Relevance of the course:

This course is important to students for the following reasons. First, it provides students with opportunities to identify specific language areas they need to work on and improve. Second, it creates opportunities to further their competence in the four language skills with a heavier focus on the development of their speaking skill. Third, it involves students in carrying out activities that aim at helping them recognize and repair particular language problems. Fourth, students will become familiar with language improvement activities that they can later on implement in their future teaching context.

Objectives:

The main goal of this course is to provide students with means for developing and improving their current use of English with particular emphasis on their communicative and instructional needs. More specifically students will:

  • Develop a better understanding of their language ability and the language problems they need to work on:
  • Develop their ability to identify and monitor their use of English for communication and teaching purposes
  • Improve their receptive and productive language skills in order to strengthen their communicative and instructional
  • Increase students´ efficiency of the phonological, lexical, syntactical and grammatical dimensions of their language
  • Allow students to feel more positive and confident in their use of English
  • Design strategies that can help them fix language and communication problems