English II

A.Y. 2016/2017
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/12
Language
English
Learning objectives
This is a second-year, two-semester course which can only be accessed once the first year English language course has been completed. The aim of the course is to further students' knowledge of the basic structures of the English language with special reference to phraseology and clause syntax, and to develop both theoretical and communicative competences in Business English, with a focus on interlinguistic and intercultural aspects of communication. Students will learn to approach different types of business texts and analyze them. They will also learn to critically assess the communicative coordinates of intercultural communicative events, and to select the communicative strategies most suited to them in light of the principles learnt during the course.

The course builds on the competences developed in the first-year English language course (B2 level of the CEFR). A working knowledge of Italian is also required. The exit level is set at B2 plus of the CEFR, with special reference to the domain of business communication.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course students will have reached at least B2 plus level competences in English and will be able to deal with a range of communicative tasks in the domain of business. They will have mastered the principles of intercultural communication, which they will be able to apply to the communicative situations they encounter in a variety of professional domains within the broader field of business.
Course syllabus and organization

A-K

Responsible
Lesson period
year
Teaching Unit 1
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Catenaccio Paola
Teaching Unit 2
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 3
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Doerr Roxanne Barbara

L-Z

Lesson period
year
Teaching Unit 1
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Catenaccio Paola
Teaching Unit 2
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 3
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Doerr Roxanne Barbara