ENGLISH LANGUAGE I

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Code
55870
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
Annual
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This unit is divided into 3 sections:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This module includes an introduction to English phonetics and phonology and a practical English language course at the B2.1 level.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This module aims to

- introduce students to the scientific study of the English language, in particular English phonetics and phonology;

- develop students' analytical skills;

TEACHING METHODS

TEACHING METHODS

The linguistics module is made up of weekly lectures (3 hours a week over 10 weeks in the first semester).

The practical module is made up of weekly classes (4 hours a week over 20 weeks, i.e. 10 weeks per semester).

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The linguistics module is assessed through a written paper. There are two sittings in each of the three exam sessions. Students can choose only one sitting per session and can't repeat a failed exam in the same session.

The practical module is assessed through a written paper and an oral exam. There are two sittings in the Summer and Autumn sessions and one sitting in the Winter session. When a session has two sittings, students can choose only one sitting per session and can't repeat a failed exam in the same session.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

English Language I is divided into two parts: a one-semester linguistics module ("modulo teorico"), which is held in the first semester and is described in more detail below, and a two-semester practical language module ("modulo pratico" or "esercitazioni" or "lettorato").

Each component ("modulo pratico" and "modulo teorico") is assessed separately. The practical module is assessed at the end of the second semester through a written exam paper (grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading and writing) and an oral exam. The linguistics module is assessed through a written exam paper at the end of the first semester.

The linguistics module is an introduction to English phonetics and phonology. The practical language module aims to bring students to the B2.1 level (lower end of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B2 level). More information about the practical component will be available on Prof. Broccias’s webpage on the Lingue website (see the "2016-17 Rules & Regulations, Lettorati list, etc." folder in the "documenti" folder) from September.

The final mark is calculated as follows:

35% (of the overall mark) is the written practical part (70% of which a the computer-based test assessing grammar, vocabulary, listening and reading, and 30% of which is the writing task),

15% (of the overall mark) is the oral practical part,

50% (of the overall mark) is the linguistics component.

 

The linguistics module aims to enable students to

- to learn to describe English vowels, diphthongs, triphthongs, consonants,

- to learn to transcribe English words using the IPA (International Phonetics Alphabet),

- to learn about English strong and weak syllables and weak forms,

- to learn about stress in simple and complex words,

- to learn about the structure of suprasegmental units (syllables, feet, tonic structure),

- to learn about the form and functions of intonation.

 

General English module timetable

1° anno

 

 

Gruppo A – 80 ore: 4 ore/settimana

studenti assegnati:

Chris Turner

Studenti con cognomi A-B che non appartengono al Gruppo F.

mercoledì, 9-11, Aula IV (Balbi 5)

venerdì, 9-11, Aula IV (Balbi 5)

 

 

 

Gruppo B – 80 ore: 4 ore/settimana

 

 

Sean Grimes

Studenti con cognomi C-F che non appartengono al Gruppo F.

mercoledì, 9-11, Aula 15 (Albergo dei Poveri)

venerdì, 9-11, Aula 1 (Albergo dei Poveri)

 

 

 

Gruppo C – 80 ore: 4 ore/settimana

 

 

Denys Jones

Studenti con cognomi G-Ma.

mercoledì, 9-11, Aula C (Polo Didattico)

venerdì, 9-11, Aula C (Polo Didattico)

 

 

 

Gruppo D – 80 ore: 4 ore/settimana

 

 

Susan Campbell

Studenti con cognomi Me-Q che non appartengono al Gruppo F.

mercoledì, 9-11, Aula 1 (Albergo dei Poveri)

venerdì, 9-11, Aula 17 (Albergo dei Poveri)

 

 

 

Gruppo E – 80 ore: 4 ore/settimana

 

 

Elga Nicolini

Studenti con cognomi R-Z che non appartengono al Gruppo F.

mercoledì, 9-11, Aula 18 (Albergo dei Poveri)

venerdì, 9-11, Aula 18 (Albergo dei Poveri)

 

 

 

Gruppo F – 80 ore: 4 ore/settimana

 

 

Elga Nicolini

Studenti con cognomi A-D e P-Z di:

 

arabo, francese, portoghese, russo (gruppi A e C).

 

lunedì, 15-17, Aula 18 (Albergo dei Poveri)

giovedì, 13-15, Aula 17 (Albergo dei Poveri)

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Roach, Peter. 2009 (4th ed.). English Phonetics and Phonology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (see syllabus for details) [textbook!]

Wells, J. C. 2006. English Intonation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Section 1.6; Chapter 3; Sections 5.13, 5.13, 5.14; these are the sections the intonation part is based on]

Pronunciation dictionaries (you need either, not both!):

Jones, Daniel. 2011 (18th ed.). Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary (edited by Peter Roach, Jane Setter and John Esling). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wells, J. C. 2008 (3rd ed.). Longman Pronunciation Dictionary. Harlow: Pearson Longman.

