Academic year
2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT007P (AF:336107 AR:176710)
Blended (on campus and online classes)
ECTS credits
Class 1
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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The course, as part of the LCSL degree programme, will develop and improve the linguistic skills acquired during the previous year. In particular, it will develop the students' integrated skills in terms of the metalinguistic and textual analyses required to understand and produce texts in English in communicative contexts that include academic and specialized situations.
English Language 2 is a year-long course with the module held by the Course Professor (second semester) and associated language practice labs (esercitazioni linguistiche, first AND second semester) facilitated by the “Collaboratori Esperti Linguistici” (CEL). The aim of the Professor’s module is to consolidate the metalinguistic competences necessary to understand the English language as it is used in communicative situations in academic or specialized contexts. In order to actively and successfully participate in the Professor’s module, the practice labs (esercitazioni) develop the integrated language skills at a C1 level. The integrated skills focus on the comprehension and production of written and spoken discourse in academic and specialised contexts.

Knowledge and Understanding:
- Theoretical and applied knowledge of the English language. The course will have a particular focus on the English morphology, syntax, lexicon, and discourse organization.
- Applying Knowledge and Understanding:
Students will be able to understand, analyse and produce autonomously multimodal texts in English produced for specific communicative contexts. Students will also be able to identify the register and the discipline of the texts, analysing them from a diaphasic and diamesic perspective.
- Making Judgments:
Students will be able to analyse complex texts produced in English.
- Communication Skills:
Students will be able to appropriately interact and discuss the extra-linguistic factors (socio-cultural, historical and political) that induce linguistic variation and change in English. In so doing, students will demonstrate they have reached the C1 level of the CEFR.
- Learning Skills:
Students will be able to self-assess their progress with respect to their metalinguistic and communicative competence in English. Students will be able to select appropriate bibliographical (re)sources (printed and in digital form) to enhance their knowledge on the topics studied in the Professor’s module as well as their linguistic competence. Students will, then, use what they have learned in the English Language 2 course to study in their English Language 3 course, the following year.
B2+ level on the CEFR, obtained after having successfully passed the English Language 1 course.
Title of the course: “An Introduction to ESP and EAP".
The Professor’s module provides students with the theoretical-methodological frameworks to be used to understand, analyse and produce texts in English in specialised and academic communicative contexts. In particular, students will observe and analyse the lexico-grammatical features and the organizational structure of authentic (multimodal) materials from the diaphasic and diamesic perspective.

The practice labs (esercitazioni) will hep students to develop their linguistic integrated skills at the C1 level to be used, particularly, in specialised and academic contexts.

NB: Students who choose English Language 2 as elective course (‘corso singolo’) are informed that the course does not prepare for a language certification. The course indeed contributes to the achievement of the overall LCSL degree programme goals. Students interested in merely obtaining a language certification are strongly advised to contact the University Language Center (Centro Linguistico di Ateneo, CLA).
• Cesiri, Daniela. 2015. Variation in English across space and discourse. An introductory textbook. Roma: Carocci. [Chapters ONE and FOUR]
• Lecture/course material available in Moodle (http://moodle.unive.it/ ): password-protected, please contact Prof Cesiri.
• SUGGESTED dictionary for EAP: Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English.

Optional suggested reading list:
- Biber, Douglas / Conrad, Susan (2009). Register, Genre, and Style. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Garzone, Giuliana (2006). Perspectives on ESP and Popularization. Milano: CUEM.
- Gotti, Maurizio (2011). Investigating Specialized Discourse. New Edition. Bern: Peter Lang.
- Swales, John (1990). Genre Analysis. English in Academic and Research Settings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Swales, John (2004). Research Genres. Explorations and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Optional suggested list of grammar books for EAP/ESP:
- Biber, Douglas, Conrad, Susan, Leech, Geoffrey (2002). Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Harlow: Longman.
- Carter, Ronald and McCarthy, Michael (2006). Cambridge Grammar of English. A Comprehensive Guide. Spoken and Written English Grammar and Usage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Swan, Michael (2016). Practical English Usage. Fully Revised | Fourth Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

• John Soars, Liz Soars. Headway Advanced. Oxford University Press
• Mark Foley, Diane Hall. MyGrammarLab C1/C2. Pearson
The expected learning outcomes are assessed in a FINAL written and oral exam as well as through a portfolio-based CONTINUOUS assessment.

The written exam, which lasts 90 minutes, consists in a structured test (including direct questions and the production of a written academic text typical of the genre of discursive essays). The exam assesses the student’s competence in the contents of the Professor’s module. Students are allowed to use a monolingual English dictionary.

The oral exam with the Professor assesses the student’s metalinguistic competence in presenting, and discussing about, the contents of the module, using the appropriate terminology. To take the oral exam, students need to have successfully passed the written exam (the written and the oral exam have to be completed in the same appello).

The portfolio assesses the student’s integrated skills at the C1 level (see Learning Outcomes in this syllabus). The portfolio includes four tasks: two gap-filling tests (Grammar and Lexicon in Context, GLiC), a register transformation task, production of a written report based on given data. The portfolio can be submitted in two different ways: (1) during the academic year, or (2) before each exam session (three slots, one for each session). In both cases, students have to meet specific deadlines, given at the beginning of the first term. The portfolio has also to be submitted before sitting the written exam with the Professor. The portfolio can be submitted only through the Professor’s Moodle page; the assessment – by the Professor – contributes (in due proportion) to the final mark. The mark will be kept for two academic years. The deadlines, instructions for submission, and further information on the portfolio are available (as of September 2020) on the Professor’s Moodle page for the academic year 2020/2021. Students cannot submit their portfolio with different deadlines or procedure from those detailed in Moodle.

For further information, please contact ONLY PROF CESIRI (daniela.cesiri@unive.it).

NB: in September 2020, the Professor will organise an online informative meeting with interested students. The event will inform students about the organization of the course, the final exam and the portfolio. The event will be communicated and publicised in due time through the Professor’s and the Department’s pages. Students who will not be able to participate in the event will find information material in the Professor’s Moodle page.
The course with the Professor is held with the blended modality (50% online lessons, 50% classroom lessons). Frontal lessons and seminars, professor-facilitated class discussion, peer-review activities, cooperative learning activities. During the course, the Professor will provide exam simulations for the written part.

The language practice labs with the CEL support students in the consolidation of the language skills necessary to successfully approach the Professor’s module.
Students are informed that:
• The Professor’s module is a blended course held in English. It starts in the second semester and is only for students enrolled in the curriculum in international politics (surnames A to L), in the curriculum in linguistics (surnames A to Z) and as elective course;
• Materials to be studied will be available in the Professor’s Moodle Learning Environment (password protected);
• Language practice labs with the CEL start in the first term and will continue in the second term.
Students who attended in the previous academic years have to take the exam in its new format. Possible bonus points from past academic years (Speaking) are not valid for the oral exam.

Students who want to read more on specific topics related to the module’s part or who want to write their final dissertation (first- and second-level dissertation) can contact Prof Cesiri via email (daniela.cesiri@unive.it) or during her office hours.
written and oral

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 15/07/2020