2023-2024 / LANG0077-7

English 2


45h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in physics4 crédits 


Véronique Doppagne, Ellen Harry

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 C1-B2 CEFR level (C1 for reading comprehension and listening comprehension).

  • It continues the development of reading, data gathering, and note-taking using texts or sets of texts and authentic video files (as started in the English Level One course).
  • It also focuses on research, analysis, synthesis and writing capacities as well as oral presentation and listening comprehension skills.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

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

  • analyze and be able to criticize English scientific literature,
  • follow oral presentations and expert interviews in English,
  • present scientific information in correct and consistent English.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

English Level One (taught in the second year of the Bachelor's Degree in Sciences) i.e. LANG0076 or equivalent (for example: IELTS 5.5-6 or Cambridge Advanced English A-C).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course features about 25 classes. Each class requires a long preparation which is essential and mandatory.
There are no ex-cathedra lectures but rather language seminars in which students will be asked to take part regularly and actively.
There will be one oral presentation and written assignments (notably, a critical review report) to complete over the year. These are compulsory tasks. Should students fail to do their presentation and/or to hand in their final report (critical review) at the deadline, they will not be allowed to sit the first-session exam.  

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

The in-class course is taught to 25 to 35 students for two hours each week.
Together, preparation, active participation, oral presentations and written assignments during the year account for 50% of the final grade.

Recommended or required readings

English for Physics - Level 2 course notes compulsory. Internet access necessary to consult the reading and multimedia files.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Written exam in June (summary and critical review of a video plus an academic writing exercise), oral exam, and continuous assessment of progress through preparation, class participation, oral presentations, and various written exercises.

Students may choose to sit an oral exam with their English tutor in the first session, or to present their 'communications' presentation in English in lieu of the oral exam.

Class attendance is obligatory. Any student absent for more than 30% of class sessions without a valid justification (e.g., medical certificate) will not be able to sit the exam.

There will be one oral presentation and several written assignments to complete over the year. These exercises will be included in the final mark.

Should students fail to do their presentation and/or to hand in their final report (critical review) at the deadline, they will not be allowed to sit the first-session exam.

The class participation mark will always be taken into account in the final mark (no matter which session is concerned).

Mark distribution

During the year (50%):

  • Preparation, active participation, research & online work  - 10%
  • In-class listening & note-taking tests (Q1 & Q2) - 10%
  • Formal oral presentation & activity (Q1 OR Q2) - 15%
  • Critical review -15%
Final exam (50%):

  • Academic writing exercise - 10%
  • Listening & note-taking task & academic vocabulary - 20%
  • Oral exam - 20%

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Mrs. V. Doppagne, V.Doppagne@uliege.be.

Mrs. Ellen Harry, eharry@uliege.be 

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Level 2 English for Physics
The textbook with theory and exercises included for the year.