The course unit aims at promoting and consolidating a solid command of the English language. Teaching methodologies will focus on linguistic knowledge, the student's confidence in self-expression and the development of strategies for self-evaluation and self-improvement.
English I focuses on topics included in the third level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (B1.1), namely those related to family, hobbies and special interests, work, travel and current events, both in the personal context and in the professional context.
Daily activities Personal interests Past and present Work and education
• written and oral comprehension
• written production
• communication of thoughts, feelings, experiences and events.
The main themes and lexical areas to be covered are recreational activities, feelings, the educational system, everyday life, special occasions, holidays and travelling, dreams and ambitions, cities, jobs, lodgings, accidents.
The main grammar contents are verb tenses, modal verbs, degrees of adjectives, use and omission of the article, determinants, passive voice, reported speech.
Cunningham, Sarah; Peter Moor, and Araminta Crace. Cutting Edge — Pre-Intermediate, Third Edition. Students’ Book and Workbook with Key. Essex: Longman.
Murphy, Raymond. English Grammar in Use — with Answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Longman Active Study Dictionary — Paper and CDROM. Essex: Longman.
Dicionário de Inglês-Português e Dicionário de Português-Inglês. Porto: Porto Editora.
Continuous assessment is mandatory: 2 digital written documents (e-folios/tests) during the semester (40%) and a final assessment (global e-folio/global test) at the end of the semester (60%).
Students are required to obtain the bibliography before the course unit starts; it will be needed since the 1st week of the semester.