t.BA.XXK.COM2.19HS (Communication Competence 2) 
Module: Communication Competence 2
This information was generated on: 18 May 2024
Communication Competence 2
Organised by
L Institute of Language Competence


Version: 5.0 start 01 August 2023

Short description

The Communication Competence 2 module focuses on the following aspects of communication training:
  • Collaborative writing and peer feedback in a scientific/professional context
  • Developing research 
  • Audience-oriented and scientific communication

Module coordinator

Nina Schnatz (scnz)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
Language transfer: Students can move flexibly between English and German. Students are aware of particular differences and similarities between the two languages and can apply this knowledge in interlanguage use. P,D C3
Information Literacy: Students can search for, analyse and evaluate information on specific topics. M C2,C4,C6

Oral communication: Students have good mastery of monologic and dialogic forms of oral communication with regard to professional and subject-specific contexts (e.g. presentations, discussions, negotiations).

Written communication: Students are aware of the differences between various forms of written communication. They can formulate written texts according to the requirements of specific tasks and can revise these texts in a systematic way with the help of (peer) feedback.

D,M,P,SO C1-C4
Audience-oriented communication: Students can adapt the communication process to suit their specific audience with regard to specialised language, register as well as intercultural aspects.

Networking, exchanging ideas and developing critical thinking skills: In teams, students find ways to solve problems and develop strategies to fulfil communication needs effectively.
D,SO,P C1-C6

In the second semester the focus lies on the highlighted learning objectives. However, all learning objectives in the COM modules are introduced and trained in an integrated manner.

Module contents

The module Communication Competence 2 focuses on the following aspects of communication training:
  • Collaborative writing and peer feedback in a scientific/professional context
  • Developing research and language skills
  • Audience-oriented and scientific communication
The content, which is embedded in action-oriented contexts, is competence-oriented and multilingual. 

English working level: In class, students are expected to be able to interact spontaneously with some fluency, contribute to workplace communication scenarios in detail, explain viewpoints and discuss related topics without difficulty. 

Teaching materials

LMS Moodle

Supplementary literature




Teaching language

(X) German (X) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 1a
  For more details please click on this link: T_CL_Modulauspraegungen_SM2025


Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during semester  written  abstract (E) 150-180 words team grade (in teams of e.g. 3-4) 20%
End-of-semester exam I written test on scientific language use 90 min individual grade 20%
End-of-semester exam II-submision written report (G) approx.12.000 characters (without spaces)
+/- 10%
team grade (in teams of e.g. 3-4) 60%



Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.


Course: Communication Competence 2 -Vorlesung
Communication Competence 2 -Vorlesung


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 18 May 2024.