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Module description - How Stuff Works (Technical Elective)

ECTS 2.0
Level C1 / C2
Overview How Stuff Works will help students transform their instructional ideas into engaging online content, which is becoming a must-have skill in our digitized and globalized world. Not only will students explore the essentials of describing a process in writing, but transforming that process to video by using a large toolkit for effective meaning-making: linguistic, visual, aural, and kinesthetic. The module will thus enable students to write for a digital audience and use that to compose an effective instructional video.
Learning objectives Students will:

  • learn the essentials of structured process writing
  • learn to write for a digital audience and create an instructional video
  • continue to develop language needed to explain how something works, in a scientific and engaging way
  • learn how to create effective outlines and storyboards
  • build skills such as multimodal and digital literacy, which are becoming essential means of communicating in our connected world
  • collaborate with fellow students to flesh out your ideas
  • find their own voice in English to create engaging digital content
  • learn to write for an online audience and to achieve rhetorical aims
Previous knowledge Entry based on placement test or successful completion of ten2.
Language level C1 or above.
Exam format Erfahrungsnote
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