Foreign Language II


Information and Communication Technologies, Publication in the Diário da República - Plano 4 - 2010/2011

4.5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 15,0 T + 30,0 PL


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

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.

A - Topic contents
Living in a digital age
Computer essentials
The internet and email
The web
Chats and conferencing
Internet security
Communication systems
Video games
New Technologies

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%

- 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