ENGLISH

Filologia, Letterature e Storia dell'Antichità ENGLISH

0322200060
DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF7
ANCIENT PHILOLOGY, LITERATURES AND HISTORY
2018/2019

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2017
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO IMPROVE THE KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH THROUGH:
-A REVISION OF THE PHONOLOGICAL AND SYNTACTIC SYSTEMS WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON SPECIALIZED VOCABULARY.
- THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE AIMS AND FUNCTIONS OF WRITTEN ARGUMENTATIVE AND ORAL TEXTS (PRESENTATION AND DESCRIPTION OF EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS IN PROGRESS AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM).
- THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE INFORMATIVE STRUCTURE OF A WRITTEN AND ORAL TEXT.
- CREATION OF (WRITTEN AND ORAL) TEXTS DEALING WITH THEMES THAT ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE COURSE OF STUDY.
COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS
- ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY, THROUGH APPROPRIATE LEXICAL AND GRAMMATICAL CHOICES, THE ESSENTIAL CONTENTS OF A SPECIALIZED TEXT.
- ABILITY TO CLEARLY INTERACT IN ARTICULATED CONVERSATIONS ON TOPICS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST.
-USE OF CORRECT PRONUNCIATION
Prerequisites
KNOWLEDGE OF GENERAL ENGLISH (3 ECTS-LABORATORIO DI LINGUA INGLESE)
-KNOWLEDGE OF FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH PHONOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX (B2 LEVEL OF THE CEFR CORRESPONDING TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION: [THE SPEAKER] " CAN UNDERSTAND THE MAIN IDEAS OF COMPLEX TEXTS ON BOTH CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT TOPICS, INCLUDING TECHNICAL DISCUSSIONS IN HIS/HER FIELD OF SPECIALISATION. CAN PRODUCE CLEAR, DETAILED TEXTS ON A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS AND EXPLAIN A VIEWPOINT ON A TOPICAL ISSUE".
Contents
THE COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO THREE MODULES.
MODULE I: GRAMMAR REVISION
-INFORMATION FLOW WITHIN TEXTS; USING SIMPLE AND COMPLEX NOUN PHRASES.
-EXPRESSING LOGICAL LINKS: LINKING WORDS; SIMPLE AND COMPOUND SENTENCES.
-IMPERSONAL SENTENCE STRUCTURE TO DISCUSS OPINIONS AND REFER TO DATA.
-USING RELATIVE CLAUSES.
MODULE II: PRONUNCIATION AND INTONATION
-VOWEL AND CONSONANT SOUNDS; DIPHTHONGS.
-WORD STRESS PATTERNS (MONO-, BI-, PLURISYLLABIC WORDS ).
-SENTENCE STRESS AND INTONATION.
-SOUNDS IN CONNECTED SPEECH AND CONSONANT CLUSTERS.
MODULE III: READING AND LISTENING COMPREHENSION
-LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT TEXT TYPES ABOUT SPECIALISED TOPICS.
-LISTENING ACTIVITIES BASED ON AUTHENTIC AUDIO/VIDEO MATERIALS.
Teaching Methods
1.LECTURES. 2.FOLLOW-UP SESSIONS 3.SELF-REGULATING LEARNING THROUGH ACCESS TO THE ADDITIONAL STUDY RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT
HTTPS://ELT.OUP.COM/STUDENT/ENGLISHFILE/?CC=IT&SELLANGUAGE=IT
Verification of learning
THE LEARNING OUTCOMES WILL BE TESTED THROUGH TWO WRITTEN PROGRESS TESTS ON: 1. SYNTAX AND PHONOLOGY OF ENGLISH (ASSESSED THROUGH MULTIPLE CHOICE EXERCISES); 2. READING COMPREHENSION AND ANALYSIS OF AN ARGUMENTATIVE TEXT (ASSESSED THROUGH WH-QUESTIONS). THE ORAL TEST INCLUDES: 1. LISTENING COMPREHENSION OF A MONOLOGUE (ASSESSED THROUGH A MULTIPLE CHOICE EXERCISE), 2. LISTENING COMPREHENSION OF A DIALOGUE (ASSESSED THROUGH A FILLING-THE-GAPS EXERCISE), 3. ORAL PRESENTATION (INDIVIDUALLY OR IN GROUPS) ON ONE OR MORE TOPICS DISCUSSED DURING THE COURSE. IT IS NECESSARY TO PASS THE WRITTEN TESTS IN ORDER TO TAKE THE ORAL TEST AND COMPLETE THE EXAM. PROGRESS TESTS UNDER THE PASSING GRADE OF 18 CAN BE RECOVERED ALONG WITH THE FOLLOWING PROGRESS TEST. LEARNING OBJECTIVES ARE ATTESTED THROUGH A STANDARDISED SCORE OUT OF 30. THE SCORE A STUDENT NEEDS TO ACHIEVE A PASSING GRADE WILL ALWAYS BE 18.
Texts
MODULE I: A. VICARY, ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC STUDY: GRAMMAR FOR WRITING, 2014, GARNET EDUCATION (UNITS 3, 8, 9 AVAILABLE AT THE CAMPUS COPY SHOP 'CUSL').
MODULE II: J.SMITH & A. MARGOLIS, ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC STUDY: PRONUNCIATION, 2012 EDITION (STUDY BOOK WITH AUDIO CDS), GARNET EDUCATION.
MODULE III: NOTES FROM LECTURES AND FURTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.UNISA.IT/DOCENTI/RITACALABRESE/DIDATTICA/LETTEREFILOSOFIA
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT STUDY RESOURCES WILL BE GIVEN DURING CLASSES.
-ADDITIONAL STUDY RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT
HTTPS://ELT.OUP.COM/STUDENT/ENGLISHFILE/?CC=IT&SELLANGUAGE=IT
More Information
THE SUBDIVISION OF THE COURSE CONTENTS INTO MODULES CORRESPONDS TO A TENTATIVE TIME SCHEDULE AND IS SUBJECT TO VARIATIONS DETERMINED BY THE RESULTS OF THE PROGRESS TESTS. FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING ADDITIONAL STUDY RESOURCES WILL BE POSTED ON THE TEACHER'S PERSONAL PAGE (HTTPS://DOCENTI.UNISA.IT/020078/HOME).
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