Guia docente 2019_20
Facultad de Filología y Traducción
Grao en Linguas Estranxeiras
 Subjects
  Pronunciation of the first foreign language: English
   Assessment
  Description Qualification Evaluated Competencess
Laboratory practical Part-term exam based on lab session activities. 5
CB1
CB2
CB3
CB4
CB5
CG1
CG5
CG8
CG10
CG12
CG13
CE86
CE87
CE88
CE89
Problem solving Submission, with or without prior notice, of exercises, transcriptions, recordings, etc. requested to do in class or as homework, as well as level of development of autonomous ICT activities. 15
CB2
CB3
CB4
CB5
CG4
CG5
CG6
CG8
CG12
CE85
CE86
CE87
CE88
CE89
Objective questions exam Part-term exam on the theoretical-practical contents of the syllabus. 10
CB1
CB2
CB3
CB4
CB5
CG1
CG3
CG4
CG5
CG6
CG8
CG10
CG11
CE83
CE84
CE85
CE86
Systematic observation Student participation and involvement in class sessions: attention, comments and questions related to lectures, and performance of activities. This information will be collected through systematic on-the-spot observation. 10
CB1
CB2
CB3
CB4
CB5
CG7
CG8
CG10
CG11
CG13
CE83
CE84
CE85
CE86
CE87
CE88
CE89
Problem and/or exercise solving Final exam consisting of a theoretical-practical component, including long and short questions on the theoretical contents and their practical application to exercises (transcription included), and a lab component which will include (a) multiple-choice and/or short auditory discrimination questions, (b) transcription of an oral text and (c) a reading task. 60
CB1
CB2
CB3
CB4
CB5
CG1
CG3
CG4
CG5
CG6
CG8
CG10
CG11
CE83
CE84
CE85
CE86
CE87
CE88
CE89
 
Other comments on the Evaluation

A) FIRST EDITION OF
RECORDS (ACTAS) IN DECEMBER/JANUARY

a) Continuous
assessment

Students will be assessed
at the end of the first term on the basis of their continuous performance
throughout the course. The continuous assessment system will  comprise the
following obligatory parameters (figures in brackets indicate the percentages
of the final mark):

 (1) Active participation in class (10%). Though class
attendance is not compulsory, regular attendance will be positively valued.

 (2) Two tests which will take place the week immediately after the
end of unit 4: one test on the theoretical contents, exercise or
problem-solving related to the first 4 units of the syllabus and a phonological
transcription (10%), and a second test on the lab activities of auditory discrimination
and oral production (5%). Note: In case of a fail or non attendance, there is no
possibility to retake the tests. The percentages of the final mark achieved are
summative. The dates of these tests will be announced in class and through the Faitic platform in advance.

 (3) Submission of specific assignments (exercises, transcriptions,
recordings, etc.), which will be asked to be done either in the classroom or as
homework, with or without prior notice,  and degree of performance of
autonomous online activities (15%). Note: Failure to submit an
assignment within the timespan assigned and in the format requested will count
as a zero. In case of failing  any activity, there is no possibility to
compensate the mark by another one, unless the lecturer informs otherwise. The percentage of the final mark achieved
is summative.

 (4) Final exam (60%): It will consist of two components, a
theoretical-practical one and a lab part (auditory discrimination and oral
production), which will constitute 65% and 35% of the final exam mark,
respectively. They will cover all the theoretical and practical contents
presented throughout the term, including obligatory reading assignments from
both the coursebook and supplementary sources. In order to pass the course it
is compulsory for students to pass each of the two exam components (theory and practice) with at least 4/10
. Students not satisfying this
requirement will not pass the course even if the average mark of the four parameters
is 5/10 or above. The theoretical-practical part of the final exam will be held on the day and
hour and in the room indicated in the exam calendar approved by the Faculty
Board. The date, hour and room of the lab part of the exam will be announced in
class and through this platform in due course.

 b) Exam-only assessment

Students unable to comply with the requirements of the continuous assessment system due to duly justified reasons will have
to inform the teacher during the first 15 days of the course.
 These students will be assessed on the basis of a single final exam which
will constitute the entire final mark (100%). The exam will cover all the contents
introduced throughout the first term, including obligatory reading assignments
from both the coursebook and supplementary sources. The exam will consist of
two components, a theoretical-practical one and a lab part (auditory
discrimination and oral production), which will constitute 65% and 35% of the
final exam mark, respectively. In order to pass the course it is compulsory for students to
pass each of the two exam components with at least 4/10. Students not satisfying this
requirement will not pass the course even if the average mark of the two components is 5/10 or above. The final exam
(both the theoretical-practical and the lab component) will be held on the same
date, at the same time and in the same room as for students following the
continuous assessment.

Students are strongly
recommended to attend classes whenever  they can.


(B) SECOND EDITION OF
RECORDS (ACTAS) IN JUNE/JULY

Students not passing the
continuous assessment on the first edition of records, or students not passing
the exam-only assessment after opting for this type of assessment at the
beginning of the term, will be assessed anew in June/July for the second edition of
records. This assessment will be based on a single final exam which will
constitute the entire final mark
(see section (b) above on exam-only
assessment). Should the student have passed one of the two exam parts (the theoretical-practical or the lab part) with at least a 5/10 in the December/January sitting, that mark will be used to recalculate the final course grade in June/July and the student will only have to retake the part that was failed in the first sitting. 

The theoretical-practical part of the exam will be held on the
date, at the time and in the room indicated in the exam calendar approved by
the Faculty Board. The date, hour and room for the lab component of the exam
will be announced through the Faitic platform in advance.

Note for all students regardless of the type of assessment:

- Linguistic correctness
will also determine the mark obtained. 

- Any instance of plagiarism in any activity, test or exam will
derive in failing the relevant activity, test or exam. Claiming ignorance of
plagiarism will not exempt the student from liability.



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