Chantal HOWELL

Lettore
Ufficio: stanza 131 e 132
Email: c.howell@tiscali.it
Orario di ricevimento: Venerdì dalle 10:00 alle 12:00 see notice on my page for changes in January



I have worked at the University of Catania as a lettrice since 1981. During that time I have taught English at all levels from first year to 'magistrale'. I have also held courses in critical appreciation.

This year I have first year, second year and LM/37 language courses. I am coordinator for second year 'lettorato' courses.

Over the years I have been involved in teacher training and held courses in English language and teaching methodology for both primary and secondary school teachers. Recently these courses have focused on CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning).

I am also interested in the construction of interactive material for language learning and have worked with various software programmes for the production of language exercises, these including work for the De Agostini publishing house.

I have translated many articles from Italian into English for publication by professors and researchers of other departments. 

I have worked at the University of Catania as a lettrice since 1981. During that time I have taught English at all levels from first year to 'magistrale'. I have also held courses in critical appreciation.

This year I have first year, second year and LM/37 language courses. I am coordinator for second year 'lettorato' courses.

Over the years I have been involved in teacher training and held courses in English and methodology for both primary and secondary school teachers. Recently these courses have focused on CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning).

I am also interested in the construction of interactive material for language learning and have worked with various software for the production of language exercises, these including work for the De Agostini publishing house.

I have translated many articles from Italian into English for publication by professors and researchers of other departments. 

15/04/2020
LM T. Giblin/C. Howell/J. Murray

Before the lesson tomorrow (16.04.20) please download and print the latest version of the June 2019 exam. You will find this both on studium and on microsoft teams.

NB. Make sure you have the latest version, which was uploaded today.

10/04/2020
Inglese LM 1 anno (T. Giblin, C. Howell, J. Murray code 33phhzv

This class or team is for both LM37 and LM 38 first year students.  You will have three lessons a week, one with each teacher.

You will need the book we have been using since the beginning of the year ( Speak Out Advanced Plus) and the photocopies that were left in Puntocopia for you at the beginning of the year. We will scan material for you if necessary.

Your first lesson with me will be on Thursday 16th at 10.00. Check Mrs Giblin's and Mrs Murray's pages for their times and start date.

Happy Easter to you all!

10/04/2020
Inglese 2 (Howell) code pfy7jxf

This class or team is for students from groups 2G and 2H.

Lessons will be on Mondays and Wednesdays at 16.00.

We will be using the book English File Upper Intermediate. I will start with unit 7a. Students who do not have the book with them will find scanned pages for unit 7 in the second year folder (at the bottom of the page). Please print these pages before the first lesson. Students who have not done the preceding units will find screencasts for units 5 and 6 in the FIRST YEAR folder (some first years use the same book).

I will send 2H some extra remedial work.

See you on Wednesday

LEGGI TUTTO

10/04/2020
Inglese 1 (Howell) code oyjshss

This class or team is for students from groups 1C, 1F and 1G. Lessons will be on Mondays and Wednesdays at 14.00.

We will continue using English File upper intermediate. I will begin with Unit 7a. Students who have not done the preceding units will find useful screencasts on studium in the first year folder.

Students who do not for some reason have the book with them will find scanned pages for unit 7 in the second year folder (at the bottom of the page). Please print these before the lesson.

See you on Wednesday 15th. Happy Easter!

 

26/03/2020
lettorato di lingua inglese 2H

This group is for students who did not attend second year lettorato in the first term (possibly because they passed the first year written exam in January).

I have sent some more work to those of you who have written to me. If I have inadvertently not included somebody in the email group, please write to me.

12/03/2020
LM37/1

See previous notice. 

The work on Studium has now all been moved to 2019/2020.

Obviously the work in both LM38/1 and LM37/1 is useful.

12/03/2020
2H lettorato di inglese

Dear students,

Please read the pages I sent you by email and write a composition entitled 'A Frightening experience' following the instructions in the email.

12/03/2020
lettorato di inglese 1F

Dear students,

So many of you have written to me that I have not been able to form an email group yet. If you have a whatsapp group that includes all of you, could the administrator write to me please?

I will be uploading a lesson using your text book in the next few days. In the meantime there is plenty of work for you to do in studium in the  'lettorato inglese', first year section.

12/03/2020
LM37/1

Dear students

So many of you have written to me that I haven't been able to form an email group yet. Please let me know if you have a single whatsapp group for all of you.

