English for Academic Purposes II
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Non Degree Course
General Objectives of the CourseThis course is aimed at post-graduate students, university teachers and researchers in any field or discipline that need English in the scientific realm. Aims to develop scientific writing English (articles, abstracts, etc.) and oral communication (for conferences), to enable reading and listening comprehension.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsStudents will be prepared to deal with effectiveness and confidence with the use of written and spoken English in a scientific context (eg. Congresses; the writing of articles and abstracts; reading scientific texts ...)
Mode of StudyFace to face
Applicants must be aged 16 years or over. Candidates must take a test (mandatory) to evaluating their English proficiency or present a certificate ensuring that their English proficiency is equivalent to a level between Intermediate and Advanced (after the certificate analysis applicants may be waived testing). Applicants can also register in level II without making the test if they successfully completed English for Academic Purposes I in the last two years.
Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsRegulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingThe evaluation is based on a test consisting in the production of a scientific text in English. For the trainees who attended classes assiduously, the test score can be increased in order to reflect oral proficiency and overall performance.
As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferential regime to assess our students’ knowledge which requires 75% attendance and completion of two assessment tests. Other elements such as class participation, homework and tasks performed throughout the course, are also taken into account for evaluation. At the end of each level, students can request the corresponding certificate, if the course has been successfully completed.
- Study Programme
1st SemesterStart date: 16-09-2013
Start date (first year): 16-09-2013
End date: 21-12-2013
2nd SemesterStart date: 10-02-2014
End date: 31-05-2014