English language (i) (2005/2006)

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Course code
4S01399
Name of lecturer
Roberta Facchinetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
2nd semester dal Feb 20, 2006 al May 31, 2006.

Lesson timetable

2nd semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Office VISITING PROFESSOR 2 from Feb 20, 2006  to Apr 26, 2006
Wednesday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.3 from Feb 20, 2006  to Apr 26, 2006

Learning outcomes

The course aims at helping students to improve, consolidate and further develop their competence in English, particularly with reference to the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) within the context of the language of news, advertising, and politics.

Syllabus

Pre-requisites: B1 (intermediate) level of competence (according to the European framework)

PROGRAMME

1. improvement of the students’ skills of understanding and producing journalistic texts (special attention will be given to editorials and reports);

2. illustration of the main phonetic symbols (IPA alphabet);

3. illustration of English word-formation rules, with special reference to the affixes most frequently exploited in newspaper writing, in the language of advertising and in that of politics;

4. projection of English TV programmes, mostly news reports;

5. illustration and evaluation of internet sites to be accessed in order to select
a) updated articles and documents (pertaining to the language of news, advertising, and politics);
b) on-line dictionaries and grammar books;
c) further exercises to improve one’s linguistic competences

Assessment methods and criteria

WRITTEN TEST DIVIDED INTO THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS:
1. Contents and lexicon;
2. Textual analysis;
3. Phonetics;
4. Morphology.