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CODE 108657
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The B2 language proficiency serves to consolidate the student's knowledge of the English language and to be more competitive in entering the job market.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to consolidate students' communicative competence in English at the B2 level of the European Framework, providing them with the skills required for future employment and/or academic study.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to consolidate the basis of B2 competence and move the student closer to the advanced communicative skills needed to study the topics in the post-graduate syllabus.

Main objectives:

  • Improve productive skills using existing receptive skills as input
  • Raise awareness of function, structure and organisation in Economics texts for writing
  • Prepare the skills needed to obtain a recognised ESOL certificate at C1 level e.g., IELTS Band 7.5

PREREQUISITES

Knowledge of the English language at level B1.

TEACHING METHODS

Face-to-face lessons with focus on active student participation in pair or group work.

Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

All material will be available on the dedicated Aulaweb course

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All material and recommended extra reading will be available on the aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

First semester 2024/25.

The timetable will be available on EasyAcademy.

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The final exam will be based on reading and listening comprehension exercises and writing tasks along the lines of those used by BEC and IELTS. Examples will be available on the Aulaweb.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

You can obtain eligibility, mandatory for the first year within your study plan, by passing a test, in preparation for which you can choose to attend the course L-LIN/12 English Language B2 proposed by the course itself. You will obtain an eligibility judgment.

The eligibility will be recognized automatically if you have:

  • a first-level language degree (with English as the primary language of study or with at least two ssd L-LIN tests per floor)
  • a certificate of linguistic competence provided by recognized international certifying authorities (Cambridge, Oxford, TOEFL, IELTS) at level B2 or above,
  • or a B2 level already attained during your previous three-year degree program.

If you meet one of the three requirements above, you can send the required evidence to the course's instructor and request instant eligibility verification. Since certificates can only be used once during a student's career, recognition is only possible if the certificate given for the exemption hasn't been used for other things (like to earn "other" credits).

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with disabilities or learning disorders.

Students with disabilities or learning disorders are entitled specific adjustments, provided they upload the relevant certifications and documents on the University's dedicated webpage. See http://servizionline.unige.it under rubric 'Students'. The documents will be validated by the relevant office within the University (Settore servizi per l'inclusione degli studenti con disabilità e con DSA dell'Ateneo) (https://rubrica.unige.it/strutture/struttura/100111).

At least 10 days before the exam, students will have to email the instructor, Cc'ing the aforementioned office, as well as the School's deputy for matters concerning students with disabilities and learning disorders (elisabetta.colagrossi@unige.it). Please specify the following in your email:

- name, surname, student number
- course name and number
- date of your exam
- adjustments required

Once the School's representative confirms your eligibility, you will liaise with your instructor to finalize the details. The final decision on what adjustments are acceptable rests with your instructor.

Please note that any request must be sent at least 10 days before your exam, to successfully complete the process in time. Please also note that the mind maps to be used on the day of your exam have to be significantly more concise than those you use when you study.

For further information, please see:
https://unige.it/sites/unige.it/files/2024-05/Linee%20guida%20per%20la%20richiesta%20di%20servizi%2C%20di%20strumenti%20compensativi%20e_o%20di%20misure%20dispensative%20e%20di%20ausili%20specifici%20Maggio%202024.pdf