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communicating in foreign languages-level 2


Programme (detailed contents):


Students have to read a recent novel. They have 3 essays to write with a critical analysis and must read newspaper articles.

Work is done to improve their written work (style, vocabulary, formal and informal language, proof reading and correction) and the ability to express a personal opinion. Organisation of debates :supervision both guided and semi guided with the help of a questionnaire followed by a debate in pairs lasting at least 10 minutes. These debates may be filmed, recorded or simply take place in front of the whole class to allow a better correction.


Module LV2

- oral comprehension practice (TV news reports, documentaries, magazines...)

- taking part in an interview and conducting an interview


Module LV1

At the end of this module, the student should be able to read and understand a contemporary book and recent news articles in which the authors put forward ideas and opinions. (B2)

During a debate: produce a clear and concise account developing and confirming one's point of view with secondary opinions and pertinent examples. These opinions have to be logical. They also have to express a point of view showing both the advantages and disadvantages of a given subject. (B2-C1)

Write a review of a film, a book or a play in accurate formal English  (B2-C1)


Module LV2

The objective is to acquire strategies and tools in oral comprehension and in oral and written expression

- develop oral comprehension and note-taking techniques

- develop an analytical and synthetical mind

- learn to organise and convey information efficiently

- learn to speak in public

- revise and consolidate linguistic tools in order to improve communication in everyday life, at university or in teh workplace

- get familiar with the cultural, political, economic and social contexts of the country


Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...


John Eastwood, Oxford Practice Grammar, upper-intermediate, Oxford 2006