Additional (OBLIGATORY) material:

Lecture slides and wordlist (available on Aulaweb by the beginning of the course)

For the practical part (i.e. lettorato/esercitazioni):

Murphy, Raymond. 2012 (4th ed.). English Grammar in Use (with Answers). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Redman, Stuart. 2012 (3rd ed.). English Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Also useful is:

Swan, Michael. 2016 (4th ed.). Practical English Usage. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: LINGUE -  DLCM -Piazza Santa Sabina, 2, 16124 Genova -  piano ammezzato sopra ufficio direttore e manager didattico - telefono: 0102099564 Tuesday 10th July 11AM Tuesday 17th July 2 PM Tuesday 24th July 11AM (last meeting before September)

Exam Board

CRISTIANO BROCCIAS (President)

ELGA NICOLINI (President)

ILARIA RIZZATO (President)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

TEACHING METHODS

The linguistics module is made up of weekly lectures (3 hours a week over 10 weeks in the first semester).

The practical module is made up of weekly classes (4 hours a week over 20 weeks, i.e. 10 weeks per semester).

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The linguistics module is assessed through a written paper. There are two sittings in each of the three exam sessions. Students can choose only one sitting per session and can't repeat a failed exam in the same session.

The practical module is assessed through a written paper and an oral exam. There are two sittings in the Summer and Autumn sessions and one sitting in the Winter session. When a session has two sittings, students can choose only one sitting per session and can't repeat a failed exam in the same session.

LESSONS START

Phonetics and Phonology: Wednesday 18th October 2017

General English - first year (group F): Monday 23rd October (see timetable below)

General English first year - (group E): Wednesday 25th October  (see timetable below)

General English second year -  (group A-D): Monday 23rd October (see timetable below)

All lettorato groups timetable

Class schedule

ENGLISH LANGUAGE I C

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The "lettorato exam" will entail a Use of English test (open cloze tests, multichoice cloze tests, listening comprehension and reading comprehension tasks) and a writing task (informal email)

To access a mock of the written exam, please go here: https://lingue.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=1004 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

IN THIS SECTION YOU WILL ALSO FIND ORAL EXAM DATES FOR GROUPS E AND F, FIRST YEAR, AND A-D, SECOND YEAR

TEACHING METHODS

The linguistics module is made up of weekly lectures (3 hours a week over 10 weeks in the first semester).

The practical module is made up of weekly classes (4 hours a week over 20 weeks, i.e. 10 weeks per semester).

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The linguistics module is assessed through a written paper. There are two sittings in each of the three exam sessions. Students can choose only one sitting per session and can't repeat a failed exam in the same session.

The practical module is assessed through a written paper and an oral exam. There are two sittings in the Summer and Autumn sessions and one sitting in the Winter session. When a session has two sittings, students can choose only one sitting per session and can't repeat a failed exam in the same session.

Please find a sample written exam paper here: https://lingue.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=1004

ORAL EXAM DATES

8th June 2018 - First-year oral exam (groups E and F only) and second-year oral exam (group A-D only) FIND A BOOKING FORM HERE: https://lingue.aulaweb.unige.it/mod/reservation/view.php?id=49252

 

5th July 2018 - First-year oral exam (groups E and F only) and second-year oral exam (group A-D only) - FIND A BOOKING FORM HERE: https://lingue.aulaweb.unige.it/mod/reservation/view.php?id=49253

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
29/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Riguardo alla suddivisione delle aule riceverete mail da parte del Prof. Broccias un paio di giorni prima della prova.
07/02/2018 11:00 GENOVA Compitino The exam will take place in Aula 15 (Albergo).
21/02/2018 14:00 GENOVA Compitino The exam will take place in Aula 15 (Albergo).
28/05/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Riguardo alla suddivisione delle aule riceverete mail da parte del Prof. Broccias un paio di giorni prima della prova.
13/06/2018 11:00 GENOVA Compitino The exam will take place in Aula 15 (Albergo).
18/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Riguardo alla suddivisione delle aule riceverete mail da parte del Prof. Broccias un paio di giorni prima della prova.
29/06/2018 14:00 GENOVA Compitino The exam will take place in Aula 15 (Albergo).
03/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Riguardo alla suddivisione delle aule riceverete mail da parte del Prof. Broccias un paio di giorni prima della prova.
12/09/2018 16:00 GENOVA Compitino The exam will take place in Aula 15 (Albergo).
17/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Riguardo alla suddivisione delle aule riceverete mail da parte del Prof. Broccias un paio di giorni prima della prova.
28/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Compitino The exam will take place in Aula 15 (Albergo).