ENGLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

ENGLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

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Code
65240
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
2° Semester
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This unit is divided into 2 sections: A, B. This page refers to the section
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the linguistic skills necessary to express themselves in the world of Tourism and Business. The instructor will give the theoretical backround the students need to grasp the underpinnings of the work. This will be linked to a series of practical exercises to hone these skills. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, students will:

  • have a command of the specific ways in which the Laguage of Tourisn and the Language of Business differ from standard English
  • be able to interpret and create texts using the Language of Tourism and the Language of Business

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course requires students to carry out an in-depth study of the specificities of the Language of Tourism and the Language of Business in English

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

SUSAN MARIE CAMPBELL (President)

ELISABETTA ZURRU

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Group A-M: Wednesday 28 February 2018 at 1:00 pm

Group N-Z: Thursday 1 March 2018 at 11:00 am

* To promote class attendance, students are invited to attend either on Wednesdays or on Thursdays (or a combination of both, as suggested in the official course  schedule) regardless of last name.

EXAMS

Exam description

The final exam will consist of two parts: Tourism and Business. The part on tourism will be to write a brochure for a vacation that I choose or to write a response to a tourist's complaint.  The part on Business will be to write an e-mail (according to the situation I give) in the relatively formal or relatively informal register.  

Assessment methods

Students will be evaluated on two criteria:

1) their ability to write using the strategies for the Language of Tourism and the Language of Business discussed in class, contained in the textbook and outlined on Aulaweb

2) Their ability to express themselves at an advanced level of English.

The final mark will be based (50%/50%) on the two writing tasks of the exam:  one on Tourism and one on Business.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale Non è possibile consultare testi e/o appunti
25/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale Non è possibile consultare testi e/o appunti