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Faculty of Political Science
GOVERNMENT SCIENCES AND PUBLIC POLICIES
Course unit
ADVANCED ENGLISH
SP04105176, A.A. 2011/12

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2011/12

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
GOVERNMENT SCIENCES AND PUBLIC POLICIES
SP1428, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2011/12
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ADVANCED ENGLISH
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge CAROLINE MARY DE BOHUN CLARK L-LIN/12

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other L-LIN/12 English Language and Translation 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/09/2011
End of activities 28/01/2012
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
31/03/2011 30/11/2011 PEARCEY SARA JANE (Presidente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: It is presumed that students' level of English is B1.
Target skills and knowledge:: Students will develop the ability to:
• understand the main ideas of newspaper articles regarding current affairs and politics;
• analyse the use of language in newspapers;
• produce written texts, explaining different points of view and illustrating the advantages and disadvantages of various options, providing examples and citing sources;
• write a report based on numerical or graphic data
Course unit contents:
Planned learning activities: During the course students will be presented with strategies for critical analysis of the linguistic features of texts. Different types of text regarding news reporting will be studied in a variety of media. Students will also be asked to select texts to analyse during lessons.
Students should participate actively in lessons with presentations, production of written texts, debates and discussions and homework which will have to be prepared every two weeks.
At the end of the course, students who have attended 80% of the course and produced work of a satisfactory standard will be able to present a portfolio of the work they have produced during the course and discuss this in an oral interview.
Students can also attend 'modulo magistrale' with the CEL (language teachers). Students who do not do a CEL module will have to take a test with the CEL during the exam session.
Textbooks: Clark, Caroline M. deB., Views in the News. Milano: LED Edizioni, 2006. (SOLO per gli studenti NON-frequentanti)
vv, Graduate Reader. --: --, --. disponibile dalla copisteria, v. San Francesco 140
Teaching methods: The course comprises a 42 hour module in the second part of the 1st semester.
Students are expected to participate actively in lessons
Lessons will be in English
Assessment criteria: The exam is in two parts.

For students who attend lessons
The exam is divided into two parts:
1. the written exam consists of a portfolio of work carried out during the semester to be presented at the oral exam;
2. an oral exam regarding the book Views and the News and topics covered during lessons.

For students who have not attended the course
1. a written exam in two sections:
a) short answer questions based on the course book Views in the News
b) a writing task based on an explanation of data (numerical and/or graphical)
2. the oral exam (only for those who have passed the written exam) is divided into two parts:
a) a discussion of the book Views in the News with the professor;
b) a discussion with CEL of texts in the magistrali dispensa - "Graduate REader" (all the reader).
Further information: NOTA:
il corso inizia mercoledì 23 novembre, aula D, 8.45. Ci sarà un test di livello per poter organizzare meglio il corso. Visto il numero di posti limitati, questo test si svolgerà in 2 turni.

Le lezioni del 24 e 25 novembre sono sospese per impegni del docente. Il corso riprende mercoledì 30 per gli studenti 'di mercoledì', poi per tutti la prima lezione 'vera' sarà giovedì 1 dicembre.


A tutti gli studenti si raccomanda di frequentare un modulo con i CEL.
Si consiglia inoltre di usufruire dei servizi del Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (CLA), nell'ambito del quale sono a disposizione aule multimediali con strumenti integrativi di vario genere, sia tradizionali (testi ed audiocassette) che più recenti (supporti multimediali informatici); è inoltre a disposizione degli studenti una mediateca ricca di materiale multimediale per l’apprendimento delle lingue a vari livelli.
Il CLA offre inoltre un servizio di eTandem per conversazione.
L’accesso al CLA è libero e individuale, ma gli studenti sono tenuti a consultare preventivamente l’elenco del materiale utilizzabile specificamente individuato dai docenti ad uso della Facoltà di Scienze Politiche.