Curricular Unit:Code:
English II1111ING2
1UndergraduateCommunication Sciences6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
General Competences: Communicate, understand and produce messages in English, both in social and professional contexts. Use English in a variety of real situations. Adopt a reflexive attitude, considering the social-economic reality of communication practices. Develop and improve previously acquired knowledge and language structures. Improve ESP instrumental skills.
1. The print press
1.1 Newspapers
1.1.1 Headlines
1.1.2 Fake news
1.1.3 New Media
1.2 Magazines
2. Audiovisual media
2.1 The Radio
2.2 TV
2.3. Cinema
2.3.1 Cinema genres
3. Project work
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The thematic items of the syllabus aim to provide the students with generic competences, so as to be able to communicate, understand and produce messages in English language, both in social and professional contexts, where they should be able to use the language in life-like situations. For this purpose, in this curricular unit the students are encouraged to adopt an introspective and reflexive attitude, bearing in mind a social and economic reality of communication.
It is the purpose of this curricular unit to lead the students to an improvement of their communicational competences in English, so as to make them able to use this language in the establishment of different interpersonal contacts, in different social and professional contexts, allowing the professional performance in international environments. With the ‘Project’ component, it is the aim of this discipline to improve team work skills, with the use of a second language (namely English).
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Continuous assessment OR exam
The classes consist of lectures, with an emphasis on the instrumental competences: to dialogue, to listen, to read and to understand messages in English language. Assessment is continuous. It consists of two written tests and an oral presentation, by the end of the semester. The final mark is the result of various written and oral contributions. Students’ participation in class and in the activities proposed will also be taken into account.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
In order to maximize the specific competences of students, the methodology adopted (with an emphasis on the continuous assessment of knowledge) encourages the improvement of instrumental skills, namely the ability to communicate orally and in writing, to identify and understand messages, using the English language in a variety of social and professional situations, also considering it as a privileged means of access to knowledge in general. The methodologies adopted, with an emphasis on the practical issues, aim to encourage the students to interpret communicational circumstances and phenomena pertaining to the different cultural and linguistic contexts, acquiring further experience in the gathering, identification and interpretation of data from different cultural contexts, leading to an increased understanding and adaptation to diverse cultural environments where communication is in English.
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