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GI04112868, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
GI0269, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE (BASIC)
Department of reference Department of Private Law and Critique of Law
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ELISABETTA PAVAN

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 A.A. 2019/20 06/12/2019 30/09/2020 PAVAN ELISABETTA (Presidente)
HELM FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: English Language at a B1 level(cfr QCER B1)
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to give students:
1) an awareness of the use of English as a global language and of the local varieties of English which cannot be ignored nowadays when communicating with people from different nationalities and cultures.
2) a better awareness of the appropriate register to be used both in writing and when speaking
3) a better understanding of how English is used by in meetimgs and in the workplace
4) an awareness of the basic principles of intercultural communication
5) B2 level - receptive skills
Examination methods: The exam is written and lasts 45 minutes. It refers to general English and to English for specific purposes. It includes: reading and listening comprehension , grammar-lexical exercises (kind of exercises: multiple choice, gap filling, transformation, true/false, matching, open questions). Listening and reading comprehension
Students cannot use any bilingual or monolingual dictionaries during the exam.
Assessment criteria: Grammar correctness and in the use of the language,
Wide range of structures and lexis
Awareness of the topics examined and socio-cultural and intercultural current events in English done during the course.
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 competences
- socio-cultural competences
- reading comprehension and oral discussions
At the end of the course students reach a B2 receptive language skills.
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: All the students must have a learner's advanced dictionary.
Suggested dictionaries:
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
Macmillan English Dictionary for advanced learners
Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
Students are furthermore requested to use a good grammar. They can use what they used at highschool or choose amomg the following grammars

• Eastwood, John. Oxford Practice Grammar. Intermediate, 2006. Oxford: Oxford University Press
• Eastwood, John. Oxford Practice Grammar. Advanced, 2006. Oxford: Oxford University Press
• Vince, Michael, Macmillan English Grammar in context. Advanced. Oxford: Macmillan, 2008
• Vince, Michael, First Certificate Language Practice. Oxford: Macmillan, 2003

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)
  • Roberts Rachel, Krantz Caroline,, NAVIGATE B2 Textbook.. Oxford: Oxford University Press,, 2016.
  • Roberts Rachel, Krantz Caroline,, NAVIGATE B2 workbook.. Oxford: Oxford University Press,, 2016.
  • AAVV, Business Essentials B1. The key skills for English in the workplace. Oxford: Oxford University Press,, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Top Hat (active quiz, quiz)
  • kahoot, padlet

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