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Course Syllabus The English language course is aimed at the development of the four language skills in oral and written communication and oral ... 11/...

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Lingua Inglese (A-L) - a.a. 17/18 Titolare: Smith Connie Programma del corso

Il corso di Lingua inglese verte sull’apprendimento delle quattro abilità linguistiche di comprensione orale/scritta e produzione orale/scritta pari al livello B1. Queste competenze vengono sviluppate a partire da contesti situazionali specialistici legati all’ambito economico e finanziario, attraverso un’attenzione e una cura verso la terminologia in uso in questi ambiti. Il programma si presenta articolato in due fasi: la prima dedicata all’apprendimento delle funzioni linguistiche utili per il conseguimento delle quattro abilità; la seconda, invece, pone l’attenzione sullo sviluppo di conoscenze relative all’ambito economico-finanziaria. Per la prima parte si affronterà lo studio dei seguenti argomenti utili per affrontare la prova scritta: Contenuti grammaticali: 1. Present Simple - Forms and Uses 2. Present Continuous - Forms and Uses 3. Spelling Changes with Plural Nouns 4. Past Simple - Forms and Uses 5. Spelling Changes when Adding -ed to Verbs 6. Pronunciation of Verbs + -ed 7. Future: Present Continuous/Going to/Will/Present simple 7. also, and, but and however 8. Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives & Adverbs 9. Present Perfect Simple - Forms and Uses 10. For and Since 11. Directions 12. Prepositions of Place 13. Countable and Uncountable Nouns 14. Prepositions of Time 15. Suffixes and Prefixes 16. Zero and First Conditionals 17. Prepositions to Describe Tends and Changes 18. Fact and Opinion Adjectives 19. Relative Pronouns

20. Sequencers 21. The Passive 22. Using Linkers to Contrast or Compare 23. Modal Verbs - Forms and Uses Per la seconda parte si affronterà lo studio dei seguenti argomenti utili per affrontare la prova orale: Tematiche per : 1. Great places to be 2. People’s Lives 3. Getting from A to B 4. It was all new once 5. Animal World 6. Being Human 7. Literacy Skills 8. Tourist Attractions 9. Every drop counts 10. Building Design Al termine del percorso linguistico gli studenti matureranno una conoscenza della lingua straniera che gli consentirà di poter avere accesso ai corsi extracurriculari di lingua Inglese per la preparazione alla Certificazione internazionale BULATS (Business language testing system). Metodologie didattiche

La didattica si svolge nel laboratorio in una dimensione laboratoriale e

(organizzazione della didattica)

si articola con: -Lezioni partecipateincentrate sull’esposizione dei contenuti teorici e sulla riflessione metalinguistica. - Esercitazioni: alle lezioni teoriche si affiancano le esercitazioni, , e

attività di gruppo, che rendono lo studente partecipe e attivo

secondo l’apprendimento cooperativo/cooperative learning. - Testimonianze aziendali o seminari: esperti del settore sono invitati in qualità di relatori ad incontri seminariali o convegni per presentare la

loro esperienza professionale e imprenditoriale in lingua straniera o in lingua italiana; tali testimonianze, insieme ad altro materiale didattico fornito dal docente saranno l’oggetto specifico della prova finale del corso. -Lezioni laboratoriali: durante il percorso di apprendimento linguistico gli studenti sono chiamati a svolgere una serie di attività con il supporto di strumenti multimediali (video, forum, chat, dizionari, glossari, libri di grammatica, eserciziari, case-study, lavori svolti dagli studenti, approfondimenti, etc) al fine di rendere lo studente autonomo nello studio della lingua straniera. -Studio individuale: agli studenti sono suggeriti alcuni libri di testo e l’utilizzo di strumenti linguistici multimediali per lo sviluppo dell’autonomia nell’apprendimento linguistico. Metodi di valutazione

La prova finale per gli studenti frequentanti e non frequentanti consiste nella prova scritta, sugli argomenti linguistico-grammaticali, e nella prova orale, sulla presentazione di un case-study in PowerPoint.

