2023-2024 / GERM0068-1

History of English language


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 


Lieselotte Brems

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

  • The pre-history of English: the IE family and the Germanic subgroup
  • Varieties and dialects
  • Major stages of the development of the language
  • Development of a standard; dialect variations

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

  • To introduce students to the diachronic dimension of the study of English; and to introduce them to some basic terms
  • To emphasize the link between major historical events (politics, culture, social and religious history ) of Great Britain and the development of the language
  • To provide a sociocultural approach to Geat Britain

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good knowledge of English

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

ex-cathedra classes

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)


Recommended or required readings

  • a syllabus will be available

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written exam on the course notes and presentations 

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

ex cathedra classes


Lieselotte BREMS, chargée de cours lbrems@uliege.be Département de Langues et littératures modernes 3, place Cockerill, 6e étage

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Notes en ligne
Les notes sont disponibles sur eCampus