Lingua Inglese corso avanzato - a.a. 16/17

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Programma del corso

Il corso di Lingua inglese verte sull’apprendimento delle quattro abilità linguistiche di comprensione orale/scritta e produzione orale/scritta pari al livello B2.

Queste competenze vengono sviluppate a partire da contesti situazionali specialistici legati all’ambito economico e finanziario, attraverso un’attenzione e una cura verso la terminologia in uso in questi ambiti.

Il programma si presenta articolato in due fasi: la prima dedicata all’apprendimento delle funzioni linguistiche utili per il conseguimento delle quattro abilità ad un livello di conoscenza linguistica pari a B2; la seconda, invece, pone l’attenzione sullo sviluppo di conoscenze relative all’ambito economico-finanziaria.

Qui di seguito sono elencati i contenuti grammaticali utili per affrontare la prova scritta e le tematiche utili per affrontare la prova orale:

1. Starting somewhere new: Form Completion - Answering Questions – Giving Reasons – Graphs and Charts – Writing and Introduction – Selecting Information – Planning an answer – Sentence Stress – Making Comparisons

2. It’s good for you: Giving a Talk – Analyzing a Task – Brainstorming Ideas – Organizing Ideas into Paragraphs – Word Formation – Intonation – Countable and Uncountable Nouns

3. Getting the message across: Using Discourse Markers – Summarizing Trends in Graphs and Tables - Confused Consonant Sounds - Tenses: Past Simple, Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous - Prepositions in Time Phrases and Phrases Describing Trends.

4. New media: Short Answer Questions – Flow-Chart Completion – Using Relevant Vocabulary – Giving a Full Answer – Giving Reasons and Examples – Answering Questions – Analyzing Paragraphs – Cause, Factor and Reason – Chunking; Pausing Between Word Groups - Articles

5. The world in our hands: Taking Notes – Using Adjectives – Talking in General about a Topic – Summarizing a Diagram – Writing in Paragraphs – Ordering Information – Using Sequencers – Descriptive Adjectives – Sentence Stress: Emphasis - The Passive

6. Making money, spending money: Using Reasons and Examples – Strategies for Self-Correction and Expressing oneself more clearly – Introducing and Linking Ideas in Paragraphs – Contructing the Middle Paragraphs of an Essay - Words Connected with Shops and Shopping – Words Connected with Finance – Word Stress - Relative Pronouns and Relative Clauses

7. Relationships: Using OpenersParaphrasing – Analyzing Similarities and Differences in charts/graphs – Writing and Introductory Paragraph – Using Reference Devices – Words Related to Feelings and Attitudes – Emphasis and Contrast - Zero, First and Second Conditionals

8. Fashion and Design: Making Comparisons – Providing a List of Points – Supporting a View with Reasons – Discussing Two Opinions and Including your own opinion – Introducing other People’s Opinions – Concluding Paragraphs – Linking and Pausing - Time Conjunctions: until/before/when/after

Per l’orale gli studenti presenteranno un case-study con presentazione Power-Point.

Al termine del percorso linguistico gli studenti matureranno una conoscenza della lingua straniera che gli consentirà di poter avere accesso ai corsi extracurriculari di lingua Inglese per la preparazione alla Certificazione internazionale BULATS ( Business language testing system).

Metodologie didattiche

La didattica si svolge nel laboratorio in una dimensione laboratoriale e in seguito ad un Placement test, si articola con :

-Lezioni partecipate, incentrate sull’esposizione dei contenuti teorici e sulla riflessione metalinguistica.

- Esercitazioni: alle lezioni teoriche si affiancano le esercitazioni, svolte con il collaboratore linguistico madrelingua, e   attività di gruppo, che rendono lo studente partecipe e attivo secondo l’apprendimento cooperativo/ cooperative learning.

-Testimonianze aziendali o seminari:esperti del settore sono invitati in qualità di relatori ad incontri seminariali o convegni per presentare la loro esperienza professionale e imprenditoriale in lingua straniera o in lingua italiana; tali testimonianze, insieme ad altro materiale didattico fornito dal docente saranno l’oggetto specifico della prova finale del corso.

-Lezioni laboratoriali: durante il percorso di apprendimento linguistico gli studenti sono chiamati a svolgere una serie di attività con il supporto di strumenti multimediali ( video, forum, chat, dizionari, glossari, libri di grammatica, eserciziari, case-study, lavori svolti dagli studenti, approfondimenti, etc) al fine di rendere lo studente autonomo nello studio della lingua straniera.

-Studio individuale: agli studenti sono suggeriti alcuni libri di testo e l’utilizzo di strumenti linguistici multimediali per lo sviluppo dell’autonomia nell’apprendimento linguistico.

Metodi di valutazione

Laprova finale consiste in una prova scritta ed una prova orale.

Gli studenti frequentanti e non frequentanti  consiste nella prova scritta, sugli argomenti linguistico-grammaticali, e nella prova orale, sulla presentazione di un case-study in power point.

