2023-2024 / LANG0310-1

Computing English


5h Th, 47h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science5 crédits 


Adnan Vesseur

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 course continues the development of reading, data-gathering and -synthesizing, and note-taking using texts or sets of texts (as started during the first-year course English for Computing). It focuses also on research capacities, oral understanding and presentation skills.
PLEASE NOTE: Master bloc Zero Students have the 30 hour version of this course.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The purpose of the course is threefold:

  • allow students to read, understand and discuss English texts or websites on computing,
  • allow students to collect data and present it in a correct and consistent way in English (both orally and in writing),
  • allow students to follow and take notes of short oral presentations.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

English for Computing (English course taught in first year of the Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science) or equivalent (e.g. IELTS 5.5-6 or Cambridge Advanced (A-C). .

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

There are no ex cathedra lectures. Each session requires individual preparation tasks which are mandatory.

Students will also be given several written assignments and have to do oral presentations during the year. Their regular and active participation in class sessions is essential and will be taken into account in the final grade.

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

The in-class course is taught for two hours a week from September to May.

Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

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

Additional information:

Written exam in June including (a) multiple choice questions on a sight text, and (b) several written tasks (definitions, explanations ...). This test is worth 9out of the total 20 marks.


An oral exam in June is worth 9 marks.


There is a listening comprehension worth 2 marks.



Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

As this is a language course a seventy percent attendence rate is required to be able to take the exams. Your attendence will be marked at the beginning of each class. Any justified absences must be submitted within the shortest delay possible.


Adnan Vesseur - adnan.vesseur@ulg.ac.be

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