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ENGLISH 2 LINGUAG

CODE 39601
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9018 SCIENZE CHIMICHE (LM-54) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9020 CHIMICA INDUSTRIALE (LM-71) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/12
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course prepares the student to reach a level of knowledge and understanding of English that is equivalent to the B2.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course prepares the student to reach a level of knowledge and understanding of English that is equivalent to the B2.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. By the end of the course the student will be able to understand various listening and reading texts, to communicate and take part in a discussion, and to write a clear well-structured text in an appropriate style.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course prepares the student to reach a level of knowledge and understanding of English that is equivalent to the B2.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    By the end of the course the student will be able to:

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    • understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions.
    • interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
    • produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The lessons envisage plenaries, pairwork, groupwork and individual study

    Audio-visual material will be used to provide comprehension exercises

    The lessons will provide practice in in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills

    The lessons will be held entirely in English

    The slides and further material will be available on aulaweb

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    • Listening: listening activities to develop the ability to understand speech of varying lengths and accents using a wide range of spoken materials, such as news programmes, presentations and everyday conversations.
    • Reading: reading activities to develop the ability to understand different types of extracts taken from books, magazines and newspapers and to identify key points, details and text structure.
    • "Use of English": exercises to develop grammar and lexical competence.
    • Speaking: commmunicative activities to develop the degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party and actively participate in  discussions on familiar topics while giving  and supporting opinions.
    • Writing: writing activities to develop the ability to write clear well-structured texts which analytically express points of view and  complex arguments (giving advantages and disadvantages of different options) in an appropriate style.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Grammar and Vocabulary for FIRST (and First for schools) di Barbara Thomas, Louise Hashemi, Laura Mathews - Cambridge University Press 2015

    First for Schools Trainer di Sue Elliott, Helen Tilouine and Felicity O'Dell - Cambridge University Press 2015

    Supplementary material is provided at the request of student workers or students with SLD to meet their specific needs.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written exam (No mark but just a Pass will be given )
    English tested at B2.1 level

    • Listening: (4 sections) comprehension test with multiple-choice questions, gapped sentences to complete and multiple matching  (40 minuti)
    • Reading and Use of English: (7 sections, 52 questions) grammar and vocabulary exercises with multiple-choice questions, gapped sentences to complete and word & sentence transformations. Reading comprehension with multiple-choice questions and multiple matching. (1 ora 15 minuti) 
    • Writing: an essay of 140-190 words on a wide range of arguments expressing an opinion on a topical issue, giving advantages and disadvantages of different options in an appropriate style. (45 minutes)

    In case of emergency and only according to specific indications by the University of Genoa, the assessment method for the exam might be changed, including the possibility of an online procedure.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The student will be tested on their ability to understand the key arguments of a complex text on concrete and abstract isssues, including technical discussions. The examination will assess whether the student has acquired the grammar and lexical competence at B2.1 level and whether they are able to apply them in producing a clear, detailed text on wide-ranging topical issues.

    For disabled or SLD students, the examination procedure conforms to the University’s regulations for carrying out the exams (https://unige.it/disabilita-dsa).

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes