This course, reserved for second year graduate students, is made up of two classes, one monographic and the other language practice. In the monographic class, the habits and customs of the British people will be explored by reading and watching different multimedia products, with the aim of stimulating interesting exchange of opinions and wide debate, especially in contrastive terms with other native or well-known cultures. In the language class passive and active language skills will be further consolidated by translation exercises into English from the students' mother tongue of informative texts published on the web.
Expected learning outcomes
A sound knowledge and improved understanding of British people's English and their culture. Knowledge and understanding: in the monographic class, to be able to speak about British social and cultural matters as idiomatically and proficiently as possible, aware of one's own cultural differences; in the language class, the ability to translate to and from British English informative texts taken from brochures published on the web.
Lesson period: year
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)