You will find work on line in studium. I have just uploaded one listening exercise in LM37/1. (2019/2020)

You will find other work... past papers in Lm38/1 (studium 2017/2018) ... it was put there yesterday by mistake. Let me know if you cannot access 2017/2018

More work is coming, including a lesson using your text book. But not today!

12/03/2020
LM37/1, 1F, 2H and 2G lettorato di inglese

Please look at my web page regularly for information 

12/03/2020
2G

I have written to those of you who have asked to join the group. If you have not written, please do so remembering to specify 2G in the subject section and confirming that you have no objection to other students in the group seeing your email address.

The first work is on line in studium in the 2G distance learning section. You should send me the composition by Friday at 12.00.

12/03/2020
lettorato di lingua inglese group 2G

Please look at my page regularly for information relating to our on line course.

11/03/2020
lettorato di lingua inglese 2H

2H is a new group for students who passed the first year written exam in January. Other students who have not yet attended second year lessons may join.

If you wish to follow a distance course, please write to me. You should specify you are joining  2H and please also confirm that you have no objection to other students seeing your email address if I form an email group.

11/03/2020
lettorato di lingua inglese 1F

If you wish to follow a distance course please write to me, specifying that you are in group 1F. Please confirm that you have no objection to other students seeing your email address if I form an email group.

11/03/2020
Lettorato di lingua inglese 2G

If you wish to follow a distance course please write to me specifying that you are 2G students. Please  confirm you have no objection to other students seeing your email address if I form a group. No need to write again if you have already written.

11/03/2020
LM37/1 lettorato di lingua inglese

If you wish to follow a distance course please write to me specifying that you are LM37/1 students. Please  confirm you have no objection to other students seeing your email address if I form a group. No need to write again if you have already written.

11/03/2020
Lettorato inglese

See the general guidelines for all courses attached

06/02/2020
ricevimento

Il mio ricevimento del 07/02/20 è annullato. Verrà recuperato ... pubblicherò la data nei prossimi giorni.

18/01/2020
Lm 37.1

Students who did not pass the January written exam and wish to see their papers can come on Friday 24th January 10.00-12.00

18/01/2020
lm37.1 January written exam results

The attached file shows the January written exam results.

18/01/2020
second year results in order of mat. number

Attached you will find the second year results for the written exam of January 2020.

The results are the same as those previously published but in  mat. number order to make it easier to find individual results.

18/01/2020
second year results in order of mat. number

Attached you will find the second year results for the written exam of January 2020.

The results are the same as those previously published but in  mat. number order to make it easier to find individual results.

06/01/2020
ricevimento

In January I will be in room 131 or room 132 on the following days:

Tuesday 7th January 10.00-12.00 (plus appointments)

Friday 17th 10.00-12.00

Friday 24th 10.00-12.00

Friday 31st 10.00 - 12.00

The appointments arranged with individual students on other days in January are confirmed.

02/12/2019
ricevimento dicembre

I will be in room 131 or 132 on the following days in December

Tuesday 3rd December 14.00-16.00

Friday 6th December 10.00-12.00

Friday 13th December 10.00-12.00

Tuesday 17th December 13.00-15.00

I will NOT be present on Friday 20th

02/12/2019
ricevimento dicembre

I will be in room 131 or 132 on the following days in December

Tuesday 3rd December 14.00-16.00

Friday 6th December 10.00-12.00

Friday 13th December 10.00-12.00

Tuesday 17th December 13.00-15.00

I will NOT be present on Friday 20th

24/10/2019
ricevimento Friday 25.10.19

Because of the weather warning I will not be in the department tomorrow (Friday 25th October). Second year students who did not pass the written exam will be able to see their papers on Wed 30th October 10.00-12.00.

LM37.1 students who did not pass and wish to see their papers should contact me for an appointment.

21/10/2019
LM 37.1 RESULTS

The results of the October written exam are attached.

18/10/2019
Second year written exam results

You will find the results for the October written exam in the attached file

18/10/2019
Second year written exam results

You will find the results for the October written exam in the attached file

10/10/2019
lettorato di lingua inglese secondo anno 2019-20 revised timetable

New Timetable with just one room change

10/10/2019
LM37-1

'Lettorato' begins on Tuesday 15th October with the following timetable:

Monday 12.00 - 14.00  Room 13

Tuesday 16.00 - 18.00  Room 268 

 

08/10/2019
REVISED GROUPS FOR SECOND YEAR ENGLISH 'LETTORATO'

The second year English 'lettorato' groups have been revised. Please consult the attached file.

