English B2.2 TP 6

Semester 1 2023-2024

Instructor Katie Gray Craven



2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Mondays – Room CO 11A

Thursday – Room CO 13







This course aims at:

·       consolidating English structures;

·       improving the students’ ability to understand and interpret literary texts and appreciate their literary value;

·       expanding students’ range of vocabulary;

·       enabling students to both communicate spontaneously and at ease with other fluent/proficient speakers of the language; and

·       developing students’ writing skills.


These aims will be achieved by means of specific written and oral activities, which will serve as the basis for continuous assessment. These include:

·       Reading: short stories, articles, and a novella to be discussed in class and studied for concepts and vocabulary; 
·       In class discussions and exercises;
·       In-class composition about novella;
·       Out of class composition strongly set in a place; and 
Speaking: describing places and their meanings, demonstrating command of vocabulary and concepts studied









Throughout the semester

In-class composition


November 5th

At home composition


November 30th

Speaking test


TBA – in person or distance 

Final Test


December 4th

Reading and Use oEnglish


December 7th


*Dates are subject to alteration




 Your teacher will be available for consultation during the following periods:

·       In-person. Mondays 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
·       Zoom. Schedule to be determined



Course pack available at Reprografia Vermelha


Dictionaries and linguistic references: Students are expected to regularly consult a monolingual dictionary, online or in book form. Recommended sources:

·       Oxford Advanced Learner’s Advanced Dictionary 
·       Merriam Webster - https://www.merriam-webster.com
·       Thesaurus.com – Synonym dictionary
·       Ozdic.com – Collocation dictionary
·       https://describingwords.io – Endless adjectives for common nouns






4.1. Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else’s ideas or work either in written or spoken work. It will not be tolerated. Work found to be plagiarized will immediately receive a grade of zero. Make sure you are well acquainted with the FLUL Assessment Regulations with regard to fraud and plagiarism.

4.2. Attendance and Punctuality

·       As stated in the School of Arts and Humanities Assessment Regulations published on the FLUL website, students are required to comply with 100% attendance.
·       Any absence must be justified up to 10 days after a class has been missed.
·       Students are responsible for preparing for the following class, following an absence. Ask a colleague or consult the online class summaries. Do not ask email you teacher about this as she may not be able to answer in a timely fashion.
·       Classes start five minutes after the set hour. Being late not only disturbs class but is also a sign of disrespect for your classmates and your teacher.
·       A medical certificate or other formal justification is required to reschedule tests or assignments. 


4.3. Mobile phones

·       Please turn off your mobile phone at the beginning of every class and keep it away from your desk unless your teacher asks you to consult the internet.

·       Mobile phone use during tests is strictly prohibited, and any infraction will justify a grade of 0%.


4.4. Participation

·       Active participation in both class and group discussions is not only reflected in your final mark but it also ensures you develop fluency and confidence.
·       This is an English class. Portuguese is not permitted with your classmates or teacher. 


4.5. Special dispensations

Allowance may be made in extreme cases for absences or late delivery of work in the case of medical issues, personal or medical problems arising from disability, extreme personal and family problems, force majeure, and work-related problems.

·       A student should contact the teacher at the earliest opportunity if they cannot meet the deadline 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.
·        Students will then be informed of whether their work will be accepted after the deadline.