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Department of European Studies & Modern Languages, Unit Catalogue 2007/08

EU10701 Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English class

Credits: 6
Level: Certificate
Semester: 1
Assessment: CW 100%
Aims: To prepare students for Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English examination (taking the Cambridge examination at the end of the unit is optional and separate from the unit's assessment).
Learning Outcomes:
Having successfully completed this unit students will:
* have reached a level of English equivalent to level C2 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
* be able to function effectively in almost any English-speaking context.
* be approaching a standard of English similar to that of an educated native speaker
* be able to access all sources of information quickly and reliably
* be able to write an essay at a high level of abstraction, which shows ability to communicate, giving few difficulties for the reader.
Having successfully completed this unit students will be better able to:
* learn independently.
This integrated language course covers the four language skills and includes the following:
* Reading authentic texts
* Focus on register recognition
* Grammar
* Vocabulary development
* Listening
* Oral discussion
* Writing reports, letters and other texts
* Examination practice.