Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

LANG1120 - English


Credits : 5

Lecturer :
Mode of delivery :
Face-to-face , first and second term, 45 hours of theory.

Timetable :
First term
Tuesday from 09:00 to 10:30 at 119 Marais 1200
Tuesday from 14:00 to 15:30 at 109 Marais 211
Second term
Monday from 15:45 to 17:15 at 119 Marais 1300
Tuesday from 10:45 to 12:15 at 119 Marais 1300

Language of instruction :
The course is conducted in English.

Learning outcomes :
At the end of the course, students should have acquired, through the various class exercises, skills enabling them to make good use of their knowledge and know-how in comprehension activities (listening and reading), in written expression, and, to a lesser degree, in oral expression.

Prerequisites :

Co-requisites :

Course contents :
Reading / Listening comprehension and discussion on historical, philosophical or cultural themes.
Grammatical revision exercises.
Pronunciation and lexical mastery exercises.
Written work in the second semester: Press File (Group 1) and Essay on a book (Group 2).
Oral assignement in the second semester: Oral presentation.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
The activities are done in an interactive way and therefore involve the active participation of the students. The preparations (home assignments: reading texts, preparing vocabulary) requested by the teacher must be done carefully. The student is also required to prepare the theory and grammar revision exercises according to the schedule provided in the course notes.
The interactive courses in combination with the self-study will help the students to progress in the lexical and grammatical mastery, as well in the various skills: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, and ( to a lesser extent) oral expression.
Teaching methods and assessment methods will probably be hybrid (digital and face-to-face learning). Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, we will strictly follow the changes imposed by USL-B

Assessment methods and criteria :
The exam in January (40%) will consist of a grammar test, a vocabulary test, an IPA-test, listening comprehension exercises, reading comprehension exercises, and writing exercises.
In the second semester, the students will be given a written assignment (a “Press File” (group1-10%) or a paper on a book/film (group2-20%), and they have to give an oral presentation about this assignment (10%).
Students that failed the exam (Q2) have to rewrite the written assignement and retake the oral presentation in augustus.

The exam in June (group1-40%, group2-30%) will consist of a vocabulary test, a grammar test and listening comprehension exercises.

Recommended or required reading :
Murphy, Raymond (2012). English Grammar in Use. Fourth edition, with answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press