Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0130 (AF:281171 AR:160453)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
3rd Term
Course year
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The course is part of the common pathway of the Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts Management, Philosophy, Literature and History. The course aims to provide students with basic methodological tools to conduct linguistic and interlinguistic analyses. In particular, the course aims to prepare students for study and work in international contexts through the development of reading and translation skills of specialist texts, oral presentation/discussion skills, and academic and professional writing skills.
Knowledge and understanding
• At the end of the course, students will:
know the English terminology used in their field of expertise and understand the specialised texts where it is used
• know the phraseological and grammatical aspects of English for special purposes
• know the features of academic and professional English
• know the basic elements of oral interaction in English

Applying knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, students will:
• be able to translate into Italian short specialised English texts by taking into consideration the terminological, phraseological and grammatical differences between English and Italian
• be able to use written academic and professional English correctly
• be able to orally illustrate and discuss the contents of a specialised text in English
• be able to identify and produce a written academic text (chronological, descriptive)
• be able to write texts useful for study or professional purposes (CV, formal correspondence, e-mails, etc.)

Making judgements:
At the end of the course, students will:
• be able to identify critical points in a text to be analysed, transaletd or produced and to select the most appropriate strategies to solve potential problems autonomously
The language entrance test ( B1, CEFR) is preparatory to the English language examination.
The test is managed by the University Language Centre (CLA) (https://www.unive.it/pag/30211/ ).
Further information on the test is available on the CLA website.

N.B. You can attend the English language course and/or language practice tutorials before passing the B1 language test.
N.B. You must have passed the B1 language test to sit the English language exam.
The course consists of a monographic course (“modulo docente”) held in the third period and and two language practice tutorials (“lettorati”) held by a language instructor (“CEL”) in the four periods.

Monographic course
The course focuses on the analysis of English specialist texts and on their translation into Italian. Features of formal register (lexis, syntax, morphology) and contrastive grammar will be examined. During the course the phonological system of British and American English will also be illustrated to help students prepare for the oral exam.

Language practice tutorials (“lettorati”)
The language practice tutorials (“lettorati”) will focus on reading and oral presentation/discussion of academic texts related to humanistic disciplines, the production of academic texts (descriptive, chronological), and the production of texts useful for international study (CV, formal correspondence, e-mails, etc).
For the monographic course:

R. Bonicelli: English for the Humanities (Cafoscarina)
F. Gebhardt: HANDOUT English Pronunciation

For the ‘reading’ tutorials, students will choose one of the following books:

G. Ludbrook: English for History and Philosophy (Cafoscarina)
F. Gebhardt: English for the Arts (Cafoscarina)
F. Gebhardt: English for Cultural Heritage (Cafoscarina)
E. Glenton: Professional English: Arts Management (Cafoscarina)

For the ‘writing’ tutorials, students will choose one of the following handouts:

F. Gebhardt: HANDOUT Professional English
E. Glenton: HANDOUT Academic Writing Skills for the Humanities

All the handouts for the language practice tutorials are available on the Moodle pages of the language instructors or at Copisteria CLONY.
The exam consists of three parts which must be taken and passed as follows:
- written exam based on general grammar,
punctuation and lexis, plus a guided task for the writing of an academic text or a cover letter;
- oral exam based on the comprehension and discussion of six texts selected from the textbook of the 'Reading' tutorial chosen;
- oral exam based on the reading, translation and discussion of the texts studied during the monographic course, including the related terminology, phraseology and grammar.

Students who do not attend the course and/or the tutorials are required to study the programme covered in class; there is no alternative programme. Students who attend the language practice tutorials will have the opportunity to take oral and written tests related to the first two parts of the final exam before the exam session.
The monographic course consists of 30 hours taught in three weekly meetings over five weeks. The course is held twice during the academic year by two lecturers:
English language A in the 2nd period - Prof. Maria Elisa Fina: mariaelisa.fina@unive.it
English language B in the 3rd period - Prof. Katia Peruzzo: katia.peruzzo@unive.it

The language practice tutorials are held by the following language instructors:
- Frederika Gebhardt: gebhardt@unive.it
- Ewan Glenton: ewan.glenton@unive.it
- Kengee Bostic

The language practice tutorials are repeated throughout the academic year as from the 1st period. Each tutorial lasts 15 hours. Students can choose the tutorial they would like to attend among the available ones by writing an e-mail to the instructor responsible to book a seat, since the maximum number of students that can attend each tutorial is 30.
Attendance at the monographic course and the language practice tutorials is strongly recommended.

Please consult the lecturer’s and the instructors’ personal pages and Moodle for notices, timetables, examination dates, and teaching materials.

Students whose exam has a number of credits other than 6 must contact the lecturer to discuss the details of the programme.
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 03/02/2019