ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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Code
66937
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 10841 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES (L-19) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is aimed at consolidating and strengthening students’ English skills at a level equivalent to 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.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students shall demonstrate the ability: to understand the key points of familiar subjects regarding school, leisure etc.; to interact with a mother tongue speaker; to produce a simple text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest; to critically and independently use the skills acquired, in different fields of application.

PREREQUISITES

Students are invited to revise the basics of English grammar since these points will not be dealt with in any depth during lessons.

TEACHING METHODS

Distance learning (lessons online live and streamed) or class room lessons depending on the situation regarding the pandemic and on the instructions issued by the university authorities.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course consists of 36 hours of lessons conducted interactively using activities in the course book (see below) and other sources. It is stressed that, also on account of the likely wide range in students’ starting levels, the teaching hours will need to be supplemented by hours of individual study.

To this end and for further details see the corresponding description for Laboratorio di lingua inglese (90196).

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Liz & John Soars, 5th edition Headway – Digital Gold B1, Student's Book, Workbook and e-book with CLIL, Oxford University Press.  Students need to purchase the book (available online – e.g. Amazon.it) before the course and have it for the first lesson.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: By appointment on Teams or by writing to justinrosenberg@libero.it

Exam Board

JUSTIN ROSENBERG (President)

ELIZABETH HELEN COTTON

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Distance learning (lessons online live and streamed) or class room lessons depending on the situation regarding the pandemic and on the instructions issued by the university authorities.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam will be oral (or written if there is a return to normality in the 2021-22 academic year), based on the textbook. Further details will be provided during lessons.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral will be based on the 12 units comprising the textbook and consist of a short question and answer session. If there is a written exam (see above), it will consist of 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
13/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
27/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
10/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
20/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
10/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
24/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
08/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
09/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Most of the course is taught in English. All students are invited to consult the relevant page of AulaWeb (accessible via http://www.aulaweb.unige.it/) from time to time. All the information and material regarding this course will only be posted on that website. For more information write to justinrosenberg@libero.it