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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

30301 - ENGLISH (FIRST LANGUAGE)

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Course taught in English

CLEAM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEACC (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Module: Livello B2
Instructors:
Class 1: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 2: RICHARD SALES, Class 3: ROBERT COATES, Class 4: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 5: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 6: DAVID PARK, Class 7: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 8: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 9: MICHELA DELLA MONICA, Class 10: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 11: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The aim of the course is to enable students to reach a confident B2 academic level, which means they can: Actively participate in formal discussions on unfamiliar topics; Produce professional looking documents by developing arguments, providing motivation, synthesizing information; Present in a consistent and detailed way, documents related to an academic environment.

CONTENT SUMMARY

The course is divided into ten core topics. Around these topics students practice and develop the appropriate skills expected at this level.

  • Brands and branding.
  • Organization.
  • Change.
  • Advertising.
  • Cultures.
  • Employment.
  • Ethics.
  • Leadership.
  • Innovation.
  • Competition.

There are regular focus on key business functions in real academic/business contexts.


Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Participate actively in formal discussions on unfamiliar topics.
  • Produce professional looking documents by developing arguments, providing motivation, synthesizing information.
  • Present in a consistent and detailed way, documents related to an academic environment.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Express opinions on a variety of topic areas.
  • Write professional business letters and reports.
  • Hold conversations with native and non native english speakers.
  • Read for detail and for gist.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Individual assignments
DETAILS
  • Face-to-face lectures: these are conducted by the professor who is assigned to the course.
  • Exercises (Exercises, database, software etc.): these are selected at the consent of the professor from the materials available to them.
  • Individual assignments: these are assigned by the professor during the first and second semesters.

Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Oral individual exam
  •     x
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    At the end of the 2nd semester of the first year, there is a final exam, mandatory, which consists of a written paper and an oral exam.

    • Written exam:
    • Listening comprehension and related tests (30 marks).
    • Reading Comprehension (40 marks).
    • Writing (30 marks).
    • The mark is initially expressed in hundredths and then converted into thirty.
    • Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30).
    • Oral exam:
    • Students must show the ability to summarize and discuss 3 articles (of their own choice) of a minimum 1000 words on topics related to the syllabus.
    • Final year exam syllabus is the same for attending and not attending students. For details, refer to the Course syllabus and examinations on www.unibocconi.eu/languagecente.

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Textbooks:
    • HUGHES, Total Business 2 student’s book, Summertime Publishing.
    • DUMMETT, Total Business 2 workbook, Summertime Publishing.
    • Online Material.
    • Teacher’s own personal materials and authentic materials where appropriate.
    Last change 12/02/2019 11:56

    CLEAM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEACC (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLES-BESS (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIEM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIG (5 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  L-LIN/12) - BEMACS (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP)
    Course Director:
    JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

    Module: Livello C1
    Instructors:
    Class 12: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 13: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 15: DAVID PARK, Class 16: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 17: ANDREW CANNON, Class 18: JUDITH GORHAM, Class 21: RICHARD SALES, Class 22: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 23: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 25: FRANCESCO CARUSO, Class 26: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS


    Prerequisites

    In order to attend the course a strong B2 level is recommended.


    Mission & Content Summary
    MISSION

    The course aims to develop the student skills to a C1 business academic level.

    CONTENT SUMMARY

    The course is divided into ten core topics. Around these topics students will practice and develop the appropriate skills expected at this level. There will be regular focus on key academic functions in real academic/business contexts.

    • Communication
    • Customer service
    • Management styles
    • International marketing
    • Teambuilding
    • Crisis management
    • Job satisfaction
    • Working acrossing cultures
    • Success
    • Building relationships

    For detailed information and syllabus, 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
    • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
    DETAILS

    Assessment methods
      Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Oral individual exam
  •     x
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    At the end of the 2nd semester of the first year, there is a final exam, mandatory, which consists of a written paper and an oral exam.

    Especially:
    Written exam 

    • Listening comprehension and related tests (30 marks)
    • Reading Comprehension (40 marks)
    • Writing (30 marks)

    The mark is initially expressed in hundredths and then converted into thirty.
    Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30).

    Oral exam
    Students must show the ability to summarize and discuss 3 articles (of their own choice) of around 1200 words on topics related to the syllabus.

    Final year exam syllabus is the same for attending and not attending students. For details, refer to the Course syllabus and examinations on www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Textbooks:

    • COTTON, FALVEY, KENT, Market Leader Upper Intermediate Course Book, Pearson Longman, 3rd Edition;
    • COTTON, FALVEY, KENT, Market Leader Upper Intermediate Practice File, Pearson Longman;
    • Online Materials;
    • Teacher’s own personal materials and authentic materials where appropriate.
    Last change 13/02/2019 12:02

    CLMG (I/II sem.) - CLEAM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEACC (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP)
    Course Director:
    JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

    Module: Livello B2 certif
    Instructors:
    Class 27: JUDITH GORHAM


    Mission & Content Summary
    MISSION

    IELTS Academic B2 International Language Testing System The aim of the course is to give the student the necessary tools and skills to pass an IELTS certificate at grade 5.5 or higher.

    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 B2 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.

    Then the listening activities are presented in order that the students are able to gauge the difficulty and complexity of the task.
    Speaking activities are mainly concerned with developing interactive (discussions, debates) and reporting/presenting skills at the competence level B2.
    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...

    • 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
    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...

    • Express opinions on a variety of topic areas.
    • Write professional business letters and reports.
    • Hold conversations with native and non native english speakers.
    • Read for detail and for gist.

    Teaching methods
    • Face-to-face lectures
    • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
    • Individual assignments
    DETAILS
    • Face-to-face lectures given by the professor assigned to the course
    • Exercises (Exercises, database, software etc.) selected by the professor from the materials available
    • Individual assignments assigned by course professor

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Textbooks:

    • O'CONNEL S., Focus on IELTS, New Edition, Pearson Longman.

    Teacher’s own personal materials and authentic materials where appropriate.

    Last change 13/02/2019 12:11

    CLEAM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLES-BESS (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIEM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIG (5 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  L-LIN/12) - BEMACS (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP)
    Course Director:
    JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

    Module: Livello C1 certif
    Instructors:
    Class 28: MICHELA DELLA MONICA, Class 29: DAVID PARK, Class 30: JESSICA JACOBS


    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
    • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
    DETAILS
    • Face-to-face lectures by the professor assigned to the course
    • Exercises (Exercises, database, software etc.) from the materials available
    • Individual assignments assigned by the professor of the course
    • Interactive class activities : Role playing,simulation.

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Textbook:

    • O'CONNEL S., Focus on IELTS, New Edition, Pearson Longman
    Last change 13/02/2019 12:14