Laurea Triennale in Scienze della Mediazione Linguistica
In Lingua Inglese
40 ore accademiche
Presentazione dell’Insegnamento (Presentation of the Teaching):
The following topics are covered in the first semester:
• Cutting-edge Technologies throughout history
• Human Genetic Engineering
• Ways to Have a Better Conversation, based on a TED Talk by Celeste
• Elon Musk and his business ventures (SpaceX, Tesla, the Boring Company,
• Elon Musk and Twitter
• Digital Learning
The primary objectives for each lesson are for the students to gain confidence in
speaking English, to increase their fluency, to learn new vocabulary (particularly
in relation to their focus topic for the semester), and to confidently start
Also included in some lessons are exercises to help students become more
fluent with very large numbers and develop correct terminology to use with
money, dates, percentages and fractions. English-language idioms are
introduced when they relate to the topic.
The topic for each lesson is introduced with a video and/or written text. New
vocabulary is introduced and discussed, focusing both on use and correct
pronunciation (both American and British pronunciations if there is a difference).
This is followed by a group discussion, where the class as a whole is asked to
contribute personal experiences, thoughts, preferences, opinion, beliefs, etc., on the given topic.
Once the topic is well-established, the students are divided into groups/pairs
and assigned a task, usually involving research online and/or amongst their
peers or gleaned from personal experience. The second part of the lesson is devoted to the students sharing the information they’ve prepared for their
assigned task, which then often serves as a platform for further whole-class
The students are expected and encouraged to speak English throughout the
lesson, even in their small groups as they work on their tasks.
Testi consigliati e bibliografia : “Contrastiva Grammatica”, della lingua spagnola, J.C Barbero , Bologna 2010 “Gramàtica en Contraste” , Pearson F. Bermejo , Milano 2018