Academic year
2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT502P (AF:310915 AR:177114)
Blended (on campus and online classes)
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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The teaching module Lingua 2 mod. 1 is part of the core subject area "attività formative di base" of the Degree in Language and Cultural Mediation and aims at enabling students to acquire a solid communicative competence of the English language. The contents of mod. 1 and mod. 2 integrate and complement each other to form the official course "Lingua 2". Mod. 1 is a semestral module which will be completed by applied, practical language classes called "esercitazioni", which will be part of the final exam. The module will explore aspects of English morphology, grammar and syntax in a contrastive approach with the Italian language. Language competence will be developed at the B2 level of QCER.
At the end of the course students will be able to understand and produce oral and written texts in English as a B2 level of QCER; they will be able to recognize and describe the grammar and syntactic features of English and Italian in a contrastive perspective; they will be able to use the appropriate linguistic terminology and will be able to function in communicative situations at the B2 level of QCER.
They will also be able to use the material provided by their teacher in an autonomous way and will be able to self-assess their skills and competences as acquired during the course.
Pre-requisites of this course are a level B1 plus of the QCER and an excellent competence of their native language, usually Italian.
This module is aimed at providing following contents: the morphological, grammatical and syntactical frameworks of contemporary English will be observed and described. Beginning with words as the building blocks of language, the course investigates grammatic and sintactic structures and how words can be combined into larger and larger units to form phrases, sentences and texts. Grammatical and syntactical relations between words will be explored, covering the production of individual semantic units as well as the features of sentence structure and connected speech.
Course materials provided by the teacher as well as:
Kim Ballard (2013), The Frameworks of English, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 3rd edition 978- 0230013148. A selection of paragraphs from part I, II and III of the book will be covered (Lexical Frameworks: Word Classes; Grammatical frameworks: clauses, phrases, sentences) pp. 3-46; 93-178: chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 7.
Navigate C1. Coursebook with DVDROM and Oxford Online Skills Program (self-access) 9780194566889 (year 2) senza workbook
MyGrammarLab Advanced (C1-C2) with key and with online expansion 9781408299111, Pearson UP valid for year 2 and 3.
The final exam will consist of two tests, a written and an oral one, which will test the students' competence on the topics explored in both modules, Mod 1 and Mod 2 of Lingua Inglese 2. Students will be allowed 60 minutes to complete the written test, which will focus on all the language features addressed during the whole the course. The oral test, which will deal with a conversation with the teacher about general topics and a short presentation on a specific theme explored in the course of the esercitazioni, is obligatory and will focus on the communicative competence of English at the B2 level of QCER. The two marks of the written and the oral part will be calculated for the final result of the exam.
Lectures, seminars, self-assessment methods, tutoring.
Lessons in English. Students must attend 75% of the classes.
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 21/04/2020