The objective of this course is to develop the four language skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking in order that the student can achieve a C1.1 level (the first part of C1) in English.
Corresponding to the first part of level C1 as described in the “MARC Europeu Comu de Referència de les Llengües”
Students will be able to understand authentic texts in different styles on a wide range of subjects and the general meaning of more complex articles. They will be able to scan texts for relevant information, and grasp main topic and ideas of a variety of texts.
Students will be able to understand a wide range of language and arguments as expressed in serious newspapers as well as be able to extract the main elements of meaning from radio and TV programmes, video and film. They will be able to follow presentations and extract the main ideas.
Students will be able to revise a first draft, organise and link a text logically and to write reports, articles, reviews, formal letters and emails that communicate the desired message.
Students will be able to give presentations on subjects of cultural interest. They will be able to keep up conversations of a casual nature for an extended period of time and discuss cultural topics with a good degree of fluency, flexibility and range of expression.
The classes follow a communicative approach and the student is expected to participate actively and undertake between 2 and 4 hours a week of complementary study.
EVALUATION AND CERTIFICATION
Students will be evaluated in the final week of the course in one final examination in which the four skills will be evaluated.
To receive a certificate for the course students must pass this final exam. During the course there will be other tests which will not be part of the final evaluation.
You are recommended to attend a minimum of 80% of the classes. Students can sit the final exam regardless of the number of classes they have attended.