Study Programmes 2015-2016
English Language 2
Duration :
45h Th
Number of credits :
Master en communication multilingue, à finalité10
Lecturer :
Lieselotte Brems
Language(s) of instruction :
English language
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Course contents :
The aim of this course is essentially practical. Part of the course will be devoted to oral and written exercises The main foci will be idiomatic language, complex structures as well as essay writing. The other part will consist of reading non-literary texts.
It has to be stressed that this course demands regular preparation and self-study:
- The written exercises, corrected in class, should be prepared in advance - Students should themselves study vocabulary from English Vocabulary in Use (Upper-intermediate) (Cambridge University Press) - Students should read the following book The Call of the Weird by Louis Theroux 2005
Learning outcomes of the course :
Even if the main purposes are similar to those defined for the Langue anglaise I course, the aim here will be to acquire a more profound proficiency in English, particularly in writing.
Basically this implies:
- richer and more nuanced vocabulary;
- more sophisticated knowledge of grammar;
- increased fluency, both orally and in writing.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to express him- or herself in perfect (spoken and written) English.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Very good knowledge of English; Langue anglaise I.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Recommended or required readings :
Course notes will be available at the start of the academic year Vocabulary book: English Vocabulary in Use (Upper-intermediate) CAP, 3rd edition Dictionaries: -Translating: Robert & Collins Senior, anglais-français, français-anglais, 2006. - Monolingual: Collins Cobuild Dictionary, HarperCollins, 2006. Compulsory reading: The Call of the Weird, Louis Theroux 2005
Assessment methods and criteria :
During the year, students will have to write two essays, which will be corrected and commented on (structure, coherence, etc). The final exam will be both written and oral. For the written exam, students should be able to (a) make a correct translation from French into English of sentences illustrating the grammatical and lexical difficulties studied in class, and use these in specific exercises;

(b) Formulate definitions of words from the vocabulary book and complete vocabulary and grammar exercises

(c) write an essay on a general topic or on a theme discussed in class.
For the oral exam, students must be able to understand a series of set texts and speak fluently and correctly on the themes these cover.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Lieselotte BREMS Département de Langues et littératures modernes Place Cockerill, 3-5 B-4000 Liège
Assistants Christophe DONY Tél. 04 366 90 38 Sarah EMONDS Tél. 04 366 54 37 Céline LEROY Tél. 04 366 90 38
Items online :
Notes en ligne
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