English 1

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/12
Language
English
Learning objectives
The course is aimed at first-year BA students who have passed the entrance test. It consists of lectures (Corso Monografico) and practical language classes (Esercitazioni). Corso Monografico offers a broad, general overview of English linguistics, in particular it focuses upon phonetics/phonology, morphology and lexis, and syntax. Esercitazioni aim to develop students' receptive and productive skills in English, both oral and written, at B2 level.
Expected learning outcomes
Corso monografico: at the end of Corso Monografico, students will have acquired the ability to identify the sounds that make up English words, their internal structure, as well as the structure of sentences. In particular, with regard to phonology, they will be able to produce English sounds and explain how they are articulated, to read and produce phonemic transcriptions based on the IPA, to identify the processes that occur in connected speech, to distinguish between the RP and GA accents. They will also be able to identify the morphemes that make up words, both in terms of derivative and flexible morphology, and they will be able to draw a distinction between the various multi-word units (fixed formulas, collocations, idioms). At the sentence level, they will be able to identify the various types of phrases (nominal, verbal, prepositional, etc.), the different forms of parataxis and hypotaxis and they will be able to distinguish the different types of clauses, both main and subordinate. Esercitazioni: students will consolidate the ability to understand and use English at an intermediate to advanced level in relation to the following activities: listening to and understanding extensive speeches on familiar, general and topical subjects; reading and understanding articles on topical issues and short contemporary narrative texts; interacting orally on everyday and general subjects and on texts (listened to or read) and films; writing short descriptive and expository texts.
Course syllabus and organization

(A-D)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
The lessons will be held on ZOOM in the days and hours scheduled and will be recorded, saved, and available for later consultation. Please consult ARIEL regularly for all the necessary information and updates regarding the course, including the possibility of returning to class, should the evolution of the epidemic allow it. Depending on the evolution of the epidemic, the exam might undergo some changes. Should that be the case, the students will be notified through Ariel.
Course syllabus
The title of the course is An introduction to the structure of English and consists of three teaching units:

A: An introduction to phonology (Berti)
B: An introduction to morphology and lexis
C: Grammar in focus: The noun phrase and the verb phrase

The syllabus expiry date is July 2022; for the written exam only, the expiry date is January 2022.
Prerequisites for admission
This course is addressed to first year BA students who have passed the English entrance test. Classes are held in English. Course materials and the reading list require an intermediate level (B1, CEFR). The expected level is Upper intermediate (B2, CEFR).
Teaching methods
English Language 1 is mainly delivered through lectures. The course is complemented with practical language classes (esercitazioni linguistiche). Please see the Esercitazioni Syllabus/Practical Classes Syllabus section.
Teaching Resources
The syllabus is the same for attending and non-attending students.
Materials and slides are also available on the English Language 1 platform, Ariel (https://lpedrazzinili1.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v5/home/Default.aspx)
References for units A-B-C follow below:
· Slides and materials are available on the Ariel platform.
· Mandatory reading: Pinnavaia, L. (2015). Introduzione alla linguistica inglese, Nuova edizione.
· Suggested readings:
- Carley, P., I.M. Mees e B. Collins. 2017. English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice. Londra: Routledge
- Depraetere, I. e C. Langford. 2019. Advanced English Grammar. A Linguistic Approach. Second edition. London: Bloomsbury
- Anderwald, L. 2017. I'm Loving It - Marketing Ploy or Language Change in Progress? Studia Neophilologica 89/2: 176-196

· Notice for non-attending students
The syllabus is the same for attending and non-attending students. However, owing to the complexity of the subject, non-attending students are kindly suggested to e-mail prof. Barbara Berti: barbara.berti@unimi.it.
Assessment methods and Criteria
English Language 1 includes a written exam and an oral discussion. The final mark is derived from the averaged total, between 18/30 (minimum) and 30/30 (maximum). Although the written exam and the oral discussion can be carried out in different exam sessions (Summer, Autumn, Winter), the exam must be completed within 12 months.

WRITTEN EXAM
Written exam sessions: May, September, January.

The exam is divided up into the following sections:
A. Listening: a 10-minute audio file (interview, documentary or discussion) followed by 10 closed-ended questions (multiple choice, matching) and 10 open-ended questions;
B. Reading: an original text of about 900 words followed by 15 between multiple-choice questions and open-ended questions concerning content and lexis;
C. Writing: writing of a short paragraph of about 150 words whose title deals with the topic of the Reading passage.
D. Use of Englis: multiple choice cloze (20 gaps, 250 words).


ORAL EXAM
The oral exam is divided up into two parts:
1. Oral skills (Accertamento linguistico): oral presentation and discussion on 3 films and 10 short stories, based on materials provided during the practical language classes (esercitazioni linguistiche). The choice of film and story will be made by the examiner.
2. Course oral exam (corso ufficiale): In order to access the oral part of the exam, the students must take a computerised test concerning the phonology, morphology/lexis and grammar modules. The test is held at each oral call and the passing of ALL ITS PARTS IN THE SAME session is decisive for accessing the oral part of the monographic course. Finally, the students will be required to read and understand short texts in IPA transcription.

For attending students, end-of-course mid-term assessment is available. Marks will be valid until Februry 2022. Mid-term assessment will include:
- Computerized test on the three teaching units
- Oral skills (accertamento linguistico, end of May)


WRITTEN EXAM ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (May, September, January)
In order to pass the written exam, all its parts must be passed (listening, reading, writing, use of English).





FINAL MARK:

1. 50% deriving from:
- main course computerized exam (mid-term assessment alternatively);
- IPA reading
2. 50% deriving from:
- written exam
- oral skills


The final mark is the result of the two averaged totals in 1. and 2. marked out of 30. If unhappy with the exam grade, the students can decide to resit the exam.
International students or Erasmus students are kindly suggested to contact their lecturer: barbara.berti@unimi.it
Students who have special needs (DSA), should contact the 'Segreterie studenti'.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours

(E-O)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
The lessons will be held online in the days and hours scheduled and will be recorded, saved, and available for later consultation. Please consult ARIEL regularly for all the necessary information and updates regarding the course, including the possibility of returning to class, should the evolution of the epidemic allow it. Depending on the evolution of the epidemic, the exam might undergo some changes. Should that be the case, the students will be notified through Ariel.
Course syllabus
The title of the course is An introduction to the structure of English and consists of three teaching units:

A: An introduction to phonology (Berti)
B: An introduction to morphology and lexis
C: Grammar in focus: The noun phrase and the verb phrase

The syllabus expiry date is July 2022; for the written exam only, the expiry date is January 2022.
Prerequisites for admission
This course is addressed to first year BA students who have passed the English entrance test. Classes are held in English. Course materials and the reading list require an intermediate level (B1, CEFR). The expected level is Upper intermediate (B2, CEFR).
Teaching methods
English Language 1 is mainly delivered through lectures. The course is complemented with practical language classes (esercitazioni linguistiche). Please see the Esercitazioni Syllabus/Practical Classes Syllabus section.
Teaching Resources
The syllabus is the same for attending and non-attending students.
Materials and slides are also available on the English Language 1 platform, Ariel (https://lpedrazzinili1.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v5/home/Default.aspx)
References for units A-B-C follow below:
· Slides and materials are available on the Ariel platform.
· Mandatory reading: Pinnavaia, L. (2015). Introduzione alla linguistica inglese, Nuova edizione.
· Suggested readings:
- Carley, P., I.M. Mees e B. Collins. 2017. English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice. Londra: Routledge
- Depraetere, I. e C. Langford. 2019. Advanced English Grammar. A Linguistic Approach. Second edition. London: Bloomsbury
- Anderwald, L. 2017. I'm Loving It - Marketing Ploy or Language Change in Progress? Studia Neophilologica 89/2: 176-196

· Notice for non-attending students
The syllabus is the same for attending and non-attending students. However, owing to the complexity of the subject, non-attending students are kindly suggested to e-mail prof. Barbara Berti: barbara.berti@unimi.it.
Assessment methods and Criteria
English Language 1 includes a written exam and an oral discussion. The final mark is derived from the averaged total, between 18/30 (minimum) and 30/30 (maximum). Although the written exam and the oral discussion can be carried out in different exam sessions (Summer, Autumn, Winter), the exam must be completed within 12 months.

WRITTEN EXAM
Written exam sessions: May, September, January.

