Subject: Technical English

Scientific Area:

Foreign Tongues and Literatures


48 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 This curricular unit Applied English Language aims essentially to develop reading, speaking, writing and listening skills.

2 Promote student self-confidence in the use of the English language in the context of practice, or in the direct provision of care.



Burton, S. & J. Humphries (1992). Mastering the English Language. Macmillan.

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

Crystal, D. (2004). Rediscover Grammar. Longman.

Grice, T. (2007). Oxford English for Careers: Nursing 1. Oxford University Press.

Harmer, J. & R. Rossner (1991). More than Words: Vocabulary for Intermediate to Advanced Students. Longman.

Longman (s.d.). Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Pearson.

Longman Murphy, R. (1999). English Grammar in Use. Cambrigde University Press.

H Michaelis; Fritz Pietzschke (1983). Novo Michaelis, Dicionário Ilustrado. Edições Melhoramentos.

Swan, M., & C. Walter (1997). How English Works. Oxford University Press.

Swan, M., & C. Walter (2005). Practical English Usage. Oxford University Press.

Thomson, A. et al. (1975). A Practical English Grammar for Foreign Students. Oxford University Press.

Willis, D., Collins (1995). Cobuild Student's Grammar. Harper Collins.

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitative (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology: As expected for Higher Professional Technical Courses.