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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

20640 - ENGLISH CERTIFICATION COURSES

Language Center

Course taught in English

M (II sem. - OP) - IM (II sem. - OP) - MM (II sem. - OP) - AFC (II sem. - OP) - CLELI (II sem. - OP) - ACME (II sem. - OP) - DES-ESS (II sem. - OP) - EMIT (II sem. - OP) - GIO (II sem. - OP) - DSBA (II sem. - OP) - PPA (II sem. - OP) - FIN (II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Module: Livello C1 Certif
Instructors:
Class 1: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON


Prerequisites

The course is aimed at those students enrolled in a three years bachelor program who already have an adequate level of knowledge of the language. The course is for a limited number of applicants.


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The aim of the course is to give the student the necessary tools and skills to pass an IELTS certificate at grade 7.0 or higher. The student should then be able to: Follow speech at some length on a variety of both concrete and abstract subjects; Produce a clear and detailed text on a range of subjects, expressing an opinion and discussing the pros and cons of different points of view; Express himself clearly and in detail on subjects related to his studies and to university life in general; Discuss the pros and cons of a pre-specified and relatively familiar subject; Speak at length (given a short time to prepare) on a question, without noticeable hesitation; Interact with a certain degree of fluency and spontaneity.

CONTENT SUMMARY

Course Content Summary

Activities are aimed at developing skills which are required to confidently attempt the various activities found in the IELTS test, in order to achieve a mark at a C1 level.
Particular attention is given to reinforcing each of the four linguistic skills tested in IELTS: listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Special emphasis is given to:

  • Drafting, writing and revising full length essays;
  • Written interpretation of graphical information;
  • Detailed description of processes and procedures.
     

Speaking activities are mainly concerned with developing interactive (discussions, debates) and reporting/presenting skills at the competence level C1.
Then the listening activities are presented in order that the students are able to gauge the difficulty and complexity of the task.
In addition, the activities are based on simulations that are taken from past papers and appropriately selected materials. Additional detailed information concerning the course can be found online at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter 


Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

At the end of the course student will be able to...

  • Understand a wide range of long, complex texts and recognize the implicit meaning;
  • Produce fluent and natural  language;
  • Use the language in a flexible and effective way;
  • Use the language in social and cultural contexts;
  • Use a wide variety of vocabulary and expressions for a variety of communication tasks;
  • Produce clear, well-constructed and detailed texts on complex subjects, demonstrating good use of textual structures such as connectors and linking words.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

At the end of the course student will be able to...

  • Understand a wide range of long, complex texts and recognize the implicit meaning;
  • Produce fluent and natural  language;
  • Use the language in a flexible and effective way;
  • Use the language in social and cultural contexts;
  • Use a wide variety of vocabulary and expressions for a variety of communication tasks;
  • Produce clear, well-constructed and detailed texts on complex subjects, demonstrating good use of textual structures such as connectors and linking words.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Individual assignments
DETAILS
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Individual assignments
     

Teaching materials
ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

Textbook:

  • O'CONNEL S., Focus on IELTS, New Edition, Pearson Longman
  • In addition to professor’s own materials
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