Opção 6 ( Língua Estrangeira B2.2 Inglês ) - Estudos de Cultura - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 2 / 2º Semestre
Plan: 2017/18
Scientific Area: LIN
Level: Licenciatura

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical-Pratical: 64.00
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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Estudos de Cultura - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2017/18
Estudos de Cultura (regime pós-laboral) - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2017/18

Teaching Staff

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

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico-prático

Course Information

Course Objectivs

General Objectives: The B2.2 English course covers upper-intermediate level of learning English as a foreign language: common reference B2.2 level, strong vantage from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course aims at the acquisition and improvement of linguistic structures from students - independent users - so that their knowledge of the English tongue on its various competences may be improved at upper-intermediate level.

Specific Objectives: This course, entirely taught in English, aims at the students' development of various competences, namely "reading, speaking, writing, listening skills", at upper-intermediate or strong vantage level. Students are asked to participate in a wide array of communicative activities so as to promote auto-confidence in their use of English in everyday situations. According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, at this learning stage students "can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and independent disadvantages of various options." (B2 Level - Common Reference Levels: Global Scale, in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Evaluation Criteria

a) Class Activities


b) Written Exam 1


c) Written Exam 2



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 in detail a novel - And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie - and by drawing on a selection of authentic oral and written texts from the adopted Course Book, Total English Upper-Intermediate (Units 6-10).

Main Bibliography

Course Books:

- Acklan, R. & Crace, A., Total English - Upper Intermediate, Students' Book, Essex: Pearson Longman, 2006.

- Foley, M., Total English - Upper Intermediate, Workbook, Essex: Pearson Longman, 2006.

Course Novel:

Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, London: Penguin

Course Grammar:

- Willis, D., Collins Cobuild Student's Grammar (Self-Study Edition with Answers), London: Harper Collins, 1995.

Other Biographical Sources / Support Documents

Other Works:

- Harmer, J. and R. Rossner, More than Words: Vocabulary for Intermediate to Advanced Students, Books 1 and 2, Essex: Longman, 1991.

- Carter, R. and M. McCarthy, Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide - Spoken and Written English Grammar and Usage, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

- Murphy, R., English Grammar in Use, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

- Swan, M., and C. Walter, How English Works, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

- Swan, M., and C. Walter, Practical English Usage, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

- Thomson, A. J. et al., A Practical English Grammar for Foreign Students, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1975.

- Vince, M., First Certificate Language Practice (with Key), Oxford: Heinemann, 1996.


Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary for Advanced Learners, London: Harper Collins.

Dictionary of English Phrasal Verbs and their Idioms, London: Harper Collins.

- Jones, D., English Pronouncing Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (New Edition with CD ROM), London: Longman.

Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, London: Macmillan.

Student Support

Office Hours:  Wednesday 1.00pm-2.00pm.

Students must contact their lecturer by email, at least 24 hours prior to their appointment.

Associated Links


Horário de Atendimento: Quarta-Feira 13h00-14h00.

O atendimentos erá efectuado com marcação prévia via email, com um prazo mínimo de 24h.