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Course 2017-2018 a.y.

30301 - ENGLISH (FIRST LANGUAGE)


CLEAM - CLEF - CLEACC - CLEAM - CLEF - CLEACC - BIEF - BIEM - BIG - BEMACS
Language Centre

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: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: FRANCESCO CARUSO, 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: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 10: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 11: DAVID PARK, Class 12: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 13: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 14: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 15: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 16: ANDREW CANNON, Class 17: RICHARD SALES, Class 20: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 21: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 23: ROBERT COATES, Class 24: DAVID PARK


Course Objectives
The Language Center offers the following courses:

Bocconi exam preparation course
B2 level (degree program taught in Italian)
C1 level (degree program taught in Italian and in English)
International certificates preparation courses as an alternative to the exam
IELTS B2 (degree program taught in Italian)
IELTS C1 (degree program taught in Italian and in English)
BEC Vantage (degree program taught in Italian)
BEC Higher (degree program taught in Italian and in English)

B2 Level

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.

The course takes place at the 1st year. It is an annual course with one module.
The course takes into account the fact that the students are learning the language for eventual use in academic situations.


Course 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.

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

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

For detailed information and syllabus, www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

In the second semester, students can opt to:

  • continue with the class they are in, or following a positive exit score on a level test;
  • transfer to a Certificate course for BEC Vantage, BEC Higher, IELTS (detailed information are regularly sent via yoU@B Student’s Diary).

 


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
  • Al I semestre del 1° anno, prima parte del corso con al termine prova intermedia, facoltativa, in modalità scritta.
  • Al II semestre del 1° anno, seconda parte del corso con al termine esame finale, obbligatorio, composto da prova scritta e prova orale.

In particolare:
Prova scritta

  • Prova d’ascolto e relativi test di comprensione (30 punti)
  • Comprensione di documenti scritti (40 punti)
  • Produzione scritta (30 punti)

Il voto è inizialmente espresso in centesimi e quindi convertito in trentesimi.
L'accesso alla prova orale è subordinato al superamento della prova scritta con valutazione pari o superiore a 18/30.

Prova orale
Durante l’esame orale gli studenti devono saper riassumere e discutere 3 articoli a scelta di un minimo di 1350 parole su argomenti previsti nel programma d’aula.

Contenuti, modalità d’esame e prova intermedia sono uguali per frequentanti e non frequentanti e hanno validità limitata nel tempo. Per i dettagli, consultare i Programmi d’esame in www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico.


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

  • At the end of the 1st semester of the first year, students have the option of taking a written mid-term exam. This is not obligatory.
  • 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 a minimum 1000 words on topics related to the syllabus.


Both mid-term and final year exam syllabuses are the same for attending and not attending students. Limited validity for all tests. For details, refer to the Course syllabus and examinations on www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


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.

Prerequisites

In order to attend the course a good B1 level is recommended. A full description of levels can be found online at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Last change 20/04/2017 16:27

CLEAM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEACC (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIEM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIG (6 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 10: DERMOT COSTELLO: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 11: DAVID PARK, Class 12: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 15: DERMOT COSTELLO: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 16: ANDREW CANNON, Class 17: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 20: TO BE DEFINED, Class 21: TO BE DEFINED, Class 23: ROBERT COATES, Class 24: DAVID PARK


Course Objectives

C1 Level
The course aims to develop the student's skills to a C1 academic level, which means they can:
  • Understand a wide range of long, complex texts and recognize the implicit meaning;
  • Fluent and natural production of the 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.
The course takes place over one academic year at the 1st year.


Course 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.

  • Working world
  • Company structures
  • Management styles
  • Money and finance
  • Communication
  • International marketing
  • Innovation
  • The economy
  • Crossing cultures
  • Entertainment

For detailed information and syllabus, www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

The course lasts one academic year. In the second semester, students can opt to continue with the class they are in, or following a positive exit score on a level test, can transfer to a Certificate course (BEC Higher, IELTS C1). Detailed information are regularly sent via yoU@B Student’s Diary.
 


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
  • Al I semestre del 1° anno, prima parte del corso con al termine prova intermedia, facoltativa, in modalità scritta.
  • Al II semestre del 1° anno, seconda parte del corso con al termine esame finale, obbligatorio, composto da prova scritta e prova orale.

In particolare:
Prova scritta

  • Prova d’ascolto e relativi test di comprensione (30 punti)
  • Comprensione di documenti scritti (40 punti)
  • Produzione scritta (30 punti)

Il voto è inizialmente espresso in centesimi e quindi convertito in trentesimi.
L'accesso alla prova orale è subordinato al superamento della prova scritta con valutazione pari o superiore a 18/30.

Prova orale
Durante l’esame orale gli studenti devono saper riassumere e discutere 3 articoli a scelta di un minimo di 1200 parole su argomenti previsti nel programma d’aula.

Contenuti, modalità d’esame e prova intermedia sono uguali per frequentanti e non frequentanti e hanno validità limitata nel tempo.
Per i dettagli, consultare i Programmi d’esame in www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

  • At the end of the 1st semester of the first year, students have the option of taking a written mid-term exam. This is not obligatory.
  • 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.

Both mid-term and final year exam syllabuses are the same for attending and not attending students. Limited validity for all tests. For details, refer to the Course syllabus and examinations on www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


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.

Prerequisites

In order to attend the course a good B2 level is recommended. A full description of levels can be found online at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Last change 21/04/2017 09:16

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: Ielts B2
Instructors:
Class 20: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 24: DAVID PARK


Course Objectives

Preparation course for
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. 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.


