ENGLISH (B2 LEVEL)*

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2013/2014
Year: 
2
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2014/2015
Partizione: 
Cognomi A-L
Course type: 
A foreign language, final examination
Credits: 
4
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
46
Requirements: 

Students must have passed first-year exams

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

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).

The thematic units generally include the following topics: interviews, things hard to believe, illnesses and injuries, feelings and opinions, describing people, clothes and fashion, telling stories, air travel, reading habits, weather, eco-guilt, risk takers and the survivors’ club.

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 9:00–12:30).
Students who will have used this teaching aid will get a bonus of 3 points.

Dr. Gabriella Franchi, responsible for the Language Lab, meets students in the lab on Monday and Friday from 9.00 to 17.00, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00 to 14.00.
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

The following literature is recommended for both attending and non- attending students.
Grammar test
- Louise Hashemi and Barbara Thomas with Maria Grazia Niccolaioni All in One Grammar - Cambridge University Press (The keys to the exercises are available at the language lab)
- M.Vince, L. Pallini English Grammar Practice for Italian students with key Macmillan Heinemann
- R. Murphy, English Grammar in Use for intermediate students with answers, Cambridge University Press

Written and oral test
- Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig - Third Edtion - English file. Upper-intermediate MultiPack A. Student's book-Workbook A With key. Con Multi-ROM, Oxford University Press – ISBN 978-0-19-455862-4

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 – a letter, an e-mail or a report-(150 words).

The oral part for all the students will be focused both on the oral presentation of the topics in the textbook covered in class and on the oral presentation 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 the two teachers if they need information about the exam (antonella.cervini@uninsubria.it / mariateresa.arias@uninsubria.it )
The students who won’t attend the lessons must agree on the exam program with their teachers.

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)
City & Guilds (formerly Pitman Examination Institute PEI): ESOL (B2) + SESOL
Trinity College of London: ISE II
Edexcel International of London: Intermediate Level 3
British Institutes: First Examination Master in English Language (Vantage)
TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test) minimum score 87 *
TOEFL 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)

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