|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||L-LIN/12|
|SECTIONING||This unit is divided into 3 sections:|
"Course description The English course (72 hours over two terms) is made up of classes held by three lecturers. Those students who need to comply with the entry requirements (B1/PET English Certificate) can attend a 60-hour distance-learning course provided by CLAT (the university language centre) and supervised by a tutor. Click here www.economia.unige.it/doc/didattica/info_inglese.pdf for further information. All students are required to sign up for the course on the Aulaweb (http://economia.aulaweb.unige.it/) both to gain access to all materials and get updates from lecturers. The lecturers’ course is an upper-intermediate one and is offered to undergraduates who already have a good knowledge of English. Credits: 9 credits. Available as a 5/6-credit course for Erasmus students only and upon agreement."
Lessons will be held eclusively in person in the classroom. The goal of teaching is to strengthen reading and listening skills and reinforce the communicative skills acquired during previous study of the English language. Focus will be put on understanding current English social, economic and political issues, working on different text typologies, to enable students to engage with native and non-native speakers in an English-speaking environment. In order to do so students will work on a folder containing selected texts (articles, essays, excerpts from books and manuals - all materials are available online on the Aulaweb course page). Emphasis will also be placed on critical reading (a closer text analysis for unveiling meaning at a deeper or metaphorical level within a text) and critical thinking (the ability to compare and contrast information and ideas from different sources). Students will be divided into 3 groups based on students’ surname initials (A-D; E-O; P-Z).
All texts – i.e. newspaper and magazine articles, excerpts from books and manuals,
reccomended reports and essays - are ready for download on the Aulaweb resources (http://economia.aulaweb.unige.it/)
Raymond Murphy, English Grammar in Use. Intermediate, Cambridge
University Press (latest edition);
Michael Swan, Practical English Usage, Oxford University Press, (latest edition); an English learners' dictionary, e.g. Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press;
For online pronunciation, see amongst others www.howjsay.com
Sem: I : 19th September - 16 December
Sem II :
First Day of Class: Wednesday, 5th October
Office Hours: immediately after class (in the classroom) or by appointment in the Docenti Lingue office (2nd floor). For an appointment email: email@example.com
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Oral exam following a written part assessing the students' entry level (see below for further details)
Assessment criteria: listening comprehension (the student understands the questions asked by the lecturer) effective reporting of content, critical reading skills, extensive knowledge and use of ESP (English for Specific purposes) terms, adequate pronunciation
Course entry requirements:
Students who do not comply with the entry requirements (B1/PET English Certificate) can attend a 60-hour distance-learning course provided by CLAT (the university language centre) and supervised by a tutor. Click here http://www.economia.unige.it/doc/didattica/info_inglese.pdf for further information. Students who comply with the entry requirements (ESOL certificate or CLAT B1 online course and test) have to enrol online using their UNIGE credentials for the final oral exam. On passing the final exam, students are awarded 9 credits and a mark out of 30 (minimum pass mark 18/30). Erasmus exchange programme students can choose to take a 5/6-credit exam but need to contact and get approval from lecturers first.
Attendance Strongly recommended.