2023-2024 / LANG3993-1

English (Level D)


45h Th

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


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 is entitled "Level D English for students in Psychology and Speech Therapy" and includes the following:

  • Writing and language theory;
  • Speaking and communication activities;
  • listening comprehension activities based on authentic audio and video recordings;
  • studying grammatical nuances in written speech for a more profound understanding of texts and successful production of text.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Perfecting the four language skills (reading, listening, writing, and speaking) in the domain of psychology. By the end of the course the students are expected to be able to:
. understand extended speech, even when links are only implied and not signalled explicitly;
. understand and analyse complex texts and specialized articles;
. express themselves fluently and spontaneously, without obvious searching for expressions;
. use language flexibly and effectively;
. formulate ideas and opinions with precision;
. present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects 

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The level of the course corresponds to the European level C1. Thus, students will need to have a comprehensive knowledge of the vocabulary and grammar studied in the previous years of their degree (from Remédiation to Level C) or a suitable equivalent.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This course uses a dynamic and interactive approach to learning English for specific purposes and is targeted directly at students studying for a Master's degree in Psychology and Speech therapy.
The methods and activities used will involve:
. the transmission of grammar and vocabulary through language practice and adapted exercises;
. using correct grammar and vocabulary in writing texts;
. analysing authentic articles;
. listening activites based on authentic sources;
. reformulating and summarising ideas;

. oral presentations based on authentic sources;
. subject-specific discussions.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Q1 - Weekly 2-hour classes for groups of about 30 students plus compulsory exercises and theory to complete online. 

Q2 - 3 2-hour modules plus a feedback session and an in-class test.

Recommended or required readings

Compulsory reading:  Level D English course notes (available on eCampus). 
The course notes are a collection of authentic articles and videos, grammar reminders and exercises, academic theory, and other activities.


Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

1. Critical review - 3/20

Review of a scientific article of your choice (3 - 4 double-spaced pages). Submit by 16/12.

The critical review is compulsory!

2. Oral presentation (debate; Q2) - 4/20

Oral presentation + debate to be given individually. The subject of the presentation is chosen by the students and submitted to the teacher for approval.

The oral presentation/debate is compulsory!

3. Summary and critical thinking task based on a video (Q2) - 2/20

4. Written exam  - 6/20

- Summarising and critical thinking task based on a video.

5. Oral exam - 5/20

- Present your critical review and one other article that is linked to it. Compare the two articles using your critical thinking skills.

Please be aware that the university's rules regarding plagiarism do apply to this class.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Clara BRERETON, c.brereton@uliege.be

Bureau des enseignants de l'ISLV au Sart Tilman: Bât B33 (Trifacultaire), niveau -1, Tel. : 04 366 46 52

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