English intermediate level - 1st part

langl1330  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

English intermediate level - 1st part
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change until September 13, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
20.0 h
Q1 or Q2
Language
English
Prerequisites
A2 upper-level course (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Main themes
The pedagogical method is mainly based on authentic texts and videos (education, family, advertising, media, new technologies, science, environment).
Aims

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

1

At the end of the course students are expected to have reached a B1 lower level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in the 3 following skills:

  1. reading,
  2. listening and
  3. speaking.
 

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 main aim of this general English course is to develop students' reading skills, grammar and vocabulary required to have access to the BAC 2 course .
At the end of the course students are expected to have reached a B1 lower level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in the 3 following skills: reading, listening, speaking.
Good students are exempted on the basis of the results of a compulsory exemption test taking place at the beginning of the year.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change until September 13.

The pedagogical method is mainly based on authentic texts and videos. Learning basic vocabulary and structures is supported by vocabulary exercises.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change until September 13.

Assessment BAC 1 students are tested in the following way :
  1. Compulsory Exemption test: during the first week of the academic year, all students MUST take this exemption test. This test is the same level as the exam. On the basis of the results, students can be exempted from the course and the final exam.
  2. Mid-term test: In the middle of the term, students who are not exempted from taking the exams, MUST take a vocabulary test based on the self-tuition vocabulary book. Students must also take an oral test based on the MOODLE audio files.
  3. End term written test: students are tested on the videos and texts seen in class and all the grammar included in the programme.
  4. Continuous assessment evaluates daily work of students following the course.
Other information
Training staff:
  • Optional remedial workshop (ENGLISH +) for weaker students (1h./week).
  • Teacher available at least one hour a week during office hours.
Bibliography
  • Syllabus d'anglais ESPO 11 - LANGL 1330 Niveau Moyen – 1° partie (disponible à l'ILV): Obligatoire 
  • "English Vocabulary in Use" (pre-intermediate to intermediate) de Stuart Redman: Obligatoire
  • "English Grammar in Use" by Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press,  Fourth Edition: Optionnel
  • A partir du portail UCL :sur Moodle UCL : le cours LANGL 1330 English for ESPO 11 students: Obligatoire
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Economics and Management

Bachelor in Information and Communication

Bachelor in Human and Social Sciences

Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology

Bachelor in Political Sciences: General

Bachelor : Business Engineering

Master [120] in Data Science : Statistic