The course aims to:

- provide tools to analyze functions and uses of the English language in the context of Communication Studies.
-develop and enhance the communication skills of female students and students in the communication macrosector, strengthening their ability to successfully convey messages and information
The expected learning outcomes include the understanding of articles (web, newspapers, blogs, etc.) in English and professional texts of B2 / B2 + level, as well as the acquisition of a specific, correct and adequate vocabulary of professional English in the communication field. .
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Competences and skills within the Degree in Communication Studies. An introduction to Linguistics. Linguistics and morphology exercises. Varieties of the English language and an approach to Sociolinguistics.Functional English and the use of language in advertising, magazines, journalism, realia. Discourse Analysis. Functional vocabulary, register, verb patterns, phrasal verbs, linkers, collocations, word formation/word blending, prefixes, suffixes, compounds, roots, polisemy, abstract nouns. Formal Writing and argumentative writing.
At the end of the course the student will be able to produce a text in formal / academic English, a presentation, a formal letter, a text or Discourse analysis. The student will also be able to understand and analyse the use of language in different contexts.

Core Documentation

Gramley, Stephan, Vivian Gramley, and Kurt-Michael Pätzold. "A survey of modern English". Routledge.
McLoughlin, Linda. "The language of magazines". London: Routledge.
additional texts and materials provided by the teacher during the course.

Reference Bibliography

McLoughlin, L. The language of magazines. London: Routledge. Gramley, S., Gramley V., and Pätzold K.. A survey of modern English. Routledge. Carter, Ronald, et al. Working with texts: a core introduction to language analysis. Psychology Press, 2001. Kane, T. S., Oxford essential guide to writing. Oxford 2000. Hicks W., Allen G., English for Journalists. Routledge, 2023.

Type of delivery of the course

Classroom-taught lessons with interactive activites.


Optional but recommended.

Type of evaluation

Type of assessment: written examination on the topics addressed during classes.