2023-2024 / LGER0008-5

English Language 2


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in translation and interpretation5 crédits 
 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)10 crédits 


Lieselotte Brems

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 aim of this course is essentially practical. Part of the course will be devoted to oral and written exercises

The main foci will be idiomatic language, complex structures as well as essay writing.

The other part will consist of reading non-literary texts.

It has to be stressed that this course demands regular preparation and self-study:

- The written exercises, corrected in class, should be prepared in advance
- Students should themselves study vocabulary from English Vocabulary in Use (Upper-intermediate) (Cambridge University Press)
- Students should read and analyse a non-fiction book on British culture

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Even if the main purposes are similar to those defined for the Langue anglaise I course, the aim here will be to acquire a more profound proficiency in English, particularly in writing.

Basically this implies:
- richer and more nuanced vocabulary;
- more sophisticated knowledge of grammar;
- increased fluency, both orally and in writing.

At the end of the course, the student should be able to express him- or herself in perfect (spoken and written) English.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Very good knowledge of English; Langue anglaise I.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Exercise sessions

Sessions devoted to essay writing and oral presentation skills

Optional conversation classes

Online exercises will also be made available on eCampus throughout the academic year in order to encourage regular self-study and to help students assess themselves.

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

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

Course notes will be available on eCampus at the start of the academic year.

Vocabulary book:
English Vocabulary in Use (Upper-intermediate). Fourth Edition by McCarthy and O'Dell (cf. Langue anglaise 1)

-Translating: Robert & Collins Senior, anglais-français, français-anglais, 2006.
- Monolingual: Collins Cobuild Dictionary, HarperCollins, 2006.

Compulsory reading:
Watching the English, Kate Fox, Hodder and Stoughton (London): 2014.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam AND oral exam

Additional information:

During the year, students will have to write two essays, which will be corrected and commented on (structure, coherence, etc). These will count for their final mark.

The final exam will be both written and oral. For the written exam, students should be able to

(a) spot frequently made mistakes

(b)formulate definitions of words from the vocabulary book and complete vocabulary and grammar exercises

(c) write an essay in class at the written exam.

For the oral exam, students must be able to understand the book by Kate Fox and speak fluently and correctly on the themes it covers.

Students will also be asked to give a three-minute presentation on one of the chapters or themes of the book.

The mark of the midterm exam in January will count for 10% of the June final grade if > or = 10/20 (the mark will have no effect on the final grade if it doesn't reach 10/20). 

May exam session:

oral: 40% 

written: 60% (25% written exam + 35% essay writing (25% exam essay +5% first essay + 5% second essay))

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Lieselotte BREMS
Département de Langues et littératures modernes
Place Cockerill, 3-5 B-4000 Liège






Gwendoline HORION



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