2023-2024 / LANG3990-1

English applied to the history of art, archaeology and musicology


60h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5 crédits 


Sabrina D'Arconso

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

The course includes the following:

  • Reading of texts related to art history, archaeology and musicology
  • Listening to recordings dealing with art history, archaeology and musicology
  • Introduction to the vocabulary of art history, archaeology, and musicology
  • Grammatical revision and consolidation exercises.
Level B1-B2 (reading, listening, speaking and writing).

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
  • to introduce the specific features of English for art history, archaeology, and musicology.
This is done in the four language skills, namely reading, speaking, writing and listening.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good knowledge of basic English vocabulary and grammar (intermediate level).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

A visit to the exhibition "Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in color" (Gallo-Romeins Museum in Tongeren) in February or March.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

The in-class course is taught for two weekly hours throughout the year.

Students will be asked to give two short oral presentations on a topic related to art history, archaeology, and musicology. They will also have to complete one writing assignment that will be marked and take two listening comprehension tests.

Students will also be required to do online grammar exercises on GABi (interactive grammar modules) available on eCampus (self-learning). 

The oral presentations and the other tasks will account for 25% of the final mark in May/June AND August/September. 

Recommended or required readings

  • Coursebook History of Art, Archaeology, and Musicology (2023-2024) compulsory (available on eCampus).

  • If necessary, students can also purchase the Grammaire anglaise de base (with exercises and key) ISLV, written in French. It is available on the Sart Tilman campus (at the Point de Vue).

  • GABi (eCampus)

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

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

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Short written exam in January (vocabulary and grammar)

Written exam in May/June: reading and listening comprehension exercises, grammar and vocabulary, writing exercise

Classwork (two oral presentations, one in-class essay and two listening comprehension tests)

Work placement(s)

A visit to a museum or an exhibition related to art history, archaeology and musicology may also be added to the programme.

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Considering the significant differences between students, the limited in-class teaching time and the number of students per group, self-learning and remedial work should be given due attention.


Sabrina D'ARCONSO - sdarconso@uliege.be (ISLV

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Textbook 2023-2023
Texts and exercises