|Written work will be regularly corrected and marked throughout the academic year. Students shall be assessed in exams which, though largely based on the contents of the textbook and the further material provided, may also include any other aspect of grammar and vocabulary which is supposed to be known to a student of English at this level.|
There will be two written exams: one in January and another one in June. The January test will largely include the contents studied in the first term. It will consist of the following parts:
Grammar (30 % of the mark),
Vocabulary (20 % of the mark),
Reading comprehension (15 % of the mark),
Listening comprehension (10 % of the mark) and
Writing a composition of about 150 words on one of two given topics (15 % of the mark).
For those passing the January test, it will amount up to 50% of the final mark for each section, in case the student gets a poorer mark in the June exam. For those failing or not taking the January test, the only mark will be the one obtained in the June exam. Therefore, Erasmus students coming from other universities and staying only for one term will be required to sit one of the tests and make an oral presentation.
The June test will include the whole of the subject, that is, the same five sections of the January test. Apart from this, students will have to make oral presentations in class, which will amount up to a 10 % of the final mark.
With respect to the final mark, the following criteria will be applied:
When the mark obtained in one or more parts of the exam is less than 50% of the total mark for that part and the Final Mark is:
® higher than or equal to 6, the June mark will be "APROBADO";
® lower than 6 and higher than or equal to 5, the June mark will be "SUSPENSO", and, therefore, the students will have to re-sit all the parts failed;
® lower than 5, the June mark will be "SUSPENSO" and, therefore, the students will have to re-sit the WHOLE exam again in September.
Regular attendance and practical homework will form part of the evaluation criteria and will helpt to determined the final mark of the students..