The exam is divided up into the following sections:
A. Listening: a 10-minute audio file (interview, documentary or discussion) followed by 10 closed-ended questions (multiple choice, matching) and 10 open-ended questions;
B. Reading: an original text of about 900 words followed by 15 between multiple-choice questions and open-ended questions concerning content and lexis;
C. Writing: writing of a short paragraph of about 150 words whose title deals with the topic of the Reading passage.
D. Use of Englis: multiple choice cloze (20 gaps, 250 words).


ORAL EXAM
The oral exam is divided up into two parts:
1. Oral skills (Accertamento linguistico): oral presentation and discussion on 3 films and 10 short stories, based on materials provided during the practical language classes (esercitazioni linguistiche). The choice of film and story will be made by the examiner.
2. Course oral exam (corso ufficiale): In order to access the oral part of the exam, the students must take a computerised test concerning the phonology, morphology/lexis and grammar modules. The test is held at each oral call and the passing of ALL ITS PARTS IN THE SAME session is decisive for accessing the oral part of the monographic course. Finally, the students will be required to read and understand short texts in IPA transcription.

For attending students, end-of-course mid-term assessment is available. Marks will be valid until Februry 2022. Mid-term assessment will include:
- Computerized test on the three teaching units
- Oral skills (accertamento linguistico, end of May)


WRITTEN EXAM ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (May, September, January)
In order to pass the written exam, all its parts must be passed (listening, reading, writing, use of English).





FINAL MARK:

1. 50% deriving from:
- main course computerized exam (mid-term assessment alternatively);
- IPA reading
2. 50% deriving from:
- written exam
- oral skills


The final mark is the result of the two averaged totals in 1. and 2. marked out of 30. If unhappy with the exam grade, the students can decide to resit the exam.
International students or Erasmus students are kindly suggested to contact their lecturer: barbara.berti@unimi.it
Students who have special needs (DSA), should contact the 'Segreterie studenti'.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours

(P-Z)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
The lessons will be held online in the days and hours scheduled and will be recorded, saved, and available for later consultation. Please consult ARIEL regularly for all the necessary information and updates regarding the course, including the possibility of returning to class, should the evolution of the epidemic allow it. Depending on the evolution of the epidemic, the exam might undergo some changes. Should that be the case, the students will be notified through Ariel.
Course syllabus
The title of the course is An introduction to the structure of English and consists of three teaching units:

A: An introduction to phonology (Berti)
B: An introduction to morphology and lexis
C: Grammar in focus: The noun phrase and the verb phrase

The syllabus expiry date is July 2022; for the written exam only, the expiry date is January 2022.
Prerequisites for admission
This course is addressed to first year BA students who have passed the English entrance test. Classes are held in English. Course materials and the reading list require an intermediate level (B1, CEFR). The expected level is Upper intermediate (B2, CEFR).
Teaching methods
English Language 1 is mainly delivered through lectures. The course is complemented with practical language classes (esercitazioni linguistiche). Please see the Esercitazioni Syllabus/Practical Classes Syllabus section.
Teaching Resources
The syllabus is the same for attending and non-attending students.
Materials and slides are also available on the English Language 1 platform, Ariel (https://lpedrazzinili1.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v5/home/Default.aspx)
References for units A-B-C follow below:
· Slides and materials are available on the Ariel platform.
· Mandatory reading: Pinnavaia, L. (2015). Introduzione alla linguistica inglese, Nuova edizione.
· Suggested readings:
- Carley, P., I.M. Mees e B. Collins. 2017. English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice. Londra: Routledge
- Depraetere, I. e C. Langford. 2019. Advanced English Grammar. A Linguistic Approach. Second edition. London: Bloomsbury
- Anderwald, L. 2017. I'm Loving It - Marketing Ploy or Language Change in Progress? Studia Neophilologica 89/2: 176-196

· Notice for non-attending students
The syllabus is the same for attending and non-attending students. However, owing to the complexity of the subject, non-attending students are kindly suggested to e-mail prof. Barbara Berti: barbara.berti@unimi.it.
Assessment methods and Criteria
English Language 1 includes a written exam and an oral discussion. The final mark is derived from the averaged total, between 18/30 (minimum) and 30/30 (maximum). Although the written exam and the oral discussion can be carried out in different exam sessions (Summer, Autumn, Winter), the exam must be completed within 12 months.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours