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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2014-15

The subject "English Independent User" is focused on the training of professionals and teachers who will use English as a Foreign Language and/or Second Language (L2). In this regard, theoretical sessions and practical classes entail the application of active methodologies in order to foster an autonomous and significant learning. For that purpose error-based analysis and problem-based tactics will be used as daily routines.

Therefore, the methods and techniques developed in the classroom involve a double-sense result, as they are supposed to be effective for both students of English language in Education or any other area and future teachers/speakers applying their own teaching strategies when training independent users in English.

In that sense, the syllabus includes two sections or approaches:

1. Teaching English Language or "Teaching in English" with special interest in the development of communicative competence in the classroom. Innovative strategies, teaching quality and practical applications.

2. Contents used to support the teaching methodologies for the development of language and communication skills that enhance the knowledge and good use of the English language.



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



General Competences (CG)

  • CG3 : Capacity to adapt to new situations. Analyse changes that may occur in the environment flexibly and be able to take well-founded decisions to respond to them. Plan and organise new actions with reflective capacity.
  • CG4 : Team work. Collaborate with others to create a common project. Be able to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams and assume different roles in the dynamics of the work groups and lead them when appropriate.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE12 : Understand that teaching involves continuous improvement and adapting to scientific, pedagogical, technological, social and cultural changes throughout one's lifetime.
  • CE9 : Recognise the educational implications of information and communications technologies and, in particular, of television in early childhood.


Competencias Módulo optatividad:>>Mención en Lengua extranjera: Inglés

  • M-ING-05 : Ser capaz de ofrecer al alumnado modelos correctos de pronunciación, ritmo y entonación en inglés.




General Competences (CG)

  • CG3 : Show oral and written language skills for teaching (official languages of the Region of Valencia and foreign languages) and the ability to communicate on different levels in different registers.
  • CG4 : Use the new information and communication technologies to learn, communicate and share knowledge.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE12 : Express oneself orally and in writing with the necessary fluency and precision in Catalan and Spanish to be able to teach at primary level and also use a foreign language as a vehicle in certain classroom situations.
  • CE9 : Integrate information and communication technologies into guided and autonomous teaching and learning activities.


Competencias Módulo optatividad:>>Mención en Lengua extranjera: Inglés

  • M-ING-05 : Ser capaz de ofrecer al alumnado modelos correctos de pronunciación, ritmo y entonación en inglés.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2014-15

• Provide the students with the capacities to become independent users of English.
• Promote a communicative approach always geared towards the needs of students
• Integrate the four main language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing)
• Develop a technology-enhanced integrated-skills course.
• Interact in an authentic and meaningful way, exposing students to the richness and complexity of the language.
• Treat language as a means of interaction, rather than as an academic subject.
• Motivate students to interact, rather than to just have knowledge about the language.
• Develop in-depth language skills to learn critical thinking skills.
• Prepare the students for further academic studies and professional life.




Code: 17811
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught