L-LIN/12 - 9 CFU - Annual Tuition

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will reach B2 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 purposes and produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on various subjects;

3) translate short literary texts;

4) process information from a variety of sources (newspapers, audiovisual and electronic sources);

5) work autonomously, evidenced by self-direction and self-discipline.

Course Structure

Lectures, seminars, students' presentations, progress tests.

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

English linguistics (morphology, syntax, phonetics and phonology); essential grammar of English; Translation: Theory and Practice.

Textbook Information

English linguistics:

1) K. Ballard, The Frameworks of English, 3rd edition, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

2) M. Foley – D. Hall, My GrammarLab (Intermediate B1/B2), Harlow, Pearson, 2012. Modules: 1-18.


3) Jeremy Munday, Introducing Translation Studies. Theories and Applications, 4th edn, London and New York, Routledge, 2016..

General English:

4) C. Krantz and R. Roberts, Navigate. B2. Coursebook and Workbook with key, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016.


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 program can be consulted in the Library.

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