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Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Course unit
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LEM0013488, A.A. 2014/15

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
LE0603, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
Website of the academic structure http://www.maldura.unipd.it/DISLL/
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
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 TERESA MUSACCHIO L-LIN/12
Other lecturers MARIA GRAZIA BUSA' L-LIN/12

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LE06120647 ANGLO-AMERICAN LANGUAGE 2 MARIA GRAZIA BUSA' LE0603

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 42 183.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2014
End of activities 24/01/2015
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Presidente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
CASTELLO ERIK (Supplente)
6 1415 01/10/2014 30/11/2015 DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Presidente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
CASTELLO ERIK (Supplente)
5 1314 01/10/2013 30/11/2014 GESUATO SARA (Presidente)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Membro Effettivo)
MELCHIONDA MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
4 1516 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Presidente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
CASTELLO ERIK (Supplente)
3 1617 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Presidente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
CASTELLO ERIK (Supplente)
1 1718 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Presidente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
CASTELLO ERIK (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of English at B2 level of the CEFR.
Target skills and knowledge: Development of language skills at the C1 level of the Common European Framework for Languages: reading, writing, listening, interactional and translation skills. Review of grammatical topics.
Examination methods: The final exam consists of the following tests:
* For monographic modules A and B:
-- multiple choice test
This counts as 2/3 of the final mark.
* For the oral practical activities
-- oral test: discussion of a film. During the course of the year we will look at vocabulary for film genres, film criticism and recounting the plot of a film. Students can then choose to discuss a film in the oral exam, preparing the vocabulary needed to tell the story and explore the themes it raises, or discuss a passage they are given to read at the exam itself.
- For the written practical activities
-- written test: essay.
These count as 1/3 of the final mark.
Assessment criteria: Assessment criteria will be described during the meeting before the course starts and during the course itself.
Course unit contents: Monographic module A: Held by Prof. M. T. Musacchio, this part of the monographic course aims to offer a linguistic analysis of style in contemporary fiction in English. The goal is to develop students’ competence and awareness of stylistic variation from a linguistic perspective. Specific topics to be covered in class include real speech and fictional speech, mind style and the rhetoric of text.
Monographic module B: Held by Prof. M. G. Busà, this module deals with news texts. The aim of the module is to enhance students' comprehension of news texts in English, based on the analysis of the structures and lexical and syntactic categories used in the news texts. The characteristics of news texts as a function of the medium (the printed paper, Internet, etc.) will also be analysed.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching methods:
- with the professors: lectures
- with the language experts: practical activities.
Additional notes about suggested reading: - Compulsory material
-- lecture notes
-- Leech G. & Short M. (2007) Style in Fiction, 2nd ed., Harlow, Longman.
-- Busà M.G. (2013) Introducing the language of the news. A Student's Guide,London, Routledge.
-- Oshima A., Hogue A. (2006) Writing Academic English, Level 4, Fourth edition (Longman).
-- a monolingual dictionary for advanced learners
-- a bilingual Italian-English dictionary (e.g. Hoepli, Zanichelli)

- Recommended material:
-- Eastwood J. (2002) Oxford Guide to English Grammar (or another reference grammar of English)
-- Jackson H. (2002), Grammar and Vocabulary. A Resource Book for Students, Routledge.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Leech G. & Short M., Style in Fiction. Harlow: Longman, 2007. 2nd ed. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Busà M. G., Introducing the Language of the News. A Student's Guide. London: Routledge, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Oshima A. & Hogue A., Writing Academic English, Level 4. Harlow: Longman, 2006. 4th edition Cerca nel catalogo