2023-2024 / LGER0078-1

Advanced English


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Daria Tunca

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course will be devoted to academic essay writing. Following an introduction to the conventions of the genre and a revision of basic grammatical terminology, the course will focus on several key aspects of academic essay writing: using appropriate register, structuring an essay (including writing an introduction and a conclusion), paragraphing, arguing, and citing secondary sources.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Upon completion of the course, students will master the fundamental principles of academic essay writing and be able to apply their knowledge so as to write an original academic essay.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Very good knowledge of English.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The class will combine material delivered in lecture format with interactive exercise sessions.

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

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

A list of recommended reading material will be made available to the students.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

Additional information:

Written exam (academic essay to be written in class based on a set question). The final mark will take into account the students' level of English (vocabulary, grammar, appropriate use of register) and their ability to develop an original and well-structured scholarly argument based on the conceptual and formal principles of academic essay writing studied in class.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course will be held during the first term (Monday, 1-3 pm). The first session will take place on Monday 18 September 2023 in room A2/5/16.


Daria Tunca Department of Modern Languages: Linguistics, Literature, Translation University of Liège Place Cockerill, 3-5 (A2) B-4000 Liège Belgium
Email: dtunca@uliege.be Phone: + 32 (0) 4 366 53 44

Association of one or more MOOCs

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Online Notes
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