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 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


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Il presente corso prepara al superamento della relativa certificazione di lingua, che si svolge presso le sedi d'esame autorizzate. La certificazione può essere registrata in alternativa all'esame di lingua inglese. Per maggiori informazioni è possibile consultare i programmi d'aula e d'esame all'indirizzo: www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico.


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 exam. Further information concerning the Bocconi learning path and exams available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


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

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, established by a specific placement test. The course is for a limited number of students.
Terms and enrollment procedures will be communicated via the student’s diary yoU@B at the beginning of each semester.
Please note that the course is run only if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

Last change 21/04/2017 10:51

CLEAM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEACC (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIEM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIG (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  L-LIN/12) - BEMACS (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Module: Ielts C1
Instructors:
Class 12: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 16: ANDREW CANNON, Class 20: TO BE DEFINED, Class 21: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 23: ROBERT COATES


Course Objectives
Preparation course for
IELTS Academic C1
International English 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 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.

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


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Il presente corso prepara al superamento della relativa certificazione di lingua, che si svolge presso le sedi d'esame autorizzate. La certificazione può essere registrata in alternativa all'esame di lingua inglese. Per maggiori informazioni è possibile consultare i programmi d'aula e d'esame all'indirizzo: www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico.


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

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


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

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, established by a specific placement test. The course is for a limited number of applicants.
Terms and enrollment procedures will be communicated via the student’s diary yoU@B at the beginning of each semester.
Please note that the course is run only if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

Last change 21/04/2017 11:11

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: BEC B2
Instructors:
Class 17: RICHARD SALES


Course Objectives

Preparation Course for 
Business English Certificate Vantage
Cambridge University ESOL Examinations
 


The course is designed for students who already have a B2-general level. In terms of linguistic competence, the final objective corresponds to that established by the Council of Europe for level B2-business. The object for the students can be summarized in the following way:

  • Can deal confidently with different types of text, such as business publications and correspondence;
  • Can produce different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, proposals and emails;
  • Can follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, discussions and presentations;
  • Can communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.
The course recognizes that the students are preparing solely for the Cambridge external certification Business English Certificate - Vantage (B2 business).


Course Content Summary

Instruction focuses on preparing the students to take and pass the Cambridge English: Business Vantage external certification. Students will be introduced to the format of the certification, and all four sections of the certification will be practiced. Additional information concerning the course can be found on-line at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Il presente corso prepara al superamento della relativa certificazione di lingua, che si svolge presso le sedi d'esame autorizzate. La certificazione può essere registrata in alternativa all'esame di lingua inglese. Per maggiori informazioni è possibile consultare i programmi d’aula e d’esame all’indirizzo www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico.


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 Bocconi English exam. Further information concerning the Bocconi learning path and exams: available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


Textbooks
  • WBOOK-HART, Business Benchmark Upper Intermediate, Cambridge.

Prerequisites

The course is aimed at those students who already have an adequate level of knowledge of the language, established by a specific placement test. The course is for a limited number of students. Terms and enrollment procedures will be communicated via the student’s diary yoU@B at the beginning of each semester. Please note that the course is run only if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

Last change 21/04/2017 11:28

CLEAM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEACC (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIEM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIG (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  L-LIN/12) - BEMACS (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Module: Livello BEC Higher
Instructors:
Class 10: DERMOT COSTELLO: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 11: DAVID PARK, Class 12: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 15: DERMOT COSTELLO: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 16: ANDREW CANNON, Class 17: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 20: TO BE DEFINED, Class 21: TO BE DEFINED, Class 23: ROBERT COATES, Class 24: DAVID PARK


Course Objectives

Preparation Course for 
Business English Certificate Higher
Cambridge University ESOL Examinations

The course is designed for students who already have a strong B2 level. In terms of linguistic competence, the final objective corresponds to that established by the Council of Europe for level C1. The objects for the students can be summarized in the following way:

  • Can deal confidently with different types of text;
  • Can write a variety of different items such as memos, faxes, emails, reports and proposals;
  • Can follow and understand a range of spoken materials such as conversations, interviews and discussions;
  • Can communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.
The course recognizes that the students are preparing solely for the Cambridge external certification: Business English Certificate Higher (C1 business).


Course Content Summary

Instruction focuses on preparing the students to take and pass the Cambridge English: BEC Higher. Students will be introduced to the format of the certification, and all four sections of the certification will be practiced. Additional information concerning the course can be found on-line at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


 


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Il presente corso prepara al superamento della relativa certificazione di lingua, che si svolge presso le sedi d'esame autorizzate. La certificazione può essere registrata in alternativa all'esame di lingua inglese. Per maggiori informazioni è possibile consultare i programmi d’aula e d’esame all’indirizzo www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico.


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
The preparation course is aimed to the relevant external certification, which takes place at the authorized exam centers. The certification can be converted as an alternative to the Bocconi English exam. Further information concerning the Bocconi learning path and exams: available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter

Textbooks
BROOK-HART, Business Benchmark Advanced, Cambridge

Prerequisites

The course is aimed at those students who already have an adequate level of knowledge of the language, established by a specific placement test. The course is for a limited number of applicants. Terms and enrollment procedures will be communicated via the student’s diary yoU@B at the beginning of each semester. Please note that the course is run only if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

Last change 28/04/2017 13:21