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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.

Module version of SS 2022 (current)

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 2022SS 2016

Basic Information

SZ0488 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered every semester.

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, discussions, academic writing and presenting a topic on a related field of study focusing on skills such as avoiding plagiarism, ethics, hedging language, 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.

Corresponds to C1 of the CER.


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


no info

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. These include multiple drafts of an argumentative research paper (alternatively: two assignments) to allow students to develop written skills by means of a process of drafting and revising texts (50% total), an oral presentation (including a handout and visual aids 25%), and a final written examination (25%). No aids may be used during the examination.

Where audio or video is recorded, we observe the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO, Art. 12 -21).
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