At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
The aim of this course is to broaden students¿ knowledge of semantic and lexical fields and to encourage spoken production. Students should be able to express themselves without too much conspicuous searching for words, on familiar and less familiar topics related to their interests and professional life.
Students should be able to understand a normal conversation (live or broadcast) dealing with everyday topics or issues related to their personal, social, university or professional life. Students should be able to understand articles and reports on contemporary issues in which the author adopts particular attitudes or viewpoints. They should be able to quickly scan a long and difficult text and understand the main points.
Level B2 of the ¿Common European Framework for Languages.¿
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
- Using reading strategies taught in class to read longish texts at home
- Detailed analysis and understanding of the texts in class
- Extracts of TV programmes, videos, TED talks, watched in class and again at home
- Oral presentation in class of two recent articles selected from English press
- Role plays, interviews and conversation in small groups to encourage the students to acquire a higher dgree of grammatical accuracy and a broader range of vocabulary.
- Classes of maximum 25 students.
- Language laboratory or access to internet with multimedia projector.
- marks awarded for class presentations,
- vocabulary and grammar tests
- as well as the final written and oral exams.
- Syllabus du cours,
- plat-forme MOODLE (DVD utilisés au cours),
- sites web