Together with the annual ‘lettorato’ course, the module aims to help students progress towards level C2 of the CEFR, particularly with regard to oral production and oral interaction, in a wide-ranging context of research into aspects of English today, while the activities of the lettorato will focus mainly on the acquisition of academic writing skills.
1 Knowledge and understanding of the ongoing evolution of English
2 Knowledge and understanding of the underlying course theme, ‘Aspects of English Today’, when applied to researching and making a presentation on a topic identified by the student
3 Making informed judgements in the carrying out of personal research, in choosing between sources of information, in the development of a critical but constructive attitude towards presentations made by peers, and in the ability to evaluate one’s own performances in the language learning process
4 Communication skills ranging from C1 to C2 on the CEFR, for both oral production and oral interaction, and academic writing
5 The module has a dual learning focus; it aims to help the student undertake autonomous research, through individual initiative and also by working in pairs and in groups, while at the same time offering the opportunity to consolidate the refined language skills which are needed to be able to describe and interpret the complex socio-cultural and linguistic realities of an increasingly globalized world.