LI4/5.2 (S/L)

Anno accademico: 2017–2018
Corso: Lingua inglese
Insegnamento: Lingua inglese livello 4/5.2: Competenze orali (Secondo semestre) (LI4/5.2) S/L
CFU: 3
Docente: Salvatore Mele (


This second-semester course will concentrate on students’ oral skills in English, and presupposes that students, having completed all coursework and exams for English Language Levels 1, 2, and 3, no longer require weekly grammar-based classes and, as autonomous users of English, are now able to consult appropriate source material to resolve grammar, syntax, and pronunciation issues. The topics for this year’s Level 4/Level 5 oral skills course will be based on students’ own research proposals. The course will be structured as follows:

First meeting. Students will be provided with their topics and research material.

Second meeting. Students will provide a brief oral account of the material they have been working on, and the specific direction their research is taking. At this meeting, students will also be expected to provide any additional research material they have consulted or wish to consult for approval, and may also present any doubts or difficulties they are experiencing.

Third meeting. Students will provide a brief, five-minute outline of their topic, and will be expected to answer any questions (from fellow students or course teacher) regarding their topic.

Final presentation. Each student will be expected to give their 20-minute (Level 4 students) or 30-minute (Level 5 students) presentation to their fellow students and course teacher. Students’ presentations will be assessed by the course teacher and a panel of auditors.


The course principally aims to enhance students’ passive and active oral skills, and to bring them to C1 level in terms of oral production.


Each student’s final oral presentation and bibliography (see below) will be assessed by the course teacher and a select panel of evaluators, who will be looking for lexical/terminological appropriateness, coherence and register, discursive cohesion, logical development of argument, acceptable pronunciation and intonation, and adequate interpretation and elaboration of basic research material.


The final bibliography will be compiled by each student depending on their research topic. All students will be expected to hand in their bibliography as part of their final assessment.