Identifying Data 2019/20
Subject (*) Aspects of English Code 613G03031
Study programme
Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Graduate 2nd four-month period
Third Optional 4.5
Teaching method Face-to-face
Department Letras
Alonso Giraldez, Jose Miguel
Alonso Giraldez, Jose Miguel
Pereira Ares, Noemí
General description A lingua inglesa e os cambios lingüísticos e de rexistro en diferentes contextos.
Consolidación de competencias C1.
Contingency plan

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
A1 Coñecer e aplicar os métodos e as técnicas de análise lingüística e literaria.
A3 Coñecer as correntes teóricas da lingüística e da ciencia literaria.
A6 Ter un dominio instrumental avanzado oral e escrito da lingua inglesa.
A11 Ter capacidade para avaliar, analizar e sintetizar criticamente información especializada.
A17 Coñecer a historia e a cultura das comunidades anglófonas.
A18 Dominar a gramática da lingua inglesa.
A19 Coñecer a situación sociolingüística da lingua inglesa.
A20 Coñecer a variación lingüística da lingua inglesa.
A21 Coñecer a evolución histórica externa e interna da lingua inglesa.
B1 Utilizar os recursos bibliográficos, as bases de datos e as ferramentas de busca de información.
B2 Manexar ferramentas, programas e aplicacións informáticas específicas.
B3 Adquirir capacidade de autoformación.
B5 Relacionar os coñecementos cos doutras áreas e disciplinas.
B6 Ter capacidade de organizar o traballo, planificar e xestionar o tempo e resolver problemas de forma efectiva.
B7 Ter capacidade de análise e síntese, de valorar criticamente o coñecemento e de exercer o pensamento crítico.
B8 Apreciar a diversidade.
B9 Valorar a importancia que ten a investigación, a innovación e o desenvolvemento tecnolóxico no avance socioeconómico e cultural da sociedade.

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences
To know the variation of the English language. A20
Toknow the methods of linguistic and literary analysis A1
To know the recent theory of linguistics and literary analysis A3
To have an advanced use of the English language A6
To be able to analyse and synthesize information A11
To know the culture of English communities A17
To have an advanced knowledge of English Grammar A18
To know the sociolinguistic panorama of the English language A19
To know the historical evolution of English A21
To be able to understand ideas from other disciplines B5
To organize and plan the time needed to perform a given task B6
To use critically all the information and knowledge B7
To understand and value diversity and difference B8
valorar a importancia da investigación e desenvolvemento tecnolóxico na sociedade B9
Capacidade de autoformación B3

Topic Sub-topic
1. Englih and change. English in the world and in history..The importance of register in English. Englishness
Involvement and detachment in discourse
Pragmatics and use of English.
2.Shaping a text. Paragraph formation Puntuaction.
Linguistic cohesion.Written English
Improving grammar .Links.
Condition, modality and indirect speech.
3. Combination with/within words. Aspects of vocabulary Basic word formation. Confusing Words. Homophones, plurals, articles, collocations, verbal combinations, false friends, phraseology, etc,
4. Debates and discussions. Levels of agreement and disagreement Lingüistic tools. Oral/written English. Language and ideology.
6. Practical use of English in different linguistic contexts.Semantics and change Idioms from different semantic fields. Phrasal verbs. Descriptions. Correct choice of words in different contexts, etc.

Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Objective test A20 5 15 20
Supervised projects A1 A3 A11 B3 B5 B6 B7 2.5 17 19.5
Oral presentation A6 A18 4 10 14
Guest lecture / keynote speech A21 A19 B1 B8 B9 10 10 20
Seminar A17 B2 25 10 35
Personalized attention 4 0 4
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies Description
Objective test
Questions chosen from the primary texts
Supervised projects Writing of essays in English in response to reading of primary texts
Oral presentation Oral presentation of the writing essays in class
Guest lecture / keynote speech Teacher-guided discussion and debate of primary texts and their problems.
Seminar Critical reading and analysis of primary texts in class, exercises, activities, taking into account students' attendance.

Personalized attention
Oral presentation
Objective test
Supervised projects
Questions chosen from the primary texts. Practical exercises

Teacher-guided discussion and debate of texts and their problems

Writing of two essays in English about the topics studied in the classroom

Oral presentation of the writing essays in class.
Class participation in discussion of texts

Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Oral presentation A6 A18 Oral presentation of the two writing essays in class 10
Seminar A17 B2 Critical reading and exercises, activities, participation and attendance. 20
Objective test A20 Questions chosen from the primary texts and exercises and activities in class. 50
Supervised projects A1 A3 A11 B3 B5 B6 B7 Writing of two essays in English in response to reading of primary texts 20
Assessment comments

All evaluated work must score at least 4/10. You must do at least 50% of the work required to be elegible for a final grade.

A final exam, objective test, covering all course work will be 50% of your final grade. Students who don't attend the final exam, or July exam, will receive NO PRESENTADO as a final grade. 

If you fail to pass either the final exam, the essays,  your oral pesentation or the wrotten exercises,these parts must be repeated in the July exam.

Those who are officially registered as part-time students, 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 critiria specified for the second opportunity (July).

Students sitting the December exam (final exam brought forward) will be assessed according to the criteria specified for the July opportunity. 


Essays may be tested through Turnitin in order to detect
wrong citations, plagiarism or any other type of fraud. Should this occur, the
rules for plagiarism will be applied. (Normas
de avaliación, revisión e reclamación das cualificacións dos estudos de grao e
mestrado universitario). Turnitin recognises papers previously
turned in by other people (or the student him/herself) at this university or
other universities, as well as other material found on Internet. 

Sources of information
Basic (). .
Mascull, B. (2002). Business Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge:CUP
Georgakopoulou,A.& D. Goutsos (2004). Discourse Analysis. Edinburgh: Edinburgh U.P.
Kathleen Mc Millan & J. Weyers (2011). How to Write Essays and Assignments. Harlow: Pearson
Masthrie, R. et al. (2013). Introducing Sociolinguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh U.P.
Hughes, J. (2008). Language Leader Workbook. Harlow: Pearson
Remacha Esteras, S. & E. Marco Fabré (2007). Professional English in Use. Computers and the internet. Cambridge:CUP
Brown, G.D. & Sally Rice (2007). Professional English in Use. Law. Cambridge:CUP
Watcyn-Jones, K. and Mark Farrell (2002). Test your Vocabulary5. Harlow: Pearson
Hogg, R.M. et al. (1992). The Cambridge History of the English language. Cambridge:CUP
Driscoll, L. (2005). Vocabulary in Practice6. Cambridge:CUP


Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously

Subjects that continue the syllabus

Other comments

(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.