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Course 2011-2012 a.y.

30129 - ENGLISH 2 (FIRST LANGUAGE)


CLMG - CLEAM - CLEF - CLEACC - BESS-CLES - BIEMF
Language Center

Course taught in English


CLMG (2 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEAM (3 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEF (3 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEACC (3 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BESS-CLES (3 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIEMF (3 credits - I/II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
DERMOT COSTELLO

Classes: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11
Instructors:
Class 1: FRANCESCO CARUSO, Class 2: GIULIANA DI GREGORIO, Class 3: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 4: ANDREW CANNON, Class 5: RICHARD SALES, Class 6: ANDREW CANNON, Class 7: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 8: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 9: JUDITH GORHAM, Class 10: ANDREW CANNON, Class 11: DERMOT COSTELLO


Course Objectives

English is the compulsory first foreign language for all students enrolled in courses taught in Italian and who are not themselves English mother-tongue speakers. English is the optional first foreign language for students enrolled in courses taught in English.
For CLEAM, CLEACC, CLEF, CLES, CLMG degree programs the second year learning path is:

  • Path 1 and 2 - intermediate level, final exit level: B2
  • Path 3 - advanced level, final exit level: C1.

For BIEMF degree program the learning path is automatically assigned  

  • Path 3 - advanced level, final exit level: C1.

The year’s study ends with an exam.


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

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

Textbooks
Per i testi adottati, consultare i singoli Programmi.
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Go to modules: Livello P1/P2 - Livello P3

Module: Livello P1/P2
Instructors:
Class 1: FRANCESCO CARUSO


Course Objectives

Path 1 and 2
The aim of the course is to give the student a B2 level in the language which, as established by the Council of Europe, means 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.
As far as the strictly linguistic skills are concerned, during the lessons time is dedicated to reinforcing and revising the students existing knowledge by means of activities that concentrate on the use and function of the various structures.
The course ends with an exam at B2 level.


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

L'esame si compone di una prova scritta e di una prova orale. L'accesso alla prova orale è subordinato al superamento della prova scritta con valutazione pari o superiore a 18/30. La validità della prova scritta è estesa ai tre appelli orali immediatamente successivi. La partecipazione allo scritto con consegna dell'elaborato annulla la prova scritta eventualmente sostenuta in precedenza. Si ricorda inoltre che l'esame di prima lingua di primo anno è propedeutico a questo esame. L'esame di secondo anno superato nel mancato rispetto di tale regola è annullato automaticamente.
Non e' consentito l'uso del dizionario.
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 all'indirizzo www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico in Didattica > Attività Curriculari.


Textbooks

Testo adottato

  • D. Cotton, D. Falvey, S. Kent, Language Leader Upper-Intermediate, in versione MyLanguageLeaderLab;
    Students’ Book e Workbook, Pearson Longman. La versione include la password per la propria versione virtuale del workbook. (CODICE ISBN: 978 1 408 23457 0)
Last change 23/05/2011 11:41

Module: Livello P3
Instructors:
Class 1: FRANCESCO CARUSO


Course Objectives

Path 3
The second year of the course aims to develop further the student's skills so that he can:

  • Understand a wide range of long, complex texts and recognise the implicit meaning;
  • Speak fluently and naturally;
  • 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.

Course Content Summary

Activities aimed at developing skills are based on questions of current affairs, social and cultural issues.
The course aims to give students command of the language so that they can feel confident using it for a wide range of cultural, professional and academic purposes. This involves the study of both communicative and pragmatic aspects of the language and the use of more complex morphosyntactic structures. Particular attention is dedicated to perfecting grammar, favouring the acquisition of lexical competence and awareness of the communicative and interactional aspects.
All aspects of language development are covered in class: speaking skills, writing, oral comprehension, grammar, pronunciation.
Group work, both written and oral, allows students to learn a language in a natural and practical way, for example establishing a common position through reasoned debate, using the appropriate language for disagreeing to varying degrees of intensity.
They will also have to write specific texts using the appropriate form of expression and language, for example formal letters, short reports, presentations.
The course ends with an exam at C1 level worth three credits in the final average for the degree course. During writing activities particular attention is given to the organization of texts in accordance with the conventions of various textual genres, favouring the ability to marshal and present an argument in a clear, detailed way.
As far as the strictly linguistic skills are concerned, during the lessons time is dedicated to reinforcing and revising the students existing knowledge by means of activities that concentrate on the use and function of the various structures.
There is an exam at the end of the first year at C1 level.


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

L'esame si compone di una prova scritta e di una prova orale. L'accesso alla prova orale è subordinato al superamento della prova scritta con valutazione pari o superiore a 18/30. La validità della prova scritta è estesa ai tre appelli orali immediatamente successivi, dopo i quali scade. La partecipazione allo scritto con la relativa consegna dell'elaborato annulla la prova scritta eventualmente sostenuta in precedenza. Si ricorda inoltre che l'esame di prima lingua di primo anno è propedeutico a questo esame. L'esame di secondo anno superato nel mancato rispetto di tale regola è annullato automaticamente.
Non è consentito l'uso del dizionario monolingue o 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 all'indirizzo www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico in Didattica > Attività Curriculari.


Textbooks
 Testo adottato
  • AA.VV., Innovations Advanced. A course in natural English, Thomson Heinle.
  • Materiale integrativo a cura del docente
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