English B2.1 2017/2018
- 6 ECTS
- Taught in English
- Continuous Assessment
- relevant skillset
Be able to understand current issues and ideas relevant to international matters,
critcally assess situations and express clear and concise opinions in English, in writing and in speech.
Understand and use a range of language suited to the above.
Develop calm and courteous negotiating skills and strategies.
To have reached level B1 of the CEFR, as B2 will be achieved by the end of the academic year.
This is a highly practical course, with examples of appropriate speaking and writing, which students will emulate, perfecting their own abilities by practising and redrafting.
Reading and listening will be approached through authentic texts, such as articles and documents, that deal with international politics and world events.
Students will work in groups and alone to produce written and spoken material, improve versions and eventually submit these for assessment.
Body of Work
Material drawn from up-to-date press publications and other media. Students will debate crucial questions that they are likely to meet once they complete their university courses.
English Grammar in Use with Answers and CD-ROM: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Learners of English, 4th edition.
Cambridge University Press
ISBN-10: 052118939X ISBN-13: 978-0521189392
English Vocabulary in Use Upper-intermediate with Answers and CD-ROM, 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press
Michael McCarthy & Felicity O'Dell
Online resources, linked from the Moodle page.
These include dictionaries and sites with vocabulary and grammar activities.
Generally a topic per week will be studied, reflecting other FUCs in the course as much as possible, but also responding to world events as they unfold.
Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives
RELEVANCE OF COURSE CONTENTS TO LEARNING OUTCOMES
The materials used are taken from authentic texts, written and spoken, which students are likely to meet in their future jobs. Practice will develop the language skills they will require.
Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives
RELEVANCE OF TEACHING METHODS TO LEARNING OUTCOMES
Practical activities recreate real-life situations. Students work on improving their own spoken and written communication, which develops their self-appraisal skills and self-confidence.
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