English for Academic Purposes I
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Non Degree Course
General Objectives of the CourseThis course is aimed at anyone who needs English for their academic studies, namely students who may already have begun university and who need to present and publish in English. EAP II is likely to be most useful to Proficient Users at level C1 and above. This integrated skills course develops language and real academic skills, essential for successful university studies across disciplines.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsStudents’ analytical skills will be challenged trough a large range of authentic written and spoken academic texts. They will be presented with a wealth of practice opportunities to enhance all academic skills at this level, from essay organization, taking notes, group discussion to writing references and paraphrasing texts. The course further develops independent learning skills and critical thinking. Lecture and seminar skills lessons provide authentic practice in listening to lectures and participating in seminars.
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).
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: 24-09-2014
End date: 26-01-2015
2nd SemesterStart date: 09-02-2015
End date: 02-06-2015