English - Gateway to English Master’s C1

Module SZ0488

This Module is offered by 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 module in language at 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 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. Successful completion of this course qualifies you to enter an English Master's degree program at the TUM without need of a further external exam.

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.

Preconditions

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.

Media

Internet, handouts, online material

Literature

Will be announced in class.

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. In the presentation, students demonstrate an awareness of Anglophone academic public speaking conventions and are able to put these into practice; in the homework assignments, students are graded on multiple drafts of their texts based on their ability to present content clearly and succinctly taking readers’ needs and writing conventions into consideration. In the final exam, they will demonstrate the ability to use complex grammatical structures and professional vocabulary correctly (e.g. are able to differentiate accurately between situations requiring formal or familiar registers and select the correct form). Dictionaries and other aids may not be used during the exam.

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