English for Students in Sciences (Upper-Intermediate level)

lang1863  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

English for Students in Sciences (Upper-Intermediate level)
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
2 credits
30.0 h
Q1 or Q2
Teacher(s)
Adrioueche Ahmed (coordinator); Avery Catherine (coordinator); Dumont Amandine (coordinator); Dupont Maïté (compensates Starrs Colleen); Jacob Sandrine (coordinator); Knorr Sabrina; Serbest Nevin; Starrs Colleen; Stas Françoise (coordinator);
Language
English
Prerequisites
The student should have followed the intermediate-level course (LANG1862) or a course of a similar level, corresponding to the Upper B1 level of the 'Common European Framework for Languages' (European Council)

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1

Reading Comprehension

Students should be able to read autonomously and understand in detail factual texts and specialised articles related to their field of studies.

Level: C1

Listening Comprehension - Individual

  • Students should be able to understand conferences and extended speeches and follow complex argumentation.
  • Students should be able to exploit the main points of a document in a conversation.

Listening Comprehension - Interactive

Students should be able to follow argumentation in an animated conversation between different interlocutors within the main socio-professional contexts.

Level: B2

Speaking Skills - Individual

Students should be able to present a complex topic in a clear and methodical way with only occasional reference to their notes.

Speaking Skills - Interactive

  • Students should be able to communicate spontaneously and fluently to a degree that allows for normal interaction with a native-speaker interlocutor.
  • Student should be able to express, articulate and defend their opinions and should be able to react to and interact with their interlocutors in conversations on both social and professional levels.

Level: B2

Writing Skills

  • Students should be able to write a letter of application and a CV (GEO13 ¿ PHYS13 ¿ CHIM13)
  • Students should be able to write a clear e-mail message while covering all of the necessary points (GEO13 ¿ PHYS13 ¿ CHIM13)
  • Students should be able to produce a short written presentation on a subject related to their field of studies.
  • Students should be able to express and develop their point of view on a subject related to their field of studies.
 

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
Productive English course
Teaching methods
  • Courses and individual coaching sessions
  • Use of an Elearning platform (Moodle)
Evaluation methods
Continuous assessment (summative and formative):
  • Classroom participation
  • Classroom presentations
Oral exam
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor in Mathematics

Bachelor in Geography : General

Bachelor in Chemistry

Bachelor in Biology

Bachelor in Physics