English I

3.5 ECTS / Semester / Portuguese

Objectives (B2.1 – independent speaker level 1 – according to the Common European Framework):

  • To revise, recycle and consolidate students’ existing knowledge of English in order to eliminate inaccuracy in spoken and written work. To extend students’ vocabulary and reading skills.
  • To develop students’ language awareness in order to aid them to express opinions on a range of media and current affairs themes. To present detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects. Write fluent and coherent texts on familiar matters.
  • To read and understand English used in the current media (newspapers, the Internet) and complex articles concerned with contemporary problems.
  • To write clearly and explain a well-supported viewpoint on a topical issue.
  • To provide students with the necessary skills to use English both receptively and productively to engage in a range of pedagogic and real-life activities and to interact with a certain degree of fluency and spontaneity.


Assistant Professor
Professor at the FCH – Faculty of Human Sciences, UCP – Catholic University of Portugal since 2001 lecturing English on the Communications Studies undergraduate…
Lecturer at the Portuguese Catholic University of Lisbon for more than ten years. She taught French in a French Immersion school in Winnipeg, Canada for a period…
Assistant Professor
Phd in Modern Languages and Literature, with a specialization in Language and Culture. She has taught English and Translation in the Social and Cultural…
With a background in both languages and political science, Matthew holds a BA (Hons) in French and Italian from Manchester Metropolitan University and a MA in…