Department: Civil engineering
Module: Languages et communication

Course description

Back English 1

  • Objectives

    To master the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing at (pre)intermediate level, or even advanced, according to the learners' admission levels and grouping (streaming/tracking).At the end of the module students should be able to:

    • communicate effectively on general topics, both orally and written;
    • demonstrate a working knowledge of English in a wide range of situations and topic areas.
  • Content

    Emphasis is placed on all four language skill development areas, with a balance of language structure (grammar) and practical usage. More precisely:

    • Emphasis is placed on all four language skill development areas, with a balance of language structure (grammar) and practical usage. More precisely:
    • enlarging and acquiring everyday vocabulary (Threshold level) as well as idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms;
    • practising oral skills (listening and speaking) through systematic training and meaningful activities (such as tape listening, conversations, role playing, presentations, etc.)
    • practising written skills for the industrial world (reading general and scientific/vocational texts, writing compositions, letters...)
    • general approach to lifestyles and cultures of the English-speaking world.

    Focus is on authentic material (wide range of accents, unrestricted vocabulary and natural speech, etc.) and teamwork.

Type of teaching and workload

Lecture course (including exercises)
32 periods

Course specification

Year of validity
2022-2023
Weight
1st year
Semester
Autumn
Program
French,Bilingual
Department
Civil engineering
Language of instruction
English
ID
B1C-ENG1-CEGMS
Level
Intermediate
Course type
Related
Study program
Bachelor

Evaluation methods

  • Continuous assessment Written work, Presentations,

Course grade calculation method

Course grade is the average of all grades (equally weighted, unless specified).

Intructor(s) and/or coordinator(s)

Emmanuelle Bourguet, Santiago Cruz, Christoph Herren, Orbal Jones

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