LI1 (BL)

Anno accademico: 2022–2023
Corso: Lingua e civiltà – lingua inglese
Insegnamento: Lingua inglese livello 1 (LI1) BL
CFU: 10
Docente: Mafalda Rossi (


The course provides English language training and development at B1/ B1+ Intermediate level of the CEFR in all 4 skills: Reading (Comprehension), Listening, Speaking, Writing, along with the consolidation of grammatical structures and general vocabulary building.

A graded text which includes authentic BBC videos is used in class and is designed to develop language on a range of topics along with 4 skills work with particular emphasis on speaking. The idea behind the preference for speaking is that it allows learners to practise the language they need to express themselves confidently in a real English-speaking environment. Across a range of speaking activities, students are encouraged to experiment with new language structures to develop and justify arguments and opinions, express feelings, relate personal experiences, speculate and hypothesise.

The course includes strategies to resolve any difficulties in pronunciation and develop fluency. Use of online resources which accompany the set text is encouraged for home study to further engage students in practising the English language.


The course is designed for students to achieve B1/B1+ Learning Outcomes across all 4 skills expressed in terms of Typical Abilities – what they Can Do – in real-life situations:

Reading & Writing Listening & Speaking
CAN understand text consisting of everyday or job-related language. CAN understand main points of clear standard speech on familiar everyday topics.
CAN understand the description of events, feelings and wishes. CAN deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling and other impromptu situations.
CAN write simple connected text on familiar topics and personal experiences, impressions. CAN connect simple phrases to describe experiences, events, plots, hopes etc..
  CAN briefly justify opinions and future plans.



Student assessment is based on the Assessment for learning approach (Afl), also known as Formative Assessment, which integrates teaching and learning. Continuous feedback (teacher to student and student to teacher) throughout the course is designed to optimise learning by monitoring progress and making informed decisions about how to achieve learning goals.

Writing and Speaking are assessed according to the CEFR scales:
Writing: Content, Communicative Achievement, Organisation, Language
Speaking: Grammatical Resource, Lexical Resource, Discourse Management, Pronunciation, Interactive Communication.

End of First Semester Exam: 40% of Final Mark
1) 2 hours covering 2 units of of the set text SpeakOut, including exercises in 3 skills—Listening, Comprehension (Grammar), Writing.
2) 5 minute video presentation to assess Speaking skill, to be completed in 24 hours and submitted via email.

Final Exam: 60% of Final Mark
1) 2 hours consisting of exercises in 3 skills—Listening, Comprehension (Grammar), Writing
2) 5 minute video presentation to assess Speaking skill, to be completed in 24 hours and submitted via email.



SpeakOut Intermediate Flexi Student’s Book 2 + My English Lab, Antonia Clare, J. Wilson, Pearson 2016, ISBN 1292160977, EAN 9781292160979


My Grammar Lab Intermediate B1/B2 with Key, Foley & Hall, Pearson 2012, ISBN 9781408299159.

English Grammar in Use with Answers: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Learners of English, Raymond Murphy, ISBN 9780521189064.