In entrambi i casi i candidati dovranno dimostrare:

a) il possesso di adeguate conoscenze e competenze linguistiche adeguate conformi agli obiettivi del corso;

b) il possesso di una adeguata capacità di comprensione e di produzione orale utile ai fine del superamento della prova orale.

Testi di riferimento

Manuale

Complete IELTS: Bands 5-6.5 B2, Guy Brook-Hart and Vanessa Jakeman, Cambridge University Press ( student's book e workbook)

Materiale didattico aggiuntivo Link di autoformazione linguistica ( Self-study)

 English Language Graduate Course

Course syllabus
The English language course is aimed at the development of the four language skills in oral and written communication and oral and written production at the B2 level.

These skills are developed by using situational contexts for special purposes in business and finance, through terminology in use in these areas.

 The course has two main objectives. The first is the development of the language functions, instrumental in achieving the four skills at a B2 level. Whereas, the second is to acquire knowledge related to the fields of economics and finance.

Case content and  language requirements as per the course book are as follows:

 1. Starting somewhere new:  Form Completion - Answering Questions – Giving Reasons – Graphs and Charts – Writing and Introduction – Selecting Information – Planning an answer – Sentence Stress – Making Comparisons

2.  It’s good for you:  Giving a Talk – Analyzing a Task – Brainstorming Ideas – Organizing Ideas into Paragraphs – Word Formation – Intonation – Countable and Uncountable Nouns

3. Getting the message across:  Using Discourse Markers – Summarizing Trends in Graphs and Tables -  Confused Consonant Sounds - Tenses: Past Simple, Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect  Continuous - Prepositions in Time Phrases and Phrases Describing Trends.

4. New media:  Short Answer Questions – Flow-Chart Completion – Using Relevant Vocabulary – Giving a Full Answer – Giving Reasons and Examples – Answering Questions – Analyzing Paragraphs – Cause, Factor and Reason – Chunking; Pausing Between Word Groups - Articles

5. The world in our hands:  Taking Notes – Using Adjectives – Talking in General about a Topic – Summarizing a Diagram – Writing in Paragraphs – Ordering Information – Using Sequencers – Descriptive Adjectives – Sentence Stress: Emphasis - The Passive

6. Making money, spending money:  Using Reasons and Examples – Strategies for Self-Correction and Expressing oneself more clearly – Introducing and Linking Ideas in Paragraphs – Contructing the Middle Paragraphs of an Essay -  Words Connected with Shops and Shopping – Words Connected with Finance – Word Stress - Relative Pronouns and Relative Clauses

7. Relationships:  Using Openers – Paraphrasing – Analyzing Similarities and Differences in charts/graphs – Writing and Introductory Paragraph – Using Reference Devices – Words Related to Feelings and Attitudes – Emphasis and Contrast - Zero, First and Second Conditionals

8. Fashion and Design:  Making Comparisons – Providing a List of Points – Supporting a View with Reasons – Discussing Two Opinions and Including your own opinion – Introducing other People’s Opinions – Concluding Paragraphs – Linking and Pausing - Time Conjunctions: until/before/when/after

By the end of the course, the students will have acquired the prerequisite language for the extracurricular preparatory courses for the Cambridge English BULATS (Business Language Testing Service) Exam.
Teaching methods

Following a Placement Test, the classes are held in the language laboratory equipped for multimedia-language teaching and are structured as follows:

-Interactive lessons -  Focuses on the presentation of the theoretical content, on the riflection of metalinguistics and on listening to authentic material.

- Practice - Theory is put into practice through exercises and group activities where students participate actively as cooperative learning.

Guest speakers or seminarsField experts are invited as keynote speakers to seminars or conferences to share their professional and entrepreneurial experience in English or Italian. These testimonies, along with other material provided by the professor, will be the subject matter for the final exam.

-Laboratory lessons – During the course of study, students carry out a series of activities with the support of multimedia tools such as videos, forums, chats, dictionaries, glossaries, grammar exercise books, case-studies, students work, analysis, etc., empowering the students to be independent learners of Englishd. 

Individual work – Books and multimedia tools are recommended for the students to use to develop independent study skills in their language learning.
Evaluation methods

The  final exam consists of a written part and an oral part.

The written part is based on the language requirements, in-class vocabulary and language work and the progress tests. It is a multiple choice computer-based exam.

The oral part is a PowerPoint presentation of a case-study.

The exam does not differ for either attending or non-attending students.

In both cases the  candidates are to show the following:

a) Command of adequate language knowledge and skills in compliance with the course objectives.

b) Command of an adequate ability in comprehension and oral production, instrumental in passing the oral part.
Textbook Complete IELTS: Bands 5-6.5 B2, Guy Brook-Hart and Vanessa Jakeman, Cambridge University Press (Student’s Book and Workbook).

Other teaching material  Self-study language practice links.

 

   

  

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