Code: 31062
Departament: Department of Humanities
Field of Study: Language
    1. Everyday activities
    2. Work
    3. Towns and cities
    4. Life events
Margarida Pereira Martins
E-mail: margarida.martins@uab.pt

Course Description:
This curricular unit focuses on themes like daily activities, people and places (description of towns and cities), the world of work, life events, positive and negative characteristics… As these themes are dealt with, a deeper functional knowledge of the English grammar is to be reached. 

The aim of this Foreign Language subject is to help students reach the competences pertaining level B2.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, i. e. : "learner must be capable of understanding the essential details of themes, concrete or abstract, in a complex text. He or she must equally be able to speak in a clear and detailed manner on a great variety of topics, expressing an opinion on a problem, and showing the various possible advantages and disadvantages."

In due time, themes will be chosen by the teacher from the topics dealt with in volume New Cutting Edge: Intermediate, ed., Sarah Cunningham & Peter Moor, Harlow. Pearson/Longman, 2005 (Sixth impression 2008, with  Interactive CD-ROM with video and mini-dictionary), and in volume English Grammar in Use: A self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English, by Raymond Murphy, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2004 (3rd Edition, with CD-ROM, re-impression of 2010).

Cunningham, Sarah & Peter Moor (eds), New Cutting Edge: Intermediate, Harlow. Pearson/Longman, 2005 (Sixth impression of 2008, with Interactive CD-ROM with video and mini-dictionary).
Raymond Murphy, English Grammar in Use: A self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005 (3rd Edition, with CD-ROM, re-impression of 2010). 

Any good English Dictionary, Ex: Longman Dictionary of English Language and Culture.
During the semester the teacher may assign more reading, to be acceded online.


Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 15

Continuous assessment is mandatory: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%).

Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt