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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SPM0013210, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SP1419, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2017/18
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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
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in SOCIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Teacher in charge RICCARDO CRESTANI 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 3.0
Language/Final exam NN Undefined/Interdisciplinary 3.0

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

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

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2010 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 RICHIERI CRISTINA (Presidente)
RIVA CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
8 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 PAVAN ELISABETTA (Presidente)
CREEK HILARY ANNE (Membro Effettivo)
TENCA EMANUELA (Membro Effettivo)
7 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 CRESTANI RICCARDO (Presidente)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Membro Effettivo)
6 2016/2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 CRESTANI RICCARDO (Presidente)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: English Language at a B1 level(cfr QCER B1)

Requirements: the TAL-B1 test is not requested in order to take this exam.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of this course is to develop the student's language competency especially in terms of reading, understanding, explaning and engaging in a written discussion of different kinds of texts. Students are asked to analyze, discuss and summarize different kinds of texts to prove they have reached the B1+ (QCER) level of English.
Examination methods: The exam is written and lasts 90 minutes. It is divided into three parts and it includes: reading comprehension of a sociological text, one or more grammar-lexical exercises and a written production.

Students cannot use any bilingual or monolingual dictionaries during the exam.

More information on the structure of the exam and several exercises will be made available during the lessons and on the Moodle page of the course of the current Academic Year. The structure of the exam also applies to students from the previous academic years: they need to consult the moodle page of the Academic Year 2017-18 to prepare for the exam.
Assessment criteria: Grammar correctness and in the use of the language, both written and spoken, at an academic level
Wide range of structures and lexis
A certain degree of fluency in academic written and spoken language. Awareness of the topics examined and socio-cultural current events in English done during the course.

Active participation during the lessons will also be taken into account.
Course unit contents: The course aims to develop the following knowledge and competencies, both in writing and speaking:
- language (study of more complex syntax structures and lexis)
- intercultural competencies
- socio-cultural competencies
- reading comprehension and oral discussions
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists in lectures, group discussions, individual and/or group work, reading/listening and commenting texts both in class and on Moodle. For this reason students should check the Moodle page of the course quite frequently and do the exercises they find.
Additional notes about suggested reading: In addition to the texts at the bottom of this page, other texts will need to be studied for the exam. They will be available on Moodle together with some useful links and other material.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Craig Thaine, Cambridge Academic English B1+. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-521-16519-8
  • Malcolm Mann, Steve Taylor-Knowles, Destination B1. --: MacMillan, 2007. ISBN:978-0-230-03536-2
  • Hornby, Albert Sydney, Oxford advanced learner's dictionary of current English. Oxford: Oxford University press, 1992. Cerca nel catalogo