2023-2024 / LANG0076-4

English 1


45h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in mathematics4 crédits 


Véronique Doppagne, Caroline Van Linthout

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

All year long


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 for reading comprehension and lecturing). It is essentially an ESP course consisting of:

  • unabridged scientific articles (analysed for their linguistic features and content),

  • debates and presentations,

  • exam-format exercises (summaries, definitions, descriptions, presenting arguments ...) of the IELTS, FCE or TOEFL type.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The dual purpose of the course is

  • to consolidate and extend the student's general language understanding and use
  • and to introduce the specific features of scientific English (vocabulary and language structures). This is done in the five language skills, i.e. reading, listening, speaking, lecturing, and writing.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic English Course for First-year Students (taught in the first year of the Bachelor's Degree in Sciences) or equivalent (for example: Cambridge English First A or B)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

There will be one compulsory oral presentation and two written tests in the course of the year. These exercises will enable the students to improve their knowledge by doing exam-format tasks.

Several other self-assessment tests 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.

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.

Recommended or required readings

  • Coursebook : English for Mathematicians - Level One available from the Magasin des Presses (Sart Tilman campus).
  • GABi (Grammaire anglaise de base interactive): online English grammar available on eCampus.
Students can also buy the ISLV Grammaire de Base de l'Anglais (with exercises and key) written in French. It will also be found at the Magasin des Presses.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

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

Continuous assessment

Out-of-session test(s)

Other : Oral presentation

Additional information:

Continuous assessment of progress (tests & written tasks).
Written exam in June (scientific vocabulary, listening comprehension, reading comprehension and grammar multiple choice tests + writing tasks).
The papers handed in during the year will be corrected, marked and handed back. They will be assessed according to a number of criteria including their content and internal cohesion, the accuracy of grammar, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation, and the range of vocabulary and structure.
These marks account for 20% of the final grade.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Students can also train online. To do so, simply log on to http://www.uliege.be (click on myULiege, insert your ID and password, then click on Cours and select Accès à eCampus).
The website also contains several exams and their key.


C. VAN LINTHOUT - c.vanlinthout@uliege.be (lecturer) ; V. DOPPAGNE - V.Doppagne@uliege.be (coordinator)

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

English for Mathematicians - Level One