Anno accademico: 2016–17
Corso: Lingua e civiltà lingua inglese
Insegnamento: Lingua inglese 1: Oral Skills
CFU: Vedi lingua inglese livello 1
Docente: Kathleen Marie Hughes (kathy.hughes@medlinguevicenza.it)


The course will provide students with language training and development at B1/B2 level and will focus primarily on speaking and listening skills. Authentic and semi-authentic listening exercises, video clips and podcasts on a variety of topics will be used to analyse lexis, grammatical structures, register and features of spoken discourse. Students will also practise listening for gist and detail and understanding attitude and opinion. Controlled language practice sessions will enable students to use new language and structures to express opinions, justify, compare, disagree etc. in a range of interactive situations including, discussions, debates, interviews, and presentations.


By the end of the module students will be able to:

speak on a variety of topics using appropriate register and accurate language

maintain a coherent flow of speech for a short period

organise ideas effectively and present them using cohesive devices

interact effectively in sustained discourse with another speaker

understand the gist of a range of spoken materials

understand the detail of a range of spoken materials


Students will be assessed throughout the course. There will also be a final assessment consisting of a short 3-4 minute presentation on a topic of their choice with questions to follow. The final mark will be weighted 50% coursework, 50% final assessment.


All classroom materials will be provided by the course tutor.