Lingua Estrangeira II

Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação
4.5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 15,0 T + 30,0 PL

Lecturer
- Susana Isabel Caetano Domingos

Prerequisites
Intermediate level of English language (Level B1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Objectives
Improving the proficiency in English is of utmost importance for future professionals. By the end of the course, the students should be able to use English fluently in future work and bussiness contexts, specifically in the area of information technology and communication.

Program
A - Topic contents
1. Careers in Computing
2. Communication
3. The internet
4. Future trends
5. Issues in Computing

B - English language
1. Articles, determiners
2. Adjectives, Adverbs
3. Verb tenses and forms
4. Conditional sentences
5. Reported speech
6. Passive voice

Evaluation Methodology
A - Continuous Assessment
Individual work - 3 val.
Groupwork I (oral) - 3 val
Groupwork II (oral and written)- 4 val

B - Periodic Assessment
Essays - 50%
Evaluation paper - 50%

C - Final Assessment
Exam - 100%

Bibliography
- Esteras, S. (2011). Infotech English for computers users. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- Esteras, S. e Fabré, E. (2007). ICT for computers and the Internet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- Evans, V. e Dooley, J. e Wright, S. (2011). Information Technology. Newbury: Express Publishing

Method of interaction
Real situations are used as often as possible in classes.
Debate among students on the topics studied are strongly encouraged.
The students have the opportunity to practise all four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Software used in class