ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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Code
66937
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 10841 SCIENZE DELL'EDUCAZIONE E DELLA FORMAZIONE (L-19) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (SCIENZE DELL'EDUCAZIONE E DELLA FORMAZIONE )
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is aimed at consolidating and strengthening students’ English skills at a pre-intermediate level (equivalent to at least B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Acquisition of the basics of the language in order to communicate in everyday situations and understand the general meaning of written and oral messages.

Teaching methods

Lectures with interactive activities.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course consists of 36 hours of lectures.  Classes are conducted interactively by means of activities in the course text (see below) and other sources.  Given the likely number and disparity of level of the students, the lessons should be complemented by individual study outside the classroom.  In this regard, students are strongly encouraged to further their language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) by attending the Department’s language laboratories and taking advantage of the wide range of resources available on the Internet.

For example go to the course text website http://www.oup.com/elt/headway text and see also:

http://www.oup.com/elt/englishfile; http://www.oup.com/elt/result; http://www.englishclub.com/grammar

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Headway - Pre-Intermediate, Oxford University Press:  Student’s book (ISBN 9780194769662) and Workbook (ISBN 9780194769648).  Students need to purchase both books (available online – e.g. Amazon.it or at the faculty bookshop) before the course and bring them to the first lesson (one copy per person).  Alternatively, you can purchase the combined edition with the Workbook incorporated in the Student's book.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

JUSTIN ROSENBERG (President)

ELIZABETH HELEN COTTON

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures with interactive activities.

LESSONS START

2 pm on 23/09/2019 (you will need your own copy of the textbook from the first lesson)

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test, supplemented by an oral examination if necessary.

Assessment methods

The exam consists of a written test with 60 multiple choice questions. If you fail this test twice, you will need to sit an oral examination.  Further details will be provided during the course.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
05/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
12/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
19/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
03/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
11/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Most of the course is taught in English.  All students, especially false beginners, are strongly advised to attend the language laboratories run by Prof. Rosenberg and Prof. Cotton.  Students  are also invited to revise the basics of English grammar since these points will not be dealt with in any depth during lessons (see for example Raymond Murphy, “Essential Grammar in Use”, Cambridge University Press).