English SC (i) (2013/2014)

Course code
4S02217
Credits
12
Coordinator
Elisa Bordin
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
I MODULO PARTE (I) 6 L-LIN/12-LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH II semestrino A Elisa Bordin
II MODULO PARTE (P) 6 L-LIN/12-LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH II semestrino B Valentina Adami

Learning outcomes

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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The course aims at expanding the students' competence in English by developing oral and written comprehension. In particular, the course will deal with the complexities of contemporary English and with English of the Media.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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Syllabus

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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The first part will briefly cover the history of English and will strengthen the students' phonetic and morphological competence.It will also introduce students to English for the Media, with specific reference to aspects of English for Politics.
Students have to obtain the B2 certificate at CLA (Centro Linguistico di Ateneo) before taking the final exam.

Texts
David Crystal. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language.
Goodman, Graddol, Lillis. Redesigning English: New Texts, New Identities. Routledge (2nd ed.) 2007.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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The second part will expand the analysis of English for the Media and will analyze examples of the language of journalism, of advertising, of the New Media, etc. Cultural traits will be also examined besides the rhetorical and discourse characteristics.
Class discussion is welcome.
Students have to obtain the B2 certificate at CLA (Centro Linguistico di Ateneo) before taking the final exam.

Texts

Roberta Facchinetti, Nicholas Brownlees, Birte Bös, Udo Fries. News as Changing Texts. Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.
Goodman, Graddol, Lillis. Redesigning English: New Texts, New Identities. Routledge (2nd ed.) 2007.

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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Written exam, which the students can take once they have the B2 certificate.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
-------Written exam, which the students can take once they have the B2 certificate.