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ENGLISH LANGUAGE I LM

CODE 55920
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/12
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES 9265 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • ENGLISH LANGUAGE 61342
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    This module introduces students to the history of the English language and develops students’ English language skills at level C1.2 (upper C1 level).

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This module aims to

    - provide students with a basic knowledge of the history of English from Old English to Present-day English, including some discussion of world-wide varieties of English;

    - bring students to the C1.2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This module aims to

    - provide students with a basic knowledge of the history of English from Old English to Present-day English, including a few varieties of English;

    - bring students to the C1.2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    PREREQUISITES

    55870  Lingua Inglese I,

    61294  Lingua Inglese II,

    65217 Lingua inglese III,

    or equivalent.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The linguistics module is made up of weekly lectures (3 hours a week over 11 weeks in the second semester).  

    The practical module is made up of weekly classes (4 hours a week over 20 weeks, i.e. 10 weeks per semester).

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    English Language I (LM) is divided into two parts, a one-semester linguistics module ("modulo teorico") and a two-semester practical module ("modulo pratico" or "esercitazioni" o "lettorato").

    The linguistics module ("modulo teorico") is an introduction to the History of English, based on the following topics:

    - English in the world today,

    - English as a national language,

    - English as a colonial language,

    - English as a global language,

    - English and Englishes,

    - English and other languages,

    - variation and change in English.

     The practical language module aims to bring students to the C1.2 (upper end of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages C1 level) through reading, writing and speaking activities as well as vocabulary and grammar exercises.

    The syllabus for attenders and non-attenders is the same.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Seargeant, Philip and Joan Swann (eds.). 2012. English in the World: History, Diversity, Change. Routledge/The Open University.

    VV. AA. 2021. Roadmap: C1/C2. Pearson. (ISBN13: 978-1-292-39153-3)

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Practical module: Week of 8th October 2022.

    Theory module: Week of 13th February 2023.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Each component ("modulo pratico" and "modulo teorico") is assessed separately. The practical module is assessed at the end of the second semester through a written test (Use of English and a writing task) and an oral test (a conversation on general topics and the writing task). The linguistics module is assessed through a written test at the end of the second semester.

    The exam for attenders and non-attenders is the same.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The linguistics module is assessed through a written test with open questions and exercises. The practical part is assessed through a written test (‘Use of English’ and writing) and an oral test.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Attendance is strongly recommended.

    Special needs students should contact Prof. Sara Dickinson (sara.dickinson@unige.it).