English - Focus on Australia C1
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
SZ0481 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
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This course will cover various historical and cultural factors which influence Australian Identity including Australians at war, multiculturalism, post- colonialism, Indigenous history and identity and Australia's own cultural cringe. It will also explore, interrogate and bust some of the myths and stereotypes surrounding Australia.
Parallel to the course work, students will have the opportunity to present and discuss topics of their own current interest, developing strategies for autonomous and continued learning.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to read, write, and speak about a range of intercultural topics relating to Australia with greater fluency and accuracy. The students will be required to express themselves in both written and spoken contexts, and to show improvement in their use of the language, and will be able to demonstrate knowledge of social and cultural issues related to Australia.
Ability to begin work at the C1 level as evidenced by the placement test at www.moodle.tum.de.
Courses and Schedule
Learning and Teaching Methods
Highly communicative and skills oriented treatment of topics with use of group discussion, case studies, presentations, writing workshops, listening exercises, and pair work, etc.
Handouts, literature, articles and audio/ video will be used to allow students to effectively communicate freely.
Description of exams and course work
Grades for an oral presentation (including a handout and visual aids) (25%), 2 homework assignments (25% each), and a final written examination based on the learning objectives stated below (25%) contribute equally to the final course grade. Duration of the final examination: 60 minutes.