Practical language classes (Esercitazioni) - English

A.Y. 2021/2022
100
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/12
Language
English
Learning objectives
The aim of the practical language classes is the acquisition and development of written, oral, and interactive skills. Learning objectives depend on the level of the course, i.e. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year, and rely upon the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR). Practical language classes are non-credit bearing and complement the course.
Expected learning outcomes
The expected learning outcomes are strictly related to the learning objectives for each single year (BA 1st, 2nd, 3rd year; MA 1st, 2nd year). For every year of the course, the students are expected to be competent in the four skills, i.e. writing, reading, listening and speaking. The entrance level is stated in the 'Prerequisites for admission' section. The expected outcomes can be found in the Syllabus. Self-study and homework are essential to develop and consolidate the specific learning outcomes.
Course syllabus and organization

Group 1A (A-C)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours
Professor: Farrugia Anthony

Group 1B (D-K)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours

Group 1C (L-R)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours
Professor: Farrugia Anthony

Group 1D (S-Z)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours

Group 2A (A-C)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
Information about any changes in the delivery modes of the teaching activities for the academic year 2012/2022 as a result of the evolution of the pandemic will be provided over the coming months
Course syllabus
Practical language classes aim to develop students' receptive and productive skills in English at an advanced level (B2+):
- listening to academic talks and note taking;
- delivering presentations and engaging in discussions on current affairs issues, presenting and arguing specific opinions and points of view
- writing short academic essays on a wide range of topics, arguing against or in favour a claim/position.
Students will be divided into four groups, according to their surnames (A-C; D-K; L-R; S-Z)
Prerequisites for admission
Practical language classes are held entirely in English. Students are expected to have a CEFR B2 proficiency level in English to be able to take part in the teaching activities and to complete the assignments.
Teaching methods
Language classes adopt the following learning and teaching activities:
- Inductive teaching activities
- collaborative interaction activities
Teaching Resources
Williams, J. et al. 2019. Unlock Level 5 Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking. Student's book, Mob App and Online Workbook. Second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Atwood M. 1985. The Handmaid's Tale
Ishiguro, K. 2005. Never Let Me Go.
McEwan, I. 2002. Atonement
McEwan, I. 2014. The Children Act
Proulx, A. 1997. Brokeback Mountain
Rooney, S. 2019. Normal People
Roth, P. 2001. The Human Stain
FILMS:
Atonement (2007)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Normal People TV Series
The Children Act (2017)
The Handmaid's Tale TV series


Further information about the instructional materials and the reading list for the course are provided in the relevant section of the Lingua inglese 2 course description.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Assessment methods and criteria are described in the relevant section of the Lingua inglese 2 course description.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours

Group 2B (D-K)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
Information about any changes in the delivery modes of the teaching activities for the academic year 2012/2022 as a result of the evolution of the pandemic will be provided over the coming months
Course syllabus
Practical language classes aim to develop students' receptive and productive skills in English at an advanced level (B2+):
- listening to academic talks and note taking;
- delivering presentations and engaging in discussions on current affairs issues, presenting and arguing specific opinions and points of view
- writing short academic essays on a wide range of topics, arguing against or in favour a claim/position.
Students will be divided into four groups, according to their surnames (A-C; D-K; L-R; S-Z).
Prerequisites for admission
Practical language classes are held entirely in English. Students are expected to have a CEFR B2 proficiency level in English to be able to take part in the teaching activities and to complete the assignments.
Teaching methods
Language classes adopt the following learning and teaching activities:
- Inductive teaching activities
- collaborative interaction activities.
Teaching Resources
Williams, J. et al. 2019. Unlock Level 5 Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking. Student's book, Mob App and Online Workbook. Second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Atwood M. 1985. The Handmaid's Tale
Ishiguro, K. 2005. Never Let Me Go.
McEwan, I. 2002. Atonement
McEwan, I. 2014. The Children Act
Proulx, A. 1997. Brokeback Mountain
Rooney, S. 2019. Normal People
Roth, P. 2001. The Human Stain
FILMS:
Atonement (2007)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Normal People TV Series
The Children Act (2017)
The Handmaid's Tale TV series


Further information about the instructional materials and the reading list for the course are provided in the relevant section of the Lingua inglese 2 course description.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Assessment methods and criteria are described in the relevant section of the Lingua inglese 2 course description.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours

