In order to pass this course a minimum of 5 out of 10 in the final mark is required. A mark of 4 out of 10 is the minimum required in each of the following parts of the subject: exam, writing tasks, speaking. The project (10%) is not compulsory but it highly recommended.
Deadlines for assignments are strict. Late submissions will be penalised (25% off final mark), unless they are duly justified.
Assignments including plagiarized material will be marked with 0. For the detection of plagiarism, all lecturers now have access to the application Turnitin, which recognises papers submitted previously by other people (or the student him/herself) at this university or other universities.
Active participation in the different class activities, as well as all the extra-credit activities carried out by the students during the course, may be awarded a maximum additional 5% on top of the final mark. This may include voluntary assignments, alternative readings or any other activity proposed and accepted by students and teachers.
Students who do not attend the official exam will be given a grade of NP (absent) if they have not handed in more than 50% of the continuous assessment activities.
July opportunity: Students who fail to attend or pass the official examination session in May/June or those with less than a 4 in the writing assignments or in the speaking test (even if the overall average is superior to 5) will be required to take the "second opportunity exam session" in July, where students can retake the parts they have failed, according to the following distribution of percentages: Exam (50%), writing tasks (20%), project (10%), oral interview (20%).
Students who are officially registered as part time, and have been granted permission not to attend classes, as stipulated in the regulations of this University, will be assessed in either of the opportunities according to the same criteria specified for the second opportunity.
Students sitting the December exam (final exam brought forward) will be assessed according to the criteria specified for the July opportunity.
ADI is a university office specialised in attending to members of the university with special needs due to discapacity or other differentiating situations with regard to the rest of the community. Students can talk to Dr Ana Veleiro for more information, or contact ADI directly at http://www.udc.es/cufie/uadi/, or by phone ext. 5622, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.