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English Language Course, Upper-Intermediate Level I

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Academic year

2014-2015

Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded

Diploma/Certificate

Duration

81 HORAS

ECTS Credits

3.0

General Objectives of the Course
This is a general English course for adults who need to speak and write English in a variety of situations efficiently and effectively. It is based on a communicative approach using a variety of methods and activities.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
A strong emphasis is placed on the learning of new language with the development of functional skills with equal importance given to vocabulary and grammar, which are incorporated into communicative speaking activities. There will also be opportunities to develop and practice reading, listening and writing skills.
Mode of Study
Face-to-Face
Admission Requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over. Candidates must take a test (mandatory) to evaluate English proficiency except if they have successfully completed English Language Course, Intermediate II 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 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
Successful course completion supposes the realization of all the proposed activities; the evaluation is expressed in a final grade on a scale of 0-20 points. Minimal pass grade is 10 points. Continuous Assessment takes the form of two or three tests per semester, with evaluation of homework and contributions to class work.
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
Calendar
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