Universidad de La Laguna
rev. 2021-02-12

Técnicas de expresión en un idioma moderno
Historia (2020-2021)

unit 1 unit 2 unit 3 unit 4 unit 5 unit 6 unit 7 unit 8 unit 9 unit 10 unit 11 unit 12

Week 1

Tues., 9 Feb.

PROLOGUE 0.1
English for historians

Thurs., 11 Feb.

Asignatura obligatoria de 6 créditos en primero del Grado en Historia.

Guía docente. Temario.

Horario de clases.

Calendario de exámenes.

INSTRUCTOR

Pedro Domínguez Caballero de Rodas
Edificio Departamental de Filología, B1-20
tel. (34) 922 31 65 02-6612
pdcrodas@ull.es (horario de tutorías)

PROLOGUE 0.2
Language learning

Thurs., 11 Feb.

Steve Kaufmann: Seven concepts of natural language learning (2009) (PDF).
Steve Kaufmann on learning languages ► 4:38 (2007 video) (transcript).

Week 2

HOLIDAY
Shrove Tuesday

Tues., 16 Feb. Cartel del carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2021

Ash Wednesday

Wed., 17 Feb.

PROLOGUE 0.3
Quantity and quality

Thurs., 18 Feb.

Herbert Lui: Why quantity should be your priority (2013) (PDF).
Girl learns to dance in a year ► 1:50 (2013 video).
Trond Egil Toft: Better learning through handwriting (2012) (PDF).

Week 3

TOPIC 1.1
Planet earth

Tues., 23 Feb.

Assignment 1.
Why earth science? ► 6:38 (2008 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 1.2
Human evolution

Tues., 23 Feb.

Where and when did humans evolve? ► 5:28 (2013 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 1.3
Time management

Thurs., 25 Feb.

A short guide to managing your time ► 4:36 (2014 video) (transcript).
Time management top tips (2015).

Introducing oneself in public.

Week 4

TOPIC 2.1
Terrestrial surface

Tues., 2 Mar.

Assignment 2.
Exploring landforms and bodies of water for kids ►  9:18 (2008 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 2.2
Discovery

Tues., 2 Mar.

The Terracotta Warriors ► 4:11 (2008 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 2.3
Commercial correspondence

Thurs., 4 Mar.

Writing business letters in English (useful phrases and vocabulary) (PDF).
Dustin Wax: How to write a business letter that gets results (2008) (PDF).
The dos and don'ts of e-mail etiquette ► 8:34 (2012 video) (transcript).
Jeremy S. Hyman and Lynn F. Jacobs: Eighteen etiquette tips for e-mailing your professor (2010) (PDF).

Week 5

TOPIC 3.1
Climate

Tues., 9 Mar.

Assignment 3.
Basics of geography: Climate ► 9:03 (2008 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 3.2
Excavation

Tues., 9 Mar.

Bedlam dig begins at Liverpool Street station ► 4:05 (2015 video) (transcript).
Hamish McDougall: Bedlam dig begins at Liverpool Street (2015 article).

TOPIC 3.3
Presentation skills (I)

Thurs., 11 Mar.

How to create an awesome PowerPoint presentation ► 2:01 (2008 video).
Chris Thomas: Five memorable key steps to ensure a good presentation ► 6:21 (2008 video) (transcript).

One-minute talks: from the videos.

Week 6

TOPIC 4.1
Population

Tues., 16 Mar.

Assignment 4.
Seven billion: how did we get so big so fast? ► 2:34 (2011 video) (transcript).
Why China's one-child policy failed ► 3:30 (2015 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 4.2
Underwater archaeology

Tues., 16 Mar.

Underwater archaeology ► 2:50 (2012 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 4.3
Presentation skills (II)

Thurs., 18 Mar.

Donald Clark: Presentations (1998-2011).
Present like Steve Jobs ► 6:54 (2008 video) (transcript).

Week 7

TOPIC 5.1
Agriculture

Tues., 23 Mar.

Assignment 5.
Why was agriculture so important? ► 10:03 (2014 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 5.2
Dating the past

Tues., 23 Mar.

How does radiocarbon dating work? ► 2:11 (2012 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 5.3
Library

Thurs., 25 Mar.

