AnNual Course : 8 (eight) hours of class a week
- plus periodical individual interviews -
-To take this course students must be regular in the following subjects :
Lengua Inglesa I and Introducción a la Gramática
PROFESOR ASOCIADO: Prof. Marta León de Mondino
PROFESOR ADJUNTO: Prof. Mónica Díaz Romero
JEFE DE TRABAJOS PRÁCTICOS: Prof. Verónica Sánchez de Cabot
JEFE DE TRABAJOS PRÁCTICOS: Prof. Nora Lía Villagra Márquez
AUXILIAR DOCENTE GRADUADO: Prof. Patricia Córdoba
AUXILIAR DOCENTE GRADUADO: Prof. Edith Díaz Yurko de Rengel
AUXILIAR ESTUDIANTIL: Luís Navarro
AUXILIAR ESTUDIANTIL: Pamela Katz
· To take the students a stage further in the process of acquisition of communicative competence.
· To enable the students to communicate fluently and accurately in a wide range of situations and speech events.
· To provide the students with adequate knowledge about the language so they can account for its use.
· To help the students develop their own studying strategies and vocabulary learning skills.
· To expose the students to as much authentic spoken and written language as possible.
· To engage the students in stimulating, challenging and interactive communicative tasks.
· To raise the students’ level of awareness of mistakes.
· To encourage critical thinking.
· To help the students develop different strategies for reading comprehension.
· To enable the students to communicate through writing in a wide range of forms.
· To raise awareness of cross-cultural differences and strengthen the students’ sense of identity.
The topics and structures to be dealt with in the language learning process will be those presented in the text books used in the course, the reading material and specially designed booklets and study guides with activities obeying to students’ interests.
See bibliography given below.
Upstream (upper intermediate) LANGUAGE USE:
· Interaction between students and teacher
· Interaction among students (pair work and group work – small /large)
· Interviewing native speakers
· Communicative tasks
· Role-play / Drama – one act plays / Song representations
· Vocabulary development
· Reading and oral comprehension exercises: reordering jumbled texts, finding the suitable heading, jigsaw reading, summarising, identifying the speakers, listening for specific information, creating the other side of the conversation, retelling the story, etc.
· The writing process (generating ideas, organising , planning, writing, revising, editing)
· Intensive reading (short stories, articles, news reports, etc.)
· Extensive reading (novels, plays, magazine and newspaper articles, information downloaded from the Internet, etc.)
· Seeking and selecting information from different sources
· Oral reports (individually and in small groups)
-PRÁCTICOS: Papers including different types of written exercises based on the contents dealt with in class.
-PARCIALES: Global assessment focusing on the use of English (listening reading and writing activities), short stories and American and British culture.
At least 4 (four).
-PRÁCTICOS : Periodical interviews (in small groups) on the short stories/ books assigned for reading.
-Students must pass a final exam (written and oral).
-Students must show their proficiency in their understanding and use of English at First Certificate English level.
b) Intensive Reading Material :
· “A Guardian Angel” by Ruskin Bond
· “Ha´Penny” by Alan Paton
· “A Message from the Pigman “by John Wain
· “Enoch’s Two Letters” byAlan Sillitoe
· “Dead Men’s Path” by Chinua Achebe
· “Visit to the Dentist” by Maya Angelou
· “A Really Splendid Evening”by Lesley Rowlands
· “A Drink In The Passage” by Alan Paton
· A Child’s Story – Charles Dickens
· “The First Seven Years” by Bernard Malamud
· “Games at Twilight” by Anita Desai
c) Set Books for Extensive Reading :
- Ashby, Patricia (2011) Undestanding Phonetics. Hodder Education
- Evans, Virginia, (1998).Successful Writing Upper Intermediate, Express Publishing.
- Flowerdrew & Peacock (2001) Research Perspectives on English for Academic Purposes. Cambridge University Press.
- Kearny, Eduard N. et al. (1984) The American Way – An Introduction to American Culture. Prentice Hall.
- Mann, Malcom and Steve Taylore-Knowles (2003) Skills for First Certificate: Listening and Speaking. Macmillan.
- Mann, Malcom and Steve Taylore-Knowles (2003) Skills for First Certificate: Use of English. Macmillan.
- Mann, Malcom and Steve Taylore-Knowles, (2003) Skills for First Certificate: Writing. Macmillan.
- McCarthy, O’Keeffe, Walsh (2010) Vocabulary Matrix. HEINLE CENGAGE Learning
- McCarthy,Michael and O’Dell, Felicity, ( 1994).English Vocabulary in Use - Upper-Intermediate and Advanced Students, Cambridge University Press
- O’Discoll, James. (1995) Britain – The Country and Its People: An introduction for Learners of English. Oxford University Press.