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Training Course in Academic Skills and Conversation Classes in English - CL

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Academic year

2014-2015

Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded

Diploma/Certificate

Duration

40 HORAS

ECTS Credits

1.5

Course Coordinator(s)

João Nuno Paixão Correa Cardoso (cardo@fl.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
•Development of techniques for Academic and Professional presentations
•Exercises in pronunciation, articulation and voice projection
•Overcoming the fear of public speaking in a foreign language
•Conversation – various topics: Understanding better what others are saying
•Learning to express yourself clearly, quickly, and in the correct manner
•Expanding and developing your vocabulary
•Appearing as a more confident person with better conversational skills
•Encouraging communication and interaction in pairs or groups based on everyday situations.
•Writing abstracts in English
•Preparation and participation in academic seminars
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
•Development of techniques for Academic and Professional presentations
•Exercises in pronunciation, articulation and voice projection
•Overcoming the fear of public speaking in a foreign language
•Conversation – various topics: Understanding better what others are saying
•Learning to express yourself clearly, quickly, and in the correct manner
•Expanding and developing your vocabulary
•Appearing as a more confident person with better conversational skills
•Encouraging communication and interaction in pairs or groups based on everyday situations.
•Writing abstracts in English
•Preparation and participation in academic seminars
Mode of Study
Face-to-Face
Admission Requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.

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
A grade from 0-20 and 75% compulsory attendance
Graduation Requirements

As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferred evaluation mode: this requires 75% attendance and completion of two 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: 01-06-2015
End date: 31-07-2015
2nd Semester
Start date: 31-07-2015
End date: 31-07-2015