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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

50127 - ENGLISH (FIRST LANGUAGE)

CLMG
Language Centre

Course taught in English


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

Module: Livello B2 Certif
Instructors:
Class 3: JUDITH GORHAM


Prerequisites

A good B2 level is recommended to successfully achieve the grade they require.


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 5.5 or higher.

CONTENT SUMMARY

Activities are aimed at developing skills which are required for 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 the required essay length.

Written interpretation of graphical information.

Detailed description of processes and procedures.

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...

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...

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.


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

Face-to-face lectures given by the course Professor

Exercises (Exercises, database, software etc.) selected by the course Professor


Assessment methods
ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

Detailed description of assessment methods.
The preparation course is aimed at the relevant external certification, which takes place at the authorized exam centers.
The certification can be converted as an alternative to the English exams.
Further information concerning the Bocconi learning path and exams available at 

www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter 

 

Textbooks

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


Teaching materials
ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

Textbooks

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

Last change 11/05/2018 14:31

Module: Livello B2
Instructors:
Class 1: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS


Prerequisites

B2 Level.


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The teaching activities for the General English program are aimed at developing skills for an exam at a B2 level, with a specific attention on providing linguistic competence for the appropriate use in an academic and legal perspective.

CONTENT SUMMARY

Law and order

Landmarks in law

Crimes and civil wrongs

Computers in Law

Theft

Employment law

Homicide 

International law

Human rights law

 


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

produce written professional documents by developing arguments

present in a consistent and detailed manner documents related to a professional environment

speak on a variety of legally related topics

listen and understand topics related to law

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

produce written professional documents by developing arguments

present in a consistent and detailed manner documents related to a professional environment

speak on a variety of legally related topics

listen and understand topics related to law


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 conducted by the course professor

Exercises (Exercises, database, software etc.)

Individual assignments assigned by the course professor

Interactive class activities (Role playing and simulations in a legal context)


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    

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    English for Law, Jeremy Walenn, Garnet Education

    Last change 05/05/2018 11:22

    Module: Livello C1 certif
    Instructors:
    Class 4: DAVID PARK


    Prerequisites

    C1 level is recommended to successfully achieve the grade they require.


    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 6.5/7.0 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

    Activities are aimed at developing skills which are required to confront with ease 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 the required essay length with an appropriate range of vocabulary and terminology.

    Interpretation of graphical information.

    Complete and detailed description of processes and procedures.

    Speaking activities are mainly concerned with developing interactive (discussions, debates) and reporting/presenting skills.
    The listening activities are presented in order that the students become able to gauge the difficulty and complexity of the task and respond without hesitation.
    In addition, the activities are based on simulations that are taken from past papers and appropriately selected materials.
    Additional information concerning the course can be found online at
    www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter

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    Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
    KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    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...

    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.


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

    Face-to-face lectures given by course Professor

    Exercises (Exercises, database, software etc.) selected by course Professor


    Assessment methods
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The preparation course is aimed at the relevant external certification, which takes place at the authorized exam centers.
    The certification can be converted as an alternative to the English exams.
    Further information concerning the Bocconi learning path and exams available at 

    www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter 


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    S. O'Connell, Focus on IELTS. Ed: Pearson-Longman Sturdent's Book

    B.Rogers,  N.Kenny, The Complete  Guide to IELTS, Cenage learning: Student's Book 

    Last change 13/02/2019 12:50