Skip to main content
CODE 94816
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in ingresso
Per sostenere l'esame di questo insegnamento è necessario aver sostenuto i seguenti esami:
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION 8776 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I 94815 2024
  • INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION 10177 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I 94815 2024
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 course, students should be able to know the basic principles of public speaking and apply them in cases where active participation is required in debates and meetings. The expected linguistic levels are B2+ for those taking 6 CFUs and C1 for those taking 12 CFUs

PREREQUISITES

Having acquired at least a B2 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 presented in class

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The material will be uploaded on Teams and Aulaweb. Any reference texts will be provided at the beginning of the academic year

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

Classes will start in mid-September 2024

 

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, RI and 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 study 10 TED Talks for the interview. They will have to demonstrate they know how to discuss in a critical way.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Written and oral exam starting from December 2024 for the 6 ECTS and starting from May 2025 for the 12 ECTS.

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.