English Language Laboratory 2

Scienze della Formazione Primaria English Language Laboratory 2

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DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE UMANE, FILOSOFICHE E DELLA FORMAZIONE
EQF7
PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION
2021/2022

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
230LAB
Objectives
The main objectives of the laboratory are to provide students with the ability to maintain interaction and comprehend phrases and expressions, referring to what is indicated by the level B1+ descriptors of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
The key competences are to:
-understand main phrases and expressions of frequent use on topics which are familiar or of personal and professional interest;
-understand key points of authentic material aimed at English language teaching at primary school through tales, stories, riddles useful to the comprehension of language in context;
-develop notions of phonetics and phonology and autonomous learning strategies in order to improve linguistic competence.
Students are able to:
-express the main point in everyday situations that require an exchange of information on different topics and less routine situations;
-describe experiences of events and express immediate needs;
-produce a simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest;
-describe experiences, events, hopes, dreams, etc.;
-follow the main point of extended discussions on familiar topics and guess the meaning of occasional unknown words;
-use on-line resources and project work.
Prerequisites
It is compulsory to have passed the 1st year test. Students are required a proficiency level corresponding to the B1 of the CEFR.
Contents
The laboratory will focus on the following topics:
1. Communication: Agreeing and disagreeing; talking about places to shop; describing people; asking and answering about family and friends; giving opinions, making suggestions, asking for opinions; things to take on a school trip to a castle; describing animals and places; talking about a holiday.
2. Vocabulary: Phrasal verbs; food and drink; phrasal verbs with go; weather; people; home; places; animals; natural world.
3. Grammar: Past simple and continuous; order of adjectives; comparing; present perfect; future forms; used to; verbs followed by infinitive /-ing form; do, make, go, have; past perfect; first & second conditional.
4. Pronunciation: consonant sounds; long and short vowel sounds.
Teaching Methods
The laboratory requires 30 hours of classroom activities including practical exercises and group discussions.
The hours of attendance are compulsory with a minimum percentage of hours attended corresponding to 80% of the total amount of hours required by the laboratory.
Verification of learning
At the end of the laboratory, students are required to take a test that includes the following exercises:
- Part 1: multiple choice cloze test (8 points).
- Part 2: n. 2 questions from readers and 1 question from the children’s story (6 points).
- Part 3: n. 6 word-formation sentences (12 points).
- Part 4: Listening: insert the missing word (6 points).
The score is out of 32 total marks and the minimum pass mark is 20/32.
Texts
Main book:
1.Complete PET: Cambridge University Press.
Student’s book + Workbook with answers. Units 5 to 10.
2.2 readers chosen with the teacher.
3.1 children’s story chosen with the teacher.
Supplementary material will be made available on the laboratory’s web page.

Other reference material:
1.Ruth Gairns and Stuart Redman, Oxford Word Skills, Basic, Oxford University Press.
2.Jonathan Marks, English Pronunciation in Use – Elementary, Cambridge University Press
3.Read On! Oxford Graded Readers Digital Library
4.Jon Hird, The Complete English Grammar for Italian Students (A1-B2) –Libro Misto Standard con chiave + Booster, Oxford University Press.
5.Raymond Murphy, English Grammar in Use with answers (B1-B2), Cambridge University Press.
6.Oxford Wordpower Dictionary – dizionario monolingua, Oxford University Press.
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