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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Course unit
AMERICAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE 1
LE04120646, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

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. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination AMERICAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE 1
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-LE0603-000ZZ-2015-LE04120646-N0
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 Emanuela Tenca

Mutuating
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
Core courses L-LIN/11 Anglo-American Languages and Literature 9.0

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

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

Calendar
Start of activities 27/09/2016
End of activities 20/01/2017
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)
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: You must have already attended the course Lingua Inglese 1.
Target skills and knowledge: During the course you will perfect your productive skills towards attaining the CEFR C1 level by the end of the third year of the degree course.
You will also be provided with the main concepts and tools to analyse written discourse in English by focusing on a selection of web-mediated texts belonging to a variety of professional domains.
Examination methods: The final exam is subdivided into the following parts:

1) English Language Skills – Writing & Speaking (language development held by the Language Expert): a two-part exam (written + oral) on
a. writing: essay or report;
b. speaking: interaction and production activity (in pairs, recorded) .

2) English Language Use in Web-based Communication (monographic part held by the Teacher in Charge): one oral exam.

In order to take the oral exam on the monographic part, you need to have passed the two-part exam on English Language Skills – Writing & Speaking (1st available session: June/July 2017).
Course unit contents: Monographic part: English Language Use in Web -based Communication (Dr Emanuela Tenca, 1st semester)
This part of the course focuses on how English is adopted and adapted in the context of web-mediated communication, and it combines theory and practice.
First of all, concepts such as globalisation, culture and communication will be reviewed. Particular emphasis will be put on web-mediated communication and on the use of English to disseminate information globally.
Next, banking on the framework of English for Specific Purposes, practices for analysing online professional texts will be introduced. In particular, you will learn to identify the communicative context, purpose, writer, intended audience and lexico-grammatical / syntactic features of a sample of texts retrieved from websites owned and managed by companies, museums, governmental and non-governmental organisations and universities. Other texts which you will explore are: promotional newsletters, cover letter emails, CVs.

English Language Skills – Writing & Speaking (Prof Gillian Davies, 1st and 2nd semester)
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: For the monographic part, course material includes
1. lecture notes for attending students
2. the texts listed under 'Textbooks (and optional supplementary reading)'
3. the material available in Moodle
4. a reading packet which will be available at the Centro Copie Ricoh My Print (Pal. Maldura) a partire da Dicembre 2016.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Bhatia, Vijay K., Analysing genre. Language use in professional settings. London and New York: Longman, 1993. Cap. 1, 2, 3 (obbligatori per il mod. frontale) / Chaps 1, 2, 3 (compulsory, monographic part). Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bhatia, Vijay K., Worlds of written discourse. London and New York: Continuum, 2004. Cap. 1, 2, 3 (obbligatori per il mod. frontale) / Chaps 1, 2, 3 (compulsory, monographic part). Cerca nel catalogo
  • Janoschka, Anja, Web advertising. New forms of communication on the Internet. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins, 2004. Cap 4 (obbligatorio per il mod. frontale) / Chap. 4 (compulsory, monographic part). Cerca nel catalogo
  • Petroni, Sandra, Language in the multimodal web domain. Roma: Aracne, 2011. Obbligatorio per il mod. frontale / Compulsory, monographic part Cerca nel catalogo