La prova orale consta di una presentazione di un “business theory” a scelta dello studente, applicata ad un qualsiasi genere e misura di entità di impresa, avendo sia un outcome positivo o negativo, preparato in PowerPoint, o simile, e discusso con il professore o un esperto della lingua Inglese. In entrambi i casi i candidati dovranno dimostrare: a) il possesso di adeguate conoscenze e competenze linguistiche adeguate conformi agli obiettivi del corso; b) il possesso di una adeguata capacità di comprensione e di produzione orale utile ai fine del superamento della prova orale. Gli studenti che superano lo scritto possono non sostenere l’orale e verbalizzare direttamente la valutazione conseguita nella prova scritta. Testi di riferimento

Manuale Complete IELTS: Bands 4-5 B1, Guy Brook-Hart and Vanessa Jakeman, Cambridge University Press ( student's book e workbook)

Materiale didattico aggiuntivo

Link di autoformazione linguistica ( Self-study)

ENGLISH – Undergraduate Program

Course Syllabus

The English language course is aimed at the development of the four language skills in oral and written communication and oral and written production at the B1 level. These skills are built by using situational contexts for special purposes in business, through terminology in use in these areas. The course has two main objectives. The first is the development of the language functions, instrumental in the achievement of the four skills. Whereas, the second is to develop the student’s ability to keep conversations going and communicate effectively in a variety of situations and to be able to handle issues in everyday life. Case content and language requirements as per the course book are as follows: 1. Great places to be - Present Simple - Forms and Uses 2. Great places to be - Present Continuous - Forms and Uses 3. Great places to be - Spelling Changes with Plural Nouns 4. People’s lives - Past Simple - Forms and Uses 5. People’s lives - Spelling Changes when Adding -ed to Verbs 6. People’s lives - Pronunciation of Verbs + -ed 7. People’s lives - - also, and, but and however 8. Promises - Future: Present Continuous/Going simple

to/Will/Present

9. Getting from A to B - Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives & Adverbs 10. It was all new once - Present Perfect Simple - Forms and Uses 11. It was all new once - For and Since 12. Animal World - Directions 13. Animal World - Prepositions of Place 14. Animal World - Countable and Uncountable Nouns 15. Animal World - Prepositions of Time 16. Being Human - Suffixes and Prefixes 17. Being Human - Zero and First Conditionals

18. Literacy Skills - Prepositions to Describe Tends and Changes 19. Tourist Attractions - Fact and Opinion Adjectives 20. Tourist Attractions - Relative Pronouns 21. Every drop counts - Sequencers 22. Every drop counts - The Passive 23. Building Design - Using Linkers to Contrast or Compare 24. Building Design - Modal Verbs - Forms and Uses By the end of the course, the students will have acquired the prerequisite language for the extracurricular preparatory courses for the B1 Cambridge English BULATS (Business Language Testing Service) Exam. Teaching methods

To achieve the course objectives, the language functions, grammar, lexis and phonology are reviewed and discussed in class. A progress test is taken every two units to afford the students with a more thorough understanding and retention of the language, focusing on accuracy – essential for the written part of the final exam. Interactive activities such as role-playing, storytelling, pair work and group work, using the specific case content are used to enable students to increase their fluency and the ability to express themselves, empowering them with an independent use of the language. Essential for the oral part of the final exam. Guest speakers or seminars –Field experts are invited as keynote speakers to seminars or conferences to share their professional and entrepreneurial experience in English or Italian. These testimonies, along with other material provided by the professor, will be the subject matter for the final exam. - Laboratory lessons – During the course of study, students carry out a series of activities with the support of multimedia tools such as videos, forums, chats, dictionaries, glossaries, grammar exercise books, case-studies, students work, analysis, etc., empowering the students to be independent learners of English. - Self-Study: A list of self-study books, reference books and material, and multimedia tools are made available to the students for their independent learning.

Evaluation methods

The final exam consists of a written part and an oral part.

The written part is based on the language requirements, in-class vocabulary and language work and the progress tests. It is a multiple choice computer-based exam. The oral part is a PowerPoint presentation of a business theory chosen by the student and applied to any type/size of business, whether having a positive or negative outcome and discussed with either the professor or an English language expert. The exam does not differ for either attending or non-attending students. In both cases the candidates are to show the following: a) Command of adequate language knowledge and skills in compliance with the course objectives. b) Command of an adequate ability in comprehension and oral production, instrumental in passing the oral part. Students who pass the written part of the exam can opt for not taking the oral part of the exam and immediately validate their written mark. Textbook

Complete IELTS: Bands 4-5 B1, Guy Brook-Hart and Vanessa Jakeman, Cambridge University Press (Student’s Book and Workbook).

Other teaching material

Self-study language practice links.