Anno accademico: 2020–2021
Corso: Lingua e civiltà – lingua inglese
Insegnamento: Lingua inglese livello 1 (LI1) L
Docente: Gabriella P. Watkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This course aims to provide students with training and development by covering the main language areas: grammar, primarily consolidating tenses, and putting them into practice; vocabulary, high-frequency and topic based; pronunciation, including awareness of word and sentence stress; and the four skills. These will be practised using materials which should motivate students to contribute their own knowledge and experience; the objective being to ultimately reach a B1 level or above (Council of Europe Framework) . The range of materials used will be audio and video clips, exposing students to a wide range of accents; reading texts adapted from real sources with articles, reviews etc. used as models for their writing, all of them dealing with an ample variety of general topics. Language practice sessions will adopt presented language and structures, encouraging students to use them in a range of interactive situations including discussions, debates, presentations etc.
The main aim is to provide a good foundation for communication and in particular:
• To develop fluency and the ability to speak coherently for a short period of time using appropriate words and phrases necessary to discuss a variety of everyday topics, activating grammar that has been
• To be able to express one’s opinion and justify it, and subsequently ask others for their ideas in an appropriate
• To be capable of describing experiences and events.
• To be able to understand the main ideas, or details, or attitude and opinion in spoken language and in written texts, dealing with various everyday topics relating to personal experience, leisure, work or news.
• To produce written pieces of work appropriate in style, register, detail and coherence, dealing with a variety of tasks such as letters, emails, reviews, telling a story, and descriptions.
Modalità di valutazione
Continuous assessment of students and their class work and homework, and in particular listening and speaking skills, will take place throughout the course, and be weighted at 50% of their final mark.
A final assessment, weighted at 50% (1 hour and 45 minutes), will consist of a written exam where students will be tested on their reading and writing skills, and will also be tested on use of English.
Libri di testo obbligatori:
Oxenden, Clive, Christina Latham–Koenig. New English File Intermediate, Digital Gold, Third Edition – Student’s Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Libri di testo facoltativi:
Murphy, Raymond. English Grammar in Use with answers, Fifth Edition. Cambridge: CUP, 2019.