First cycle
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Second cycle
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Single cycle
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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
SPO2044655, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
EP2093, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
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 CANNOT be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge LAURA FAVERO CARRARO
Other lecturers HILARY ANNE CREEK

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Language/Final exam NN Undefined/Interdisciplinary 3.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 3.0 36 39.0 3

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

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.
Target skills and knowledge: Students will be supposed to
• reach a lexico-grammatical competence equal to the B2 level of the CEFR
• develop reading skills
• acquire a linguistic knowledge of the vocabulary and discourse of English for Business Purposes
• develop skills to be applied when analysing business texts.
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:
Assessment criteria: Ability to understand main gist and find detailed information in written texts (General English, Academic English)
Ability to understand main gist and find detailed information in oral texts.
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
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Front lecturing on course-specific contents. Reading, listening, watching news. Pair work or group work . Students’ research work.
All students are required to attend classes.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Course material includes
1. Lecture notes for attending students
2. Material that will be made available on Moodle
3. The texts listed under 'Textbooks'
Students can find useful materials to start with at:
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Emmerson, Paul, Essential business grammar builder. Oxford: Macmillan, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo