2023-2024 / LANG0038-1



6h Th, 46h Pr, 5h Proj.

Number of credits

 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Architectural Engineering4 crédits 


Sébastien Schoenmaeckers

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course has a B1/B2 (CEFR) level (B2 level for reading comprehension and lecturing). It is essentially an ESP course consisting of:

  • Unabridged literature in your field (articles analysed for their linguistic features and content)
  • Debates and presentations
  • Exam-format exercises (summaries, definitions, descriptions, presenting arguments ...)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the first-year course, all students will have developed a general language understanding and use as well as basic knowledge of the elements of domain-specific English (vocabulary and grammar) seen in class.

This ability will concern the four language skills, namely speaking, reading, listening and writing.


Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Considering its objectives, the course cannot be seen as an introduction to the basics of the English language.

Therefore, the students who do not have a basic grounding in general English language and grammar (intermediate level - B1) will be asked to participate in a remedial course.


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course book consists of a series of thematic units aimed at developing the 4 skills listed above, with systematic highlights on the vocabulary and grammar encountered in context.

Besides the work on these units, each student will be asked to take:

- 4 in-class grammar tests,

- 3 compulsory oral presentations,

- 3 written assignments (one at home and two in class). This will account for 35% of their final mark. 

Several other self-assessment tests and a mock exam will also be held in the course of the year.

Due to its particular nature, the English course will not be split into two separate courses, but part of the continuous assessment grade will be given at the end of the first quarter. 


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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Students will have to do exercises at home every week. The work load this represents is variable as it depends on the students' level of competence. 

Online grammar modules will also have to be completed on eCampus through GABi (Grammaire Anglaise de Base Interactive).


Recommended or required readings

  • 2023-2024 course book English for Architectural Engineering.
The students can also buy the ISLV Grammaire de Base de l'Anglais (with exercises and key) written in French (Presses Universitaires de Liège).



Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

35% Continuous assessment of progress: Grammar Tests (5%) / Writing (10%) / Oral Presentations (20%)

65% Written exam in June [reading comprehension (true/falses; gapfills; open questions), grammar Multiple Choice Tests, vocabulary and writing tasks].

The continuous assessment mark is always taken into account in the global grade. 


Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Weekly 2-hour classes on campus throughout the year.

Students can also train on eCampus where various exercises and several past exams with their keys have been posted. 



Sébastien Schoenmaeckers - sebastien.schoenmaeckers@uliege.be - ISLV

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