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English for your Career - Semestre 4 - 4EM4ENG6

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : -
    • Tutorials : 24.0
    • Laboratory works : -
    • Projects : -
    • Internship : -
    • Written tests : -
    ECTS : 1.5
  • Officials : Sophie BELANGER

Goals

This course is designed to help students do the following:

  • communicate with ease in a number of professional situations, adapting their language, register and style to the context.
  • improve their written communication skills. Students should demonstrate an ability to organise and structure their ideas in order to communicate efficiently in various professional tasks.
  • improve their skills as critical readers and thinkers.
  • develop intercultural awareness and acquire better understanding of the international professional context.

Content

In this course students are given opportunities to USE English in a variety of useful situations to help them carry on improving their fluency in English, their communication skills and their intercultural competence in order to achieve their academic and professional goals. Students are asked to do several practical tasks, including telephoning, writing a CV, being interviewed, presenting, researching, chairing a meeting, writing minutes, e-mailing, writing an abstract, reviewing, all of which should help prepare them for professional life.

The various tasks proposed this semester will explore the following professional contexts and topics:

  • Developing professional intercultural awareness and understanding
  • Chairing meetings
  • Debating (formal debates)
  • Communicating about one's science project:
    - abstract writing
    - poster session presentation
    - video

Prerequisites

B1 in English

Tests

After a period of preparation in your group, your teacher will ask you to write, present or perform a task which will be marked and form part of the continuous assessment grade. A variety of linguistic, communication and professional skills will be assessed each semester. Evaluation grids are the same for all groups. The program is divided into different projects or tasks with the following graded assignments:

Poster session / video - 30%
Writing an abstract - 20%
Chairing a meeting / Debating - 30%
Engagement in learning - 20%

The ‘English for your career’ continuous assessment grade counts towards the validation of the ‘Module Professionnel’. Please note that a 0/20 will make you fail the entire 'Module Professionnel'. There will be no resit for this course at the end of the year.

CC 100%

The exam is given in english only FR

Calendar

The course exists in the following branches:

see the course schedule for 2019-2020

Additional Information

Course ID : 4EM4ENG6
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.

Bibliography

All Ense3 2A English for your career course material is available on the CHAMILO platform. Guidelines and various course material are in the 'documents' section of the course, you also have direct acces to useful links (including those listed below) in the 'links' section.

On-line training sites:
Valet in English
STEP

Dictionaries:
Cambridge dictionary
Word reference
Grand dictionnaire
Fonetiks
Thesaurus

On-line web radios or TVs and others:
BBC
CNN
CBC
TED Talks

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Date of update February 8, 2017

Grenoble INP Institut d'ingénierie Univ. Grenoble Alpes