LI3 (L)


Anno accademico: 2019–2020
SSD: L-LIN/12
Corso: Lingua inglese
Insegnamento: Lingua inglese livello 3 (LI3) L
CFU: 5
Docente: Geltrude Daniela Vescio (geltrudedaniela.vescio.vi@fusp.it)


Description

The course is designed for students with a fairly high command of the English language. The general methodological principles adopted for this course are learner-centered and based on integrating all four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Students will take part in grammar activities, vocabulary puzzles, pronunciation practice as well as sounds and spelling rules, Colloquial English activities, role plays and debates, etc… The activities selected are highly motivational, given that they are adapted to the students’ interests and needs. Articles, magazines and several online resources will be incorporated into the syllabus throughout the academic year.

Listening

Activities based on recordings of native speakers with different accents talking at normal speed and including some non-standard language usage. These will include casual conversations, discussions, talks, etc. selected from advanced level course books, broadcast audio material and films. Tasks will include FCE, CAE, IELTS, TOEFL exercises.

Reading

Activities based on complex texts from online newspapers magazines and advanced level coursebooks. Tasks will include FCE, CAE, IELTS, TOEFL exercises

Writing

Exercises to develop writing skills at a CAE level. Text types include summaries, narratives, letters and e-mails, opinion and discursive essays, reports, descriptions and reviews.

Speaking

Debates, presentations, discussions.

Use of English

  • Grammar: Verb tenses, reported speech, modal verbs, passive forms, linking words, verbs followed by –ing or infinitive, conditionals, emphatic structures: Inversion.
  • Vocabulary: Besides topic related vocabulary, attention will be paid to other areas of vocabulary learning such as word formation, collocations and phrasal verbs.

Aims

According to the European Framework of reference at C1.1 level a student should be able to:

  • Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • Express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Assessment

La valutazione consiste in due parti:

  • esame di fine corso consistente in un test grammaticale e lessicale, un test di lettura e un test di scrittura. Questo esame, della durata di 2 ore, si svolgerà in aula e costituisce il 70% del voto di fine corso;
  • valutazione orale, che costituisce il 30% del voto di fine corso.

Bibliography

Oxenden, Clive, e Christina Latham-Koenig. New English File Advanced (SB, WB, MultiRom). Oxford: Oxford University Press.