L-LIN/12 - 9 CFU - Annual Tuition

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will reach C1+ level. On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

1) communicate fluently, accurately and appropriately in the target language;
2) use language flexibly and effectively for academic and professional purposes and produce clear, well-structured, detailed text and oral presentations on complex subjects;

3) review, evaluate and process information from a variety of sources (newspapers, audiovisual and electronic sources);

4) work autonomously, evidenced by self-direction, self-discipline, and time management.

Course Structure

Lectures, seminars, students' presentations, progress tests.

Detailed Course Content

“Language in Use and Oral Presentation Skills” (3 CFU)/ “Language, Society and Power” (6 CFU)

Textbook Information

“Language in Use and Oral Presentation Skills” (3 CFU):

K. Gude, M. Duckworth, L. Rogers, Cambridge English Proficiency Masterclass. Student’s Book with Online Skills & Language Practice, Oxford, Oxford University Press, New Edition, 2012;

J. Swales, & M. Feak, Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 3rd Edition: Essential Tasks and Skills, University of Michigan Press/ELT, 2012 ;

E. de Chazal & Julie Moore, Oxford EAP. A Course in English for Academic Purposes. Advanced/C1, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

“Language, Society and Power” (6 CFU)


Agha, Asif, 2007, Language and Social Relations, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (selected chapters);


Bex, Tony - Watts, Richard J. (eds), 1999, Standard English. The Widening Debate, London and New York, Routledge (selected chapters);


Bourdie, Pierre, 1991, Language and Symbolic Power, Cambridge, Polity Press, (selected chapters);


Milroy, James /Lesley Milroy, 2002, Authority in Language. Investigating Language Prescription and Standardisation, 4th edn., London and New York, Routledge, (selected chapters).


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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