Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL MEDIATION
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Standard lectures hours: 

To have passed English I and have a B2 oral and written level according to the CEFR.

Final Examination: 

By the end of the second year students will be in possession of a B2+ level and some C1 CEFR competencies. The competencies will be evaluated in a written exam (final grade / 30) and an oral exam (final grade / 30) in the following way:

Students who are absent from lessons for 20% or more of the lessons and 20% of the practice will be considered distance learners. (mandatory attendance to be considered a lesson attendee: 80% for the English Course and 80% for the Language Practice Course.

Lesson Attendees (2 Progress tests):
- One test at the end of the 1st Semester and a second test at the end of the 2nd semester. If both tests receive results of 18/30 or over the student may go directly to the oral exam. Students who do not pass the end of semester tests must sit the written exam before passing to the oral exam. The first progress test will include excercises in reading comprehension, cloze test/gap-filling and listening comprehension. The second test will include a writing composition in the form of a brief text (e-mail, letter or memo) after following a rubric. The progress tests and valid and able to be integrated with the oral test until September 2019.

Distance learners (written exam):
- Distance learners are not permitted to sit for the two progress tests. Students who receive results of 18/30 in the written exam may go directly to the oral exam.

Written exam format:
reading comprehension of a text with comprehension questions
cloze test/gap-fill related to specific grammar and/ or lexis
listening comprehension with comprehension questions
written composition of a formal text in English (e-mail, letter, report or memo) responding to a rubric.

Lesson Attendees and Distance learners (oral exam):
- A spoken interview in English about the issues and articles present in the English text book. A grade / 30 will be awarded according to communicative competency.

Dictionaries are not permitted in any test or exam.

Voto Finale

Lingua Inglese 2 aims to provide both theoretical and practical training to guide second year students to the acquisition of advanced level (B2 + and some C1 skills and competencies of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - CEFR) skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and communicative competencies in English in particular for use in a professional capacity.
Specifically, the acquired competencies include:
• Written text comprehension of complex texts dealing with both abstract and concrete topics, in particular texts related to interlinguistic and intercultural mediation.
• Fluent and spontaneous communication in social and professional contexts. Good interaction with mother tongue speakers.
• Complete and correct production of complex texts regarding varied topics and a good hold of cohesive and connective devices.

During the 120 hours of lesson time the following skills will be developed:

- Oral interactive communication skills in social and professional contexts
- The writing of formal and informal English texts in social and professional contexts
- The formulation and production of ideals and opinions in oral and written forms
- The comprehension of extended speech (of one or more speakers) in social and professional contexts
- The development of an adequate lexis and its implementation and use in professional contexts in particular
- Comprehension of complex factual and literary texts in different literary styles and formats

The Professors will revise grammar and assist the acquisition of new vocabulary and communication strategies in oral and written forms, which are dealt with in the first seven units of Keynote Advanced Student’s Book e Keynote Advanced Workbook. The number of hours dedicated to each activity will be decided according to group size and past linguistic skills.

Compulsory text for all students (also for distance students)

-P. Dummett et al, Keynote Advanced Student's Book + DVD-ROM, National Geographic Learning, 2016, ISBN 9781305399150

-P. Dummett et al, Keynote Advanced Workbook + WB Audio CD, National Geographic Learning, 2016, ISBN 9781305578340

The texts will be used from the first lesson onwards. In Inglese 2 the first 7 units will be examined. The text will be completed in the third year.

Self-guided study in the language lab and the Professor’s home study guide (provided through the university e-learning platform are also fundamental to the guided learning of this course.

Dizionari e grammatiche di riferimento (N.B.: These texts are not required but recommended in case of new acquisitions.):

- Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 9th Edition (B2 - C2) ISBN: 978-0-19-479879-2
- Larousse Concise Dictionary: Italian/ English English/Italian (Italian Edition), 2004.

- Hewings, Martin. Advanced Grammar in Use with Answers, 3rd Edition, (B2 - C2) Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9781107699892

The aim of the Lingua Inglese 2 course is to arrive at a B2+ level with also some C1 level competencies. Cambridge English Language Assessment recommends around 200 hours of study to pass from level B2 to level C1 of the CEFR. This provides a general idea of how much study is necessary to reach a C1 level outside of the guided teaching and practice hours in the classroom.

Students are strongly advised to employ a self study method in the language lab, following the Professor’s home study guide (through the Internet, the university e-learning platform and distance learning) and using the recommended texts and teaching material to reach the B2+ - C1 level of language competency in English.

Professor consultation hours
The day and hour that the professor will consult will be published on the university website and the course platform.

Exam sessions
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