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
The course aims at giving students familarity with specialised lexis so as to help them understand research articles in English with greater confidence.
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.
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.
Lessons and small groups in the laboratory with access and reference to online material
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.
E texts from the following link
Office hours: After lessons or by appointment via aulaweb and email
ELIZABETH HELEN COTTON (President)
Second semester of the academic year 2021/22
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.
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
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