LI2 (L)


Anno accademico: 2019–2020
SSD: L-LIN/12
Corso: Lingua inglese
Insegnamento: Lingua inglese livello 2 (LI2) L
CFU: 5
Docente: Kathleen Marie Hughes (kathleenmarie.hughes.vi@fusp.it)


Description

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. 

Aims

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

Assessment

Students will be assessed throughout the course on both their class work and homework. 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 25% coursework, 75% final exam (2 hours).

Bibliography

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

Oxenden, Clive, Christina Latham–Koenig. New English File Upper Intermediate – Student’s Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-19-451842-0.

All other classroom materials will be provided by the course tutor.