2023-2024 / LANG1951-1

English 1


80h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in economics and business management7 crédits 


David Homburg, Chloé L'Honneux, Xuan Giang Nguyen, Jonathan Solheid, Pauline Warroquiers

Language(s) of instruction

French 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

  • Further study of everyday English vocabulary by studying lists of thematic vocabulary provided by the teachers (via Lol@).
  • Review and further study of grammar basics.
  • Developing reading and listening comprehension skills.
  • Communication practice in everyday and business English: brainstorming, meetings, negotiations, ...
  • Self-study through homework.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

In agreement with the ILOs, the course aims at developing and strengthening the four skills (listening and reading comprehension, oral and written expression) in the field of everyday and business English. the objective is to readh or maintain the B1 level of the European framework.
the course will allow students to establish a strategy in order to optimize the value chain of a company, an organisation or a project.
-demonstrating scientific precision and a critical mind
The course will allow students to communicate efficiently, internally and externally, about a company, organisation or project
-in at least three languages, including English
-taking into account the multicultural and international features of their environment
The course will encourage students to be curious and to show scientific precision of academic level in their studies as well as in their professional life.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

This is not a beginners' course. Students should have a good basic knowledge (Council of Europe level A2) of both grammar rules (synthetised in the 'Prérequis' coursebook) and elementary vocabulary.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

In-class sessions are divided into two main parts:

  • systematic grammar revisions (with the syllabus English level 1)
  • an introduction to business vocabulary and basic notions (through in-class units).
The exercises include grammar revisions, vocabulary exercises, as well as listening and reading comprehensions, but also oral exercises. The course requires active participation on the students' part.

The students will also have to study basic vocabulary in the form of thematic lists available on Lol@, on which they will be interrogated at the exams in January, June and August. 

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

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings


Grammar units (available on Lol@ from week to week).

In-class units (uploaded on Lol@; to be printed by the students themselves) and the related vocabulary lists.

Lists of thematic vocabulary (available on Lol@).

English Level I 'Pré-requis' syllabus (available on Lol@) ; WARNING : students don't have to download this syllabus, but the stuff it covers will be included in the assessments.


MURPHY R., English Grammar in Use, 5th edition, (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2012).


"Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English" or "The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English"

"The Oxford Dictionary of Business English for Learners of English", Oxford University Press.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

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

Additional information:


The following parts will be taken into account in the calculation of the final mark:
a) January's written exam:

  • grammar (first semester's grammar revisions + "prérequis")
  • vocabulary (first semester's units + lists of elementary vocabulary)
  • content (questions about the concepts covered throughout the first semester's units)
  • listening comprehension
NB: students who fail this part will have a choice whether to resit it in June; for the students concerned, the mark obtained for June's listening comprehension will be used for January's part as well.
b) June's written exam:

  • grammar (second semester's grammar revisions)
  • vocabulary (second semester's units + lists of elementary vocabulary)
  • content (questions about the concepts covered throughout the second semester's units)
  • listening comprehension

The exam will cover the whole year's stuff (grammar, in-class units, listening comprehension and lists of elementary vocabulary).

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

  • If a student obtains a grade below 10/20 for January's exam, they'll have a choice whether to resit that part in June; WARNING, the grade obtained for that part in June will automatically replace January's grade, be it better or worse.
  • August's exam covers the stuff of the whole year.
  • Students who wish to go on Erasmus in Bloc 3 must obtain at least 12/20 for the course of English Level I.
  • Office hours are always organized shortly after the deliberations, at a time set and announced by the teachers, in order to allow students to have a look at their exam; outside those office hours, we do not communicate detailed grades by email, nor do we send students scanned versions of their exams. 


David HOMBURG : David.Homburg@uliege.be

Chloé L'HONNEUX : clhonneux@uliege.be

Xuan Giang NGUYEN : XG.Nguyen@uliege.be

Jonathan SOLHEID (coordinator) : Jonathan.Solheid@uliege.be

Pauline WARROQUIERS : pwarroquiers@uliege.be

The English teachers' office is located on the 2nd floor of the N1 building (215). 

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