English Communication Skills for Students in Criminology

LANGL2423  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

English Communication Skills for Students in Criminology
3.0 credits
30.0 h
1 ou 2q

Teacher(s)
Heiderscheidt Nathalie (coordinator) ;
Language
Anglais
Prerequisites

The LANGL1823 course or any other equivalent course (Reading skills roughly corresponding to the B1+ level of « the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages » and listening skills corresponding to the B1 level of the same framework.)

Main themes

The course is based on real-life professional-type situations in the field of criminology.

Teaching activity will focus on :

  • taking part in a meeting
  • giving a talk on a criminology-oriented topic
  • making/receiving a phone call
  • questioning a witness, a suspect, '
  • negotiating with different stakeholders
  • writing an e-mail, '
Aims

The course aims at enabling the student

  • to function in the relevant social and professional contexts (law enforcement, the judicial world, the execution of criminal sentences, the field of prevention policies and psycho-social interventions),
  • to develop the communication techniques appropriate to professional life,
  • to improve command of the language (general and specific vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation).

At the end of the term, the student should have acquired oral skills roughly corresponding to the B1 level of « the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ».

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

The course aims at enabling the student to function in the relevant social and professional contexts (law enforcement, the judicial world, the execution of criminal sentences, the field of prevention policies and psycho-social interventions). The student will practise the language in an interactive way through classroom professional-type activities and will therefore be exposed to a variety of real-life situations requiring specific language functions. Regular feedback on the student's oral production will help him consolidate and improve his grammar use, vocabulary accuracy as well as pronunciation.

At the end of the term, the student should have acquired oral skills roughly corresponding to the B1 level of « the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ».

Teaching methods

This course includes 30 hours of classroom activities as well as self-tuition on Moodle.

  • Interactive communication through classroom activities
  • Exposure to a variety of real-life situations requiring specific language functions
  • Consolidation and improvement of grammar use, vocabulary accuracy as well as pronunciation
  • Regular feedback on the students oral production
Evaluation methods
  • Continuous assessment (40%)
  • Oral exam (60%) divided into 2 parts :
    a group exam (role play)
    as well as an individual exam (presentation of a criminology-oriented topic based on a portfolio of articles)
Online resources

http://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=68

Bibliography
  • Le syllabus LANGL 2423 'English communication skills for students in criminology'
  • Le cours en ligne sur Moodle 'English communication skills for students in criminology'
  • Syllabus LANGL 2423 'English communication skills for students in criminology' (disponible à l'ILV)
  • La matière d'auto-apprentissage mise en ligne sur Moodle dans le cours 'English communication skills for students in criminology'
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Criminology
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