This course further develops the communicative competence of students in English, focusing on the oral expression of one’s own ideas and opinions. In addition to speaking, the course includes the acquisition of new vocabulary, the development of socio-cultural competence, a grammar review, and exposure to listening, reading, and to a lesser degree writing. The textbooks and articles provide plenty of material and opportunities for discussion and debate. Each section is introduced by an award-winning film. The theme is further explored through a series of literary, journalistic and other types of texts and speaking activities. Communicative competence will be measured by fluency, pronunciation, use of general conversational strategies such as paraphrasing skills, an extensive active vocabulary, and grammar. (Course conducted only in English).