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Course description
  EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH I

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2019-20

Theory and practice of English focused on achieving a B.1.1 level (CEFR).

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

DEGREE IN HUMANITIES

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Foreign language skills.
  • CG10 : Recognition of cultural diversity and equal opportunities.
  • CG2 : Computer and information technology skills.
  • CG4 : Critical reasoning.
  • CG5 : Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • CG6 : Capacity for teamwork.
  • CG7 : Capacity for organisation and planning.
  • CG8 : Creativity and capacity for initiative.
  • CG9 : Problem-solving and decision-making.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Understand human behaviour in society using specific methods and techniques of analysis and, in this way, develop the ethical commitment to gender equality and a special capacity for interpersonal relationships.
  • CE2 : Understand History and the major artistic and philosophical currents of Mankind, particularly the classical foundations on which European cultural reality is based, and be able to transmit them by promoting the social value of culture.
  • CE3 : Master one or more foreign languages to facilitate access to the production and interpretation of cultures in their diverse expressions, especially contemporary culture, cultural diversity and its management.
  • CE5 : Assess and interpret the cultural diversity of the Region of Valencia, contrasting the indigenous cultures of the region with other cultures with which relations and contacts are established, using the official languages as the vehicles for interaction.
  • CE7 : Make creative entrepreneurial use of the basic principles of the public and private organisation and management of ICTs to evaluate, create and carry out cultural dissemination projects.
  • CE8 : Acquire skills to prepare and display content related to the human and social sciences for dissemination and for educating secondary school children, using personal skills and ICT.

 

DEGREE IN ARABIC & ISLAMIC STUDIES

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Ability to gather and manage information that allows life-long learning.
  • CG11 : Appreciate diversity, plurilingualism and multiculturalism in modern society.
  • CG12 : Respect fundamental rights and promote democratic values, equality of men and women, equal opportunities and universal accessibility for the disabled and the values of peaceful culture.
  • CG4 : Capacity to learn and work both autonomously and in a team.
  • CG5 : Capacity for self criticism that encourages concern for quality and continuous improvement.
  • CG9 : Transmit knowledge of one's disciplines, prepare and defend arguments and present problems and solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE12 : Understand a second language of those proposed in the degree course.
  • CE14 : Acquire level B1 of the CEFR in a second foreign language of those proposed by the degree course.
  • CE5 : Capacity to interpret, produce and develop academic descriptions and arguments and/or technical reports related to the professional contexts that can be accessed with the degree qualification.

 

Transversal Competences

  • CGUA1 : Be able to communicate in a foreign language other than Arabic in one's discipline.
  • CGUA2 : Be able to use basic ICT tools at user level.

 

DEGREE IN CATALAN STUDIES

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG2 : Capacity to understand the role of language in the construction of human beings as active members of a linguistic and cultural community and relate this to the function of individuals in society.
  • CG3 : Capacity to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques.

 

General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA1 : Capacity to communicate in a second language in communicative situations (oral and written), with students acquiring a level equivalent to B1 of the common European framework of reference.
  • CGUA2 : Ability to use basic ICT tools at user level.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Capacity to communicate in the Catalan language in communicative situations (oral and written), allowing fluid communication in the professional and academic areas in which the student will be working in the future, taking into account his/her knowledge of the historical, social, cultural and artistic reality of his/her context.
  • CE10 : Capacity to use the pertinent resources and materials for self-learning (bibliographies, dictionaries, reference works, terminological works, tutorials, new technologies) and transmit the information in the Catalan language.
  • CE11 : Be able to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques, formulate working hypotheses, demonstrate them with arguments and reach conclusions, as well as recognise and ensure the textual coherence (structure of the text, organisation of ideas, progression of information, use of keywords), to explain and argue any subject related to Catalan language and literature, thus achieving the role of expert, transmitter and adviser regarding the knowledge acquired.
  • CE12 : Capacity to understand, value and take advantage of multilingualism with an attitude favouring the standardisation of Catalan, to participate in cultural and linguistic diversity, as well as promoting it to ensure the better social development of the language.

 

DEGREE IN FRENCH STUDIES

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE11 : Capacity to use pertinent resources and materials: bibliographic repertories, reference works and the new ICTs as an autonomous learner able to control the learning process and progress independently in it.
  • CE12 : Capacity to respect, value and take advantage of multilingualism and multiculturalism as a social agent participating in building a plural and tolerant society on the basis of the multicultural configuration of the Francophone world.
  • CE13 : Understand one of the second languages offered on the degree course.
  • CE15 : Acquire level B1 of the CEFR in one of the second languages offered on the degree course.
  • CE9 : Capacity to interpret, produce and develop explanatory and explicative academic documents and technical reports associated with the discipline.

 

Generic Degree Course Competences

  • CG1 : Capacity to work and learn both autonomously and in a team.
  • CG10 : Capacity for self-criticism that enhances one's concern for quality and continuous improvement.
  • CG11 : Capacity to respect fundamental rights, the equality of men and women, the respect for and promotion of Human Rights and the principles of equal opportunities, non-discrimination and universal accessibility for the disabled.
  • CG12 : Capacity to understand the role of language in the construction of human beings as active members of a linguistic and cultural community and relate this to the function of individuals in society.
  • CG2 : Ability to obtain and manage information to allow learning throughout life.

 

Generic UA Competences

  • CGUA1 : Understand a second language other than French in the context of one's discipline.

 

DEGREE IN SPANISH: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES

 

Generic Degree Course Competences

  • CG2 : Capacity to understand the role of language in the construction of human beings as active members of linguistic and cultural communities and relate it to the function of individuals in society.
  • CG3 : Be able to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques.

 

Generic UA Competences

  • CUA1 : Understand and express oneself in one's discipline in a language other than the two official languages of the Region of Valencia.
  • CUA2 : Be able to use basic ICT tools at user level.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Conceptual

  • CC16 : Acquire level B1 of the CEFR in a second language.
  • CC5 : Capacity to communicate in the language of the speciality (Spanish) and in a second language in oral and written situations to enable fluid communication in the future professional and/or academic contexts the student will be involved with in the future.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Procedural

  • CP20 : Capacity to use the pertinent materials and resources: bibliographic repertories, dictionaries, works of reference, critical editions, translations and ICTs as an independent learner able to control one's own learning process and make the corresponding independent progress.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Attitude

  • CA22 : Be able to value and take advantage of multilingualism and multiculturalism as a social agent participating in the construction of a plural and tolerant society on the basis of the multicultural configuration of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • CA23 : Be able to show a critical and self-critical attitude during the learning process.
  • CA24 : Capacity to demonstrate social commitment to the equality of men and women, the plural and diverse nature of modern society, peace and democracy.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20

• To develop theoretical and practical knowledge of linguistic factors (Grammar and Vocabulary) common in English
• To develop the skill of reading information in English
• To develop the skill of listening to information in English
• To develop the skill of translating texts into Spanish texts
• To learn how to write paragraphs effectively

 

 

General

Code: 31111
Lecturer responsible:
PINA MEDINA, VICTOR MANUEL
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 0,60
Practical credits: 1,80
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Area: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Theoretical credits: 0,6
    Practical credits: 1,8
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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