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English - English for Academic Purposes C1

Module SZ0431

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 (current)

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

SZ0431 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

Content

This course includes note-taking in lectures, practising tutorial participation, academic writing and presenting a topic on a related field of study.

Learning Outcome

On completion of this module students will have possess the study skills required for an English-speaking academic environment, including understanding and reproducing the content of lectures in their field of studies, being able to ask and answer questions using correct terminology. They will be able to read and understand complex texts and have the fluency to analyze the texts without being inhibited by language structures. They will be able to express their own ideas in spoken and written English.

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 practising study situations (participating in seminars, tutorials, note-taking in lectures), pair-work & group-work in an English-speaking academic environment.

Media

Internet, handouts, Moodle

Literature

Will be announced in class.

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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