ENGLISH 2

ENGLISH 2

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Code
39601
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9018 Chemical Sciences (LM-54) GENOVA

2 credits during the 1st year of 9020 Industrial Chemistry (LM-71) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE
Inglese
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Chemical Sciences)
semester
Annual

OVERVIEW

The course prepares the student to reach a level of knowledge and understanding of English that is equivalent to the B2.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

The course prepares the student to reach a level of knowledge and understanding of English that is equivalent to the B2.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

Alla fine del corso lo studente sarà in grado di

  • understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions.
  • interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Teaching methods

Lecture, pairwork and groupwork, individual study, slides on Aulaweb

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Listening: listening activities to develop the ability to understand speech of varying lengths and accents using a wide range of spoken materials, such as news programmes, presentations and everyday conversations.
  • Reading: reading activities to develop the ability to understand different types of extracts taken from books, magazines and newspapers and to identify key points, details and text structure.
  • "Use of English": exercises to develop grammar and lexical competence.
  • Speaking: commmunicative activities to develop the degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party and actively participate in  discussions on familiar topics while giving  and supporting opinions.
  • Writing: writing activities to develop the ability to write clear well-structured texts which analytically express points of view and  complex arguments (giving advantages and disadvantages of different options) in an appropriate style.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

"Grammar and Vocabulary for FIRST (and First for schools)" di Barbara Thomas, Louise Hashemi, Laura Mathews - Cambridge University Press 2015

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Office hours: Monday 11.00-12.00; Friday 09.00-12.00

Exam Board

JAMES LOGAN REYNOLDS (President)

NADIA PARODI

MAURO GIOVANNINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lecture, pairwork and groupwork, individual study, slides on Aulaweb

LESSONS START

From 24 October 2016 to 20 January 2017  (according to the timetable at www.ctc.unige.it) (first semester)

From 20 February 2017 to 16 June 2017 (according to the timetable at www.ctc.unige.it) (second semester)

EXAMS

Exam description

Written exam (No mark but just a Pass will be given )
English tested at B2.1 level

  • Listening: (4 sections) comprehension test with multiple-choice questions, gapped sentences to complete and multiple matching  (40 minuti)
  • Reading and Use of English: (7 sections, 52 questions) grammar and vocabulary exercises with multiple-choice questions, gapped sentences to complete and word & sentence transformations. Reading comprehension with multiple-choice questions and multiple matching. (1 ora 15 minuti) 
  • Writing: an essay of 140-190 words on a wide range of arguments expressing an opinion on a topical issue, giving advantages and disadvantages of different options in an appropriate style. (45 minutes)

Assessment methods

The student will be tested on their ability to understand the key arguments of a complex text on concrete and abstract isssues, including technical discussions. The examination will assess whether the student has acquired the grammar and lexical competence at B2.1 level and whether they are able to apply them in producing a clear, detailed text on wide-ranging topical issues.