Course 2011-2012 a.y.

30123 - ENGLISH 1 (FIRST LANGUAGE)

Language Centre

Course taught in English


Classes: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 18 - 19
Instructors:
Class 1: HELEN TOOKE, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 3: MICHELA DELLA MONICA, Class 4: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 5: DAVID PARK, Class 6: FRANCA ZOCCHE, Class 7: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 8: RICHARD SALES, Class 9: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 10: DAVID PARK, Class 11: KATHERINE CAMPBELL, Class 12: GIULIANA DI GREGORIO, Class 13: FRANCA ZOCCHE, Class 14: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 15: ANDREW CANNON, Class 16: ANNE VIRGINIA REES, Class 18: HELEN TOOKE, Class 19: JESSICA JACOBS


Course Objectives

For CLEAM, CLEACC, CLEF, CLES, CLMG degree programs the learning path is assigned depending on the student's initial preparation:

  •  Path 1 - elementary level
  •  Path 2 - intermediate level
  •  Path 3 - advanced level.

For BIEMF degree program the learning path is automatically assigned  

  •  Path 3 - advanced level.

Course Content Summary

For further information, please consult the single learning path:   
Path 1
Path 2
Path 3
.


Textbooks
Per i libri adottati, consultare i singoli Programmi.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Per la descrizione della prova d'esame, consultare i singoli Programmi.

Go to modules: Livello P1 - Livello P2 - Livello P3

Module: Livello P1
Instructors:
Class 1: HELEN TOOKE


Course Objectives

Path 1 
The first year of the course aims to provide the student with the necessary tools and skills to:

  • Understand the main points in current affairs or personal interest topics and express them clearly;
  • Express himself confidently in dealing with routine problems in daily life;
  • Understand texts written in everyday language;
  • Produce a simple text about familiar subjects;
  • Convey information, describe experiences and events and briefly explain the reasons for personal opinions.

Course Content Summary

The course is based on looking at realistic situations in everyday life and using written and spoken texts which reflect these. Aspects of language and functions linked to these situations, as well as the description of syntax and sentence structures and their usage, are all part of the course. This involves the study of both communicative and pragmatic aspects of the language and the use of more complex morphosyntactic structures. Space is also dedicated to an analysis of intercultural communication. The emphasis placed on oral interaction and project work is aimed at developing language skills, favouring the acquisition of lexical competence and awareness of the communicative and interactional aspects.
Adequate attention is reserved to specialized terminology and grammatical forms. The phonetical and morphological aspects are highlighted in order to improve pronunciation.
The listening comprehension activities are designed to develop the ability to understand and listen to simple texts.
Reading activities are mainly concerned with developing interactive (discussions, debates, role plays) and monological (short spoken reports) skills.
Attendance in class together with appropriate individual study is necessary in order to consolidate knowledge of the language.
There is an exam at the end of the first year.


Textbooks

Testi adottati

  • H. Dellar, A. Walkley, Outcomes Pre-Intermediate, Students’ Book, Workbook (con CD-ROM), HEINLE
  • H. Dellar, A. Walkley, Outcomes Intermediate, Students’ Book, (con CD-ROM), HEINLE  

Testi consigliati

  • R. Murphy, English Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press
  • M. Thompson, Fundamental Writing Skills, EGEA, 2007

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

L'esame si compone unicamente di una prova scritta. Questo esame è propedeutico all'esame di prima lingua di secondo anno.
Non è consentito l'uso del dizionario né monolingue né bilingue.
Maggiori indicazioni relative agli argomenti trattati e alle modalità d'esame sono riportate nel programma d'aula e d'esame pubblicati nel sito internet dellUniversità allindirizzo www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico in Didattica.


Module: Livello P2
Instructors:
Class 1: HELEN TOOKE


Course Objectives

Path 2
The first year of the course aims to provide the student with the necessary tools and skills to:

  • Understand the main points in current affairs or personal interest topics and express them clearly;
  • Express himself confidently in dealing with routine problems in daily life;
  • Understand texts written in everyday language;
  • Produce a simple text about familiar subjects;
  • Convey information, describe experiences and events and briefly explain the reasons for personal opinions.

