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English - English in Science and Technology C1

Module SZ0430

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.

available module versions
WS 2015/6WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ0430 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.

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.

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

Grades for an oral presentation (including a handout and visual aids) (25%) , multiple drafts of two homework assignments to allow students to develop written skills by means of a process of drafting and revising texts (25% each assignment), and a final written examination (25%) contribute to the final course grade. Duration of the final examination: 60 minutes.

In the presentation, students demonstrate an awareness of Anglo-American academic public speaking conventions and are able to put these into practice; in the homework assignments, students are graded on multiple drafts of their texts based on their ability to present content clearly and succinctly taking readers’ needs and writing conventions into consideration. In the final exam, they will demonstrate the ability to use complex grammatical structures and professional vocabulary correctly (e.g. are able to differentiate accurately between situations requiring formal or familiar registers and select the correct form). Dictionaries and other aids may not be used during the exam.
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