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Prerequisites (for future units)
There will be two courses of 32 hours each with a compulsory attendance of 80%. The second year laboratory is a continuation of the first year laboratory. The same material and teaching methods will be used. This course is part of a five-year course which aims to bring the students to a B2 level of English and to provide them with the instruments necessary to be able to teach English at both nursery and primary level
The second year laboratory picks up where the first laboratory left off. The lessons and exercises will consolidate all the principal language skills, building on vocabulary and aspects of grammar with particular emphasis however on oral production and authentic pronunciation. The goal is to arrive at a B1+ level at the end of the two years, thus providing a solid base from which to work towards the B2 level by the end of the five year course, which will in turn enable students to teach English competently in nursery and primary education
The primary goal is to compete the B1 level by the end of the second year as part of the 5 year course leading to B2 certification. However the course is also designed to provide students with the tools they need to be able to teach English with confidence and competence. The text used for the first year course will be finished during the second year laboratory as the students aim to reach the first threshold level of English
Successful completion of the first year laboratory
It will be established on the basis of current legislation whether to deliver lessons remotely or face to face. Any decision on the matter will be promptly communicated, in time for the start of the lessons.
Both methodology are briefly described.
Distance lessons: online lesson and registration of the same which remains available to students in streaming on the TEAMS platform.
Lectures and laboratory face to face: students must actively contribute to the development of the lesson in classroom.
There will be four hours of lessons a week. The lessons and exercises will consolidate all the principal language skills, building on vocabulary and aspects of grammar with particular emphasis however on oral production and authentic pronunciation. There will also be written assignments and listening exercises.
The English language workshop consists of 18 hours of lectures. During the workshop examples of videos and transcriptions of real lessons will be shown. The workshop will be dealing with:
- The four linguistic skills, vowel and consonant sounds, pronunciation of the English and World Englishes’ alphabet and lexis concerning children’s school life and daily routine at infant and at the second year of primary school, grammatical parsing and function to talk about habits and immediate needs (self-presentation, hobbies, greetings, rules) to interact spontaneously in the current plurilingual context.
- Elements of storytelling in order to be able to read stories for children of infant and primary school.
- Elements of Synthetic Phonics in order to improve students’ pronunciation and spelling skills.
Tilbury, D. Rea and T. Clementson (2011) English Unlimited B1, Pre-intermediate Coursebook. Cambridge: CUP.
Raymond Murphy, English Language in Use, Cambridge CUP,
SARA BANDINI (President)
First Semester. The date will be announced shortly.
As this is a laboratory there is no exam proper until the end of the third year
Continuous assessment with the possiblity of tests at the end of the course