English : reading and listening comprehension of texts in Bioengineering

langl1881  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

English : reading and listening comprehension of texts in Bioengineering
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
2 credits
30.0 h
Dumont Amandine; Halleux Ariane; Meirlaen Sandrine (coordinator); Toubeau Anne-Julie (coordinator);
Main themes
The studied themes are connected with Earth Sciences, current environmental issues and general scientific topics.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of the course, students should have developed the following skills:
Reading comprehension
Reading and understanding of authentic scientific texts about bioengineering.
B1-B2 level of the « Common European Framework of References for Languages »
Listening comprehension
Listening and understanding of general and scientific television programmes.
B1 level of the « Common European Framework of References for Languages »

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
  • Reading comprehension: Articles from the New Scientist, Scientific American etc. as well as extracts from the textbook "Understanding Earth".
  • Listening comprehension : BBC science programmes
Teaching methods
  • Home-reading of the documents which will be covered in class in order to develop reading strategies.
  • In class, checking of the student's reading strategies as well as analysis and comments.
  • Discourse cohesion, recurrent grammatical structures and additional lexical and grammatical difficulties
  • Listening comprehension : various language laboratory exercises to ensure a thorough understanding to the message and individual coaching in lanagueg laboratory.
Evaluation methods
  • Exemption test :10/20 exempts the students from both
  • Written exam on reading and listening skills in week 14 (of the first quadrimester)
  • Continuous assessment: test during the course of the term and Moodle exercises.
  • Syllabus LANGL1881
  • Plateforme e-learning Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Interdisciplinary Advanced Master in Science and Management of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Bachelor in Bioengineering