Optativa 2 ( Inglês B1.2 ) - Comunicação, Cultura e Organizações - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 1 / 2º Semestre
Plan: 2016/17
Scientific Area: LIN
Level: Básico

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical-Pratical: 64.00
Pratical and Laboratorial:


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Comunicação, Cultura e Organizações - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2016/17

Teaching Staff

Dominique Marie Figueira Curado Castanheira da Costa
Dominique Marie Figueira Curado Castanheira da Costa

Inês Tadeu Freitas Gonçalves
Inês Tadeu Freitas Gonçalves

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico-prático

Course Information

Course Objectivs

This English Languagecourse covers Level B1.2 - INTERMEDIATE Level - (from the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning) -and essentiallyaims at developing reading, speaking, writing and listening skills in undergraduates. In this course, students will be asked to partake in a wide array of communicative activities so as to promote the students? self-confidence in using the English Language in everyday situations. The above aims can only be entirely achieved if students engage in class activities and fully commit to self-studying on a daily basis.

Evaluation Criteria

a) Written Exam 1 ? April 10th 2018


b) Written Exam 2 ? May 30th 2018


c) Oral production ? during the semester


Participation in class



Oral Presentation



Resit Exam



Program Resume (get program detail)

To consolidate students? knowledge of key components of the English grammar, to broaden their range of vocabulary and to help improve pronunciation, the following will be continuously focused on throughout the course: Speaking, Listening and Writing, namely PunctuationCapitalisationSpelling and the Possessive Case.

- Vocabulary and Reading

Expansion of vocabulary through reading and analysing language in context. This will be achieved by reading and working on two short stories by O. Henry and by drawing on a selection of authentic oral and written texts from the adopted Course Book, Total English ? Intermediate (Units 6-10).

Main Bibliography

  • Extensive Reading ? Short story: Lamb to the Slaughter (1954) by Roald Dahl
  • Mandatory Course Books

- Clare, A. and J. J. Wilson, Total English ? Intermediate, Students? Book, Pearson Longman

- Clare, A. and J. J. Wilson, Total English ? Intermediate, Workbook, Pearson Longman

- Redman, S., English Vocabulary in Use ? Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate, Cambridge U.P.

- Vince, Michael, Intermediate Language Practice, Macmillan

Other Biographical Sources / Support Documents

  • Other Works

- Collins Cobuild Dictionary of English Language, Collins

- Dicionário Ilustrado Verbo, Vols. 1, 2 and 3, Verbo

- Jones, D., English Pronouncing Dictionary, Cambridge U.P.

- Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (New Edition, with CD ROM), Longman

- Murphy, R., English Grammar in Use, Cambridge U.P.

- Sinclair, John, Collins Cobuild English Grammar, and Student?s Grammar (Self-Study Edition), Collins

- Swan, M., and C. Walter, How English Works, Oxford U.P.

- Thomson, A. J. et al., A Practical English Grammar for Foreign Students, Oxford U.P.

Student Support

OFFICE HOURS: Wednesdays 11am - 5pm.

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