English - English Grammar Compact B1
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
Module version of SS 2011
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.
SZ0443 is a module
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
This course is intended for international students who need to review basic structures of English with a focus on listening and speaking.
After completing this module, students can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Corresponds to B1 of the CER.
Ability to begin work at the B1 level of the GER as evidenced score in the range of 25 to 40 percent on the placement test at www.moodle.tum.de. (Please check current announcements as the exact percentages may vary each semester.)
Courses and Schedule
Learning and Teaching Methods
Communicative and skills oriented treatment of topics with use of group discussion, case studies, presentations, writing workshops, listening exercises, and pair work to encourage active use of language, and provide opportunities for ongoing feedback.
Textbook, online learning platform such as www.moodle.tum.de or Macmillan English Campus online resources (www.mec-3.com/tum), presentations, audio-visual material.
Handouts and selected extracts from published sources will be used in the course. Key literature will be advised by the teacher and/ or listed in the course description.
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. Written assignments (in which students are given the opportunity revise drafts of short texts to improve accuracy of written expression) and a final written examination (in which students demonstrate the ability to communicate spontaneously in everyday situations) contribute equally to the final grade.
As the course may be offered in various formats (online or classroom) the form and conditions of the final exam (with or without aids) will vary. Where audio or video is recorded, we observe the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO, Art. 12 -21).