LI2 (L)

Anno accademico: 2021–2022
Corso: Lingua inglese
Insegnamento: Lingua inglese livello 2 (LI2) L
CFU: 5
Docente: Kathleen Marie Hughes (


The course will provide students with language training and development at upper B2-lower C1 level and will cover all language areas, with particular emphasis being placed on speaking and listening skills. Authentic and semi-authentic reading texts, video clips and podcasts on a variety of topics will be used to analyse 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 including, discussions, debates, interviews and presentations. Those aspects of pronunciation which cause major difficulties for Italian speakers will be analysed 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
  • express, justify and ask for opinions, ideas and information effectively
  • respond to verbal prompts appropriately
  • maintain a coherent flow of speech for a short period
  • understand the gist of a range of spoken materials
  • understand the detail of a range of spoken materials

Modalità di valutazione
Students will be assessed throughout the course on both their class work and homework and will be required to hand in six to eight written assignments (approx. 180 words each). There will also be a final exam covering all skills (reading, writing, listening, and use of English) and students will give a short five-minute presentation on a topic of their choice and be prepared to answer questions. The final mark will be weighted 30% coursework, 70% final exam (2 hours).


Libri di testo obbligatori:

Oxenden, Clive, Christina Latham–Koenig. New English File Upper Intermediate Digital Gold, Third Edition – Student’s Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Libri di testo facoltativi:

Swan, Michael. Practical English Usage. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.