English Communication Skills

langl2433  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

English Communication Skills
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
30.0 h
Q1 or Q2
Language
English
Prerequisites
The student should have followed the intermediate-level course (LANGL1331) or a course of a similar level, corresponding to the B2 level of the 'Common European Framework for Languages' (European Council).
Main themes
Students will be asked to take part in various activities allowing them to develop their communicative skills (mainly oral skills) in the following situations:  to make an oral presentation (press conference) of a new product, concept,  participating in a meeting, using electronic mail, telephoning.
Aims

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

1 Students should be able to read autonomously and understand in detail factual texts and specialised articles related to their field of studies.
B2 level of the "Common European Framework for Languages."
Listening Comprehension:
  •  Students should be able to understand conferences and extended speeches and follow complex argumentation.
  • Students should be able to understand current-affairs television programmes and programmes which are/are not related to their field of studies.
  • Students should be able to exploit the main points of a document in a conversation.
  • Students should be able to follow argumentation in a current conversation between different interlocutors within the main socio-professional contexts.
B2 level of the "Common European Framework for Languages."
Speaking Skills:
  • Students should be able to present a complex topic in a clear and methodical way with only occasional reference to their notes.
  • Students should be able to communicate spontaneously and fluently to a degree that allows for normal interaction with a native-speaker interlocutor.
  • Students should be able to communicate fluently and effectively in conversations on both social and professional levels.
  • Students 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.
B2 level of the "Common European Framework for Languages".
Code:
  • Enabling students to adequately master language functions, grammatical structures (simple and complex), vocabulary (general and specific), pronunciation and intonation in order to allow for fluent and spontaneous communication.
     
 
Content
Students should be able to communicate spontaneously and fluently to a degree that allows for normal interaction with a native-speaker interlocutor , with a B2 level in speaking of the Common European Framework for Languages (European Council).
Teaching methods

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

  • This is a 30-hour course taught 2 hours a week throughout the first term for the langl 2433P course and throughout the second term for the langl 2433S course , in groups of maximum 20 students. Due to the current sanitory measures and room restrictions, the course will be taught online for the academic year 2020-2021. During the term, some  face-to-face classes  are foreseen  in line with the sanitary measures in place.
  • Every teacher has at least one office-hour a week and can be contacted by email.
Evaluation methods

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

  1. Continuous assessment (preparation for class, active participation in all class activities, with particular emphasis on presentation skills  (minimum one presentation) given in class. (60%)
  2. Individual oral exam : students will be asked to take part in one or more activities similar to those covered in class.
  3. Collective exam (holding a meeting). Oral exams (40%)
The exam modalities are subject to modification in line with Covid 19 sanitary measures.
Bibliography
  • Support du cours: Interactive English for Communication
  • Plateforme d'apprentissage en ligne (Moodle UCL)
Teaching materials
  • Interactive English for Communication
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Evaluation methods
  1. Continuous assessment (preparation for class, active participation in all class activities, with particular emphasis on presentation skills  (minimum one presentation) given in class. (60%)
  2. Individual oral exam on Teams: students will be asked to take part in one or more activities similar to those covered in class.
  3. Collective exam (holding a meeting) on Teams. Oral exams (40%)


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Information and Communication