Interactive Competence in English : English for academic purposes

lgerm2720  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Interactive Competence in English : English for academic purposes
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.
5 credits
15.0 h + 22.5 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
English
Prerequisites
Proficiency in English - an 'independent user' (B2+ in terms of CEFRL).
Main themes
1.vocabulary extension: qualitative and quantitative development of academic vocabulary through reading and listening activities. 2.improvement of writing skills.
3.improvement of speaking skills.
Aims

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

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To develop interactive competence in English at the level of " proficient user " in the four skills (equivalent to the C1/C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

By the end of the course, students should be able to :

  • understand complex academic texts (implied meanings).
  • interact efficiently in conversations in his social, professional and academic life.
  • speak and/or write in clear, well-structured academic language. follow complex presentations/talks.
 

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
Focus on the development of academic English. Discourse analysis. Exercises will also be used to improve the conversational and stylistic written competence.
Evaluation methods
Written EAP paper to be handed in at the end of the semester (40% of the final mark) + oral defense of the EAP paper during exam session (40% of the final mark).
Note that this course implies a strong focus on accuracy and that a high level of linguistic correctness is expected on order to get pass marks.
Continuous assessment: online compulsory EAP exercises and tasks to be done during the semester (20% of the final mark).
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English

Master [120] in Linguistics

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General