2017-2018 / LANG0988-1

Advanced English for ICT studies


5h Th, 25h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in computer science3 crédits 
 Master in computer science (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in computer science (60 ECTS)3 crédits 


Christine Filot, ISLV, Adnan Vesseur

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course is focused on teaching the specific pitfalls that academic English presents to foreign learners. This includes grammar, linking words and vocabulary.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Students will be able to read, understand and write academic English, as well as presenting data found in such texts.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

A high mastery of the English language is required.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Recommended or required readings

Assessment methods and criteria

Students will receive half their marks for class work. This includes:
25% Presenting the content of an academic text
25% Writing a critical review of an academic text
The exams will provide the other half of the marks
25% for a written exam. Students will be asked to write an abstract for an academic text
25% for an oral exam. Students will be asked to present the pertinent data located within an academic text
La présence au cours est OBLIGATOIRE. L'étudiant absent à plus de 30% des séances avec ou sans justification est irrecevable à présenter l'examen. Cette irrecevabilité est d'application non seulement pour l'examen de 1 ère session mais aussi pour celui de la seconde session. L'étudiant est, en conséquent, noté « absent » ou « excusé» pour l'ensemble du cours.
Le stage organisé dans le cadre du cursus n'entre pas en ligne de compte pour le calcul des 30%

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

Weekly sessions of 2hrs each.