ENGLISH LANGUAGE

First cycle degree in ECONOMICS

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: LAURA FAVERO CARRARO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 3


Syllabus
Prerequisites: TrEC students are required to take the preliminary language proficiency test, “TAL B 2, reading and listening” organised by the University Language Centre, Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (CLA).
On passing the language test they will be awarded 3 credits. A “pass” will be given with a percentage of correct choices equal or superior to 60% in both parts of the exam (reading and listening)
A preliminary session will be held at the beginning of the academic year. The test can be taken at all other sessions during the academic year.
Students who did not sit or did not pass the test will be offered a course designed to help them develop and master those linguistic skills needed to effectively communicate in everyday situations as well as in workplace settings.
Examination methods: The test is “TAL B2, reading and listening”, administered by Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (CLA).
It is divided into two parts, Reading and Listening: http://cla.unipd.it/test-linguistici/tal/
Course unit contents: Grammar
• Verbs - Tenses: present simple, present continuous, present perfect, past simple, past continuous, past perfect, future, imperative, infinitive, gerund; - Modal Verbs; - Passive forms; - Conditional Sentences
• Reported Speech
• Nouns: Singular, Plural, Countable, Uncountable; Abstract nouns, Compound nouns; genitive, double genitive
• Pronouns: Personal, Reflexive, Emphatic, Demonstrative, Quantitative, Relative
• Adjectives: Predicative, Attributive, Possessive, Demonstrative, Quantitative, Comparatives, Superlatives, Order.
• Articles; Conjunctions
• Main Phrasal verbs
Vocabulary and discourse of English for Business Purposes