Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles
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ANGL1292 - English II


USL-B


Credits : 5

Lecturers :
Mode of delivery :
Face-to-face , first and second term, 60 hours of theory.

Language of instruction :
English


Learning activities :
ANGL1292A - English II - Q1 [1 Q. • 30 Th. • Pond. : 35] Gina Cipolla, Sebastiano Ferrari, Milena Fontana, Tanja Temmerman
ANGL1292B - English II - Q2 [2 Q. • 30 Th. • Pond. : 65] Gina Cipolla, Sebastiano Ferrari, Milena Fontana, Tanja Temmerman

Learning outcomes :
The aim of this course in Bloc 2 is to push the students forward to an intermediate level (B2).

The interactive courses as well as the home assignments will help the student be competent with the language at a lexical level and with grammatical structures, but also with different skills: emphasis shall be put on speaking, reading and listening (via the Press File). Writing is also included.


Prerequisites :
For the Bachelor in History :

For the Bachelor in Philosophy :


Co-requisites :
For the Bachelor in Information and Communication :

For the Bachelor in Political Sciences: General :

For the Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology :


Course contents :

Course Contents:
- Presentations and debates on current issues, social aspects and the workplace: press articles, TV programmes.
- Working on a Press File.
- Basic grammar revision (self-study) and advanced grammar: connectives, advanced tenses + conditionals, indirect speech, modal verbs and semi-auxiliaries.

Content units:
- Slow Food versus Junk Food,
- Rethinking the European Union,
- Corporate Social Responsibility,
- Humanitarian Aid.


Planned learning activities and teaching methods :

ANGL1292A - Anglais II - Q1 [1 Q. • 30 Th. • Weight : 40] Françoise Allard, Gina Cipolla, Sebastiano Ferrari, Tanja Temmerman
ANGL1292B - Anglais II - Q2 [2 Q. • 30 Th. • Weight : 60] Françoise Allard, Gina Cipolla, Sebastiano Ferrari, Tanja Temmerman

* Interactive course: communicative and interactive approach





Assessment methods and criteria :

It is important to highlight that this course is based on continuous assessment throughout the year: class participation is of upmost importance. The home assignments required by the teacher must be done thoroughly. They are part of the final evaluation. Exams are organized off-session, in December (term 1) and in May (term 2). The final grade is based on different oral and written tests, as well as continuous assessment organised during the year.
It is imperative to respect the deadline for home assignments/preparation. If homework is submitted after the set deadline, the mark will be 0 (0A). If the student is absent on the day of an oral presentation related to the press file: there will not be a chance to catch-up for these oral presentations. If the student submits a medical certificate (0M), this article presentation will not be taken into account in the calculation of the final mark. If the student is absent on the day of their presentation/debate: there will be not be a chance to catch-up for this presentation, unless the student submits a medical certificate.

- Oral component:
Based on continuous assessment during the whole year and two exams (December and May (= off session).
It is important to notice that the students need to be active during the interactive courses. Participation, knowledge of the vocabulary, mastery of the oral exercises, etc., are assessed during the year.

- Written component:
Basic grammar (self-study) and advanced grammar, listening, vocabulary and writing.
Evaluation is based on continuous assessment and on two exams, one in December and the other one in May (= off session).

- Weight Q1-Q2
Q1 [ANGL1292A]: The exams in December (written + oral, off session) as well as the oral presentations (articles 1 and 2) of the Press File are 40% of the course (grade for Q1). The course is passed with a grade of 10/20 or higher for the full year. The results are included in the January transcripts.
Q1 = /80 (40%)
- oral presentation of articles 1 and 2 of the press file = /10
- written exam off session = /50
- oral exam off session = /20

Q2 [ANGL1292B]: The exams in May (written + oral, off session) as well as continuous assessment, i.e. participation, assignments, Press File (oral presentation of articles 3 and 4 as well as the written introduction, conclusion, and the final revision) and class discussions are part of the grade in Q2. This grade is 60% of the points. The course is passed with a grade of 10/20 or higher for the full year.
Q2 = /120 (60%)
- oral presentation of articles 3 and 4 of the press file = /10
- written introduction, conclusion, and final revision of the press file = /10
- presentation + debates = /30
- written exam off session = /50
- oral exam off session = /20
The catch-up exams are organised in September (during session): same grade weight but continuous assessment marks are no longer taken into account. An exception is made for the presentation that all students need to deliver: the mark that was earned in the course of the academic year is again taken into account in the September session. If a student did not participate in the group presentation in the course of the academic year, they are required to prepare an individual one for the September exam session. Moreover, all students need to hand in (the revised version of) the complete Press File in the September exam session.



Recommended or required reading :

Syllabus English II - Social, Economic & Political Matters, POLS Bloc 2 - 2021-2022.



Other information :

Participation to the interactive courses is compulsory.
3 unjustified absences are permitted during the year.
However, if the student is absent for a written or oral test, the grade will be 0 (0A) for this test if the absence is not justified (medical certificate or force majeure).
In excess of these three absences, each new absence will need to be justified by a medical certificate or by a duly substantiated written justification. If not justified, any additional absences shall be penalised in the final mark for continuous assessment.

The teaching methods and assessment modes can still be influenced by circumstances and restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will strictly follow the changes imposed by USL-B in the context of the pandemic.