English C2.2

Objectives

This course sets out to follow a student-centred approach to develop the learners' language and communicative skills in relation to the specific linguistic awareness and communicative competencies at C2 level as detailed in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):
Can understand without difficulty virtually everything heard or read;
Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation;
Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning;
Can deal effectively with communication in virtual spaces, adjusting his/her language appropriately to communicate effectively;
Can apply communicative strategies and critical thinking skills to the composition and editing of a range of texts;
Can be responsible for their own learning, knowing how to develop the competencies that lead to autonomy.

General characterization

Code

711121067

Credits

6.0

Responsible teacher

Sheila Brannigan

Hours

Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language

English

Prerequisites

Pass in the course English C2.1

Bibliography

Learning Resources Portfolio: A portfolio of learning resources provided by the
teacher, entailing a wide range of reading texts incorporating abstract and
structurally and linguistically complex texts. In addition, students are expected
to be reading and listening extensively in English in their own areas of specialist
interest.
Optional:
Carter, R. and McCarthy, M. (2006) Cambridge Grammar of English. Cambridge
University Press.
Cottrell S, (2005), Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and
Argument. Palgrave.
Gairns, R. and Redman, S. (2009) Oxford Word Skills Advanced. Oxford
University Press.
Gillet, A., Hammond, A. and Martala, M. (2009) Successful Academic Writing.
Pearson Longman.
Hewings, M. (2010) Cambridge Grammar for CAE and Proficiency. Cambridge
University Press.
Vince, M. and French, A. (2011) IELTS Language Practice: English Grammar and
Vocabulary. Macmillan

Teaching method

The course employs a student-centred approach and task-based methodology,
with the aid of authentic texts and digital resources. Discussion is a key element
often preceded by reading or listening input and/or analysis and followed up by
written work/further research by students.

Evaluation method

a minimum of three written texts(60%), active participation in classes (including attendance), speaking skills and evidence of autonomous learning development(10%), two speaking assessments(30%)

Subject matter

The course revolves around current topics of a social and cultural nature. The
themes for research and discussion are selected flexibly according to students┬┤
aims and interests. This includes the analysis of authentic texts, written and
spoken, together with practice of communicative competencies. The syllabus is
composed of activities designed to encourage the development of mastery in
the English language, linguistic awareness and autonomous learning strategies.