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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 2015/6

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 semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level 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 30 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


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.


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.


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


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%).
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