Scheda programma d'esame
Anno accademico2022/23
PeriodoSecondo semestre

Obiettivi di apprendimento
Learning outcomes


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The recommended entry proficiency level in English is B1+. At the end of the course, students must prove to have reached the B2 level.

The course will focus on spoken and written academic English, and, by the end of the course, students will be able to produce:

  • written conference presentations and announcements
  • abstracts
  • powerpoint presentations
  • conference presentations

They will also expand their knowledge of English grammar structures and vocabulary suitable for academic written and spoken communication at a B2 level of the CEFR.

 Students will also work on stylistic differences between academic English and academic communication in their native language.

Assessment criteria of knowledge

Progress will be assessed throughout the course. Students will be engaged in practical activities and will be asked to produce model texts.

Attainement of the expected proficiency level will be assessed through mid-term and end-of-term tests or a written and oral exam at the end of the course.


At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • read and understand the main points in academic texts in the humanities (e.g. journal articles, text books, specialized magazines)
  • write a short abstract
  • prepare slides for presentations
  • give simple oral presentations on specific topics in the Humanities


Assessment criteria of skills

Attendance is recommended. The course will be held in the form of a hands-on workshop, with activities on authentic academic texts from some of the major international academic journals in the field of Italian Studies, Classics and the Humanities. 


Students will be able to discuss and defend their arguments in an academic context. 

Students will be able to write a simple abstract. 

Students will be able to prepare a powerpoint presentation. 

Assessment criteria of behaviors

The newly acquired skills will be assessed through group work and interactive activities throughout the course. 


A strong B1+ level is recommended as the entry level. An entry level test will be administered at the beginning of the course. 

Teaching methods

The course is organized as a hands-on workshop. Students will work on authentic academic texts taken from international journals and specialized magazines/programs in the fields of the Humanities, Classics and Italian Studies. 


The course will focus on Academic English reading comprehension and writing. Students will work on short essays and abstracts, power point conference presentations and general conversation about topics of interest in the humanities. 

A B2 level "lettorato" is associated with the course, starting in the first term. Students in need to consolidate general English ability are recommended to attend the course, which is shared with Informatica Umanistica students. 

Detailed information will be provided on the Moodle Page of the course.


English for Academics, CUP 

Some of the materials for the course will be made available by the teacher in the form of a printable handout. 

Non-attending students info

The exam is identical for attending and non-attending students. Given the practical nature of the course, attendance is highly recommended. 

Assessment methods

The exam is identical for both attending and non—attending students. All information about the exam format and contents is provided online on Moodle. 

There are no prerequisites. However, a good entry B1+ proficiency level is recommended.

In order to be admitted to the exam, students must sign up for it on the dedicated portal before the deadline. 

The final exam consists in:
1) a written test (multiple choice questions and writing task). The writing task consists in cerating a conference anouncement and call for papers and a conference abstract. 

 2) an oral test. In order to take this test, students must have obtained a positive results in the computerized test (B2). The oral test consists in a powerpoint presentation simulating an academic talk on the topic of the abstract presented and general conversation on topics related to academic life and aspirations.




Commissione d'esame: Prof.ssa Gloria Cappelli - Prof.ssa Silvia Bruti

Supplenti: Dott. Gianmarco Vignozzi, Dott.ssa Denise Anne Filmer, Prof.ssa Silvia Masi, Dott.ssa Sabrina Noccetti, Dott. Alessandro Aru (Cultore della Materia)


 Commissione d'esame: Prof.ssa Gloria Cappelli - Prof.ssa Silvia Bruti

Supplenti: Dott. Gianmarco Vignozzi, Dott.ssa Denise Anne Filmer, Prof.ssa Silvia Masi, Dott.ssa Sabrina Noccetti, Dott. Alessandro Aru (Cultore della Materia)

Ultimo aggiornamento 29/07/2022 11:10