cod. 1001577

Academic year 2017/18
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Indefinito/interdisciplinare (NN)
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche
Type of training activity
24 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

By the end of the course the students reach level B2 of the European Frame of Reference.


intermediate knowledge of English (equivalent to level B1 of the European Frame of Reference)

Course unit content

Upper Intermediate (level B2 of the European Frame of Reference)

Full programme

All the topics for English 1
Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous.
Second Conditional
The Passive voice
Indirect speech
Modal verbs of deduction
Main conjunctions
Use of prefixes and suffixes to build nouns, adjectives, etc.
Expressing opinions.


For grammar and vocabulary:
M. Vince, G. Cerulli, New Inside Grammar, Macmillan Textbook:

C. Oxenden, C. Latham-Koening, New English File Upper-Intermediate Multipack C/C (SB+Entry+WB+Key+MultiRom), Oxford University Press

Further practice:
S. Burgess, J.Newbrook, J.Wilson, New First Certificate Gold Exam Maximiser (with key), Longman (with audio CD set)

Recommended monolingual dictionaries:
Oxford Wordpower Dictionary.
Macmillan Essential Dictionary for Learners of English.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.

Teaching methods

Methodology: presentation of structures, deduction of rule, contrastive use of the language, use of different teaching aids (slides, audioCDs, textbook, etc.).

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment: final test with multiple choice questions on grammar, lexis, functions, reading and listening comprehension

Other information

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