CACD 2017

9-week course for TPS and Phase 2 English  

All classes are very advanced - Council of Europe C1 level. If you have not studied with us before, please take the placement test.  Click here.

Week beginning July 24th- week ending September 30th

Part 1: TPS-  Objective Test [3 weeks]
Intensive practice with TPS exercises, including analysis of different types of TPS question, vocabulary and grammar questions, analysis of text structure and translation from and into English with a focus on vocabulary.  Students may opt to do this part of the course online, without attending the classes.  Exercises and keys will be posted regularly on the Homework website.

Part 2: Practice for phase 2 English [6 weeks]
Exercises will focus on Translation from and into English, Summary-writing and Composition, with reference to the new marking criteria.  These classes will be face-to-face.

In 2017, the English test will be on October 1st .  It is now a 5-hour eliminating exam.

Exercise

Evaluation criteria

Number of marks

Total mark

Composition
on a general topic
Length 400-450 words

Presentation/ general impression
Legibility, style and coherence

 

10 marks

Composition:
50 marks

Ability to discuss
Objectivity, systematic arguments, content and relevance of information

 

10 marks

Ability to analyse and reflect

5 marks

Grammatical accuracy and appropriacy of the language used

 

25 marks

Translation into Portuguese

Faithfulness to the style of the original

 

5 marks

Translation into Portuguese:
20 marks

Grammatical accuracy and appropriacy of the language used

15 marks

Translation into English

Faithfulness to the style of the original

5 marks

Translation into English
15 marks

 

Grammatical accuracy and appropriacy of the language used

10 marks

Summary of a text in English

Capacity for synthesis and concision

5 marks

Summary
15 marks

Grammatical accuracy and appropriacy of the language used

10 marks

Total for the whole English test

100 marks

Minimum pass mark for the English test

50 marks

 

Current Affairs Group A
Monday evenings 19:10-21:00
Current Affairs Group C [new group]
Thursday mornings 8:10 - 10:00
Current Affairs Group D
Thursday mornings 10:30-12:20
Current Affairs Group F
Monday afternoons 15:40-17:30
Current Affairs Group G
Tuesday mornings 10:15-12:05
Sorry! This group is full. You can join the waiting list by emailing sara@sarawalker.com.br
Current Affairs Group H
Tuesday evenings 19:10-21:00 (priority to students who work during the day)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Also, if you are a new student, don't forget to take the placement test.

 

Class dates

 

Mon
Groups A and F

Tues 
Groups G and H

Thurs
Groups C and D

Intensive preparation for TPS  (3 weeks)

July 24

July 25

July 27

July 31

Aug 1

Aug 3

Aug  7

Aug  8

Aug  10

Break

Aug 14

Aug 14

Aug 17

Intensive Preparation for
Phase 2 English

Aug 21

Aug 22

Aug 24

Aug 28

Aug 29

Aug 30

Sept 4

Sept 5

Sept 7

Sept 11

Sept 12

Sept 14

Sept 18

Sept 19

Sept 21

Sept 25

Sept 26

Sept 28

 

Cost of the 9-week course:
2 payments of R$ 450,00 each (at the start of the course and on September lst)  or a single payment of R$880,00 at the start of the course.

Candidates for CACD 2018: there will be a new 9-week course starting in early October.

 

News

CACD 2017

English for CACD
new groups start 24/07/17
New groups start on Monday - and a comprehensive self-study package for TPS is available Cost R$250,00
contact: sara@sarawalker.com.br

The Regulations [Edital] for CACD 2017 are now available here

English is again and eliminating examination in Phase 2- minimum mark 50.

Teachers for 2017

Sara Walker
Susie Casement Moreira
Peter Leamy
Alexandra da Costa


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