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English - Gateway to English Master's C1

Module SZ0488

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.

Basic Information

SZ0488 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


This course includes note-taking in lectures, practising tutorial participation, academic writing and presenting a topic on a related field of study focusing on skills such as avoiding plagiarism, ethics, and formulating research questions.

Learning Outcome

Upon finishing this course you will be able to follow lectures in English with little difficulty and summarize the main ideas. You will be sufficiently comfortable with English as to be able to write longer papers and critical essays in English, making use of general argumentation and rhetorical conventions.


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.


Internet, handouts, online material



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 (50% total), and a final written examination (25%) contribute to the final course grade. Duration of the final examination: 60 minutes.
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