This module is aimed at students who have already attained a high level of proficiency and extends receptive and productive skills to a highly sophisticated level encompassing several registers. Strategies and study methods will be further developed to increase independent learning. Teaching is through practical language classes involving whole group and small-group/pair-work and one-to-one activities, aimed at developing all language skills, with particular emphasis on oral communication. Conversations, discussions and debates on topical (current) issues will be a constant feature. One hour weekly will be dedicated to practice in translation, note-taking and summary skills. A wide range of audio-visual resources are used routinely.