Study programme 2020-2021Français
English for Science A
Programme component of Bachelor's in Physics à la Faculty of Science

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-BM-SCPHYS-003-MOptional UEDEVILEZ NicolasG600 - Service Enseignement
  • BOUCHET Bénédicte
  • DEVILEZ Nicolas
  • VAN LANCKER Ingrid

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Anglais
Anglais25000011.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
V-LANG-650English for Science, part 1250000Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Grow personally and professionally
    • Have developed generic skills that are applicable in other contexts, especially a basic knowledge of chemistry, the use of the English language and understanding programming techniques

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the term of this course, students will be capable to
- use in context basic English grammar notions; 
- extract information from science-oriented English texts;
- to communicate in English, in writing and orally, on science-related topics;
- work autonomously on audio documents (B1 level);
- build vocabulary linked to science;
- put into practice the basic rules of English pronunciation;
- create science-oriented works linked to their field of study.

Content of UE

- Revision of English grammar,
- Individual work (computer lab sessions), 
- Document analysis (popularized articles , videos, audios),
- Introduction to pronunciation and to written and oral communication, 
- Science-oriented assignments

Prior Experience

English basics (A2 level highly recommended)

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Written examination

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Written exam: listening comprehension (B1), English in a scientific context (vocabulary), grammar

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Oral examination
  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Written exam: listening comprehension (B1), English in a scientific context (vocabulary), grammar
Project, writing and oral exam

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
V-LANG-650M. SWAN, C. WALTER, Oxford English Grammar Course: Intermediate With CDROM, OUP, 2011
S.BLATTES et al., Minimum Competence in Scientific English, Ed.Grenoble-Sciences, PU, 2013

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
V-LANG-650Sans objet

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
V-LANG-650M.VINCE & S.CLARKE, English Grammar in Context, Intermediate with key, McMillan Education, 2012

A2 level highly recommended (general English course available for A0-A1 beginners)

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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