WITHERBY Catherine Rachel

Qualifica Collaboratrice ed Esperta Linguistica
Telefono 041 234 7824
E-mail cwitherby@unive.it
Fax 041 234 7850
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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
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Sede: Palazzo Cosulich

Year 2 presentations 2019

Year 3 presentations 2019

Pubblicato il 11/04/2019

As explained on several occasions in class, the format of the Third Year lettorato exam is changing from the first appello in June 2019. The greatest change is that the speaking will now be a compulsory component of the exam accounting for 24 marks.


It will be organised as follows:


1. 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. 


2. 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.


3. 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.


4. We STRONGLY recommend that you do not memorise your presentation or overpractise 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


The IELTS mark sheet is attached so that you have a clear idea of what you at aiming at.


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


RIC timetable

Pubblicato il 11/04/2019

For students following the 'laurea magistrale' in 'Relazioni internazionali Comparate' (DM270), courses in Academic Writing Skills and Presentation Skills will be starting on Wednesday 6th February. You will be divided into 4 groups, following 7-week sessions in each course. The timetable showing the group divisions and times is attached.

RIC time changes 24th April

Pubblicato il 11/04/2019

For those RIC students following the course in Academic Writing Skills from March 27th to May 15th, as explained in class, for the benefit of those who will not be present during the Easter week, there will be a slight change in timetable:


On Wednesday 24th April there will be one lesson from 10.30 to 12.00 in Aula 1, Ca' Dolfin, open to both groups A-E and G-L. There will be no lesson from 12.15 to 13.45.

As an alternative, you may come to the same lesson, which will be held on Tuesday 30th April from 8.45 to 10.15 in Aula Conferenze in Palazzo Cosulich.

Availability to receive students

Pubblicato il 11/04/2019

I am also available to see students on a Monday from 11.15 to 12.00 in Aula 3 of San Sebastiano

You are advised to send me an email if you would like to come. 

RIC academic essay correction

Pubblicato il 25/03/2019

I am available to go through your corrected essays with RIC students on:

Friday 5th April between 14.30 and 17.00 in Palazzo Cosulich.

every Monday between 9.00 and 10.00 in Aula Conferenze, Palazzo Cosulich (but I suggest sending me a message before you come to confirm)

from 2nd April, every Tuesday from 11.00 and 12.00 Aula Conferenze, Palazzo Cosulich (but I suggest sending me a message before you come to confirm)

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