Curricular Unit:Code:
English I777ING1
1UndergraduatePolitical Science and International Relations6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Previous note: the discipline is lectured at Intermediate Level (B1), according to the ‘Common European Framework of Reference’- CEFR
The present course aims to develop students’ linguistic and communication skills so as to ensure effective communication in different social and professional situations. It also expects to consolidate previous acquired language patterns, as well teach students to identify, comment on and produce different types of texts by developing their listening, comprehension, argumentative and problem solving skills.
1. Socializing
1.1 Greetings and introductions
1.2 Travelling
2. Promotional strategies
2.1. Brands
2.2. Company organization
2.2.1. Company structures
3. Project
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 political science and international relations.
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:
The methodologies adopted, with an emphasis on the practical issues, aim to encourage the students to interpret communicative 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 people communicate in English.
Bruno-Linder, A. (2011) International Legal English. C.U.P.
Cobuild English Grammar (2017). Collins UK.
Cotton, D., Falvey, D. & Kent, S. (2008) Market Leader. London: Pearson and Longman - UFP: CEFOC BFP 811.111:658(075)/COT/25172.
Eastwood, J. (2006) Oxford Practice Grammar: Intermediate. Oxford: O.U.P. UFP- SOQ 811.111:81'36/EAS/13941.
Jones,L. & Alexander, R. (2011)New International Business English. C.U.P. (previous edition at UFP - BRR MED 811.111:658/JON(1)/69082 ).