English for Education I

Academic Year 2014-2015
CodeSubjectCreditsSemesterTypeLecturer
English for Education I12AnnualOPAna Burguera Negre
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SUBJECT INFORMATION


Course Title Module Mención en lengua extranjera: Inglés
Subject Area English for Education I
Subject English for Education I
Code Type OP
Credits 12
Course 1st
Semester Annual
Group (morning/afternoon) Morning


FACULTY DATA


Lecturer Ana Burguera Negre

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Department Languages
E-mail [email protected]
Academic tutorial timetable The tutorial schedule will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Office 8
Language of Instruction English. There are no official prerequisites for this subject. However, an intermediate level of written and oral English is strongly recommended in order to follow the course with no difficulty. Other languages _


SUBJECT INFORMATION


Descriptors

Descriptors

European integration and globalization are matters of great importance related to the linguistic and communicative competence in English language. The subject English for Education I provides students with a basic and instrumental knowledge of the English language. Working on the four skills, the subject aims at reviewing students’ prior knowledge of English and reinforcing initial fluency. The level of competence tobe achieved by the students as regards the four skills will range from B1 to B2. Moreover, this subject will help future graduates achieve a good communicative competence in English language and be able to know and apply the appropriate methodological tools and strategies for teaching English in  Early Childhood , so the student professional profile will fit the European foreign language teacher profile.

The other subjects in this module are: English for Education II, Teaching English as a Foreign Language I and Teaching English as a Foreign Language II.


Module in which the subject is integrated

The module of the specialization in English (“Mención en Lengua Extranjera: Inglés”) comprises 30 ECTS and it is divided into four subjects:
English for Education I (first year, two semesters, 12 ECTS), English for Education II (second year, two semesters, 6 ECTS), Teaching English
as a Foreign Language I (third year, second semester, 6 ECTS) and Teaching English as a Foreign Language II (fourth year, first semester, 6
ECTS).


Relation with other subjects which do not belong to the same module

The contents and knowledge acquired in the subject of English for Education  I are complementary to other subjects in the Degree
of Early Childhood Education.


Relation to the professional profile

The contents of the subject will provide the student with knowledge to use English in the classroom and allow exchanges and broaden their education in English speaking countries. English for Education  I  is a compulsory subject in the degree of Foreign Language Teaching (English) in Early Childhood  Education.


Prerequisite Knowledge

All the lectures will be taught in English therefore students are expected an intermediate level of English (B1 according to the European
Framework of Languages)



COMPETENCES SPECIALLY CONCERNED WITH THE DEGREE

CESAG General Competences

Specific Competences

The student will be able to:

CEC15: Use a second language in the classroom contexts.

RA1. Meet standards set by the European Language Framework  (B1/B2).

RA5. Present a topic in class.

CEIN52.Promote an approach to a foreign language in Early Childhood Education

RA1. Develop interest in learning a foreign language


Transversal competences

CGI3:  Ability to plan and organize work.
RA1: Plan personal work systematically.
RA2.  Participate and develop organized tasks.
CGP8: Abillity to work in groups.
RA1. Participate  in group work sharing information.
RA3. Contribute to the development and implementation of  teamwork.
CGS13: Ability to work autonomously.
RA2.  Search and find adequate resources to carry out tasks.
CGS15: Ability to understand other  cultures and customs.
RA2.  Show interest in learning about other cultures.




OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE (LEARNING OUTCOMES AND COMPETENCES)


4. CONTENTS

The course contents will be divided into three main sections:
– Use of language : verb tenses, modal verbs, conditional sentences, passive sentences, articles, countable and uncountable
nouns, adjectives and adverbs, comparatives and superlatives, prepositions.
– Receptive skills: listening and reading comprehension
– Productive Skills: speaking (interaction and production) and writing



5. METHODOLOGY

Activities and Estimated Workload
Professor-Student Interaction (Professor/Student) Focused on the Professor - Theory classes
- Practical classes
30%
Focused on the Student - Seminars
-Work on projects and homework
-Work on evaluative activities
10%
Independent work of the student (not presential) Study and Individual Work -Study of theory
-Work on projects and homework
-Work on evaluative activities
40%
Study and group work -Work on projects and homework
-Work on evaluative activities
20%


Weekly planning
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6. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Continous Assessment
Resultados de aprendizaje

- Improve linguistic and communicative competence.
– Understand and comprehend spoken messages from various sources.
– Read and understand texts on various topics.
– Write clear and structured texts on different topics.
– Use strategies to learn independently.

Learning Outcomes

Assessment tools Percentage in the
final mark (%)
Minimum Standards Technique

1.Continuous Assessment in class

  • Compulsory attendance and participation in group work activities
  •  Exercises, assignment and activity corrections
  • Listening activities
  •  Self-assessment in the learning process

IMPORTANT:

– All activities must be typed and submitted on the  established deadline. If a student fails to hand in an assignment or to show up on the date and at the time established by the lecturer for any activity which is part of the student’s assessment programme, he will receive a 0 (zero) grade for this activity.

– No grading for those students who hand in less than 80% of the assignments.

20%10% cannot be retaken

2.Communicative Competence

  • Reading seminars
  •  Presentations

– Proficiency in foreign language communication and active participation in class.
– Clear and coherent structure.
– Originality and creativity.

IMPORTANT:

– A tutorial session before the presentation is compulsory.

– If a student attends the seminars and makes both presentation but fails, he/she will have the opportunity to obtain the minimum standards taking an oral exam in June. But if a student fails the continuous assessment (seminars and presentations) during the course, he/she will only be able to obtain the minimum standards taking an oral exam in September.

– Compulsory attendance to seminars and oral presentations .

30%15% can be retaken

3.Written exams will assess accuracy in the foreign language in all sections: correct expression, coherent cohesion and good command of level B1 in English.

  • There will be an exam in January / February. The grade will represent a maximum of 25% of the written exams.
  • There will be a final written exam in June. The grade will represent a maximum of 75% of the written exams.

– Test (25%)
– Composition (25%)

IMPORTANT

– A minimum grade will be required in each part to pass the final written exam.

– To pass the subject, the student has to obtain at least the minimum standards in the communicative competence and the final written.

–  Continuous assessment marks will be added to the final mark.

– Marks will only be kept during the academic year.

50%25%can be retaken


Monitoring Process

The students’ regular attendance (66% compulsory), class participation and task completion will be controlled and evaluated by means of
classroom observation and continuous evaluation techniques.

If a student fails to come to 66% of the classes and does not justify the absences, this student will be able to sit the exam but just
get the minimum standards in the communicative competence.

IMPORTANT

– Plagiarism / on line translator will be penalized with a zero (0).
– Mobile phones and other electronic devices are NOT allowed in the classroom. Laptops are ONLY allowed if the practical session entails the use of the internet for pedagogical purposes and is specified by the lecturer.
– Those students who have difficulty in attending class, should contact the professor to state the conditions of continuous assessment within a maximum period of 10 days from the beginning of the course.


RESOURCES

Basic Bibliography
  • Hornby, Albert Sydney. 2010. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of current English. Oxford: OUP.
  • Eastwood, J. 2003. Oxford Practice Grammar: with answers. Oxford: OUP.
  • Vince, Michael. 2009. First Certificate Language Practice. English Grammar and Vocabulary. 4th ed, with key, with CD-Rom. Oxford: MacMillan.

Additional Bibliography
  • Bourke, K. 2006. Grammar Intermediate. Oxford.
  • Bourke, K. 2006. Vocabulary Intermediate. Oxford.
  • Parrott, M. 2000. Grammar for English Language Teachers. Cambridge: CUP.
  • Swam, M. 2003.Practical English Usage. Oxford.

Other Resources
  • Websites
  • Moodle
  • Speak Up magazine

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