Group 2C (L-R)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
Information about any changes in the delivery modes of the teaching activities for the academic year 2012/2022 as a result of the evolution of the pandemic will be provided over the coming months
Course syllabus
Practical language classes aim to develop students' receptive and productive skills in English at an advanced level (B2+):
- listening to academic talks and note taking;
- delivering presentations and engaging in discussions on current affairs issues, presenting and arguing specific opinions and points of view
- writing short academic essays on a wide range of topics, arguing against or in favour a claim/position.
Students will be divided into four groups, according to their surnames (A-C; D-K; L-R; S-Z).
Prerequisites for admission
Practical language classes are held entirely in English. Students are expected to have a CEFR B2 proficiency level in English to be able to take part in the teaching activities and to complete the assignments.
Teaching methods
Language classes adopt the following learning and teaching activities:
- Inductive teaching activities
- collaborative interaction activities.
Teaching Resources
Williams, J. et al. 2019. Unlock Level 5 Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking. Student's book, Mob App and Online Workbook. Second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Atwood M. 1985. The Handmaid's Tale
Ishiguro, K. 2005. Never Let Me Go.
McEwan, I. 2002. Atonement
McEwan, I. 2014. The Children Act
Proulx, A. 1997. Brokeback Mountain
Rooney, S. 2019. Normal People
Roth, P. 2001. The Human Stain
FILMS:
Atonement (2007)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Normal People TV Series
The Children Act (2017)
The Handmaid's Tale TV series


Further information about the instructional materials and the reading list for the course are provided in the relevant section of the Lingua inglese 2 course description.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Assessment methods and criteria are described in the relevant section of the Lingua inglese 2 course description.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours

Group 2D (S-Z)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
Information about any changes in the delivery modes of the teaching activities for the academic year 2012/2022 as a result of the evolution of the pandemic will be provided over the coming months
Course syllabus
Practical language classes aim to develop students' receptive and productive skills in English at an advanced level (B2+):
- listening to academic talks and note taking;
- delivering presentations and engaging in discussions on current affairs issues, presenting and arguing specific opinions and points of view
- writing short academic essays on a wide range of topics, arguing against or in favour a claim/position.
Students will be divided into four groups, according to their surnames (A-C; D-K; L-R; S-Z).
Prerequisites for admission
Practical language classes are held entirely in English. Students are expected to have a CEFR B2 proficiency level in English to be able to take part in the teaching activities and to complete the assignments.
Teaching methods
Language classes adopt the following learning and teaching activities:
- Inductive teaching activities
- collaborative interaction activities.
Teaching Resources
Williams, J. et al. 2019. Unlock Level 5 Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking. Student's book, Mob App and Online Workbook. Second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Atwood M. 1985. The Handmaid's Tale
Ishiguro, K. 2005. Never Let Me Go.
McEwan, I. 2002. Atonement
McEwan, I. 2014. The Children Act
Proulx, A. 1997. Brokeback Mountain
Rooney, S. 2019. Normal People
Roth, P. 2001. The Human Stain
FILMS:
Atonement (2007)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Normal People TV Series
The Children Act (2017)
The Handmaid's Tale TV series


Further information about the instructional materials and the reading list for the course are provided in the relevant section of the Lingua inglese 2 course description.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Assessment methods and criteria are described in the relevant section of the Lingua inglese 2 course description.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours

Group 3A (A-C)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
With regard to how teaching activities will be administered in the 2021/2022 academic year, more specific indications will be provided in the coming months, depending on how the health situation develops.
Course syllabus
Practical classes aim at developing advanced level productive and receptive language skills (C1 of the CEFR).
Practical classes focus on:
1. Listening comprehension: audio-video files, note-taking, questions/answers;
2. Writing skills: summary and essay writing;
3. Oral interaction and oral presentation: introduction and discussion skills based on specific topics (linguistic and socio-cultural contents in popularizing texts and academic articles).

Authentic materials are used in practical classes (to be downloaded from Ariel website).
Prerequisites for admission
Practical classes will be taught entirely in English.
Materials, textbooks, and activities in class or for self study are based on entrance level B2+ (CEFR).
Teaching methods
Practical classes envisage an active participation: 1. class activities; 2. self-study or group activities.
Teaching Resources
Materials can be dowloaded from the 3rd-year Ariel website: relevant sources for oral skills are listed in specific folders, and trace back to audio and video files (interviews, documentaries, presentations).
Writing skills are systematically carried out in practical classes: for self study, the following text is strongly recommended: Van Geyte, Els, Writing. Learn to write better academic essays, Collins, EAP, Academic Skills Series, 2013.
For further details, please refer to sections 4. Course Syllabus and 5. Bibliography of the English Language 3 Syllabus.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Assessment methods and criteria are defined and described in the English Language 3 Syllabus, section 7. Assessment methods and criteria.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours

Group 3B (D-K)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
With regard to the way in which training activities will be administered in the 2021/2022 academic year, more specific indications will be provided in the coming months, depending on how the health situation develops.
Course syllabus
Practical classes aim at developing advanced level productive and receptive language skills (C1 of the CEFR).
Practical classes focus on:
1. Listening comprehension: audio-video files, note-taking, questions/answers;
2. Writing skills: summary and essay writing;
3. Oral interaction and oral presentation: introduction and discussion skills based on specific topics (linguistic and socio-cultural contents in popularizing texts and academic articles).

