ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION

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Last update 21/09/2021 14:25
Code
56231
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9023 ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY (LM-15) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Conservation of Cultural Heritage)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Lingua e Traduzione Inglese is a 60 hour General English (level B2) course + 40 hour Theoretical module course meant to support students in the study of the English language by focussing on expanding their knowledge of syntax and vocabulary, their ability to read and understand written texts at the level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages as well as their communicative skills at the same level.  

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at supporting students in consolidating their knowledge of the English syntaxt and vocabulary, in addition to their ability to read, understand and discuss written and spoken texts at level B2. Students' knowledge and skills will therefore be assessed and students will be supported, both through a practictal and a theoretical module, in expanding and consolidating them until all four abilities (reading, writing, listening and speaking) reach a B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  

 

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

- To consolidate students' knowledge of the English syntax

- To expand students' vocabulary

- To help students improve their ability to read and understand written texts at the level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

- To help students develop their understanding of the communicative mechanisms in English, thereby helping them develop their own communicative skills. 

PREREQUISITES

Knowledge of English at Level B1. 

Teaching methods

Weekly lectures.

 

First semester: 

4 General English hours at week

Classes will hopefully be in presence. Detailed information about this will be given asap. 

 

Second semester:

2 General English hours at week + 4 Theory hours at week

Classes will hopefully be in presence. Detailed information about this will be given asap. 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

General English course:

Adjectives and adverbs, Future, Mixed conditionals, Modals – can’t have, needn’t have, Modals of deduction and speculation, Narrative tenses, Passives, Past perfect, Past perfect continuous, Phrasal verbs, Relative clauses, Reported speech, Will and going to, for prediction, Wish, Would expressing habits, in the past

 

Theoretical module:

Introduction to pragmatics, discourse analysis, ESP, EAP, terminology. 

 

The detailed syllabus can be found on the Aulaweb page of the course. 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

General English course

  • Murphy R., English Grammar in Use, Cambridge, CUP, 4th edition. 

Theoretical module:

Primary sources:

  • Al-Hindawi F.H., 2017, “Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis”, Journal of Education and Practice 8:19, 93-107.
  • Ballard K., 2013, “Beyond Sentences”, in The Frameworks of English, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 183-212
  • Belcher D., 2009, “What ESP is and can be”, in Belcher D. (ed), English for Specific Purpose in Theory and Practice, Michigan ELT, 1-20.  

Secondary sources (one of the following sources must be selected for discussion during the oral exam):

  • Ballard K., 2013, “Word Classes”, in The Frameworks of English, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 15-48
  • Ballard K., 2013, “Word Formation”, in The Frameworks of English, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 49-72
  • Corbett J., 1993, “Appropriating Arguments: Academic Reading and Writing”, TESL CANADA JOURNAL, 10:2, 91-99
  • Cruse A., 2011, “Deixis”, Meaning in Language, OUP: Oxford, 401-407
  • Cruse A., 2011, “The Politeness Principle”, Meaning in Language, OUP: Oxford, 426-432
  • Douthawaite, J., 2000, “The dimensions of lexical meaning”, Towards a Linguistic Theory of Foregrounding, Edizioni Dell’Orso, 58-65  
  • Faber, P., 2009, “The cognitive shift in terminology and specialized translation”, MonTI 1
  • Fox R., 2008, English In Tourism: A Sociolinguistic Perspective, Tourism and Hospitality Management 14: 1, 13-22.
  • Grice H. P., 1975, “Logic and Conversation”, In Syntax and Semantics, Vol. 3, Speech Acts, P. Cole & J. L. Morgan, Academic Press : NY; pp. 45–47, 49;
  • Hyland K, Shaw P., 2016, “Introduction”, in The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes, Routledge: London, 1-6
  •  Maci S., Sala M. and Godnič Vičič Š., “The Language Of Tourism: An Introduction To The Topical Issue”, Scripta Manent 12 (2018), 1-5
  • Moncini R., 2013, “The Promotional Functionality Of Evaluative Language In Tourism Discourse”, Lingue e Linguaggi 9, 157-172
  • Padilla Cruz M., “Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis”, in Chapelle C. A., The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Wiley, 1-6
  • Swales J., Feak C, 2012, “An Approach to Academic Writing”, in “Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills. A Course for Nonnative Speakers of English”, 1-54.

Additional material will be uploaded to the Aulaweb platform during the course to be downloaded by students. 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Please visit the Aulaweb page for this course.  

Exam Board

ELISABETTA ZURRU (President)

SERENA PELLEGRINI

MARCO BAGLI (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Weekly lectures.

 

First semester: 

4 General English hours at week

Classes will hopefully be in presence. Detailed information about this will be given asap. 

 

Second semester:

2 General English hours at week + 4 Theory hours at week

Classes will hopefully be in presence. Detailed information about this will be given asap. 

 

LESSONS START

First Semester:

Lettorato: w/c 04.10.2021 

 

Second Semester:

Lettorato: w/c 14.02.2022 

Modulo Teorico: w/c 14.02.2022  

 

EXAMS

Exam description

The General English exam is computer-based; the Theoretical module exam is oral. 

Assessment methods

For the general English part, students will be required to complete a computer-based test which comprises a range of exercises focussing on syntax, vocabulary and reading and comprehension, based on the syllabus. The exam will be computer-based and take place on the "exams" section of the University's Aulaweb platform. Students will be required to complete a range of exercises ranging from cloze tests, open-ended questions, T/F, multiple choice and reading and comprehension. Only if students pass this test can they take the exam for the theoretical module. For the theory part, students will be required to take an oral exam, in English (level B2), to discuss the primary and secondary sources the theoritical module will be based on. The oral exam will consist of a 15-20 minute discussion on all primary sources and a secondary source that each student will have to select among those listed in the reading list, which they can either comment on and discuss during the oral exam, or which they can use as a stepping stone to present an original text (e.g. a slideshow presentation, an abstract, etc.) that they have produced. Students will not need to email their original texts beforehand, they just need to have them handy on the day of the exam. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students will need their UNIGEPASS credentials to access both the Aulaweb page for this course and the computer-based exams. 

During those sessions when there is more than one sitting (June/July: 3 sittings; January/February: 2 sittings), students can only take the exam in one of those sittings, as exams dates are too close to one another to allow for a significant improvement to have taken place. Those students who are close to graduation, however, can repeat the test, if their supervisor sends me an email confirming the graduation day is approaching. 

If students are in possession of a B2 certificate (or above) from Cambridge, Oxford, TOEFL, or IELTS, these can be used in substitution of the computer-based exam (hence, students will still need to take the oral exam for the theorical part), if:

- the certificate was not obtained earlier than 3 years from the date of the exam

- the certificate was not used already in the course of students' academic career (e.g. in the first year to be excused from the CLAT Assessment test, or to have "crediti altri" registered).  

 

For further information, including office hours, please visit the Aulaweb page for this course.