English C2.3

Objectives

This course is a progression from the scope and achievement of the preceding
C2.2 course. It sets out to follow a student-centred approach to develop the
learners language and communicative skills in relation to the linguistic
awareness and communicative competencies at C2 level as detailed in CEFR:
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read;
Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources,
reconstructing arguments in a highly coherent presentation;
Can express him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating
finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations;
Can deal highly effectively with communication in virtual spaces, adjusting
his/her language appropriately to communicate expertly;
Can apply communicative strategies and critical thinking skills to the
composition and editing of a range of texts;
Can be fully responsible for their own learning, knowing how to develop the
competencies that lead to autonomy.

General characterization

Code

711121068

Credits

6.0

Responsible teacher

Sheila Brannigan

Hours

Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language

English

Prerequisites

Available soon

Bibliography

Learning Resources Portfolio: A portfolio of learning resources provided by the
teacher, entailing a wide range of reading texts incorporating longer, 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.
de Chazal, E. and Moore, J. Oxford EAP Advanced: A Course in English for
Academic Purposes. Oxford University Press.
Cottrell S, (2005), Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and
Argument. Palgrave.
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.
McCarthy, M. and O Dell, F. (2006) English Vocabulary in Use Advanced (with
CD) Cambridge University Press.

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 activity designed to encourage the development of full mastery in
the English language, linguistic awareness and autonomous learning strategies.