Authentic materials are used in practical classes (to be downloaded from Ariel website).
Prerequisites for admission
Practical classes will be taught entirely in English.
Materials, textbooks, and activities in class or for self study are based on entrance level B2+ (CEFR).
Teaching methods
Practical classes envisage an active participation: 1. class activities; 2. self-study or group activities.
Teaching Resources
Materials can be dowloaded from the 3rd-year Ariel website: relevant sources for oral skills are listed in specific folders, and trace back to audio and video files (interviews, documentaries, presentations).
Writing skills are systematically carried out in practical classes: for self study, the following text is strongly recommended: Van Geyte, Els, Writing. Learn to write better academic essays, Collins, EAP, Academic Skills Series, 2013.
For further details, please refer to sections 4. Course Syllabus and 5. Bibliography of the English Language 3 Syllabus.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Assessment methods and criteria are defined and described in the English Language 3 Syllabus, section 7. Assessment methods and criteria.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours
Professor: Hastings Stephen

Group 3C (L-R)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
With regard to how teaching activities will be administered in the 2021/2022 academic year, more specific indications will be provided in the coming months, depending on how the health situation develops.
Course syllabus
Practical classes aim at developing advanced level productive and receptive language skills (C1 of the CEFR).
Practical classes focus on:
1. Listening comprehension: audio-video files, note-taking, questions/answers;
2. Writing skills: summary and essay writing;
3. Oral interaction and oral presentation: introduction and discussion skills based on specific topics (linguistic and socio-cultural contents in popularizing texts and academic articles).

Authentic materials are used in practical classes (to be downloaded from Ariel website).
Prerequisites for admission
Practical classes will be taught entirely in English.
Materials, textbooks, and activities in class or for self study are based on entrance level B2+ (CEFR).
Teaching methods
Practical classes envisage an active participation: 1. class activities; 2. self-study or group activities.
Teaching Resources
Materials can be dowloaded from the 3rd-year Ariel website: relevant sources for oral skills are listed in specific folders, and trace back to audio and video files (interviews, documentaries, presentations).
Writing skills are systematically carried out in practical classes: for self study, the following text is strongly recommended: Van Geyte, Els, Writing. Learn to write better academic essays, Collins, EAP, Academic Skills Series, 2013.
For further details, please refer to sections 4. Course Syllabus and 5. Bibliography of the English Language 3 Syllabus.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Assessment methods and criteria are defined and described in the English Language 3 Syllabus, section 7. Assessment methods and criteria.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours

Group 3D (S-Z)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
With regard to how teaching activities will be administered in the 2021/2022 academic year, more specific indications will be provided in the coming months, depending on how the health situation develops.
Course syllabus
Practical classes aim at developing advanced level productive and receptive language skills (C1 of the CEFR).
Practical classes focus on:
1. Listening comprehension: audio-video files, note-taking, questions/answers;
2. Writing skills: summary and essay writing;
3. Oral interaction and oral presentation: introduction and discussion skills based on specific topics (linguistic and socio-cultural contents in popularizing texts and academic articles).

Authentic materials are used in practical classes (to be downloaded from Ariel website).
Prerequisites for admission
Practical classes will be taught entirely in English.
Materials, textbooks, and activities in class or for self study are based on entrance level B2+ (CEFR).
Teaching methods
Practical classes envisage an active participation: 1. class activities; 2. self-study or group activities.
Teaching Resources
Materials can be dowloaded from the 3rd-year Ariel website: relevant sources for oral skills are listed in specific folders, and trace back to audio and video files (interviews, documentaries, presentations).
Writing skills are systematically carried out in practical classes: for self study, the following text is strongly recommended: Van Geyte, Els, Writing. Learn to write better academic essays, Collins, EAP, Academic Skills Series, 2013.
For further details, please refer to sections 4. Course Syllabus and 5. Bibliography of the English Language 3 Syllabus.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Assessment methods and criteria are defined and described in the English Language 3 Syllabus, section 7. Assessment methods and criteria.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours
Professor: Hastings Stephen