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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION

CODE 55988
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 4 credits during the 1st year of 8751 Psychological Sciences and Techniques (L-24) GENOVA
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA
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  necessary skills and 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 contact me at the beginning of the firs 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

LESSONS START

Second semester of the academic year  2021/22

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
12/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
12/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
26/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
26/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
26/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
18/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
18/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
18/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
31/05/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
31/05/2022 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
31/05/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
15/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
15/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
15/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
06/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
06/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
20/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
20/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
20/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
15/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
15/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
15/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto

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