ENGLISH LANGUAGE I

Lettere ENGLISH LANGUAGE I

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
HUMANITIES
2022/2023

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2020
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1260LESSONS
ExamDate
APPELLO FEBBRAIO08/02/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO RISERVATO AI FUORI CORSO 17/05/2023 - 09:00
RISERVATO AGLI STUDENTI CON ALMENO 162 C17/05/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO MAGGIO18/05/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO GIUGNO15/06/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO LUGLIO05/07/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO SETTEMBRE20/09/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO DICEMBRE12/12/2023 - 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
THE COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO MODULES.
MODULE I: 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 II:
MODULE II:
-INFORMATION FLOW WITHIN TEXTS AND LINKING WORDS.
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
LEARNING OUTCOMES WILL BE TESTED THROUGH TWO WRITTEN TESTS ON: 1. GRAMMAR AND PHONOLOGY OF ENGLISH (ASSESSED THROUGH MULTIPLE CHOICE EXERCISES); 2. READING COMPREHENSION AND ANALYSIS OF A SPECIALISED TEXT (ASSESSED THROUGH WH-QUESTIONS). THE ORAL TEST INCLUDES: 1. LISTENING COMPREHENSION OF A MONOLOGUE (ASSESSED THROUGH A MULTIPLE CHOICE EXERCISE, FINAL MARK 5/5), 2. LISTENING COMPREHENSION OF A DIALOGUE (ASSESSED THROUGH A FILLING-THE-GAPS EXERCISE, FINAL MARK: 5/5), 3. ORAL PRESENTATION (INDIVIDUALLY OR IN GROUPS) ON ONE OR MORE TOPICS DISCUSSED DURING THE COURSE (6 MIN.+QUESTION TIME).
ASSESSMENT GRID FOR SPEAKING TEST (20/20): FOR EACH ANALYTICAL CRITERION STUDENTS WILL BE ASSIGNED A MARK RANGING FROM 1 TO 5.
A. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY, B. PRONUNCIATION, C. DISCOURSE MANAGEMENT, D. INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION.
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
PART I:
-J.SMITH & A. MARGOLIS, ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC STUDY: PRONUNCIATION, 2012 EDITION (STUDY BOOK WITH AUDIO CDS), GARNET EDUCATION.
PART II:
-J. GIL & S. MARSEN, EXPLORING LANGUAGE IN GLOBAL CONTEXTS, ROUTLEDGE, 2022 (SELECTED SECTIONS OF CHAPTERS 3 - 5 - 6 - 8).
-PERSONAL NOTES FROM LECTURES
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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