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ENGLISH (LIM-LET) - C1 - GROUP B
INGLESE (LIM-LET) - C1 - GRUPPO B

A.Y.
2022/2023
Language Assistant Email Office hours for students
Elisabetta Zazzeroni Online by appointment

Assigned to the Degree Course

Modern Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LETTERARIO
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Learning Objectives

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

- Conoscenza e capacità di comprensione: (knowledge and understanding) At the end of the course the students must demonstrate to have acquired the knowledge of the English vocabulary presented in class and its use. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

- Conoscenza e capacità di comprensione applicate: the students must demonstrate to be able to apply their knowledge both for written and spoken English. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

- Autonomia di giudizio: (making judgements) the students must be able to apply the knowledge acquired and to face different dynamics making their own judgements. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

- Abilità comunicative: (communication skills) the students must demonstrate to be able to communicate effectively thanks to the vocabulary and structures learnt during the course.  This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

- Capacità di apprendere: (learning skills) The students must have developed appropriate learning skills so that they can deepen their knowledge. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

Program

This course in an introduction to English through some listening activities of authentic conversations, videos and films, authentic readings and practice of writing skills.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the language assistant in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the language assistant specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Course books

English Language 3 / 2022/2023

Reading: 

- L. Aboulela, (1999) The Translator, Black Cat

- P. Auster,(2008) Oracle Night, Penguin Books

- F.S. Fitzgerald, (2006) The Great Gatsby, Penguin Books,

- Erin Meyer, (2014) The Culture Map, decoding how people think, lead, and get things done across cultures, Public Affairs, New York

- Y. Hua, (2011) China in Ten Words, Anchor Books,

 

Translation and writing:

- P. Dummett, J. Hughes, H. Stephenson, LIFE ADVANCED STUDENT+Ebook  (2nd ed) Code 9781473781337, National Geographic Learning

- R.R. Jordan, (1999) Longman Academic Writing Course, Study Skills in English, Third edition, ( a digital edition will be made available on Blended)

- R.Marggraf Turley, (2016) Writing Essays, A guide for students in English and the Humanities (2nd ed), Routledge

- 2 packets made available on Moodle (Blended Learning)

A - readings

B – translations

Listening:

- A packet will be made available on Moodle (Blended Learning) for our lab/listening sessions

Non attending students are required to use the same materials as attending students.

Oral exam:

Knowledge of three of the five books listed above and of the topics presented in the readings of the packets. The students must see at least four of the films listed below: 

Films:

-  Mao’s Last Dancer

-  Miral

-  Brothers

-  The Great Gatsby

-  Still Alice

-  Memoirs of a Geisha

-  Detachment

-  Grand Torino

-  Selma

-  The Way

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