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ENGLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

CODE 65240
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/12
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    SECTIONING This unit is divided into 2 sections:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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

    PREREQUISITES

    Students who take this course must have already passed the exam for the Lingua Inglese II course.

    TEACHING METHODS

    This course offers students the opportunity to do somein-depth study of the special qualities of the English language in the fields of Tourism and 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)

    CRISTIANO BROCCIAS

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    To be announced (Semester II)

    * To promote class attendance, students are invited to attend the lessons that best fit their schedule, regardless of last name.

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    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
    04/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    09/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Non è possibile consultare dizionari, testi e/o appunti.
    23/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Non è possibile consultare dizionari, testi e/o appunti.
    14/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Non è possibile consultare dizionari, testi e/o appunti.
    30/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    30/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    30/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto