Teaching GuideTerm
Faculty of Philology
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Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
  Lingua Inglesa 2
Methodologies Description
Introductory activities Initial contact with the course contents. Different activities will be conducted to obtain relevant information from/about the students' level of competence in English. This information will be used to articulate the different teaching strategies to favour comprehensive and effective learning.
Guest lecture / keynote speech Lecture classes, supported by A/V technologies, including questions and discussions that help students to acquire general knowledge and specific contents.
Seminar Practical classes aimed at developing speaking, writing, reading and listening skills using a topic from the course contents or others that may be of general interest. Students will participate in these seminars every week, so that they are able to practise all skills uninterruptedly.
Directed discussion Oral activities in small groups, monitored by Teaching Assistants, in which students' speaking skills are put into practice. Informal, spontaneous, and natural conversations and debates are to be expected in these sessions.
Supervised projects Students will prepare a group project about a specific topic. Further details will be provided at the beginning of the course . The aim of this activity is to foster students' autonomous and collaborative learning.
Speaking test Brief conversation or interview with lecturer (individually or in pairs). Students will also be required to read a text aloud and improvise situations suggested by the examiners. Examiners may use use additional printed or audiovisual material as a prompt to conversation.
Student portfolio The portfolio will consist of different writing tasks set by the lecturer during the semester.
Mixed objective/subjective test Objective/subjective test consisting of different types of questions: multiple choice, short answer, association, gap-fill and other activities.
Workbook This includes all the reading material students required for out of class preparation for reading comprehension activities, as well as other readings in English students use in other subjects or in other situations.
Students are strongly encouraged to read as much and as often as possible.
Collaborative learning Working in small groups in class and using ICT to pool abilities and information, promote peer learning, and optimise learning outcomes for all group members.
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