CACD 2018

10-week English course for Phase 1 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.

Dates: October 5 th - December 14 th 2017

The course will give regular practice in TPS exercises for CACD Phase 1, as well as in Translation from and into Portuguese, Summary-writing and Composition for Phase 2. Please note that as of 2017, English is again a 5-hour eliminating examination.

CACD English Phase 2 2018 is likely to follow the same format as CACD 2017

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 (priority to students who work during the day)

Current Affairs Group C
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

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

 

Cost of the 10-week course:
2 payments of R$ 450,00 each [due 10/10 and 10/11] and one of R$225,00 [due 10/12] or a single payment of R$1.075 at the start of the course.

 

Distance Learning: we have a small group of distance learners who work mainly by correspondence. Students interested in this mode should write to our Distance Tutor, Profa. Susan Casement Moreira: sccasementm@yahoo.com

News

CACD 2018

Preparation for CACD 2018 begins on October 5th and in the week of October 9th, with a new 10-week course. CACD 2018 is likely to be in the first semester of 2018, possibly starting as early as February, for a new IRBr class of diplomats, to start in July 2018.

Teachers for 2017

Sara Walker
Susie Casement Moreira
Peter Leamy
Alexandra da Costa


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