Students' oral and written skills should at least be at the B2 level of the CEFR
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Linguistics: Depending on the specific curriculum, the course may have 6 or 12 credits. The 6-credit course is limited to the language module, while the 12-credit course is divided into two parts:
1. a linguistics module (30 hours of face-to-face lectures in the second term), in which students will be introduced to the study of newspaper language in the English-speaking world;
2. a language module (75 hours of face-to-face language lessons in the first and second term), in which students will develop their oral and written language skills in general English at the B2+ level of the CEFR.
Linguistics: the course will cover the following concepts:
Categories of newspaper
Characteristics of newspaper language (esp. the tabloids)
Wordplay in headlines
Authorship and attribution
Corpus linguistics techniques
Language lessons: Language lessons will develop students' oral and written communicative skills and grammatical and lexical knowledge at the B2+ level of the CEFR. Topics, grammar and vocabulary dealt with in class are those specified in the textbook.
Busà, Maria Grazia (2014) “Introducing the Language of the News. A Student’s Guide”. Abingdon, Routledge. (pp. 1-154).
Libro di testo usato nelle esercitazioni linguistiche: O'Dell, Felicity and Annie Broadhead. "Cambridge English: Objective Advanced". Student's Book without answers. Fourth Ed. CUP.
O'Dell, Felicity and Annie Broadhead. "Cambridge English: Objective Advanced". Workbook with answers. Fourth Ed. CUP.
(tot. pp. 1-160)
The following is a grammar book that students may want to use to develop specific grammatical points:
Foley, M. and D. Hall (2003) “Longman Advanced Learners’ Grammar”. Harlow: Pearson.
A monolingual dictionary is recommended to improve students’ lexical knowledge.