Avery Catherine (coordinator); Desterbecq Fanny; Dumont Amandine (coordinator); Pierre Emeline; Piwnik Marc; Volpe Marine;
A2 level (in reading) of the « Common European Framework of References for Languages ».
The studied themes are connected with biology, chemistry, geography, physics, mathematics, veterinary science, and various scientific issues.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|At the end of the course, students should have developed the following skills :|
- Reading comprehension: articles e.g. from the New Scientist, Scientific American etc. oriented towards the various diciplines of the Faculty of Science.
- Listening comprehension : authentic science programmes (from e.g. BBC and PBS) on subjects pertaining to the students' specific fields of study.
In order to allow for advanced learning despite the limited number of class hours the course is organized as a 'flipped classroom':
- Extensive home-reading of texts, with assistance from a set of questions aimed at developing the students' reading strategies.
- In class, checking of the student's reading strategies as well as analysis and comments.
- Listening comprehension: extensive and intensive work on understanding video programmes at home. Various comprehension exercises, such as questions, syntheses, diagrams etc. Questions and answers time as well as spot checks of understanding in class.
- Grammar revisions (e.g. tenses, complex grammatical structures) and systematic approach of discourse cohesion and coherence.
- Consolidation of new material through exercises on e-learning platform Moodle.
- An online placement test (on Moodle) is organised for all students in the first term. Students who get 14/20 or higher at this can can have access to an exemption test. The exemption test is organised in the first term as well (face-to-face exam in a lecture hall). Students who get 14/20 or higher are exempted from both class attendance and the final exam.
- WORDS OF CAUTION:
- Students who did not take the online placement test may not take the exemption test.
- No 'catch-up' session will be organised for the exemption test. An absence, be it justified or not, will automatically result in the exemption not being granted.
- Exempted students: the June mark is the mark obtained at the exemption test.
- Non exempted students: Continuous assessment based on regular work done on the Moodle platform (10% of the final grade) and written exam on reading and listening comprehension and grammar / vocabulary (90% of the final grade).
- Students who obtain a grade lower than 10/20 in the June session will have to retake the exam in the September session (100% of the final grade).
- Plateforme e-learning Moodle
Faculty or entity
Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)
Title of the programme
Bachelor in Chemistry
Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine
Master  in Environmental Science and Management
Bachelor in Biology
Interdisciplinary Advanced Master in Science and Management of the Environment and Sustainable Development
Bachelor in Mathematics
Bachelor in Physics
Bachelor in Geography : General