Practical language classes (Esercitazioni) - English MA

A.Y. 2021/2022
100
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/12
Language
English
Learning objectives
The aim of the esercitazioni (practical language classes) is the acquisition and development of written, oral, and interactive skills. The learning objectives depend on the level of the course and they rely upon the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR). Esercitazioni are non-credit bearing practical language classes that complement the course.
Expected learning outcomes
The expected learning outcomes are strictly related to the learning objectives for each 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 required entrance level is stated in the 'Prerequisites for admission' section below. The expected target level 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 M1 A (A-K)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
More information will be provided later on if necessary
Course syllabus
PRACTICAL CLASSES SYLLABUS
The target level and the expected learning outcomes for English language 1 students are strictly related to the learning objectives, i.e. developing and consolidating language skills at an advanced level (CEFR C2).
Practical language classes are focussed on:
1. Writing skills: essay writing;
2. Oral interaction and oral presentation: discussion skills based on specific topics regarding the books read.



More precisely, in this course the students will read The Street" by Ann Petry. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon its adaptation in other areas of the arts, such as films and music. The choice of themes to write and talk about will enhance vocabulary use and grammar practice, in view of the written exam, which will be an essay about one of the themes studied in class; and the oral exam, which will be a presentation of one of these themes chosen by the student.
Prerequisites for admission
Practical language classes will be held entirely in English.
Students are expected to have a CEFR C1 proficiency level in English to be able to take part in the teaching activities and to complete the assignments.
Teaching methods
Practical classes encourage students to take part in tasks and activities, i.e. class activities and self-study or group activities.
Teaching Resources
Books:

Ann Petry, "The Street"

Other reading material can be dowloaded from the Ariel platform.

All four skills are systematically carried out in practical classes.
For self study, Cottrell, Stella, Critical Thinking Skills, New York: Palgrave, 2011 (2nd edition) is highly recommended.
For further details, please check sections 4. Course Syllabus and 5. Bibliography in the English Language 1 Course Syllabus.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Assessment methods and criteria are defined and described in the English Language 1 Course Syllabus, section 7. Assessment methods and criteria.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours

Group M2

Responsible
Lesson period
year
more information will be provided later on if necessary
Course syllabus
PRACTICAL CLASSES SYLLABUS
The target level and the expected learning outcomes for English language 2 students are strictly related to the learning objectives, i.e. developing and consolidating language skills at an advanced level (CEFR C2).
Practical language classes are focussed on:

1. Writing and translation into English of authentic Italian texts taken from the web and dealing with the food and drink industry
2. Discussion skills: will be practiced using the selected materials provided.

In the first semester students will practice writing and translating into English brochures, adverts, articles written in Italian regarding the food and drink industry. In the second semester, a variety of similar texts written in English will be compared to extant translations in Italian. Students will be encouraged to discuss and analyse the transpositions in a critical manner and advance new proposals. The aim of the lessons will be to enhance vocabulary use and grammar practice, in view of the written exam, which will involve the translation into English of an Italian text regarding the food and drink industry; and the oral exam, which will involve the appraisal of an Italian translation of an English text regarding the food and drink industry.
Prerequisites for admission
Practical language classes will be held entirely in English.
Students are expected to have a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in English to be able to take part in the teaching activities and to complete the assignments.
Teaching methods
Practical classes encourage students to take part in tasks and activities, i.e. class activities and self-study or group activities.
Teaching Resources
Material used in class can be dowloaded from the Ariel platform.

All four skills are systematically carried out in class.
For further details, please check sections 4. Course Syllabus and 5. Bibliography in the English Language 2 Course Syllabus.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Assessment methods and criteria are defined and described in the English Language 2 Course Syllabus, section 7. Assessment methods and criteria.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours

Gruppo M1 B (L-Z)

Responsible
Lesson period
year
More information will be provided later on if necessary
Course syllabus
PRACTICAL CLASSES SYLLABUS
The target level and the expected learning outcomes for English language 1 students are strictly related to the learning objectives, i.e. developing and consolidating language skills at an advanced level (CEFR C2).
Practical language classes are focussed on:
1. Writing skills: essay writing;
2. Oral interaction and oral presentation: discussion skills based on specific topics regarding the books read.



More precisely, in this course the students will read "The Street" by Ann Petry. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon its adaptation in other areas of the arts, such as films and music. The choice of themes to write and talk about will enhance vocabulary use and grammar practice, in view of the written exam, which will be an essay about one of the themes studied in class; and the oral exam, which will be a presentation of one of these themes chosen by the student.
Prerequisites for admission
Practical language classes will be held entirely in English.
Students are expected to have a CEFR C1 proficiency level in English to be able to take part in the teaching activities and to complete the assignments.
Teaching methods
Practical classes encourage students to take part in tasks and activities, i.e. class activities and self-study or group activities.
Teaching Resources
Books:

Ann Petry, "The Street"

Other reading material can be dowloaded from the Ariel platform.

All four skills are systematically carried out in practical classes.
For self study, Cottrell, Stella, Critical Thinking Skills, New York: Palgrave, 2011 (2nd edition) is highly recommended.
For further details, please check sections 4. Course Syllabus and 5. Bibliography in the English Language 1 Course Syllabus.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Assessment methods and criteria are defined and described in the English Language 1 Course Syllabus, section 7. Assessment methods and criteria.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 0
Language lab: 100 hours
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