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English - Scientific Presentation and Writing C2

Module SZ0453

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 2015/6SS 2011

Basic Information

SZ0453 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 allows students to practice for formal speaking tasks in English such as a class presentation, dissertation defense or conference talk, and for completing formal written tasks such as a journal article, report, project proposal or a literature summary.

Learning Outcome

After completion of this module students can understand with increased ease virtually everything heard or read; they can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation, and they can express themselves spontaneously very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

Corresponds to C2 of the CER.

Preconditions

Ability to begin work at the C2 level as evidenced by a placement test score in the range of 80 – 100 percent. (Please check current announcements as the exact percentages may vary each semester.)

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Techniques for evaluating one’s own presenting and writing will be practiced, with opportunities to revise drafts. Oral and written peer evaluations will form a regular component of the class sessions including use of an online peer forum and online instructor feedback.

Media

Course handouts, online platform

Literature

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.

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. An oral presentation including a handout and visual aids (25%), written assignments (50%), and a final exam (25%) contribute to the final course grade. Students are expected to complete a presentation, an argumentative research essay, five forum entries, and a final exam for 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).
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