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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Course unit
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2
SUP3052219, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2013/14

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. 2015/16
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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
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 Emanuela Tenca

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LEM0013326 ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2 Emanuela Tenca LE0603

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines 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 28/09/2015
End of activities 23/01/2016
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 1718 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 TENCA EMANUELA (Presidente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Supplente)
4 1415 01/10/2014 30/11/2015 GESUATO SARA (Presidente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Supplente)
2 1516 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 TENCA EMANUELA (Presidente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Supplente)
1 1617 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 TENCA EMANUELA (Presidente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Solid language skills and linguistic competence according to the B2+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Knowledge of the syntax and semantics of the English noun phrase is a prerequisite for the course (English Language 1 2014/2015).
Target skills and knowledge: Consolidation of language skills at the C1 level (CEFR). Development of listening, writing and oral productive skills. Review of grammatical topics.
Examination methods: The exam is subdivided into
1.one written test (language development held by the language expert)
2.one oral test (monographic part).
If you are regularly enrolled to the second year in LCM for the academic year 2015-2016, you will have the possibility to sit the oral test on the monographic part during the winter session in Jan.-Feb. 2016.
You will be able to sit the written test starting from the summer session in Jun.-Jul. 2016.
Assessment criteria: 1.WRITTEN TEST (LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT): you will be tested on your ability to make appropriate choices of expression and grammatical structure in different social and work situations.

2.ORAL TEST (MONOGRAPHIC PART): you will be tested on your knowledge of the course contents and of the material listed in ‘Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)’. You will be also asked to examine authorship, readership, context, form-function correlations and communicative purpose(s) of a workplace text of your choosing, belonging to one of the genres tackled in class.
Course unit contents: A) Monographic part (Dr. Emanuela Tenca, 1st semester)
This part of the course focuses on texts in English used in international business contexts. First of all, you will study concepts such as Intercultural Business Communication (IBC), Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Secondly, you will learn how to identify and investigate the lexico-grammatical patterns of a sample of workplace texts, by adopting a genre analysis approach.
This part of the course will also include lessons on the syntax and semantics of the English verb phrase.

B) Language development (Prof. Malcolm Kirkpatrick, 1st and 2nd semester)
The practice sessions held by the language expert ('CEL') aim at consolidating your receptive and productive oral and written skills (in particular listening, pronunciation, dialogic interaction and email writing).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teacher-fronted lessons and practical activities. If you attend the lessons, you will be expected to actively participate in all classroom activities (working in pairs and groups).
Additional notes about suggested reading: Course material includes
1. lecture notes for attending students (monographic part)
2. selected chapters from Falinski, J. (2008). English Verbs. A Practical Grammar. Padova: Cleup (for attending and non-attending students, monographic part)
3. a book of your choosing: Biber, D., Conrad, S. & Leech G. (2002). Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Harlow: Longman OR Eastwood, J. (2002) Oxford Guide to English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, for attending and non-attending students (monographic part)
4. a reading packet available at Copisteria La Cornucopia, via B. Pellegrino n. 15, for attending and non-attending students
5. material that will be made available by the language expert for attending and non-attending students
6. other material to be downloaded from Moodle, for attending and non-attending students (monographic part)
7. the texts listed under 'Textbooks'
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Bargiela-Chiappini, F. (ed.), The Handbook of Business Discourse. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009. limitatamente ai capitoli 12, 23, 24 (obbligatorio, mod. frontale) / chapts 12, 23, 24 (compulsory, monographic part)
  • Bhatia, V.K., Analysing Genre: Language Use in Professional Settings. London: Longman, 1993. limitatamente ai capitoli 1, 2, 3 (obbligatorio, mod. frontale) / chapts 1, 2, 3 (compulsory, monographic part) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bhatia, V.K., Worlds of Written Discourse. London and New York: Continuum, 2004. limitatamente ai capitoli 1, 2, 3 (obbligatorio, mod. frontale) / chapts 1, 2, 3 (compulsory, monographic part) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Hall, E.T., Beyond Culture. New York: Random House, 1976. facoltativo, consigliata la consultazione per i non-frequentanti, mod. frontale / optional, recommended to non-attending students
  • Hofstede, G., Culture’s Consequences: International Differences in Work-Related Values. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1980. facoltativo, consigliata la consultazione per i non-frequentanti, mod. frontale / optional, recommended to non-attending students Cerca nel catalogo
  • Janoschka, A., Web Advertising: New Forms of Communication on the Internet. Amsterdam and Philadelphia PA: John Benjamins Publishing, 2004. limitatamente al capitolo 4 (obbligatorio, mod. frontale ) / chap. 4 (compulsory, monographic part) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Petroni, S., Language in the Multimodal Web Domain. Roma: Aracne, 2011. facoltativo, consigliata la consultazione per frequentanti e non (mod. frontale) / optional, recommended (monographic) Cerca nel catalogo