ENGLISH IV
Code: 31063
ECTS: 6
Departament: Department of Humanities
Field of Study: Language
Keywords:
    1. Society
    2. Technology
    3. Problems
    4. Changes
Teacher:
Margarida Pereira Martins
E-mail: margarida.martins@uab.pt

Course Description:
This curricular unit focuses on themes like Society and change, problems and solutions, the Media, new stories, social behavior, the world of technology… As these themes are dealt with, a deeper functional knowledge of the English grammar is to be reached.


Competences:
The aim of this Foreign Language subject is to help students reach the competences pertaining level B2.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, i. e. : “Understands the main points of both concrete & abstract input. Can take active part in discussions on familiar topics, support ideas, discuss advantages & disadvantages, speculate about causes & hypothetical situations. Can interact spontaneously & fluently enough with a native speaker to avoid strain for either party.”


Contents:
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).


Bibliography:
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.

Format:
E-learning.


Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 15

Assessment:
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