WITHERBY Catherine Rachel

Qualifica Collaboratrice ed Esperta Linguistica
Telefono 041 234 7824
E-mail cwitherby@unive.it
Fax 041 234 7850
Sito web www.unive.it/persone/cwitherby (scheda personale)
Struttura Centro Linguistico di Ateneo - CLA
Sito web struttura: http://www.unive.it/cla
Sede: Palazzo Cosulich
Struttura Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati
Sito web struttura: http://www.unive.it/dslcc
Sede: Palazzo Cosulich

ricevimento 17th December

Pubblicato il 10/12/2018

I will not be free to see students on Monday 17th December from 10.30 to 11.30

Year 3 Speaking exam

Pubblicato il 26/11/2018

As explained on several occasions in class there are going to be some changes to the Year 3 lettorato exam from June 2019. The greatest change is to the speaking component which now accounts for 24 marks.

The speaking part of the exam will be organised as follows:

 

1. You will asked to sign up to give your presentation to a small group of students between the beginning of February and the middle of May.

2. You are asked to give a presentation of approximately six minutes. In addition, four minutes are allocated to answering questions from peers at the end. 

3. You can give your presentation on one of the following areas: 

a) education

b) the world of work

c) a social issue

d) an aspect of English speaking culture.

e) the topic of your presentation may be also linked to your undergraduate thesis. 

You must agree with me on the topic of your presentation in advance to ensure that it is appropriate.

4. When giving your presentation, you may use slides though this is not compulsory. If you do, it is suggested that you do not use more than four slides and that these are solely to show a picture, a map, a diagram, a graph etc with as little wording as possible.

5. We STRONGLY recommend that you do not memorise your presentation or overpractice it as your speaking will not sound natural but rehearsed, and you may be asked to do it again on another topic.

4. You will be assessed according to the IELTS bands 6 to 9 (B2 - C2). 14.5 (60%) is a pass so the grades correspond accordingly:

6 = 14.5 -17

7 = 18 - 20

8 = 21 - 24

9 = a direct 24

If you have any questions, please ask me in class.

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Groups A and E 2018-2019

Pubblicato il 21/11/2018

 

This year I have Year 3 groups A and E with the following timetables:

Group A: those who do Spanish and surnames end in A-L

Monday 12.15-15.30 Aula 1, Ca' Dolfin

 

Group E: those who do French

Wednesday 14.00-17.15  Audio 1, Palazzo Cosulich

You will need to buy Keynote Proficient Student's Book and Workbook by Paul Dummet, Helen Stephenson and  Lewis Lansford; published by Cenage Learning.

We also highly recommend My Grammar Lab Advanced C1/C2 by Mark Foley and Diane Hall, published by Pearson.

Year 2 Group D 2018-2019

Pubblicato il 21/11/2018

 

This year I am teaching Year 2 group D with the following timetable:

Group D: all those who do Swedish and those who do Russian and surnames end in M-Z

Tuesday 12.15-15.30 Aula Barbarigo

 

You will need to buy New Headway Advanced Fourth Edition, Digital by Liz and John Soars and Paul Hancock; published by Oxford.

We also highly recommend My Grammar Lab Advanced C1/C2 by Mark Foley and Diane Hall, published by Pearson.

 

Availability to receive students

Pubblicato il 21/11/2018

I am available to go through exams, correct homework and to assist generally every Monday from 10.00 to 11.00 in Auletta Lingue in Palazzo Cosulich. However, I would be grateful if you could contact me beforehand.

Availability to receive students

Pubblicato il 21/11/2018

I am available to go through exams, correct homework and to assist generally every Tuesday from 10.00 to 12.00 in Aula Conferenze in Palazzo Cosulich. However, I would be grateful if you could contact me beforehand.

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