Programmi

 

32/15/039 - LINGUA INGLESE 2

Anno Accademico ​2019/2020

Docente
DANIELA FRANCESCA ​VIRDIS (Tit.)
Periodo
Annuale​
Modalità d'Erogazione
Convenzionale​
Lingua Insegnamento
INGLESE​



Informazioni aggiuntive

CorsoPercorsoCFUDurata(h)
[32/15] ​ ​LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE EUROPEE E AMERICANE [15/10 - Ord. 2015] ​ ​LINGUE, LETTERATURE E CULTURE12120
[32/15] ​ ​LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE EUROPEE E AMERICANE [15/20 - Ord. 2015] ​ ​COOPERAZIONE E MEDIAZIONE CULTURALE12120
Obiettivi

After attending both the theoretical part and the practical part of the English Language 2 course, students will:
1. Have acquired written and oral linguistic and metalinguistic competence at the C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
2. Be able to provide a theoretical and analytical introduction to the linguistic and cultural tools developed by studies on language & gender by means of the specialised language and terminology of the discipline. Students will be familiar with issues of language & gender in various text-types, ranging from advertisements, film and TV series dialogues, newspaper and magazine articles to webpages and multimedia texts. These competences will be acquired, on the one hand, to critically examine issues arising from literary and non-literary gender representations and conceptualisations and, on the other hand, to independently research on topics and themes dealing with language & gender.

Prerequisiti

English Language 1 (C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Contenuti

ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2
LANGUAGE & GENDER (Theoretical Part) – 20 hours
Theoretical lessons, or English linguistics
• An introduction to gender
• Introduction to the study of language and gender
• Linguistic resources
• Getting it said
• Making nice
• Being assertive … or not
• Where common sense comes from and where it hides
• Mapping the world
• Constructing nations, constructing boundaries
• Fashioning selves

GENERAL ENGLISH C2 LEVEL (Practical Part)
Practical classes, or general English (Esercitazioni)
General English practical classes taught by language teachers. Their objective is acquiring linguistic competence at a C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The classes will be taught from October to May with no interruption; in January and February, during the exam weeks, they will have a reduced schedule. For the timetable, please visit the faculty website.
SYLLABUS: (students will be tested on the following grammatical and lexical structures which, therefore, should be covered during classroom time).
As a general rule, the grammatical and lexical forms which are included in the programmes for the inferior levels – English Language 1 (C1 level) in this case – are to be considered as an integral part of the following syllabus.
GRAMMAR:
• Narrative Tenses
• Past Verb Forms with Present/Future Meaning
• The Future
• Future Phrases
• Focus and Emphasis
• Cleft Sentences
• The Perfect Aspect
• Noun Phrases
• Modals
• Clauses
• Stative Verbs
• Simple/Continuous
• Nouns and -ing Forms
• The Passive
• Gerund and Infinitive
• Uses of Have/Get
• Causative
• Passives
• Adverbs
• Reported Speech
• Conditionals

VOCABULARY: (in addition to covering a wide range of vocabulary on a broad range of topics, the following should also be taken into account).
• Prefixes/Suffixes
• Phrasal Verbs
• Metaphor
• Describing Trends
• Collocations
• Two-part Expressions
• Idioms
• Academic English
• Confusing Words

Metodi Didattici

Theoretical lectures (20 hours), or English linguistics, and practical classes, or general English (Esercitazioni).
The general English practical classes will be taught both in classrooms and multimedia labs. The lab classes will be an integral part of the entire course and will prepare the students for the final written exam.
Attending lectures and classes is not compulsory but is highly recommended.

Verifica dell'apprendimento

The final exam will consist of a written exam on the general English practical part, followed by an oral exam on the English linguistics theoretical part.

LANGUAGE & GENDER (Theoretical Part)
Theoretical lessons, or English linguistics
Students will be assessed on the theoretical part through an oral exam. During the exam students will introduce and examine a literary or non-literary text raising language & gender issues (advertisement, film/TV series dialogue, newspaper/magazine article, headline collection, webpage, multimedia text, etc.; please hand in a paper copy to the lecturer during the exam). The text, chosen by the students, will be described using the linguistic and cultural tools of language & gender, i.e., those provided in the textbook, in order to interpret and evaluate the text itself and the author’s message and ideology. In their presentation of the text, students will show that they have acquired analytical, critical and methodological skills, along with the specialised language and terminology of language & gender.

GENERAL ENGLISH C2 LEVEL (Practical Part)
Practical classes, or general English (Esercitazioni)
The students’ linguistic competence in the general English practical part will be assessed by means of a C2-level written exam in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The exam will consist of four different tests: two in the lab (listening + multiple choice) and two in a classroom (reading comprehension + writing). The lab tests will be aimed at assessing the students’ abilities to understand the language used by both Anglophone native speakers (British, American, Australian, etc.) and ELF (English as a Lingua Franca) speakers. The lab tests will also be aimed at assessing the students’ grammatical and lexical knowledge. The classroom tests will assess the students’ skills at reading and writing texts of various types, mainly academic texts.
For further and updated information, please visit http://people.unica.it/danielafrancescavirdis/nuove-informazioni-prove-scritte-lingua-inglese/.
Recently-issued international certifications of English language, such as TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, can replace the entire written exam or parts of it: please see http://people.unica.it/danielafrancescavirdis/external-certifications/. With regard to certifications issued by the Cagliari University Language Centre, please contact the lecturer during her office hours.

Testi

1. P. Eckert & S. McConnell-Ginet (eds), 2013, Language and Gender, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (all chapters);
2. K. Gude & M. Duckworth, Cambridge English: Proficiency Masterclass (CPE) - Student's Book, Oxford.
Students are expected to be acquainted with the first-year textbooks for the Master’s Degree Course in Modern European and American Languages and Literature.

Altre Informazioni

For further information and updates please see http://people.unica.it/danielafrancescavirdis/.

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