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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2 (Iniziali cognome M-Z)
LEM0013326, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SU2294, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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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
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Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION (Ord. 2018)

Teacher in charge ERIK CASTELLO L-LIN/12

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 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 CASTELLO ERIK (Presidente)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Membro Effettivo)
3 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CASTELLO ERIK (Presidente)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Membro Effettivo)
GUARDA MARTA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Students must have already attended the course “Lingua e Traduzione Inglese 1”.
Target skills and knowledge: During the course the students will continue working on developing their receptive and productive skills towards attaining the CEFR C1 level by the end of the third year of the degree course. The course also aims to provide the students with a basic theoretical background in English linguistics, so as to enable them to analyse written and oral texts.
Examination methods: PART 1 (FRONTAL LECTURES): End-of-module exam on the contents of the lecturer's modules.
PART 2 (WRITING, LISTENING, ORAL SKILLS): End-of-module exams in listening, written and spoken production. Attending students can opt for the continous assessment of listening and written production.
Assessment criteria: PART 1: A final computer-based test will assess the students’ knowledge of the contents of the module. Students will be also expected to conduct language analyses, and to write and translate short sentences.
PART 2: The oral skills exam will be in the form of a peer-to-peer interaction, the listening exam will consist in listening to an audio-file (level B2/C1) and answering questions about it, while for the written production exam students will be asked to write a descriptive text. More information about assessment procedures will be given at the beginning of the course.
Course unit contents: PART 1 (1st semester):
The course module delivered by the lecturer aims to provide the students with the basic competences needed to analyse verb phrases and clauses in written texts and oral interactions in English and to translate and interpret them.
PART 2 (1st and 2nd semester):
The PART 2 course modules aim to help the students improve the following skills: written and spoken production,listening skills.

For both PART 1 and PART 2, the online learning platform Moodle will be used to deliver course materials and support learning activities.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: PART 1: Description of the English verb phrase and introduction to the English clause. Analysis of texts belonging to various genres and registers.
PART 2: Writing descriptive texts; listening activities at level B2/C1; spoken production in English.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Further bibliography and materials will be provided during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Falinski, Jozef, English verbsa pratical grammarJozef Falinski. Padova: CLEUP, 2008. (testo di riferimento) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Downing, Angela; Locke, Philip, English grammara university courseAngela Downing and Philip Locke. New York: Routledge, 2006. (consigliato) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Biber, Douglas; Conrad, Susan, Longman student grammar of spoken and written EnglishDouglas Biber, Susan Conrad, Geoffrey Leech. Harlow: Longman, 2002. (testo di riferimento) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Vince, Michael, Macmillan English grammar in context. London: Macmillan education, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners. --: --, --. (un'edizione recente) Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. --: --, --. (un'edizione recente) Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, Collins Cobuild English Dictionary. --: --, --. (un'edizione recente) Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. --: --, --. (un'edizione recente) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Picchi F., Grande Dizionario di Inglese, Inglese-Italiano / Italiano-Inglese. --: HOEPLI, --. (un'edizione recente) Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, Longman Dictionary of contemporary english. --: --, --. (un'edizione recente) Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Peer feedback
  • Peer assessment
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions

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