 

08/10/2019
REVISED GROUPS FOR SECOND YEAR ENGLISH 'LETTORATO'

The second year English 'lettorato' groups have been revised. Please consult the attached file.

 

07/10/2019
lettorato di lingua inglese secondo anno 2019-20

Lessons start on Wednesday 9th October.

Please see the timetable in the attached file.

 

 

07/10/2019
ricevimento ottobre 2019

I will be in the office (131 or 132) on the following days in October:

Friday 4th 10.00-12.00

Tuesday 8th 10.00-12.00

Tuesday 15th 14.00-16.00

Friday 18th 10.00 - 12.00

Friday 25th 10.00 - 12.00

05/10/2019
LETTORATO DI LINGUA INGLESE SECONDO ANNO 2019-2020

Lessons begin on Wednesday 9th October.

The timetable and group lists will be published on Monday 7th.

Could all students intending to attend lessons check the list I published on September 20th and write to me if their mat. number is not included. Those who have already written need not write again.

20/09/2019
lettorato di lingua inglese secondo anno 2019-20 - urgente

Gli studenti che hanno superato l'esame scritto di primo anno e che HANNO INTENZIONE di frequentare il lettorato di secondo anno sono pregati di controllare l'elenco allegato.

Se non dovessero trovare il loro numero di matricola sono pregati di contattarmi per email il più presto possibile affinchè vengano inseriti in un gruppo di lettorato di secondo anno. Dovrebbero specificare a) quando hanno superato l'esame scritto di primo anno e b) se hanno già provato l'esame scritto di secondo anno.

20/09/2019
Studenti con un SOLO corso di lingua inglese che hanno già superato inglese 1

Gli studenti che hanno superato inglese 1 (scritto) in 2019 e che non hanno più corsi di inglese in programma sono pregati di controllare l'elenco allegato e contattarmi per email (c.howell@tiscali.it) il più presto possibile se dovessero trovare il loro numero di matricola affinchè NON vengano inseriti in un gruppo di lettorato di secondo anno.

14/09/2019
lettorato di lingua inglese secondo anno 2019-20

Gli studenti che hanno superato inglese 1 (scritto) e che NON hanno più corsi di inglese in programma sono pregati di controllare l'elenco allegato e contattarmi per email (c.howell@tiscali.it) se dovessero trovare il loro numero di matricola affinchè NON vengano inseriti in un gruppo di lettorato di secondo anno.

09/09/2019
Second year written exam results

The second year written exam results are attached.

05/09/2019
LM results

You will find the results of the September written exam in the attachment.

Students who have not passed the exam can see their papers on 13th September at 10.00 am.

28/02/2019
Lettorato di inglese secondo anno

Lessons begin on Monday 4th March according to the timetable attached.

Students who are not yet in a group should contact Dr C. Howell at c.howell@tiscali.it

28/02/2019
Lettorato di inglese secondo anoo

Lessons begin on Monday 4th March according to the timetable attached.

Students who are not yet in a group should contact Dr C. Howell at c.howell@tiscali.it

28/02/2019
Lettorato di inglese secondo anoo

Lessons begin on Monday 4th March according to the timetable attached.

Students who are not yet in a group should contact Dr C. Howell at c.howell@tiscali.it

02/03/2020
Lettorato di lingua inglese
Lessons for all courses will begin on 9th March
02/03/2020
Lettorato di lingua inglese
Lessons for all courses will begin on 9th March
02/03/2020
Lettorato di lingua inglese
Lessons for all courses will begin on 9th March
05/11/2019
ricevimento

Ricevimento per novembre

martedì 12 nov   14.00-16.00

venerdì 15 nov  10.00-12.00

martedì 19 nov 14.00-16.00

 

05/11/2019
Lettorato 1F and 2G

As announced in class the lessons for these two groups on Wednesday 6th November are cancelled.

These lessons will be held at a future date.

Lessons as normal on 11th November.

27/09/2019
ricevimento

Il mio ricevimento del 27/09/19 sarà dalle ore 12.00 alle ore 13.00

15/09/2019
ricevimento

I will not be in 131 on 20 September. Students with queries can write to me. I will do extra 'ricevimento' in October.

20/06/2019
lm 37/1 written exam

Students who did not pass the written exam can see their papers on Friday 21st June 10.00-12.00 or Friday 5th July 10.00-12.00

17/06/2019
Second year written exam results June 2019

The results are in the attachment.

13/06/2019
LM37.1 results June 2019

The results of the written test are in the attachment.

