Phelma Formation 2022

English (Masters II) - WPMCANG2

  • Number of hours

    • Tutorials 24.0


    ECTS 2.0


This course description applies to several M2R programmes. Our aim will be:

  • to improve oral/written comprehension and speaking skills through regular practice
  • to master professional presentation tools (using adequately designed slides and posters) and discuss research findings using clear, accurate language
  • to improve note-taking and reporting skills, to be able to structure and write-up an abstract
  • to work as a team on joint projects
  • to learn to convince others of the value of one's research interests and to answer questions constructively, taking into account the specificity of once's audience
  • to understand the value of sharing a joint technical and scientific culture in a multicultural context
Contact Laurence PIERRET, Veronique DUDLEY-BEGUIN


Aspects covered in class will include:

  • pronunciation, intonation, voice projection, body language
  • language work including: general and specialised vocabulary in context; use of appropriate tenses, connectors and register in oral & written discourse
  • adequate use of professional presentation tools for slide and poster design
  • insights into the history of research and the development of technologies (and their presentation based on scientific sources)
  • listening-comprehension, note-taking and abstract writing practice
  • ethical considerations in research


Minimum entrance level: B1
B2 level required to obtain the grade of Master
All students will take the Bulats test at the end of the semester to certify their B2 level


Semester 9 - The exam is given in english only 

Continuous assessment (100%)

CC (100%)

Additional Information

Semester 9 - This course is given in english only EN

Course list
Curriculum->Common courses->Semester 9


Ressources ciblées par l’équipe pédagogique en fonction des besoins des futurs chercheurs.

Pour le travail en autonomie - -

L’anglais à Phelma, c'est aussi : une médiathèque anglophone riche en ouvrages et DVDs; des outils d'auto-apprentissage en ligne et à distance