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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION

CODE 55988
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 4 credits during the 1st year of 8751 Psychological Sciences and Techniques (L-24) GENOVA
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Psychological Sciences and Techniques)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course is designed to help students gain confidence and ability in their reading skills for specialised psychological texts. It uses authentic material taken from a personality theory course at an American university. During the course the students will become acquainted with a new language and register  by studying the lessons of an American professor and will acquire the ability to read effectively in English as well as learning   specialised academic terms 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at giving students familarity with specialised lexis so as to help them understand research articles in English with greater confidence.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Lingua e Traduzione Inglese is a course designed to help students become acquainted and familiar with academic English of a psychological nature. The laboratory work in small groups using authentic material from psychology classes  will enhance the reading skills of the students and consolidate their lexis.

 

PREREQUISITES

Students should have a B1 level of English  to be able to tackle with confidence  the articles to be studied. Therefore students without  recent B1 certification  or better should do the CLAT B1 test online. Students who fail to pass this test are then required to  follow the CLAT B1 online course in the first semester and take the B1 ttest again at the end of the course before the English Language and Translation course begins in the second semester.

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons and   small groups in the laboratory  with access and reference to online material

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

We will be using e texts by Professor George Boeree  which address psychoanalytical, behaviorist, and humanist schools of thought. There will be 2 hour laboratory sessions for all the students in small groups based on these texts with additional material to help reinforce fundamental grammar issues. Students will also  be encouraged to read around the subject in an automonous fashion so as to acquire greater confidence and familiarity with the subjects dealt with.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

E texts from the following link

http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/perscontents.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ELIZABETH HELEN COTTON (President)

JUSTIN ROSENBERG

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons and   small groups in the laboratory  with access and reference to online material

LESSONS START

Second semester of the academic year  2020/21

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is written with an eventual oral for attending students whilst non attenders will have both a written and an oral.

The  written exam consists of comprehension exercises designed to assess the students' familiarity with academic lexis

An example of the written exam will be posted on the online noticeboard. Non attenders should make an appointment to decide on the contents of their exam.

There is no mark for this exam only pass or fail.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

A final test at the end of the course.  An example of the written exam will be posted on the online noticeboard. Non attenders should make an appointment to decide on the contents of their exam

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
13/01/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Nel caso dello svolgimento degli esami online si potrebbe porre un limite agli iscritti di ogni appello oppure dividere l'appello su 2 giornate
27/01/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Nel caso dello svolgimento degli esami online si potrebbe porre un limite agli iscritti di ogni appello oppure dividere l'appello su 2 giornate
17/02/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Nel caso dello svolgimento degli esami online si potrebbe porre un limite agli iscritti di ogni appello oppure dividere l'appello su 2 giornate
25/05/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Nel caso dello svolgimento degli esami online si potrebbe porre un limite agli iscritti di ogni appello oppure dividere l'appello su 2 giornate
22/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Nel caso dello svolgimento degli esami online si potrebbe porre un limite agli iscritti di ogni appello oppure dividere l'appello su 2 giornate
06/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Nel caso dello svolgimento degli esami online si potrebbe porre un limite agli iscritti di ogni appello oppure dividere l'appello su 2 giornate
20/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Nel caso dello svolgimento degli esami online si potrebbe porre un limite agli iscritti di ogni appello oppure dividere l'appello su 2 giornate
07/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Nel caso dello svolgimento degli esami online si potrebbe porre un limite agli iscritti di ogni appello oppure dividere l'appello su 2 giornate

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with special needs should contact me to clarify any particular requests.

Foreign students can choose to follow the course in English best suited to their ability and the course  material is all in English