Department: Civil engineering
Module: Languages et communication

Course description

Back English 2

  • Objectives

    Basically, same objectives as stated for module 1, but more specifically, at the end of module 2, students should be able to

    • read general and specialised (vocationally oriented) texts
    • give formal presentations and hold discussions in front of an audience
    • use the specific vocabulary and relevant information for studying abroad (project, diploma work, Master, etc.), not only in English-speaking countries, but also in any Swiss or foreign academic place where English is required for the application procedure and studies
  • Content

    Continuation and development of all activities defined in Module 1, but in addition

    • business English knowledge, such as writing appropriate application (cover) letters and CVs (résumés), according not only to normal writing practice in the USA and UK, but also to Swiss and international regulations (both academic and corporate)

Type of teaching and workload

Lecture course (including exercises)
32 periods

Course specification

Year of validity
2022-2023
Weight
1st year
Semester
Spring
Program
French,Bilingual
Department
Civil engineering
Language of instruction
English
ID
B1C-ENG2-CEGMS
Level
Intermediate
Course type
Related
Study program
Bachelor

Evaluation methods

  • Continuous assessment Written work, Presentations, Important: attendance is compulsory: credits will NOT be granted if it falls below 80% - even if all tests have been passed!

Course grade calculation method

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

Intructor(s) and/or coordinator(s)

Emmanuelle Bourguet, Santiago Cruz, Christoph Herren, Orbal Jones

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