Desenvolvimento Pessoal I

Objectivos

O objetivo do curso é preparar os estudantes para trabalhar e estudar, dando-lhes as ferramentas para se candidatarem a empregos ou estágios num ambiente de língua inglesa. Esta unidade curricular (UC) também deve ajudar aqueles que estão a estudar UC ensinadas em inglês. No final desta unidade, os estudantes devem ser capazes de:
 - escrever o seu curriculum vitae em inglês;
 - responder a anúncios de emprego com uma carta de intenções apropriada;
 - falar sobre o seu currículo académico e profissional, e os seus objetivos de carreira numa eventual entrevista de emprego;
 - escrever de forma correta em vários formatos - proposta / relatório / e-mail, etc.

Caracterização geral

Código

100035

Créditos

2.0

Professor responsável

Marco Octávio Trindade Painho

Horas

Semanais - A disponibilizar brevemente

Totais - A disponibilizar brevemente

Idioma de ensino

Português. No caso de existirem alunos de Erasmus, as aulas serão leccionadas em Inglês

Pré-requisitos

A presença nas aulas da disciplina não é obrigatória, mas a participação contribui para a avaliação final. Se o aluno não comparecer nas aulas, não é considerada a componente da participação.

Bibliografia

Academic Vocabulary in Use with Answers (2008) by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O'Del. CUP; Cambridge University Press 978-0-521-53762-9 - English Grammar in Use with Answers, Third Edition Raymond Murphy; http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/; 0; 0

Método de ensino

The basic methodology is communicative, influced by Task Based Learning and the Lexical Approach. Students learn by completing tasks, such as writing a report or preparing for a job interview, focussing on the process rather than the product. The classes are student centred with an emphasis on pair work and participation. The classes are very practical and no Portuguese is spoken by the Teacher.

Método de avaliação

Evaluation is by continuous assessment and is based upon:
Attendance/Participation - 10%
Formally Set Tasks - 90%
There is no Final Exam
The tasks include one formal authentic CV to be prepared in Students`own time. The other tasks will be chosen from formal transactional emails, reports, propsals, covering letters etc. There will also be a speaking test. These tasks (tests) will be taken in class on dates to be found on IMS online.
The level of linguistic expertise required to pass the CU is based on the "Can Do Statements" or competencies at Level B2 of the Common European Framework (CEFR) which can be found here: http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/Source/Framework_EN.pdf

Conteúdo

The course is a practical one focussing on the PROCESS of completing the tasks outlined in the couse objectives. There will not be a lot of theoretical grammar but students will look at some relevant grammatical and lexical forms that are needed to achieve this. Practical tasks enable the students to practise  in meaningful contexts. Classes focus on general and business English requiring active participation from the students. All classes are held in English. Students will learn how to 
 - write their curriculum vitae,
 - reply to job advertisements with an appropriate letter of intent
 - talk about their educational and work history and their professional objectives in an interview situation
 - write effectively in a variety of formats - proposal/report/email etc