English Language Course, Advanced Level I - CL

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 at an advanced level. Based on the communicative approach, it integrates the learning of new language skills and places equal emphasis on vocabulary and grammar. The course uses a guided discovery approach to learning, first allowing students to check what they know, then guiding them to work out the rules through carefully structured examples and concept questions.
All new language features are included in the Language Summaries in the back of the Student’s Book and are regularly recycled and reviewed. Students can also review new language in the Exam Practice section in the Student’s Book, on the Self-study DVD-ROM and in the Workbook.
While the course practises many of the skills necessary for international exams, it does not provide specific exam preparation.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over. Candidates must take a test to evaluate their proficiency in English or must have successfully completed the English language Course, Upper-Intermediate level in the last two years.

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

Mode of Study


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Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

A final mark on a scale of 0 – 20 will be given at the end of the course (where 10 is considered a pass).

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The course is designed to help students work towards the CEFR level C1 skills, which include:
• understanding extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and relationships are not signalled explicitly;
• understanding long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style and understanding specialised articles and technical instructions, even when they are not related to a familiar field;
• expressing oneself fluently and spontaneously, using language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes, formulating ideas and opinions with precision;
• orally presenting clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects, integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion;
• when writing, producing clear, well-structured texts, developing points of view at some length, writing about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report using an appropriate style.

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).

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

English Language Course, Advanced Level I

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 81 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 3.0


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