Programa: Cursos d'Anglès Nivell A2 a Barcelona - Primera part - EIM

BASIC OBJECTIVES

Reading very short, simple texts. Finding specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and understanding short simple personal letters.

Understanding phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and familiar information, shopping, local geography, and employment). Catching the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.

Writing short simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate need; writing a very simple letter, e.g. thanking someone for something; writing a short story or discursive essay.

Using a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms your family and other people, living conditions, your educational background and your present or most recent job. Communicating orally in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. Handling very short social exchanges.

SYLLABUS

GRAMMAR

Verb tenses and forms

Present Simple and Present Continuous
Present Perfect Simple (with for/since, yet/already, ever and just)
Past Simple (with ago) and Past Continuous
Future forms (will, going to and Present Continuous for future)
Modal verbs and modality (must; have to; had to; should for advice; will for offers and promises; will be able to etc.)
Passive Voice (Present and Past)
Contrast use of the tenses (especially Present Perfect vs. Simple Past)

Adjectives and adverbs

Comparative and Superlative forms (-er, -est, more/the most)
as {adjective/adverb} as
Present and past participle adjectives (bored v. boring)

Other areas

Gerund and Infinitive patterns (e.g. like, enjoy, hate, dislike etc., want, would like, hope, etc.)
First Conditional; introduction to the Second Conditional
Countable and uncountable nouns
Defining relative clauses
Echo questions (Do you?)
Question Tags
Prepositions (of place and movement)
something, anything, nothing etc.
a lot of/much/many/a little/a few
too much/many, (not) enough

Topic And Vocabulary Areas (for oral work and writing)
Personal identification
Home, house and housework
Free time
Travel abroad
Sports and health
Food
Language and language teaching
Transport in your town
Family
School and University education
Work
Hometown
Radio, television and newspapers
Differences between your country and others
Money, shopping and clothes

MATERIALS

Coursebook: Your teacher will tell you which coursebook you will be using.
Supplementary materials:
A bilingual dictionary (for example, the DICCIONARI OXFORD POCKET CATALÀ PER A ESTUDIANTS D' ANGLÈS (Català-Anglès; Anglès-Català) or the COLLINS POCKET DICTIONARY: SPANISH/ENGLISH, ENGLISH/SPANISH.
Readers:

CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH READERS Levels 2 and 3
EXPRESS PUBLISHING READERS Level 3
MACMILLAN GUIDED READERS Elementary
OXFORD BOOKWORMS Stages 3 and 4
OXFORD PROGRESSIVE ENGLISH READERS Grade 1
PENGUIN READERS Level 3
RICHMOND READERS Levels 2 and 3

EVALUATION

PASS MARK
In order to pass the course, it is necessary to achieve a minimum mark of 50% in the written and oral examinations and 60% in the overall combination of examination and continuous assessment.

MÒDUL 2.1

(a) Continuous Assessment - 50%
20% based on attendance and participation in class and other work done during the course.
20% based on written work done during the course.
10% based on Oral level shown during the course.

(b) FINAL EXAM - 50%

MÒDUL 2.2

(a) Continuous Assessment - 40%
10% based on participation in class and other work done during the course.
20% based on written work done during the course.
10% based on Oral level shown during the course.

(b) FINAL EXAM - 60%

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