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Insegnamento a.a. 2020-2021

50127 - INGLESE (I LINGUA) / ENGLISH (FIRST LANGUAGE)

CLMG
Language Center

CLMG (4 cfu - I/II sem. - OP)
Docente responsabile dell'insegnamento / Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Modulo / Module: Liv. B2
Docenti responsabili delle classi / Instructors:
Class 1: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS


Conoscenze pregresse consigliate / Suggested background knowledge

A strong B1 (intermediate) general (or higher) entry level is recommended for active participation in learning activities. Per una proficua partecipazione alle attività didattiche è raccomandato un livello di ingresso pari almeno ad B1 (intermedio) general “pieno”.


Mission e Programma sintetico / Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The course aims at providing level B2 (post intermediate) general (see CEFR framework) knowledge and skills required to pass the Bocconi internal exam (and beneficial for international English language certification). Fornire le conoscenze e competenze previste per il livello B2 (intermedio superiore) general del quadro di riferimento europeo (CEFR) necessarie ai fini del superamento dell’esame interno Bocconi ed utili nel caso di sostenimento di certificazione internazionale.

PROGRAMMA SINTETICO / CONTENT SUMMARY

The duration of the course is one year (1st and 2nd semester of 1st year) .

 

The course is divided into the following core and wide areas in order to acquire a B2 general level (in terms of grammar, syntax and vocabulary) through contextualized situations:

Law and order, Landmarks in law Crimes and civil wrongs, Computers in Law, Theft, Employment law, Homicide, International law, Human rights law.

(Details in the course syllabus).

 
 

L’insegnamento è annuale (primo + secondo semestre) del 1° anno (96 ore di didattica + prova generale).

 

Il programma affronta le seguenti macro-tematiche principali in modo da consentire di raggiungere il livello B2 general (in termini di grammatica, sintassi e vocabolario) attraverso situazioni concrete e contestualizzate:

Law and order, Landmarks in law Crimes and civil wrongs, Computers in Law, Theft, Employment law, Homicide, International law, Human rights law.

(Per dettagli consultare il programma d’aula)

 


Risultati di Apprendimento Attesi (RAA) / Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...

B2 Level - (post intermediate) general
Knowledge

Students will acquire a good level of knowledge of grammar and syntax as well as a fairly wide vocabulary that will enable them to be independent user of English language and deal with non-familiar and quite complex legal topics.

 

 

B2 - Livello intermedio superiore general

Conoscenze

Lo studente avrà acquisito conoscenze grammaticali - sintattiche e un range lessicale di buon livello che consentono autonomia di espressione e comprensione anche relativamente ad argomenti non familiari e di una certa complessità.

 

CAPACITA' DI APPLICARE CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...

B2 Level - (post intermediate) general

Skills

Students will be able to write a clear and detailed text on a wide range of subjects; to understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics; to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party; to be clear and detailed when speaking and explain a view point giving the pros and cons of various options.

 

 

B2 - Livello intermedio superiore general

Capacità di applicare conoscenze

Lo studente sarà in grado di produrre un testo chiaro e dettagliato su un'ampia gamma di argomenti, di comprendere le idee principali di testi articolati su argomenti sia concreti sia astratti. Sarà in grado di interagire con una certa scioltezza e spontaneità che rendono possibile un dialogo naturale con i parlanti nativi senza sforzo per l'interlocutore, esprimendosi in modo chiaro e articolato su molteplici argomenti e riuscirà a spiegare i pro e i contro relativi a varie opzioni.


Modalità didattiche / Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Online lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Individual assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETTAGLI / 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)

Metodi di valutazione dell'apprendimento / Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Oral individual exam
  •     x
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The assessment method consists of an exam focused on reading, writing, listening and speaking competencies in line with international certifications.

     

    The mark is expressed out of 30.

     

    Student can sit the exam (“general” mode) as from the end of second semester (after the end of the teaching period).

     

    5  exam sessions are scheduled throughout the year (May-Jun, Jun-Jul, Aug-Sept, Oct, Jan-Feb).

     

    The exam consists of two linked parts: written (focused on writing, reading, listening) and oral (final part focused on speaking).

     

     

    Please note that:

     

    •        to sit for the exam, it is required to register via Punto Blu (one single registration, valid for both written and oral part)

     

    •        written and oral part have to be taken in the same exam session

     

    •        the written part is the same for both attending and non attending students

     

    •        final grade: result of the written part + result of the oral part 

     

    •        maximum result of the written part: 27

     

    •        if the result of written part is ≥18, the student is required to sit the oral part (in the same exam session as the written part); withdrawal is not allowed after handing in the written paper as the oral part is just the final step of a single exam (in line with international certifications)

     

    •        students who hand in the written test receive notification (via Agenda yoU@B) about their result and paper view. Students who have passed the writtten exam shall, at a later date, receive details about date, hour and room for the oral part

     

    •        result range for the oral part: min -1 - max +4 

     

    •        if the student is absent at the oral part, or does not interact orally, then they  receive  -3.

    Writing (30 marks), Listening (40 marks), Reading Comprehension (30 marks). Each part is assigned a mark and the sum of these marks is converted into thirtieths to give the grade of the written part (maximum grade awardable: 27/30).

    First part

    Listening

    Objective

    Check candidates’ ability to identify the subject matter, how it is communicated and the most important details in two different listening passages.

    Skill

    Listening to short talks, presentations or interviews.

    Test

    Sentence completion or gap fill, multiple choice questions or true and false type statements.
    Total: 30 marks

    Second part

    Reading comprehension

    Objective

    Checking that candidates understand basic grammar and vocabulary in a range of contexts, including expressions common in academic English.

    Skill

    Reading and comprehension of authentic or adapted text 

    Test

    Multiple choice questions, reading for key information, multiple choice word gaps, formulating guided questions.                                                              

    Total: 40 marks

    Third part

    Writing

    Objective

    Reading a court ruling and summarising the case, giving the correct sequence of events and understanding the legal issue and the judgement

    Skill

    Summarizing and understanding the judicial interpretation

    Test

    Writing a guided text                                                                                
    Total: 30 marks

    Duration of exam    

    150 minutes

    Dictionary

    Dictionaries are not allowed

     

    Oral part  

    Test

    Students must show the ability to summarize and discuss 3 articles or judgements of between 1000-1200 words each one, on topics related to the syllabus. To be presented in a dossier format with: a 50 word summary of each article, the source of the articles, the word count, and the articles themselves. Details for the required format of the dossier are available on the  e-learning Blackboard platform.

    Duration

    10 minutes

     

     

     

     


    Materiali didattici / Teaching materials
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Teaching materials are the same for both attending and non-attending students:

     

    • English for Law, Jeremy Walenn, Garnet Education

     

     

    Sono previsti gli stessi materiali didattici per studenti frequentanti e non:

     

    • English for Law, Jeremy Walenn, Garnet Education

     

    Last change 22/07/2020 20:28