LS/0129 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE 1
Academic Year 2021/2022
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LUISANNA FODDE (Tit.)
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- Lingua Insegnamento
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Graduates of this degree course should have:
-valid linguistic competence;
- they will be able to carry out analyses on the different language branches (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis and semantics, text analysis and pragmatics);
- knowledge of the different theories on verbal and non-verbal communication.
At the end of the present course they will have a competence level as close as possible to B1 of the Common European Framework;
- have metalinguistic competence (pragmatic, phonetic and morpho-syntactic) of media discourse.
A2-B1 OF THE COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK.
90-hour classes with our language experts. The course objective will be getting as close as possible to the B1 level of the Common European Framework. See the syllabus included in the language expert's webe page for a description of the detailed programme.
Part 1: the structure of the English language through the study of syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, lexis (word classes).
Part 2: Language in use: varieties of discourse; regional, social, personal and ethnic variation. World Englishes.
4-6 hour a week of General English with our language experts. The course will last from October to May, continuing through January and February 2015, even though with a reduced schedule. Intermediate tests are also possible, only for those students with a minimum number of hours of attendance.
30 hours of lessons, held by prof. Fodde.
These lessons could be integrated with seminars or lessons held by other experts, including visiting scholars. Intermediate tests possible.
To address the teaching issues related to the current epidemiological crisis, online streaming lessons or video recordings might be made available. Furthermore, the practice hours might be attended via distance learning and online teaching/learning platforms.
Verification of learning
The written exam is composed of 3 tests: 2 computer-based tests (listening comprehension and a multiple-choice test to assess grammar and lexis) to be taken in our multi-media labs and a paper-based test which will be taken in a classroom (reading comprehension + transformations and word formation questions).
International certificate can be taken into account in place of the written exam, depending on the level (minimum B1). Please refer to the attached documment.
ORAL PART (to be based on Prof. Fodde's course).
Part 1: students will present an original article in English (in 2 copies)taken from newspapers or magazine concerning the history, culture, economics, institution or social life of an English-speaking country, or an international issue. From this presentation a discussion will follow.
Part 2: a discussion on the various parts of the theoretical programme.
PART 1 COULD BE SUBSTITUTED BY A WRITTEN TEST TO BE HELD DURING THE COURSE AND DEDICATED ONLY TO THOSE STUDENTS WHO WILL BE ASSIDUOUSLY ATTENDING THE COURSE.
Due to the Covid-19 emergency, written exams in presence might be replaced by other modes of evaluation: individual or team works/essays, oral exams, written exams via online platforms (Moodle, Teams, etc.). Mid-term assessments might be suspended.
New English File Intermediate Digital FOURTH Edition - Oxford University Press. https://elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/intermediate3/?cc=it&selLanguage=it
D. Crystal. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, Cambridge University Press, 1995 e successive edizioni (PARTE III).
L. Pinnavaia, Introduzione alla Linguistica Inglese, Roma: Carocci 2006 (Estratti);
G. Nelson. English an Essential Grammar. London: Routledge 2011 (2nd edition) (Estratti);
2) TEACHER’S SLIDES AND MATERIALS
The General English course will be held both in classrooms and labs. The lab lessons will be an INTEGRAL PART of the course. The number of hours will be sufficient to guarantee an adequate preparations in view of the final written exam.
STUDENTS ARE KINDLY ASKED TO REFER TO PROF. FODDE'S PERSONAL WEB PAGE:
GLI STUDENTI SONO PREGATI DI FARE RIFERIMENTO ALLA PAGINA PERSONALE DEL DOCENTE:
FOR ALL UPDATED NEWS AND INFO REGARDING THIS COURSE.