Interactive English for Psychology

langl2440  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Interactive English for Psychology
3 credits
30.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Language
English
Prerequisites
The student should have followed the intermediate-level course (LANGL1842) or a course of a similar level, corresponding to the B2 level in listening comprehension and the C1 level in reading comprehension 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.
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: Job interview (including a CV and a letter of application) presenting a specific topic, participating in a meeting, using electronic mail, telephoning.
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.
C1 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".
Writing Skills:
  • Students should be able to write a clear e-mail message while covering all of the necessary points.
  • Students should be able to write a letter of application and a CV.
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
  • This is a 60-minute course, taught weekly throughout the academic year, in groups of maximum 20 students. Due the current sanitary measures and room restrictions, the course will be taught online for the academic year 2020-21.  During the term, face-to-face courses 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
  • Continuous assessment (preparation for class, participation in all class activities, with particular emphasis on an oral presentation (minimum one presentation) given in class.
  • Individual oral exam  (writing of a CV and letter of motivation + job interview).
  • Collective exam (holding a meeting).  
The exam modalities are subject to modification in line with the Covid 19 sanitary measures in place.
Students will be asked to take part in one or more activities similar to those covered in class.
Other information
> 25 contact hours, 47 hours of self-study
Bibliography
  • Syllabus Interactive English for Psychology
  • Plateforme d'apprentissage en ligne (Moodle UCL)
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Speech and Language Therapy

Bachelor in Psychology and Education: General