LI2 (L)

Anno accademico: 2017–2018
Corso: Lingua inglese
Insegnamento: Lingua inglese livello 2 (LI2) L
CFU: 9.5
Docente: Kathleen Marie Hughes (


The course will provide students with language training and development at B2 level and will cover all language areas and skills. Authentic and semi-authentic reading texts, video clips, and podcasts on a variety of general topics will be used to analyze lexis, grammatical structures, register, and features of spoken and written discourse. Students will be encouraged to use new language and structures in controlled language practice sessions covering a range of interactive situations such as discussions, debates, etc., and in written assignments such as essays, reviews, reports, etc. Those aspects of pronunciation which cause major difficulties for Italian speakers will be analyzed and students will learn strategies to help develop fluency.


By the end of the module students will be able to

• speak on a variety of topics using appropriate and accurate language for this level

• express, justify and ask for basic opinions, ideas, and non-complex information

• respond to verbal prompts appropriately and interact with a native speaker on most topics of general interest

• maintain a coherent flow of speech for a short period, presenting information, or describing experiences and events in detail

• understand the gist of a range of spoken and written materials on a variety of topics, including areas relating to personal life, work, leisure, general interest, and current affairs

• understand the detail of a range of spoken and written materials on a variety of topics, as above

• produce detailed texts, such as letters, reviews, and stories that convey information or give opinions supporting or contesting a particular viewpoint, and that are appropriate in terms of style and register to their purpose and audience.


Students will be assessed throughout the course on both their class work and homework. There will also be a final assessment consisting of a written exam where students will be tested on use of English, reading, writing, and listening skills, and will be required to give a short oral presentation on a topic of their choice followed by questions. The final mark will be weighted 50% continuous assessment and 50% final exam (2 hours listening included).


Oxenden, Clive, and Christina Latham-Koenig. New English File Upper Intermediate – Student’s Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-19-451842-0.

Other classroom materials will be provided by the course tutor.