First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
COMMUNICATION
Course unit
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
LE17105165, A.A. 2013/14

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2012/13

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
COMMUNICATION
IF0313, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2013/14
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 MARIA GRAZIA BUSA' L-LIN/12

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2013
End of activities 25/01/2014
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 commissione a.a.2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 PAVAN ELISABETTA (Presidente)
TENCA EMANUELA (Membro Effettivo)
CLARK CAROLINE MARY DE BOHUN (Supplente)
CREEK HILARY ANNE (Supplente)
6 ingl. 2017-2018 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 CRESTANI RICCARDO (Presidente)
SANTIPOLO MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Supplente)
5 ingl. 2016-2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 CRESTANI RICCARDO (Presidente)
SANTIPOLO MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Supplente)
4 ingl. 2015-2016 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 CRESTANI RICCARDO (Presidente)
SANTIPOLO MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Supplente)
3 lingua inglese aa 2014-2015 01/10/2014 30/11/2016 BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Presidente)
SANTIPOLO MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
2 LINGUA INGLESE 2013/2014 01/10/2013 07/11/2014 BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Presidente)
SANTIPOLO MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Target skills and knowledge: This course aims to enhance students' English language skills, and particularly in relation to the curricular subjects.
The focus is on reading comprehension. The course deals with various aspects of English for communication, as exemplified through different mass media genres. Particular emphasis is placed on the language of the news.
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 multiple-choice written exam, based on the text indicated in the references.
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 the enhancement of students' pronunciation, and will include notions on sound production and perception; explanations on the pronunciation differences in Italian and English; listening comprehension exercises aimed at refining the students' perception of the phonetic-phonological differences between Italian and English; self-study activities.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Text in the reference section
Class lecture notes and materila delivered through the class blog
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • M.G. Busà, Introducing the language of the news. A student's Guide. London & New York: Routledge, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo