At the beginning of the course, the student has B2 (Vantage) level ability in English.
At the end of the course, the student has acquired B2+ level ability in English.
The course explores cross-cultural communication in a few specialist fields, giving special attention to texts used for tourism purposes, examined from an intercultural perspective. The importance of the use of English as a lingua franca is also taken into consideration as well as its influence on the linguistic and textual realisations at an international level.
1) BHATIA, V. / CANDLIN. C / GOTTI, M. (eds) "Legal Discourses in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts", Bern: Peter Lang (pagine/pages: 385)
2) BARGIELA-CHIAPPINI, F. / GOTTI, M. (eds) "Asian Business Discourse(s)", Bern: Peter Lang (pagine/pages: 350)
3) SUN, H / KADAR, S. (eds) "It’s the Dragon’s Turn ", Bern: Peter Lang (pagine/pages: 262)
Lectures and applied language activities.
Oral component: discussion of two books to be chosen by the student among those listed at no. 1-3. Students are expected to bring all the books requested for the oral exam. Photocopies are not allowed.