Foreign Language I

Information and Communication Technologies
4.5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 15,0 T + 30,0 PL

Lecturer
- Susana Isabel Caetano Domingos

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
The acquisition and improvement of the English language has an important role in the training of future professionals in information technology and communication related areas. By the end of the course, the students should be able to use English fluently in future work and business contexts.

Program
A - Topic contents
1. People and Jobs
2.Products and Services (Company types and activities)
3.Location (Company location and buildings)
4.Technology (Technology and functions)
5.Communication (Documents and correspondence)
6. Contacts
7. Departments
8. Employment
9. Teamwork
10. Schedules
B. Language contents
1. Articles
2. Verb tenses and forms
3. Adjectives and adverbs
4. Prepositions

Evaluation Methodology
A - Continuous Assessment
Participation - 25%
Evaluation paper - 75%

B - Periodic Assessment
Evaluation paper - 75%
Oral test - 25%

C - Final Assessment
Written exam - 50%
Oral exam - 50%

Bibliography
- Grant, D. e Hughes, J. e Turner, R. (2009). Business Result. Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Redstone, C. e Cunningham, G. (2011). Face2face. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Method of interaction
Real-life situations are used as often as possible in classes. The students have the opportunity to practise all four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Software used in class