2023-2024 / LANG0039-2

English 2, English for Engineering


30h Pr, 20h Proj.

Number of credits


Véronique Doppagne, Pascale Drianne, Philippe Jeukenne, Martin Polson, David Vanmanshoven

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

This B2-C1 CEFR level ESP course continues the development of reading, data gathering, and note-taking using texts or sets of texts and videos (as started in the English Level One course).
It also focuses on research and report-writing capacities, oral understanding and presentation skills.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this course the students will be able to:

  • read and fully understand English scientific papers,
  • understand and take accurate notes of oral presentations in English,
  • present scientific information in correct and consistent English,
  • analyse and discuss scientific data.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

English Level One (taught in the first year of the Bachelor's Degree in Engineering - B1-B2 CEFR level) or equivalent (for example: IELTS 5.5-6 or Cambridge Advanced English A-C).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course features fortnightly classes (duration: 2 hours) all year long.

Each class requires a long preparation which is essential and mandatory. There are no ex cathedra lectures but rather language workshops in which students will be asked to take part regularly and actively.

Written tests and oral presentations during the year account for 35% of the final grade (the relative weight of each part is 15% for the oral presentation, 20% pour the two written tests).

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

Blended learning

Additional information:

The course starts on the first Thursday of the academic year. Active participation in all workshops is compulsory.

Recommended or required readings

English for Engineering (2023-2024) course notes are compulsory.

The first chapters (Basic functions and Vocabulary for Engineering), which are compulsory course contents, are self-study chapters. The knowledge of the scientific vocabulary is verified through several tests on eCampus.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Continuous assessment based on compulsory oral présentation and written assignments. The continuous assessment mark accounts for 35% of the global grade.

Oral exam (65% of the global grade) in June based on the topics of the 10 chapters discussed in class, the scientific vocabulary and a number of general questions to check the students' ability to interact orally.

Students will have to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the scientific vocabulary, their ability to cope with scientific information in English, to do research on and present scientific information orally or in writing in a consistent way. They will also have to demonstrate an ability to accurately understand data presented orally.

The students who will not do one of the in-class tests or the presentation will obtain ZERO for the class work mark, which accounts for 35% of the global mark.

The CW mark is always taken into account in the examination mark. 

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Students can also train online.


V. Doppagne - V.Doppagne@uliege.be ; P. Drianne - P.Drianne@uliege.be  ; P. Jeukenne - P.Jeukenne@uliege.be ; M. Polson Martin.Polson@uliege.be ; D. Vanmanshoven David.Vanmanshoven@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

English for Engineering 2023-2024