Academic Year 2017/2018 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Giuseppina DI GREGORIO
Credit Value: 9
Taught classes: 54 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

1. Knowledge and understanding: since the main purpose of this course is to foster students’ learning of the four linguistic skills, which are pivotal to support a linguistic competence defined by the intermediate level, main features of syntax and morphology will be analyzed, with specific reference to phonetics, as well as English usages in the fields of tourism and economics, related to the degree’s objectives.

2. Applying knowledge and understanding: students will be required to apply their linguistic competences and to communicate fluently, with specific lexis and correct syntax, concerning several topics of the professional field.

3. Making judgements: linguistic competence is crucial for a practical application of ESP to national and international work contexts.

4. Communication skills: communication skills, which will be assessed through oral and written tests, are meant to provide students with adequate tools to gain international work experience.

5. Learning skills: the course aims at developing students' autonomous learning skills.

Detailed Course Content

I MODULE (4 CFU) – English Grammar

Syllabus description: Basic grammar and contrastive grammar, written and oral exercises. Exercises related to comprehension and rewritings and syntactical transformations.

II MODULE (4 CFU) – English for Specific Purposes

Syllabus description: the main aim is to allow students to know English for tourism contents and specific lexis, for this this reason attention will be paid to ESP and specific materials, highlighting syntactical and lexical similes and contrasts, using texts and videos, to enhance reading, listening e speaking skills. In this contexts, specific attention will be paid to the topics described in the next section.

III MODULE (1 CFU) – Communication

Syllabus description: the main purpose of this module is written production, in order to allow students to rework what they have learnt. Different texts typologies will be discussed, as orders, replies, complaints, CV, reports, etc. Moreover, students will study English for arts and cultural heritage in order to write descriptions of works of art.

Textbook Information

Classroom activities

  1. R. Walker, K. Harding, Oxford English for Careers – Tourism 1, Oxford;
  2. R. Walker, K. Harding, Oxford English for Careers – Tourism 2, Oxford (chapters 1-2-3-12);
  3. Saranno forniti ulteriori materiali, come casi studio e presentazioni in power-point, e potranno essere consultati attraverso la piattaforma STUDIUM.

Personal study

4. P. Emmerson, email English, Macmillan;

5. R. Murphy, English Grammar in Use, Cambridge or A. Gallagher, F. Galuzzi, Activating Grammar, Pearson/Longman or A. Amendolagine, N. Coe, K. Paterson and M. Harrison, Grammar

Spectrum, Oxford.