English language 2 [Tur] (2019/2020)

Course code
4S002919
Name of lecturer
Silvia Cavalieri
Coordinator
Silvia Cavalieri
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aims of this course are to enable students to develop and consolidate the understanding of the syntactic and lexical-semantic aspects and of the elements of textual cohesion and coherence of contemporary English, with a special attention to the varieties of tourism texts.

C1 level (listening comprehension and reading comprehension) is a prerequisite for the course.

Syllabus

The programme will explore the following aspects:
1. Syntax
- main definitions, sentence analysis
- Words, Word Classes and Phrases
- Clauses and Sentences

2. Semantics
- main definitions, words and their meaning
- The Structure of the English Lexicon
- Levels of meanings

3. Use of English
- text, co-text and context
- pragmatics: main definitions
- conversational maxims and violations
- direct and indirect speech acts

The present list will be constantly updated. The final version will be available at the end of the course. Materials used during the lessons (slides) will be made available on the Moodle Platform.
The contents of the exam are the same for attending and non-attending students.
Students who are not able to attend lessons are invited to contact the instructor to obtain the password to access the Moodle area.

Written exam:
Open and closed questions on the topics of the course.

The written test will include a number of questions focusing on the topics covered during the course: multiple choice questions and open-ended questions will be included. The former will evaluate students’ theoretical knowledge; the latter will evaluate students’ ability to apply their knowledge in the analysis of texts.
During the last class students will have the opportunity to perform a mock exam.

The final grade of the exam will be the average of the grade of the written exam and the grade obtained in the CLA computer test. The latter will be converted into /30 according to the CLA conversion table. Students who have obtained external language certificates should obtain and equivalence certificate from the CLA before the date of the exam.

Prerequisites - In order to access the exam, students need to have passed:
- English C1 computer-based test
- English Language 1
- English Literature and Culture 1

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Kuiper, K. and W. S. Allan An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence (4th edition) (Edizione 4) Palgrave Macmillan 2016
Aarts, Bas English Syntax and Argumentation. Second edition. CHAP. 1-2-3-4 Palgrave 2001
Cruse Alan Meaning in Language. An Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics (Edizione 3) Oxford University Press 2010 9780199559466

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam:
Open and closed questions on the topics of the course.

The written test will include a number of questions focusing on the topics covered during the course: multiple choice questions and open-ended questions will be included. The former will evaluate students’ theoretical knowledge; the latter will evaluate students’ ability to apply their knowledge in the analysis of texts.
During the last class students will have the opportunity to perform a mock exam.

The final grade of the exam will be the average of the grade of the written exam and the grade obtained in the CLA computer test. The latter will be converted into /30 according to the CLA conversion table. Students who have obtained external language certificates should obtain and equivalence certificate from the CLA before the date of the exam.

Prerequisites - In order to access the exam, students need to have passed:
- English C1 computer-based test
- English Language 1
- English Literature and Culture 1