English Language Course, Elementary Level I - CL

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

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ECTS Credits


General Objectives of the Course
This is a general language course for adults who need to speak and write English in a variety of situations. Students have the opportunity to discover how the language works for them by studying carefully selected examples with the guidance of their teacher. The syllabus combines the learning of new language with the development of functional skills and an equal importance is given to vocabulary and grammar, which are incorporated in the listening and speaking activities.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
Grammar is an important element to the syllabus and includes areas such as: possessives, Present Simple, Past Simple, Present Continuous and be going to future, comparatives, frequency expressions, adverbs and adjectives and their comparative forms. Given the importance of vocabulary to successful communication, the lexical fields of this course include; free time activities, eating out, going shopping, talking about the news, renting a flat and asking for and giving directions.
At the end of the 120 hour course students will have the confidence and skills necessary to deal with day-to-day situations in English on an elementary level. Part I of the course reviews CEFR A1 and Part II takes students to the end of A2.
Mode of Study
Admission Requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over. Candidates must take a test (mandatory) to evaluate English proficiency.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation 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 Grading
There is continuous evaluation with two written tests per semester, and the possibility of doing a final exam.
Graduation Requirements

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 Semester
Start date: 15-09-2014
Start date (first year): 15-09-2014
End date: 20-12-2014
2nd Semester
Start date: 09-02-2015
End date: 02-06-2015