registration till 2023-02-08)
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