Teacher: Maria Dolors Querol
BASIC 2 CB Tuesdays and Thursdays, 17.00 - 19.00 BASIC 2 DB Tuesdays and Thursdays, 19.00 - 21.00 EOI PALMA 2016-2017 ENGLISH DEPARTAMENT Classroom: 1.2 (building Guillem Sagrera) Bibliography Coursebook: English File Pre-intermediate (third edition): Student’s Book + Workbook with Key Pack (3rd Edition). Oxford University Press. Additional interactive exercises for each File are available online at https://elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/preint3/?cc=global&selLanguage=en Readers: Basic 2 students should read at least two books. You can choose your graded readers from the links suggested in your blog or from the Library and Multimedia room in EOI Palma. The level you should be looking for is A2 (Elementary or Pre-intermediate). Recommended reference and grammar books: § The Good Grammar Book. A new grammar practice book for elementary to lower-intermediate students of English. (With answers). Michael Swan and Catherine Walter. Oxford. § English Grammar in Use. A self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English. Fourth Edition (with answers). Raymond Murphy. Cambridge University Press. § Test Your Vocabulary 2 (Pre-intermediate). Peter Watcyn-Jones and Olivia Johnston. Longman (Penguin English Guides). § Oxford Word Skills Basic. Ruth Gairns and Stuart Redman. Oxford. Dictionaries: Any bilingual dictionary by Oxford, Cambridge, Longman or Collins. School library and multimedia room (C/ Aragó, 59): Basic 2 students need some extra work. The school library and multimedia room will let you practise in an enjoyable way. It will be open from 17th October. Attendance policy Students have to attend 35% lessons in order to be considered as former students for registration purposes. However, no attendance is necessary to have the right to do the final exams in June and September.
Assessment and Tests During the year, students will do several tests on four different parts (Reading comprehension, Listening comprehension, Writing and Speaking) to provide them with enough exam practice, as well as to give both the student and the teacher information on the progress made. A mock exam has been scheduled to be done in February 2017. Nevertheless, the final and official exam to obtain the Certificat de nivell bàsic (level A2) will take place in May-June & September 2017. Students will be evaluated four skills in their final exam: Reading comprehension, Listening comprehension, Writing and Speaking. Each skill is worth 25% of the total mark, and the student needs to pass each one of them independently of the others with a minimum mark of 60%. § Reading Test = 25% § Listening Test = 25% § Writing Test = 25% § Speaking Test = 25% The students who do the September exam can only take the parts of the exam that they failed in May-June. Calendar Holidays: -Tuesday, 1st November -Tuesday, 6th December -Thursday, 8th December -Christmas break: 23rd December – 8th January -Tuesday, 28th February -Easter break: 13th April – 23rd April -2 more days to be confirmed Friday lessons: -21st October -4th November -16th December -17th February -3rd March -31st March -5th May **** Your blog: basic2cbanddb.blogspot.com.es **** Edmodo: www.edmodo.com (Basic 2 CB / Basic 2 DB)