Course Content Summary

The course is based on looking at realistic situations in everyday life and using written and spoken texts which reflect these. Aspects of language and functions linked to these situations, as well as the description of syntax and sentence structures and their usage, are all part of the course. This involves the study of both communicative and pragmatic aspects of the language and the use of more complex morphosyntactic structures. Space is also dedicated to an analysis of intercultural communication. The emphasis placed on oral interaction and project work is aimed at developing language skills, favouring the acquisition of lexical competence and awareness of the communicative and interactional aspects.
Adequate attention is reserved to specialized terminology and grammatical forms. The phonetical and morphological aspects are highlighted in order to improve pronunciation.
The listening comprehension activities are designed to develop the ability to understand and listen to simple texts.
Reading activities are mainly concerned with developing interactive (discussions, debates, role plays) and monological (short spoken reports) skills.
Attendance in class together with appropriate individual study is necessary in order to consolidate knowledge of the language.
There is an exam at the end of the first year.


Textbooks

Testi adottati

  • D. Cotton, D. Falvey, S. Kent, Language Leader Intermediate, in versione MyLanguageLeaderLab;
    Coursebook con CD-ROM MyLab Access Card PackPearson Longman. La versione include la password per la propria versione virtuale del workbook. (CODICE ISBN: 978 1 408 23455 6, con CD-ROM).
  • M. Thompson, Fundamental Writing Skills, EGEA, 2007

Testo consigliato

  • R. Murphy, English Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

L'esame si compone unicamente di una prova scritta. Questo esame è propedeutico all'esame di prima lingua di secondo anno.
Non è consentito l'uso del dizionario né monolingue né bilingue.
Maggiori indicazioni relative agli argomenti trattati e alle modalità d'esame sono riportate nel programma d'aula e d'esame pubblicati nel sito internet dell'Università allindirizzo www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico in Didattica.


Prerequisites
The learning path is designed for those students who already have a pre-intermediate level of knowledge.

Module: Livello P3
Instructors:
Class 1: HELEN TOOKE


Course Objectives

Path 3
The aim of the first year of the course is to give the student the tools and skills so that he can:

  • Follow speech at some length on a variety of both concrete and abstract subjects;
  • Produce a short, 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;
  • Discuss the pros and cons of a familiar subject;
  • Interact with a certain degree of fluency and spontaneity.

Course Content Summary

Activities aimed at developing skills are based on questions of current affairs, social and cultural issues. Group work, both written and oral, allows students to learn a language in a natural and practical way, favouring the acquisition of lexical competence and awareness of the communicative and interactional aspects.
Oral comprehension skills are developed to deal with passages of some length and complexity, actively understand them and reproduce the information heard. Writing activities focus on building competence in all the main forms of standard communication, in order to produce autonomous written work using the appropriate form of expression. Speaking activities are mainly concerned with developing interactive (discussions, debates, role plays) and monological (short spoken reports) skills.
The course ends with an exam.


Textbooks

Testo adottato

  • David Cotton, David Falvey, Simon Kent, Ian Lebeau, Gareth Rees, Language Leader Advanced, Pearson Longman, Students book and Workbook.

Testo consigliato

  • Martin Hewings, Advanced Grammar in Use, second edition (with answers), Cambridge University Press

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

L'esame si compone unicamente di una prova scritta. Questo esame è propedeutico all'esame di prima lingua di secondo anno.
Non è consentito l'uso del dizionario né monolingue né bilingue.
Maggiori indicazioni relative agli argomenti trattati e alle modalità d'esame sono riportate nel programma d'aula e d'esame pubblicati nel sito internet dellUniversità allindirizzo www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico in Didattica.


Prerequisites
The learning path is designed for those students who already have an upper-intermediate level of knowledge.
 

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