ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Lettere ENGLISH LANGUAGE

0312600037
DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
HUMANITIES
2022/2023

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2020
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
945LESSONS
ExamDate
APPELLO MAGGIO LATORRACA18/05/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO GIUGNO LATORRACA15/06/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO LUGLIO LATORRACA05/07/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO SETTEMBRE LATORRACA20/07/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO DIECEMBRE LATORRACA12/12/2023 - 09:00
Objectives
THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE IS THE ACQUISITION OF WRITTEN AND ORAL SKILLS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CORRESPONDING TO THE B1 LEVEL OF THE CEFR WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO SPECIFIC AREAS OF STUDY (HISTORY-LITERATURE-PHILOLOGY) THROUGH THE LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF SPECIALIZED TEXTS.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENT WILL:
- ACQUIRE THE PHONOLOGICAL SYSTEM OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND UNDERSTAND ITS DISTINCTIVE ELEMENTS IN COMPARISON WITH THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE
- KNOW THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF BOTH INFLECTIONAL AND DERIVATIONAL MORPHOLOGY
- ACQUIRE THE MAIN SYNTACTIC STRUCTURES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
- KNOW THE MAIN PURPOSES AND FUNCTIONS OF SPECIFIC TEXT TYPES (ESSAY, ARTICLE, REVIEW)
- KNOW THE MAIN TRADITIONAL AND ELECTRONIC REFERENCE SOURCES
- UNDERSTAND THE MECHANISMS UNDERLYING THE FORMATION OF SPECIFIC LANGUAGE STRUCTURES

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
- RECOGNIZE AND REPEAT THE PHONEMES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
- IDENTIFY THE MEANING AND SYNTACTIC FUNCTION OF WORDS IN A SENTENCE THROUGH THEIR MORPHOLOGICAL STRUCTURE
- IDENTIFY THE SALIENT ELEMENTS OF A WRITTEN AND ORAL TEXT FROM DIFFERENT GENRES
- IDENTIFY AND UNDERSTAND THE INFORMATION STRUCTURE OF A TEXT
- CREATE, PRESENT AND DISCUSS, ALSO ORALLY, WRITTEN PAPERS ON A SPECIFIC TOPIC
- USE THE MAIN TRADITIONAL AND ELECTRONIC REFERENCE SOURCES

MAKING JUDGMENTS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
- COMPARE THE DIFFERENT HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS OF THE SOURCE LANGUAGE AND THE TARGET LANGUAGE
- SELECT AND USE DIFFERENT SOURCES OF INFORMATION IN ENGLISH, INCLUDING WEBSITES
- CONSTRUCTIVELY DISCUSS SPECIALISED TOPICS IN ENGLISH

COMMUNICATION
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
- COMMUNICATE CLEARLY, THROUGH APPROPRIATE LEXICAL AND GRAMMATICAL CHOICES, THE ESSENTIAL CONTENTS OF SPECIALISED TEXTS
- INTERACT IN SHORT AND SIMPLE CONVERSATIONS ON TOPICS OF PERSONAL, SOCIAL OR PROFESSIONAL INTEREST

LEARNING SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
- EFFECTIVELY USE THE MAIN TRADITIONAL AND ELECTRONIC REFERENCE SOURCES
- CARRY OUT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES, UNDERSTAND AND INTERPRET COMPLEX, SPECIALIZED TEXTS
- KEEP ON WITH LIFE-LONG LEARNING ACTIVITIES, USING TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE

Prerequisites
- KNOWLEDGE OF GENERAL ENGLISH (3 CREDITS-LABORATORIO DI LINGUA INGLESE)
-KNOWLEDGE OF FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH PHONOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX (B1 LEVEL OF THE CEFR CORRESPONDING TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION: [THE SPEAKER] "CAN UNDERSTAND THE MAIN POINTS OF CLEAR STANDARD INPUT ON FAMILIAR MATTERS REGULARLY ENCOUNTERED IN WORK, SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY, LEISURE, ETC. CAN DEAL WITH MOST SITUATIONS LIKELY TO ARISE WHILST TRAVELLING IN AN AREA WHERE THE LANGUAGE IS SPOKEN. CAN PRODUCE SIMPLE CONNECTED TEXT ON TOPICS WHICH ARE FAMILIAR OR OF PERSONAL INTEREST. CAN DESCRIBE EXPERIENCES AND EVENTS, DREAMS, HOPES AND AMBITIONS AND BRIEFLY GIVE REASONS AND EXPLANATIONS FOR OPINIONS AND PLANS".

Contents
USE OF SIGNS AND SOUNDS TO SHAPE MEANING IN TEXTS:
-SIGNS AND SYMBOLS
-SOUNDS AND SYMBOLS
-MULTIMODALITY
USE OF GRAMMAR TO SHAPE MEANING IN TEXTS:
-GRAMMAR AND REPRESENTATIONS
-TEXTUAL COHERENCE AND COHESION
USE OF WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS TO SHAPE MEANING IN TEXTS:
-WORDS AND MORPHEMES
-WORD FORMATION (DERIVATIONAL AND INFLECTIONAL MORPHOLOGY)
-SEMANTICS
CULTURE AND GENRES IN TEXTUAL REPRESENTATIONS
Teaching Methods
LESSONS ARE GIVEN IN ENGLISH AND INCLUDE TRADITIONAL LECTURES, SHOWING AND DISCUSSING MULTIMEDIA CONTENTS, DIGITAL ACTIVITIES TO BE PERFORMED REMOTELY AND IN CLASS. LEARNERS ARE REQUIRED TO PERFORM INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP TASKS, WHICH WILL BE ADMINISTERED DURING THE COURSE. SELF-REGULATED INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP ADDITIONAL LEARNING IS CRITICAL TO APPLY AND EXPERIENCE THE KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED IN CLASS.
Verification of learning
LEARNING OUTCOMES WILL BE TESTED VIA A WRITTEN EXAM AND AN ORAL EXAM.
THE WRITTEN EXAM WILL CONSIST OF A MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST TO ASSESS LANGUAGE SKILLS (USE OF ENGLISH, DERIVATIONAL AND INFLECTIONAL MORPHOLOGY, VOCABULARY, READING COMPREHENSION AND WRITING SKILLS). THE ORAL EXAM WILL BE HELD ENTIRELY IN ENGLISH AND WILL FOCUS ON THE DISCUSSION OF AN INDIVIDUAL PROJECT TO ASSESS THE ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED AND THE ABILITY TO EFFECTIVELY CONVEY IN ENGLISH THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED.
PRIOR TO TAKE THE ORAL EXAM, IT IS MANDATORY TO PASS THE WRITTEN EXAM. SHOULD STUDENTS FAIL THE ANTICIPATED WRITTEN TEST HELD AT THE END OF THE COURSE, THEY CAN RETRY DURING THE ORDINARY EXAM SESSION. THE ACHIEVEMENT OF LEARNING GOALS IS CERTIFIED VIA AN EVALUATION EXPRESSED IN A GRADE OF MAX 30 POINTS. GRADES LOWER THAN 18/30 WILL RESULT IN FAILING THE EXAM.
Texts
STUDY MATERIALS AND HIGHLIGHTS (FOR ATTENDING AND NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS) WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON MOODLE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM.
LANGUAGE (WORK)BOOK TO ENHANCE/ACQUIRE LINGUISTIC PREREQUISITES VIA SELF-REGULATED LEARNING:
RAYMOND, MURPHY. 2019. ENGLISH GRAMMAR IN USE (FIFTH EDITION). CAMBRIDGE: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
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