ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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Last update 09/05/2021 11:13
Code
27975
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
3 credits during the 1st year of 8720 Mechanical Engineering (L-9) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 8694 Sciences of architecture (L-17) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 8713 Biomedical Engineering (L-8) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 8715 Civil and Environmental Engineering (L-7) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 8716 Electrical Engineering (L-9) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 8719 Computer Engineering (L-8) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 8721 Pleasure Craft Engineering (L-9) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 8784 Mechanical Engineering (L-9) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9273 Electronic Engineering and Information Technology (L-8) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9274 Product and nautical design (L-4) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 10375 CHEMICAL AND PROCESSES ENGINEERING (L-9) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 10716 MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING (L-9) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 10800 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - ENERGY AND PRODUCTION (L-9) GENOVA

LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Mechanical Engineering)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The English B1 course is aimed at revising grammar and lexical structures at B1 one level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)* which students acquire at Secondary School.

The English B1 course is an online one and can be accessed at the following URL https://clire.aulaweb.unige.it/

*The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in a foreign language.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the language skills defined by the Council of Europe in the B1 proficiency level

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

B1 - Threshold or Intermediate 

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans

Teaching methods

The online English B1 course is a self-directed learning course and is available at the following link https://clire.aulaweb.unige.it/

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The online English B1 course is available at https://clire.aulaweb.unige.it/ and it is made of four modules. The first three are exercises, activities and grammar focuses aimed at revising B1 level skills and abilities that learners should have already learnt at school. Module 4 is split in three sections and each is a mock test or exam practice that allows students to practice exam exercises and activities. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The online English B1 course is a self-directed learning course and is available at the following link  https://clire.aulaweb.unige.it/

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Laura Santini Please regularly check the Aulaweb course page on the Moodle platform: ENGLISH LANGUAGE - 27975 – please note that this is the one related to 2020-2021 academic year, a new one will be opened for the 2021-2022 academic year and a link provided to connect the two Aulaweb course pages. Contacts telefono (+39) 010 2099564 e-mail laura.santini@unige.it

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The online English B1 course is a self-directed learning course and is available at the following link https://clire.aulaweb.unige.it/

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

Exam description

The English B1 exam is a Pc-based test scheduled as other exam in the summer, autumn and winter exam session on https://cla.aulaweb.unige.it/.

The official test is made up of 18 questions which include 6 different types of exercise. The pass mark is 60% correct answers. Find below a description of the six types of exercise.

  • Question 1: Use of English/Reading comprehension - (a gapped texts with 10 4-option questions) - 10 marks.
    This is a text in which some sentences need completing. Each gap has a drop-down menu with four options of which you need to choose the correct one. The grammar structures which are tested are the ones in the B1 syllabus and include tenses; progressive and participle aspect; vocabulary; prepositions; adverbs; adjectives; relative pronouns; active and passive voice; modal verbs; type 0, one and two conditionals; direct and indirect speech; verbs followed by the –to infinitive and/or the –ing form; prepositional and phrasal verbs, etc.
     
  • From question 2 to question 6: signs (multiple-choice) - 5 marks
    These five questions are all of the same type: you have to read a sign, a short message, a road sign, etc. and then you answer 1 question by choosing the correct option out of three.
     
  • From question 7 to questions 11: transformations (add up to 3 words) - 5 marks
    These five questions are all of the same type: you are given one sentence and are asked to rephrase by completing a second sentence and trying to retain as much of the meaning of the first sentence as possible using no more than 3 words.
     
  • From question 12 to question 16: sentence completion (multiple choice) - 5 points
    These five questions are all of the same type: you are given a sentence with a missing word, which you need to choose from a drop-down menu with three options.
     
  • Question 17: reading comprehension (true/falseor multiple choice) - 5 marks
    You are asked to read a whole text, even more than once, with the aim of answering the five true/false or multiple choice questions at the end.
     
  • Question18: 1 listening comprehension activity (multiple choice) - 1 mark
    You are required to listen to a recording  and answer one or more three-option question/s at the end.

You can attempt the quiz only once and you have 22 minutes to complete the quiz from the moment you click on "Attempt quiz now". Once you have started the test, you can check your remaining time in the top-right corner of the screen below the question numbers.

Once you have selected your answer, you can move on to the next question by clicking on the "Next Page" button, after which you will no longer be able to change your answer. The questions are presented in a sequential order and you CANNOT go back to the previous question.

Once you have clicked on the "Next Page" button be patient and wait for the system to upload the next question. Do not click more than once on the same button or you might skip and/or miss one or more questions. Zero points are allocated for giving an incorrect answer or for not answering a question. To finish your test click on the "Finish Attempt" button and then on the "Submit all and Finish" button within the time limit.

If you do not finish your attempt within the allocated time limit, you will no longer be able to continue but your attempt will be saved automatically. You will still have to click on the "Submit all and Finish" button to submit your attempt.

After you have finished the test, please end the session by logging out (top-right corner).

BE AWARE that leaving a question unanswered  means you will not gain any point (see above). DON’T use the back/forward navigation button on your browser as this may delete your answers.

Assessment methods

The English B1 PC-based exam tests B1 language skills and abilities. The exercises are similar in typologies to those offered for practice in Module 4 of the online course.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Find detailed information on the English B1 course and exam sessions on Aulaweb (Moodle).

For the academic year 2020-2021 here's the link ENGLISH LANGUAGE - 27975 a new Aulaweb page for academic year 2021-2022 will soon be made available and a link will be provided to connect the two.