SEE BELOW [Gruppo 5] (2020/2021)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Christopher Bacon
Christopher Bacon
Academic sector
CLA/ING - Lingua Inglese
Language of instruction
1° semestre, 2° semestre

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Lo studente al termine del corso è in grado di comprendere senza sforzo praticamente tutto ciò che ascolta o legge. Sa riassumere informazioni tratte da diverse fonti, orali e scritte, ristrutturando in un testo coerente le argomentazioni e le parti informative. Si esprime spontaneamente, in modo molto scorrevole e preciso e rende distintamente sottili sfumature di significato anche in situazioni piuttosto complesse.


Learning the art of academic writing
Set book for study: The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Giving successful presentations
Authentic English articles and essays for reading comprehension
Listening practice using both authentic audio and video material
Conversation/Disussion based on topics generated by reading and listening material
Lexical development particularly of idiom and demotic language (slang)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Philip Roth The Plot Against America (Edizione 1) Vintage 2004 978-0-099-47856-0

Assessment methods and criteria

First semester:
Long essay to be written out of class time and submitted by 14 December (800-1,000 words)

Second semester:
Timed writing under exam conditions
Oral exam taken in groups of five and in which candidates must give a presentation (5 minutes), field questions from Other participants in a Q & A follow up and ask questions of other candidates' in their follow up Q & A sessions