LI3 (BL)


Anno accademico: 2021–2022
SSD: L-LIN/12
Corso: Lingua inglese
Insegnamento: Lingua inglese livello 3 (LI3) BL
CFU: 4,5
Docente: Mafalda Rossi (m.rossi.bl@fusp-edu.it)


Description

The course provides English language training and development at C1 Advanced level of the CEFR in all 4 skills: Reading (Comprehension), Listening, Speaking, Writing, along with the consolidation and advancement 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. Occasionally students are asked to contribute authentic written material in groups and lead the class in analysing the text. Written assignments and oral presentations are set for home study to further engage students in practising the English language.

Aims

The course is designed for students to achieve C1 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 both gist (general) and detail of complex reading material. CAN follow discussion and argument, including nuances of meaning/opinion with only occasional need for clarification.
CAN write a piece of work whose message can be followed throughout, and any errors do not impede communication. CAN speak on a variety of topics with a good degree of fluency and vocabulary range.
CAN choose appropriate written language according to register (function). CAN deal with unpredictable questions requiring critical thought and follow up questions probing for more detail.

Assessment

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.

Final Mark will be weighted:
30% Coursework : 4 home assignments Written Composition & Oral Presentation
4 in class assessments Listening & Reading/Comprehension exercises.
70% Final Exam (2 hours): exercises in 4 skills.

Bibliography

Compulsory Text:

SpeakOut Upper Advanced Flexi Student’s Book 1 + My English Lab, Eales & Oakes, Pearson ISBN 9781292160924

Optional Texts:

  1. My Grammar Lab Advanced C1/C2 with Key, Foley & Hall, Pearson 2012, ISBN 9781408299111.
  2. English Grammar in Use with Answers: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Advanced Learners of English, Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press 2013 ISBN 9781107697386.