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LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II

CODE 94816
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8769 INFORMAZIONE ED EDITORIA (LM-19) - GENOVA
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 11162 RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI (LM-52) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11162 RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI (LM-52) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8772 AMMINISTRAZIONE E POLITICHE PUBBLICHE (LM-63) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/12
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION 8776 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I 94815
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION 8776 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I 94815
    • INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION 10177 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I 94815
    • INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION 10177 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I 94815
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    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.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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

    PREREQUISITES

    Having acquired at least a B1 level of linguistic competence

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures and group discussions aimed at promoting the use of English and critical analytical skills.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    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

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The material will be uploaded on Teams and Aulaweb

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    FRANCESCO PIERINI (President)

    ELENA BOSCHI

    ANDREA CATANZARO (Substitute)

    LARA PICCARDO (Substitute)

    SARAH RUTH SHABABI (Substitute)

    GABRIELLA SONNEWALD (Substitute)

    MANUELE VECCHI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Lessons will start on 20 September 2022

    Team code is wlpizj5

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    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.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Written and oral exam starting from December 2022 for the 6 ECTS and starting from May 2023 for the 12 ECTS.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    19/12/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    16/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    06/02/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    22/05/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    12/06/2023 12:30 GENOVA Orale
    10/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    11/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    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 (aristide.canepa@unige.it), 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.