I. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COURSE:
A basic level course (CEFR A1) which aims, from a communicative perspective, to develop in an integrated and meaningful way the fundamental linguistic skills of listening and reading comprehension, and oral and written expression. Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on lexical and grammatical content whilst always seeking to respond to the communicative and academic needs of the student.
II. PRE-REQUISITES: None.
In both its objectives and methodology, the course is highly communicative in its focus. This means that learning outcomes are set through capacity for language use and that course content is derived directly from the objectives established. The methodology is based on the practical use of Catalan with appropriate reflection to help in the assimilation of the language.
IV. EVALUATION SYSTEM:
The final grade for the course is distributed in the following way.
|CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT|| Participation (10%)
2 practical assessed activities (40%)
1 oral presentation (20%)
V. GRADING AND CLASSIFICATION SCHEME:
In assessed pieces of work, progress tests and the final exam, the following grading and classification scheme will be used:
Final Course Grade: (70% continuous assessment + 30% final exam)
The student will fail in any of the following cases:
|5,0 - 6,9||
|7,0 - 8,9||
|9,0 - 10||
VI. ATTENDANCE POLICY AND WORKLOAD
As language study is a cumulative process which requires continual practice to assimilate knowledge and skills, attendance is obligatory. In order to receive a final grade, students must attend a minimum of 80% of classes. In exceptional cases, and for justified reasons authorized by the appropriate committee, students will be allowed to be absent for more than 20%, providing that absence is not greater than 40% of the course.
In order to ensure the maximum benefit is gained, students are required not only to attend classes, but also to participate actively in class and to dedicate a minimum of one hour of study outside of class on a daily basis. During this time, students will undertake tasks set by the professor and revise material covered.
Students must submit work in strict accordance with the deadlines set. Failure to do so will result in the assignment mark being lowered by one point for every day after the hand-in date.
VII. COURSE OBJECTIVES:
VIII. COURSE CONTENTS:
IX. COURSE MATERIAL:
A dossier of material will be used to work in and outside class. This will be complemented with additional material handed out by the professor during the course.
X. ADDITIONAL COURSE ACTIVITIES:
During the course, students will take part in a cultural visit.
XI. REFERENCE MATERIAL: