ENGLISH (B2 LEVEL)*

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2016/2017
Year: 
2
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2017/2018
Course type: 
A foreign language, final examination
Credits: 
4
Period: 
Third Trimestre
Standard lectures hours: 
34
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (26 hours), Exercise (8 hours)
Requirements: 

Prerequisites

Students must have passed first-year exams

Final Examination: 
Orale

Assessment
The exam is both written and oral. To pass the exam students must obtain a score equal to 18/30 in all parts equivalent to level B2 of the Common European Framework.

The written test consists of two parts: students must do a test on grammatical structures and vocabulary (on PC) and must write a short composition, an e-mail, a report or an essay (140/170 words).

The oral part for all the students will be focused on the oral presentation of both the passages of the adopted text i.e. Empower analysed during the lectures and of ten articles about current affairs taken from quality British newspapers. (each article must be at least two pages long)

All the students can contact Mrs. Cervini if they need information about the exam (rosella.galbiati@uninsubria.it)

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

Goals and Learning outcomes
To provide students with written and oral communication skills in English – everyday English - B2 level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Course Content
The thematic units generally include the following topics: Outstanding people (describing people’s character, trying and succeeding), Survival (expressions with get, animals and the environment), Talent (ability and achievement, sport), Life lessons (cause and result, talking about difficulty) and Chance (describing attitudes, the natural world).

Recommended reading list (Bibliography)

The following literature is recommended for both attending and non- attending students.

Grammar test
1) NEW GET INSIDE – LANGUAGE – Michael Vince, Grazia Cerulli, Mara Muzzarelli, Daniela Morini – Macmillan education – ISBN 9781380006882
OR
2) NEW GRAMMAR FILES – Edward Jordan, Patrizia Fiocchi – Trinity Whitebridge – ISBN 9788899673079

Written and oral test

3) EMPOWER combo 1 Student’s book and workbook with online assessment – Adrian Doff, Craig Thaine, Herbert Puchta, Jeff Stranks, Peter Lewis-Jones – Cambridge University Press – ISBN 9781316601297

Mode of Delivery
The student can prepare the grammatical part attending the language laboratory and doing personalized and targeted activities through the interactive multimedia software Tell Me More (English version) installed in the language lab (opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 to 17:00, Tue and Thu 17:00-21:30, Sat 9:00–12:30Students who will have used this teaching aid will get a bonus of 3 points.

Dott. Gabriella Franchi, responsible for the Language Lab, can meet students in the lab by fixing an appointment by email (gabriella.franchi@uninsubria.it ).
There will be a 26-hour course about the main thematic topics to train students for both the written and oral exams

International certifications recognized
Students with one of the certifications listed below may apply for validation to the Students’ Office in Via Ravasi 2 with a copy of the certificate and will be exempt from the exam.
The certifications highlighted with an asterisk (*) are valid for two years from the date of graduation, other certifications are valid for five years from the date of achievement.

First Certificate in English (FCE)
English International Language Testing System (IELTS minimum score 5.5)
& Guilds (formerly Pitman Examination Institute PEI): ESOL (B2) + SESOL
College of London: ISE II
International of London: Intermediate Level 3
British Institutes: First Examination Master in English Language (Vantage)
TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test) minimum score 87 *
CBT (Computer Based Test) minimum score 127 +40 TSE (Test of Spoken English) *
TOEFL PBT (Paper Based Test) minimum score 443 +40 TSE (Test of Spoken English)

Office hours
During the second term after the lesson; during the first term by fixing an appointment with the lecturer.

Professors

GALBIATI ROSELLA