Advanced English language skills I

lgerm1327  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Advanced English language skills I
In view of the health context linked to the spread of the coronavirus, the methods of organisation and evaluation of the learning units could be adapted in different situations; these possible new methods have been - or will be - communicated by the teachers to the students.
See also the list of assessments for the June 2020 session.
5 credits
45.0 h + 45.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Teacher(s)
De Cock Sylvie ; Meunier Fanny ; Schutz Natassia (compensates De Cock Sylvie) ;
Language
English
Prerequisites
Level B2 of the Common Europea Framework of Reference for Languages

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.
Content
In order to achieve the objectives of the course, the participants will be faced to a wide range of audio-visual, written and oral material about both familiar and unfamiliar topics belonging to personal, social, cultural, professional and academic everyday life.
Teaching methods
Lectures and exercise sessions.
Self-study: Gairns, R. and Redman, S. (2008) Oxford Word Skills (Advanced). Oxord University Press.
Evaluation methods
Certificate evaluation. Exam in June: five main parts:
  • Oral production (with and without interaction; conversation and pronunciation):  20% of the final mark
  • Written production: 20% of the final mark
  • Listening comprehension: 20% of the final mark
  • Leading comprehension: 20% of the final mark
  • Focus on forms/accuracy (vocabulary, error detection and correction, grammar exercises): 20% of the final mark
  • Students who get a grade lower than 8/20 for one of the five parts of the exam  (oral production, written production, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, focus on forms/accuracy) will fail the course overall (7/20 or less if the mean is lower).
Continuous assessment:
  • active participation in the conversation classes and short group presentations followed by debates during the academic year
  • protfolio of written assignments: five individual assignments and one group assignment will be set throughout the year (3 written assignments per term). 
  • exemption vocabulary test during the January session (exemption: 10/20): one third of the final mark for the 'focus on forms' part of the written exam in June.
Students who have to resit the June exam (September session) need to redo the exam parts for which they did not get 10/20 in June (oral production, written production, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, focus on forms/accuracy). 
Words of caution
  • At the end of the academic year, one componenent of the oral production part of the exam (i.e. the conversation exam) will take place in May before the offical exam session. No 'catch-up' session will be organized.  
  • Students who do not hand in the written assignments of the portfolio on time or who do not give the group presentation will be penalised: one mark per missing assignment will be deducted from the final grade for the written production part of the course and/or five marks will be deducted from the final grade for the oral production part (no presentation).
Online resources
Moodle
Bibliography
  • Course notes and teaching material on Moodle. Please bring them to class (paper or electronic version).
  • Exercices et documents de travail sur Moodle (plateforme e-learning)
  • Gairns, R. & Redman, S. (2008) Oxford Word Skills (Advanced).  Oxford: Oxford University Press. (with CD-ROM).
Teaching materials
  • Course notes and teaching material on Moodle
  • Gairns, R. & Redman, S. (2008) Oxford Word Skills (advanced). Oxford University Press.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in English Studies