Should I be using Google or the library resources for a paper? ► 1:40 (2013 video) (transcript).
Universal Decimal Classification summary.
Google Scholar.

One-minute talks: free topic.

Holy Week (29 Mar. – 4 Apr.)

Holy Wednesday

Wed., 31 Mar. HolyWednesday (33K)

Maundy Thursday

Thurs., 1 Apr. MaundyThursday (30K)

Good Friday

Fri., 2 Apr. GoodFriday (52K)

Week 8

TOPIC 6.1
Industry

Tues., 6 Apr.

Assignment 6.
Turning points in history: Industrial Revolution ► 3:32 (2009 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 6.2
Looting and destruction

Tues., 6 Apr.

The scourge of looting: trafficking antiquities, from temple to museum ► 2:08 (2014 video) (transcript).
On ISIS destruction: human history "is permanent" ► 2:01 (2015 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 6.3
Documentation

Thurs., 8 Apr.

Introduction to citations ► 4:38 (2018 video) (transcript).
The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS).
Manual de estilo Chicago Deusto (PDF).
American Psychological Association: APA Style.
Interactive APA (OWLL, Massey University).
Estilo APA (Biblioteca Universitaria, Universidad de Alicante).

Week 9

TOPIC 7.1
Ancient world

Tues., 13 Apr.

Assignment 7.
A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome ► 6:35 (2012 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 7.2
Language

Tues., 13 Apr.

Speaking in tongues: The history of language ► 3:04 (2009 video) (transcript).

Hear the click consonants ► 2:06 and some basic greetings ► 3:01 in the Khoekhoe language.
Polyglot Alexander Argüelles gives introductory overviews on Old English ► 8:59 and Middle English ► 9:08.
Shakespeare: Original pronunciation ► 10:22.

Group presentations (5 min each student).

TOPIC 7.3
Plagiarism

Thurs., 15 Apr.

Plagiarism: Lesson one ► 5:54 (2016 video) (transcript).

Group presentations.

Week 10

TOPIC 8.1
Middle Ages

Tues., 20 Apr.

Assignment 8.
Medieval manor ► 7:17 (2010 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 8.2
Marriage

Tues., 20 Apr.

The history of marriage ► 4:45 (2014 video) (transcript).

Group presentations.

TOPIC 8.3
Creativity

Thurs., 22 Apr.

The secret to creativity ► 5:08 (2016 video) (transcript).

Group presentations.

Week 11

TOPIC 9.1
Early modern period

Tues., 27 Apr.

Assignment 9.
Europeans explore the East ► 5:19 (2012 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 9.2
Kinship

Tues., 27 Apr.

Family and kinship ► 4:15 (2009 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 9.3
Outlining

Thurs., 29 Apr.

How to write a book: from research to writing to editing to publishing, by Ryan Holiday ► 5:42 (2016 video) (transcript).
Chittaranjan Andrade: How to write a good abstract for a scientific paper or conference presentation (2011).
IMRAD structure (2009).

Week 12

TOPIC 10.1
Age of Revolution

Tues., 4 May

Assignment 10.
The French Revolution in a nutshell ► 2:51 (2013 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 10.2
Gender

Tues., 4 May

Sexuality and Gender 101 ► 7:50 (2011 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 10.3
Drafting and editing

Thurs., 6 May

Purdue OWL vidcast: Drafting and revising ► 5:30 (2018 video) (transcript).

Week 13

TOPIC 11.1
Imperialism

Tues., 11 May

Assignment 11.
Colonialism and imperialism intro ► 8:46 (2012 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 11.2
Ritual

Tues., 11 May

The indigenous festivity dedicated to the dead ► 3:22 (2009 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 11.3
Job application

Thurs., 13 May

Europass: Curriculum Vitae (2002- ).
How to write a great resume and cover letter ► 2:44 (2012 video) (transcript).

Week 14

TOPIC 12.1
Contemporary societies

Tues., 18 May

Assignment 12.
Obama on globalization ► 6:20 (2008 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 12.2
Religion

Tues., 18 May

History of ideas: religion ► 11:00 (2015 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 12.3
Job interview

Thurs., 20 May

Paul Michael: How to answer 23 of the most common interview questions (2007) (PDF).
Interview dos and don'ts ► 4:15 (2007 video) (transcript).

Vocabulary test.