|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||L-LIN/12|
Language, culture and institutions of English-speaking countries II aims to provide communication skills in English at a B2 + level of the CEFR for students who achieve 6 ECTS and a C1 level for those who obtain 12 ECTS.
The aim of the module is to consolidate the student's skills acquired in the previous exam and introduce them to the analysis of specialized discourse (politics, diplomacy, economics). At the end of the course students will be able to express their ideas on social and political issues through presentations and speech-delivery in order to improve their skills in public speaking.
At the end of the module the student should be able to know the founding principles of public speaking and how to apply them in cases where active participation in debates, meetings, and speeches is required
Having acquired at least a B1 level of linguistic competence
Lectures and group discussions aimed at promoting the use of English and critical analytical skills.
The program consists in the study of the principles of public speaking and in the linguistic and extra-linguistic performance analysis of expert speakers (Ted talks). 6 CFU students will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the speakers and the structure of their speeches. Students with 12 CFU will be able to try to put into practice (if attending students) a speech prepared by them and presented in class
The material will be uploaded on Teams and Aulaweb
Office hours: by appointment
FRANCESCO PIERINI (President)
ANDREA CATANZARO (Substitute)
LARA PICCARDO (Substitute)
SARAH RUTH SHABABI (Substitute)
GABRIELLA SONNEWALD (Substitute)
MANUELE VECCHI (Substitute)
Lessons will start on 20 September 2022
Team code is wlpizj5
Written (essay writing) for 12 CFU students. They will also have a part of reading comprehension. Reading comprehension for 6 CFU APP and activity related to the news for 6 CFU INFOED.
The oral part consists for everyone in an interview on TEDs held in class (exercises and conversation on the Ted talks). For those who get 12 CFU, if attending students, a public presentation can replace the oral material of the second semester. Non-attending students will bring 10 TED Talks to the interview of which they will have to demonstrate that they know how to discuss in a critical way.
Written and oral exam starting from December 2022 for the 6 ECTS and starting from May 2023 for the 12 ECTS.
The teacher communicates with the students through the available platforms, Aulaweb and Teams.
Students with disabilities or other special educational needs are advised to contact both the Prof. Aristide Canepa (firstname.lastname@example.org), and the lecturer at the beginning of the course, to agree on the teaching methods and examinations that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.