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Curso 2024/2025

1. Datos de la asignatura

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Primer Semestre
Filología Inglesa
Plataforma Virtual

Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Salamanca

Datos del profesorado

Tamara Robledo Carranza
Fac. Educación y Turismo
Filología Inglesa
Filología Inglesa
Filología Inglesa (2º planta)
Horario de tutorías
Martes 16:30-17:30h
Jueves 16:30-18:30h
920353600 ext. 3884

2. Recomendaciones previas

  • Activities in this course will be conducted in English, so students are expected to have at least an A2+ entry level of English according to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR):
  • This course does NOT provide a certification of B1 level adequate for the access to Mención en Lengua Extranjera: Inglés. To access the Mención en Lengua Extranjera: Inglés, it will be necessary to certify a B1 level by an external source (University of Cambridge, TOEFL, EOI…) or take an exam at the Servicio Central de Idiomas, University of Salamanca. Preference of access will be given to students with a B2 level. For further information, please visit: idioma/adaptacion-al-grado-de-maestro


3. Objetivos

On completion of this course, students must be able to express themselves both orally and in written English to at least a B1 level according to the Common European Framework

  • At B1 level, typical users are expected to be able to use real language skills such as these:
  • take part in conversation, asking and answering questions, making requests, asking for permission, asking for information, making suggestions, talking freely about familiar topics, etc.
  • understand the main points of straightforward instructions or public announcements.
  • understand the meaning of recorded spoken material (i.e. everyday life information, announcements, discussions, etc.)
  • read texts (i.e. tales, stories, newspapers and magazines) and understand the main points as well as showing you can use vocabulary and structure by completing set tasks.
  • deal with most of the situations you might meet when travelling to an English- speaking country.
  • ask simple questions and take part in factual conversations in a work / educational environment.
  • write fact files, letters, stories, messages, articles, essays and reviews (150 words) on familiar matters

4. Competencias a adquirir | Resultados de Aprendizaje

Básicas / Generales | Conocimientos.

CE52/DP 28 To be able to express oneself orally and in writing in English language to at least a B1 level according to the Common European Framework.

CE114/DI 20 To promote interest in the English language at the initial stage.

CE53/DP 29 To introduce English language content in the syllabus through appropriate teaching resources and to develop the relevant student competences.

CE93/DP BI27  To become familiar with various international English as a foreign language teaching situations and strategies.

Específicas | Habilidades.

  • CG2- Communication in foreign languages, which involves, in addition to the same basic competences as communication in the mother tongue, intercultural mediation and understanding.

    CG4 Learning to learn, a competence linked to learning, to the ability to undertake and organise learning either individually or in groups, according to the individual's own needs, as well as to be aware of the methods and identify the opportunities available.

    CB1 Students have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education, and is usually at a level that, while relying on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the cutting edge of their field of study.

    CB2 Students are able to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the skills that are usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem solving within their field of study.

    CB3 Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) in order to make judgements that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.

    CB4 Students are able to convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

    CB5 Students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.

Transversales | Competencias.

BP 11 To become familiar with the processes of interaction and communication in the classroom.

BP 13 To promote cooperative work and individual effort.

BP 17 To become familiar with innovative teaching experiences in primary education and apply them.

BP 19 To become familiar with basic techniques and methodologies of educational research and be able to design innovative projects through the identification of evaluation criteria.

5. Contenidos


  • The subject will consist of Theoretical-Practical Classes, where we will devote particular attention to the four skills taught in foreign language teaching:
  • The Reading skill: read articles, essays and reviews related to the pedagogical area in which students will become to be in contact with.
  • The Listening skill: listen to a radio interview, listen to someone’s daily routine, listen to a song, listen to a TV news report, listen to a conversation about a film, listen to different dialogues, listen to two people talking about a particular topic, etc.
  • The Speaking skill: ask for and give information, talk about personal likes and dislikes, ask for and give personal details, compare people, tell a friend about future plans, exchange opinions, explain why you particularly like a film, book, piece of music, etc, talk for an extended period about a familiar topic, participate in reaching a group decision, make a simple informal presentation, carry out the presentation of different activities to be developed in a class of primary,etc .
  • The Writing skill: write about personal events in the past, write about what you would do in a hypothetical situation, write an e-mail to a friend you haven’t talked to for a long time, write a composition describing similarities or differences, write a thank-you note, write an informal letter to a friend, give advice, make suggestions, write an essay about a controversial issue, write an article for a magazine explaining the advantages of one method for teaching foreign languages etc.

Moreover, we will also provide students with real instances of language in use around three different perspectives:

1.- Samples  of linguistic functions:  expressing obligation, apologising,  refusing, encouraging, advising, predicting, suggesting a solution, disagreeing, expressing preferences, asking for clarification, describing feelings, offering help, etc.

2.- Samples of language focus: revision of question forms, verbal tenses, modal verbs, use of articles, quantifiers with countable and uncountable nouns, comparative and superlative adjectives, the passive voice, conditional sentences, etc.

3.- Samples of Vocabulary and topics for speaking and writing: leisure activities, hobbies and interests, words to describe feelings, daily routines, dates and special occasions, physical appearance and personal characteristics, holidays, ambitions and dreams, geographical features, health and accidents, everyday objects, etc.

6. Metodologías Docentes

The course is designed to follow the communicative approach through an integrated syllabus that links grammar, communicative and intercultural functions and theoretical basis for foreign language teaching. The four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are presented fully integrated, though grammar, pronunciation and lexis will also be practiced. Grammatical structures are presented in intercultural communicative contexts covering different topics and through grammatical descriptions that explain their usage. Grammar is exploited by means of practice exercises while strategies to achieve the above mentioned linguistic skills will also be carried out.

Students will be expected to prepare and participate in those activities presented by the teacher or by other classmates. They will be asked to complete the tasks assigned throughout the course, such as giving short oral presentations and producing didactic activities to be presented in the classroom. Reading and writing practice will be mostly carried out as homework to be reviewed during the class time, so they will be asked to read short written texts and produce a number of essays and reports at home. They will also be expected to display activities for conversational practice to take place in the seminar classes. Finally, they will be expected to put into practice the instructions commented in class and to develop strategies for ongoing self-study of a foreign language.

Moreover students will enable to participate in a day of practice at one school if they want to take part in this formative proyect

7. Distribución de las Metodologías Docentes

8. Recursos

Libros de consulta para el alumno.

The B1 coursebook that will be used as a resource so that student can improve grammar skills: New Cutting Edge (Intermediate Student’s Book), Sarah Cunningham, Peter Moor and Jonathan Bygrave . Third Edition. 2013. Pearson.

Additional audiovisual and reading practice material will be used during the course and provided by the teacher; practice and reference (dictionaries and vocabulary in use) resources will be recommended for further individual or group work.

Otras referencias bibliográficas, electrónicas o cualquier otro tipo de recurso.

  • Foley, M and Hall, Diana. (2014) My grammar lab. Intermediate. Pearson
  • Murphy, R. (2007). English Grammar in Use (third edition with answers and CD- ROM). Cambridge: C.U.P.
  • Murphy, R. (2007). Essential Grammar in Use (with answers and CD-ROM). Cambridge: C.U.P.
  • Swan , M. & Walter, C. (1997). How English Works. A Grammar Practice Book. Oxford: O.U.P.
  • Swan, Michael (1995). Practical English Usage. Oxford: O.U.P.

9. Evaluación

Criterios de evaluación.

The final mark will be comprised of:

  • Regular attendance and active participation: 10%
  • Individual essays (teaching activity, compositions…): 20%
  • Class assignments (activities, speaking tasks… ): 20%
  • Final assessment (oral + written) on linguistic competence (5/10 marks will be required as minimum): 50%

Sistemas de evaluación.

Written test


Case of study


Recomendaciones para la evaluación.

Intensive  daily  practice  of  the  four  skills  and  B1  standard  tests  are  highly recommended, together with regular class attendance.