Code: 31063
Departament: Department of Humanities
Field of Study: Language
    1. Society
    2. Technology
    3. Problems
    4. Changes
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.

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.”

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