11/04/2019
Lettorato di inglese 1B

As announced in class our next lesson will be on Monday 6th May. On that day we will arrange tutorials to discuss your work so far.

11/04/2019
Lettorato inglese 2H e 2 Z

The next lesson for 2Z will be on Thursday 2nd May in the usual place at the usual time (12.00, aula A7)

The next lesson for 2H will be

Group A: Thursday 2nd May (14.00, room 25) 

Group B: Friday 3rd May (12.00, room 25)

As arranged in class, students are divided into groups A and B according to when they have no clashes with other subjects. These supplementary lessons will continue throughout the month of May.

The Monday and Wednesday lessons will continue according to the timetable from Monday 6th May.

 

11/04/2019
Lettorato inglese 2H e 2 Z

The next lesson for 2Z will be on Thursday 2nd May in the usual place at the usual time (12.00, aula A7)

The next lesson for 2H will be

Group A: Thursday 2nd May (14.00, room 25) 

Group B: Friday 3rd May (12.00, room 25)

As arranged in class, students are divided into groups A and B according to when they have no clashes with other subjects. These supplementary lessons will continue throughout the month of May.

The Monday and Wednesday lessons will continue according to the timetable from Monday 6th May.

 

11/04/2019
LM37/1

Our next lesson will be on Friday 3rd May. Lessons will then continue three times a week with the same timetable as before.

27/02/2019
LM37/1 lettorato di inglese

In the second term the timetable will be as follows.

LM 37/1

Dott.ssa Howell
MONDAY @12.00  room A8

WEDNESDAY @ 12.00 room 254

FRIDAY @8.00  room A6 (extra language work)

27/02/2019
lettorato di inglese secondo anno 2018-19 secondo semestre

All students who INTEND TO ATTEND second year 'lettorato' in the second semester and  who ARE NOT already in a group (for example students who passed first year in January 2019) should please write to me at 

c.howell@tiscali.it

18/01/2019
LM37/1 Results

The results of the exam on 15th January are as follows:

mat no.                         mark                            result

Y40000137                    13,5                           insuff

Y40000145                     14               

LEGGI TUTTO

18/01/2019
Lettorato di inglese gruppi 1B, 2H, 1J

There will be lessons on Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd January for groups 1B and 2H. The times and rooms are the same as before Christmas.

There will be a lesson for 1J on Tuesday 22nd January at 12.00. Room A8.

18/01/2019
Lettorato di inglese gruppi 1B, 2H, 1J

There will be lessons on Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd January for groups 1B and 2H. The times and rooms are the same as before Christmas.

There will be a lesson for 1J on Tuesday 22nd January at 12.00. Room A8.

10/01/2019
Lm37/1 lettorato di inglese
As agreed in class before Christmas there was a lesson today (10th January) at 12.00. There will be another tomorrow (11th January) at 14.00. Normal room.
27/11/2018
Lettorato inglese gruppo 2H e gruppo 1B

As already announced in class there will be no lesson for these groups on Wednesday 28th November.

We will make up these lessons in January. 

23/10/2018
lm 37.1 and lm38.1 results

Results of the October written exams

Students who have not passed can see their papers

Wed 24th at 13.00 in room 131 or 132

Tues 30th at 10.00 in room 131 or 132

Y40000221 19 SUFF
Y40000226 14,5 INSUFF
Y40000228 12 INSUFF
Y51000101 13 INSUFF
Y51000125 5,5 INSUFF
Y51000177 10,5 INSUFF
Y51000218 18 SUFF
Y51000247 18 SUFF
Y51000249 18 SUFF
11/10/2018
Lettorato di inglese

There will be no English 'lettoato' on Monday 15th October as all the teachers will be involved in the written exams and/or first year entrance test.

NB. On Wednesday 17th October there will be no lesson for 2H. All other groups will have lessons as normal from Tuesday 16th Oct.

11/10/2018
Lettorato di inglese

There will be no English 'lettoato' on Monday 15th October as all the teachers will be involved in the written exams and/or first year entrance test.

NB. On Wednesday 17th October there will be no lesson for 2H. All other groups will have lessons as normal from Tuesday 16th Oct.

09/10/2018
lettorato LM37/1

Lessons start on Thursday 11th October 2018 and will proceed as follows:

Thursday 11th October 12.00  room 30

Thursday 25th October 12.00 room 30

Friday 26th October 14.00 room 268

1st and 2nd November there will be no lessons but from 8th November lessons will continue every Thursday and Friday as above.