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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LEM0013326, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SU2294, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

Teacher in charge ERIK CASTELLO L-LIN/12

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-LIN/12 English Language and Translation 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 42 183.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Students must have already attended the course “Lingua e Traduzione Inglese 1”.
Target skills and knowledge: During the course the students will continue working on developing their receptive and productive skills towards attaining the CEFR C1 level by the end of the third year of the degree course. The course also aims to provide the students with a basic theoretical background in English linguistics, so as to enable them to analyse written and oral texts.
Examination methods: PART 1 (FRONTAL LECTURES): End-of-module exam on the contents of the lecturers’ modules.
PART 2 (WRITING, TRANSLATION, ORAL SKILLS): End-of-module exams in translation, written and spoken production.
Assessment criteria: PART 1: A final computer-based test will assess the students’ knowledge of the contents of the modules. Students will be also expected to conduct language analyses, and to write and translate short sentences.
PART 2: The oral skills exam will be in the form of a peer-to-peer interaction, the translation exam will involve the translation of a short text from Italian into English, while for the written production exam students will be asked to describe a graph. More information about assessment procedures will be given at the beginning of the course.
Course unit contents: PART 1 (1st semester):
The course modules delivered by the lecturers aim to provide the students with the basic competences needed to analyse written texts and oral interactions in English and to translate and interpret them.
PART 2 (1st and 2nd semester):
The PART 2 course modules aim to help the students improve the following skills: written production, translation into English, spoken production.

For both PART 1 and PART 2, the online learning platform Moodle will be used to deliver course materials and support learning activities.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: PART 1: Description of the English clause and verb phrase. Analysis of texts belonging to various genres and registers.
PART 2: Report writing and graph descriptions; translation of texts belonging to various genres and registers; spoken production in English.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Further bibliography and materials will be provided during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Falinski, Jozef, English Verbs: A practical grammar. Padova: CLEUP, 2008. (testo di riferimento) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Eggins, Suzanne, An introduction to systemic functional linguistics. London: New York, Continuum, 2004. (capitoli 5, 6) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Falinski, Jozef, Exploring the English noun phrase. Padova: CLEUP, 2011. (si farà riferimento ad alcune parti) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Downing, Angela; Locke, Philip, English grammar: A university course. New York: Routledge, 2006. (consigliato) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Biber D., Conrad S., Leech G.,, Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Harlow: Longman, 2002. (si farà riferimento ad alcune parti) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Hughes J., Telephone English. --: MacMillan, --. (consigliato ai non frequentanti) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Emmerson P, Business Vocabulary Builder. Gran Bretagna: MacMillan, 2009. (testo di riferimento) Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners. --: --, --. (un'edizione recente) Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. --: --, --. (un'edizione recente) Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, Collins Cobuild English Dictionary. --: --, --. (un'edizione recente) Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. --: --, --. (un'edizione recente) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Picchi F., Grande Dizionario di Inglese, Inglese-Italiano / Italiano-Inglese. --: HOEPLI, --. (un'edizione recente) Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, Longman Dictionary of contemporary english. --: --, --. (un'edizione recente) Cerca nel catalogo