Course 2017-2018 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

Classes: 1 - 2 - 4
Instructors:
Class 1: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 4: ROBERT COATES


Course Objectives
English is the compulsory first foreign language for all non-native English mother tongue speakers enrolled in CLMG program.
Teaching activities are structured as follows
  • 1st year General English with introduction to Legal English.
  • 2nd year Legal English.
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.
In addition, the Language Center plans and runs international certificates preparation courses, for students who show they have an adequate level of language skills in a specific placement test provided by the Language Center.
  • IELTS Academic preparation courses (International English Language Testing System - British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment), level B2.
  • IELTS Academic preparation courses (International English Language Testing System - British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment), level C1.

Course Content Summary

For further information, please consult the single learning program available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter:

Academic B2 Course.
IELTS Academic B2 Course.
IELTS Academic C1 Course.



Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
  • Al I semestre del 1° anno, prima parte del corso con al termine prova paziale, 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.
Contenuti, modalità d’esame e prova parziale 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 written and oral final exam. This is mandatory.

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 on www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


Textbooks
Per i testi adottati, consultare i singoli Programmi disponibili sul sito www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico.
For the suggested readings, please visit www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Prerequisites

In order to attend the course it is strongly recommended a B1 General English as a minimum requirement. A complete curriculum for the B1 level can be found online at

www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Last change 07/06/2017 16:30

Go to modules: IELTS B2 - Livello B2 - IELTS C1

Module: IELTS B2
Instructors:
Class 1: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 4: ROBERT COATES


Course Objectives
Preparation course for IELTS Academic B2
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 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 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

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 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.

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 27/04/2017 11:25

Module: Livello B2
Instructors:
Class 1: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 4: ROBERT COATES


Course Objectives
B2 General Course.
The aim of the course is to enable students to reach a confident B2 level in academic areas with basic Legal language, which means they can
  • Actively participate in formal discussions on unfamiliar topics.
  • Be able to produce professional looking documents by developing arguments, providing motivation, synthesizing information.
  • Present in a consistent and detailed way, documents related to a professional legal environment.
The course takes place in the 1st year, over one academic year.
The course takes into account the fact that the students are learning the language for eventual use in professional situations.

Course Content Summary

The course is divided into 8 core topic areas. Around these topic areas students practice and develop the appropriate skills expected at this level. There are regular focus on real life case studies.

  • Writing development.
  • Reading comprehension.
  • Listening comprehension.
  • Legal information on the web.
  • Oral practice.
  • Vocabulary expansion.
  • Grammar revision practice and extension.
  • Mock exams and testing.

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, can transfer to a Certificate course for IELTS. Detailed information are send 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 parziale, 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.

La prova scritta è composta da
  • Listening: messaggi, annunci, sondaggi, estratti radiofonici. Completamento di frasi e/o tabelle, risposte vero/falso, risposte in modalità multiple choice, risposte libere, chiuse e/o aperte (40 punti).
  • Reading and vocabulary: lettura e comprensione di uno o più testi di una certa complessità. Completamento di frasi e/o tabelle, risposte vero/falso, risposte in modalità multiple choice, risposte libere, chiuse e/o aperte, produzione di frasi appropriate (30 punti).
  • Writing: produzione di testi autentici. Elaborazione di memo, lettere, brevi report, seguendo la traccia fornita - circa 220 parole (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.
Durante l’esame orale è prevista la presentazione di un dossier, preparato dallo studente, in cui devono essere raccolti 3 articoli collegati con uno o più argomenti giuridici (da stampa periodica, in lingua Inglese o Internet) di un minimo di 1000 parole ciascuno. In particolare, il dossier deve comprendere per ogni singolo articolo: 1) titolo, 2) argomento trattato, 3) breve descrizione (non più di 40 parole), 4) conteggio parole.

Contenuti, modalità d’esame e prova parziale 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 written and oral final exam. This is mandatory.
The written exam consists of
  • Listening: messages, announcements, surveys, radio broadcasts. Sentence and/or table completions, true/false questions, multiple choice answers, open/closed questions (40 marks).
  • Reading and vocabulary: understanding one or more passages of a certain complexity. Sentence and/or table completions, true/false questions, multiple choice answers, open/closed questions, producing appropriate sentences (30 marks).
  • Writing: writing authentic documents. Writing memos, letters, and short reports according to Instructions - about 220 words (30 marks).
The mark is initially expressed in hundredths and then converted into thirtieths.

Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30).
For the oral exam students must show the ability to present a dossier prepared by the student, containing 3 articles on one or more legal-related topics, taken from English-language newspapers or Internet. Each article must be at least 1000 words long and be accompanied by: 1) title, 2) topic, 3) brief summary (40 words maximum), 4) word count.

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
  • J. WALLEN, English for Law, Garnet Education.

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 07/06/2017 16:46

Module: IELTS C1
Instructors:
Class 1: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 4: 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 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

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 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.

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 are 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 07/06/2017 16:56