Preparation for CACD 2019 - Week of October 15th to week ending December 8th

Preparation for CACD 2019 - Week of October 15th to week ending December 8th

The first module of courses for CACD 2019 focusing on TPS [Text comprehension] and English phase 2 will begin in the week of October 15th and finish in the week ending December 8th.

Material covered:
Phase 1: specially-prepared practice exercises and old CESPE texts, with comments.
Phase 2: Translation from and into Portuguese, Summary-writing and Composition.

Group A - Monday evenings 19:10-21:00
Group F - Monday afternoons 15:40-17:30

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




Distance Learning October to December 2018: preparing for CACD 2019

For this period there are two tracks. Students who already study with us can choose which track they want to follow. New students should take track B. For both tracks we expect a high starting level, so students are only accepted after their placement test has been evaluated and approved.

Track B has more TPS and language practice, and each month’s work will usually contain:

a) printed texts for vocabulary and stylistic study, TWO per week, with

- comprehension [TPS] exercises– your teacher does not mark these questions, but you receive an annotated key with explanations, and you can raise queries by email;

- some additional language practice exercises – these may be marked by your teacher, or you can raise questions when you have seen the key;

b) ONE composition exercise and ONE summary-writing exercise.

c) TWO short texts for translation from Portuguese to English.

d) TWO short texts for translation from English to Portuguese.

e) A file of extra reading on the topic addressed in the TPS (eg populism, the refugee crisis, global warming).

Students who complete all the tasks with promising work will be invited to join Track A for the first semester of 2019.

Track A is for students in their final phase of preparation. It has more written work, and each month’s work will usually contain:

a) printed texts for vocabulary and stylistic study, ONE per week, with

- comprehension [TPS] exercises– your teacher does not mark these questions, but you receive an annotated key with explanations, and you can raise queries by email;

- some additional language practice exercises – these may be marked by your teacher, or you can raise questions when you have seen the key;

- translation from English to Portuguese of one or two paragraphs of the text.

b) TWO composition exercises and TWO summary-writing exercises.

c) Around FOUR short texts for translation from Portuguese to English.

d) A file of extra reading on the topic addressed in the TPS (e.g. populism, the refugee crisis, global warming).

News

CACD 2019

Congratulations to our successful candidates in CACD 2018-and commiserations to those who came so close but didn’t qualify.

Registrations are now open to prepare for CACD 2019.


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