English Language Course, Pre-Intermediate Level I
General Objectives of the CourseThis 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.
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, Elementary level II in the last two years.
Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.
Mode of StudyFace-to-Face
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)English
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingThere is continuous evaluation with two written tests per semester, and the possibility of doing a final exam.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsGrammar is an important element to the syllabus and includes a thorough revision of: the main present, past and future tenses. The course goes on to a study of more advanced structures such as: the conditionals, reported speech, comparative and superlative structures and passives. Given the importance of vocabulary to successful communication, the lexical fields of this course include: discussing likes and dislikes, travelling, describing people, superstitions, computers and health problems, symptoms and treatment.
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 intermediate level. Part I of the course completes CEFR B1 and Part II starts B2.
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).
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.
Non Degree Course
Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate
Duration: 81 HORAS
ECTS Credits: 3.0
Call for Applications (only in portuguese)
- 1st Semester
Start date: 24-09-2018
End date: 17-01-2019
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 18-02-2019
End date: 12-06-2019