ENGLISH LANGUAGE

First cycle degree in COMMUNICATION

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: RICCARDO CRESTANI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: B1 level (CEFR).
Examination methods: FINAL GRADE:
Students can choose between two options:
STUDENTS WHO ATTEND CLASSES REGULARLY will obtain a grade based on:
- active participation in all class activities;
- homework and assignments;
- blog maintainance;
- a final exam on the subjects presented in class (pronunciation, lexicon, general issues) and the texts indicated in the references.
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND CLASSES:
The grade will be based on a written exam similar to that of attending students. More information on the type of exam will be added to the Moodle page of the course of the AA 2016/17.
Course unit contents: The course consists of 4 parts.
The central part deals with news texts and will focus on the comprehension of English oral and written texts. Basic news text structures and lexical and syntactic categories will also be analysed.
The second part aims to improve students' listening skills, and will require students to listen to oral texts from different mass media genres in English.
The third part will focus on the discussion of various topics on a personal blog. The students, divided in groups, will have to maintain a blog which they will use for discussing and summarizing the topics introduced in class, propose new topics, and comment on the fellow students' blogs.
The fourth part will focus on students' oral communication skills.

More information will be available on the Moodle page of the course.