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Modern Language I (English)

Code: 100036 ECTS Credits: 6
Degree Type Year Semester
2500239 Art History OT 3 0
2500239 Art History OT 4 0
2500240 Musicology OT 3 0
2500240 Musicology OT 4 0
2500241 Archaeology OT 3 0
2500241 Archaeology OT 4 0
2500243 Classics OT 3 0
2500243 Classics OT 4 0
2500246 Philosophy OT 3 0
2500246 Philosophy OT 4 0
2500247 Catalan Language and Literature OT 4 0
2500248 Spanish Language and Literature OT 3 0
2500248 Spanish Language and Literature OT 4 0
2500256 Social and Cultural Anthropology OT 3 0
2500256 Social and Cultural Anthropology OT 4 0
2500501 History OT 4 0
2501002 Geography and Spatial Planning OT 3 0
2501002 Geography and Spatial Planning OT 4 0
2501801 Catalan and Spanish OT 3 0
2501801 Catalan and Spanish OT 4 0
2502758 Humanities OT 3 0
2502758 Humanities OT 4 0
2503702 Ancient Studies OT 4 0
2503710 Geography, Environmental Management and Spatial Planning OT 4 0
2503998 Catalan Philology: Literary Studies and Linguistics OT 4 0
The proposed teaching and assessment methodology that appear in the guide may be subject to changes as a result of the restrictions to face-to-face class attendance imposed by the health authorities.


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Use of Languages

Principal working language:
english (eng)
Some groups entirely in English:
Some groups entirely in Catalan:
Some groups entirely in Spanish:


A level of  B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required.

Objectives and Contextualisation

The emphasis of this course will be on the listening comprehension of English. Different grammatical and lexical aspects of the English language will be developed in compliance with the level of the course. (Verb tenses, comparisons, and conditionals among others) Also the acquisition of the vocabulary, error correction, text comprehension and organization in writing will also be worked on.


    Art History
  • Developing critical thinking and reasoning and communicating them effectively both in your own and other languages.
  • Students must be capable of communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Students must develop the necessary learning skills in order to undertake further training with a high degree of autonomy.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Ability to maintain an appropriate conversation.
  2. Carrying out oral presentations using an appropriate academic vocabulary and style.
  3. Communicating in the studied language in oral and written form, properly using vocabulary and grammar.
  4. Critically taking part in classroom oral debates and using the discipline's specific vocabulary.
  5. Identifying the main and secondary ideas and expressing them with linguistic correctness.
  6. Preparing an oral and written discourse in the corresponding language in a proper and organized way.
  7. Submitting works in accordance with both individual and small group demands and personal styles.


Units 1, 2, 3 and 5 of the book will be covered as well as other material to practice what is being covered in the course.

Organization of writing: Summaries.


The methodology this course follows is that of the textbook (see Bibliography). Units 1,2,3 and 5 will be covered. The class will basically have oral comprehension and speaking activities. Reading comprehension and writing organization will also be worked on.


Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Guided activities 50 2 6, 3, 2, 5, 1, 4, 7
Type: Supervised      
Supervised activities 25 1 6, 3, 2, 5, 1, 4, 7
Type: Autonomous      
Autonomous activities 50 2 6, 3, 2, 5, 1, 4, 7
Project preparation and oral presentation 15 0.6 6, 3, 2, 4, 7


The Class will be evaluated in the following way:


Continuous Assessment                                                                 35%

-          4 tests (can not be recuperated)

-          2 writing assignments

Presentation                                                                                 10%

Final Exam                                                                                    45%

Speaking Activities                                                                        10%


On carrying out each assessment activity, lecturers will inform students (on Moodle) of the procedures to be followed for reviewing all grades awarded, and the date on which such a review will take place.



Re-assessment for this subject requires a content-synthesis test, for which the following conditions are applicable: 

-          The student must previously have submitted a minimum of two-thirds of the course-assessment items.

-          The student must previously have obtained an average overall grade equal to or higher than 3.5.

-          The student must previously have passed 2 of the 4 tests

-          The maximum grade than can be obtained through re-assessment is a 5.


Students will obtain a Not assessed/Not submitted course grade unless they have submitted more than 35% of the assessment items.

In the event of a student committing any irregularity that may lead to a significant variation in the grade awarded to an assessment activity, the student will be given a zero for this activity, regardless of any disciplinary process that may take place. In the event of several irregularities in assessment activities of the same subject, the student will be given a zero as the final grade for this subject.

In the event that tests or exams cannot be taken onsite, they will be adapted to an online format made available through the UAB’s virtual tools (original weighting will be maintained). Homework, activities and class participation will be carried out through forums, wikis and/or discussion on Teams, etc. Lecturers will ensure that students are able to access these virtual tools, or will offer them feasible alternatives.

Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Continuous assessment (quizzes and writings) 35% 4 0.16 3, 7
Final exam 45% 1.5 0.06 6, 3, 5
Oral presentation 10% 1.5 0.06 6, 3, 2, 1, 4, 7
Speaking Activities 10% 3 0.12 3, 1, 4



Lansford, Lewis, Dummett, Paul, and Helen Stephenson. (2017). Keynote Advanced for "Usos Bàsics" (UAB SPECIAL EDITION). Hampshire:National Geographic Learning.





For extra practice in grammar

- Kennedy-Scanlon, Michael, Pladevall, Elisabet and Cebrián, Juli (2012). Guided Error correction

Level B2. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Servei de Publicacions




http://www.ldoceonline.com/ (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English)

http://www.merriam-webster.com/ (Merrian-Webster dictionaries on line)

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ (Cambridge dictionaries on line)

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/ (Cambridge official examination practice)

http://www.els-lab.com (listening exercises with self-correction multiple-choice activities)

http://oxforddictionary.so8848.com/ (online collocation dictionary)