Unidade Curricular | Course Unit

Inglês B2.2 (Vantagem Avançado) English B2.2 (Strong Vantage)


Código da Unidade Curricular | Course ID



ECTS | Credits



Ciclo de Estudos | Level 


Semestre | Semester



Docente(s) | Instructor(s) 

Ana Rita Martins


Língua de ensino | Language of instruction



Programa (na língua de ensino) | Course description (in language of instruction)

English B2.2 builds on the competencies gained at English B2.1 level. While it works on all four language skills, it aims essentially to develop students’ debate English skills. Besides further improving their knowledge of grammatical structures, students will expand their vocabulary through the usage of Cambridge examination materials. Particular emphasis will be given to argumentative and persuasive language and techniques. Students will be expected to convey a solid understanding of complex language structures and to question and interpret contemporary cultural references, both in spoken and written discourse.


Avaliação (na língua de ensino) | Grading and Assessment (in language of instruction)

Assessment will be continuous. Students are expected to attend all classes and to complete assignments prior to the class. Students will also be required to perform a variety of in-class activities (both written and oral).


The assessment criteria are as follows:  

·        Grammar Test: 15%

·        Essay: 15%

·        Oxford Union-Style Debate: 25%

·        Written Test: 25%

·        Attendance & Participation (incl. mini-debate): 20% 


Submission of Work: Late submission WILL NOT be accepted. Students who submit work after the deadline will be automatically subject to a mark of zero.

Students should contact me at the earliest opportunity if they cannot meet the deadline FOR MEDICAL OR PROFESSIONAL REASONS and ask for permission for late submission IN ADVANCE OF THE DEADLINE. The student’s request should be accompanied or followed by medical evidence or other documentation where appropriate. 



Bibliografia (selection) | Readings (selection)

A course book with a selection of articles, short stories and exercises will be made available online at the beginning of the semester.