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It is a 32-hour English and language teaching methodology course, carried out in a laboratory modality, with the students divided into 2 level groups.
The main objective of the laboratory is to conclude the 5-year cycle and to bring all students up to at least a B2 level knowledge of the English language. The course is also aimed at investigating language teaching methodology perspectives, introducing the students to a more detailed analysis of language teaching and learning in nursery and primary school.
By the end of the course, the students should:
Attendance of laboratory 4 must have been approved for the students to be admitted to laboratory 5.
The lessons will be held online and regularly recorded, so as to be accessible to the students at any time. The main teaching methodology will however remain a laboratorial one, in which the students have to actively contribute to the development of the lessons. Slides, video and audio materials will be used, as well as any other teaching tools that may be needed for exemplification and practice.
The participants will be divided into two level groups, each of which will attend 32 hours of lesson. Group A, made up of the students who have already passed the B2 level Prova di Idoneità, will attend Prof. Bosisio's language teaching methodology course, integrating contents and language learning. As a prosecution to the previous year course, teaching and learning of the written skills (reading and writing), grammar and vocabulary will be dealt with, with particular reference to the primary and nursery school learning environments. Group B, made up of the students who have not yet passed the Prova di Idoneità, will attend a B2 level course, in preparation for the selfsame examination. The main aim is that of enhancing the students' language skills, so as to provide them with a solid and complete disciplinary base on which to build their teaching practice. All skills, from listening to writing, to reading to speaking will be taken into consideration, without neglecting transversal knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. The students will have to show active participation in the laboratory in order to obtain final approval. For this reason, continuous assessment of their learning process is provided for (see below). All lessons will be held in English.
For group B :
Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: CUP.
Further materials will be provided during the lessons and posted on Aulaweb.
Office hours: After lessons or by appointment via aulaweb and email
First term, 28th September 2021 for group A (Bosisio), 6th October 2021 for group B (Cotton).
Although this is classified as a laboratory, attendance alone will not be enough to obtain approval. Active participation of the single students will be established by means of continuous assessment, so that the students will be expected to follow the lessons actively, to comment, answer questions and complete all assigned tasks.
The students' progress in all skills, written and oral, will be ascertained through observation and the carrying out of interactive activities. The students will be expected to achieve at least an upper-intermediate (B2) level of knowledge and use of the English language, in all skills. Group B students will also have to be able to understand and discuss language teaching methodology issues in English. For those willing, such progress may be further assessed by means of a brief final written test.
Attendance is strictly compulsory for at least 80% of the lessons. For each laboratory, attendance of the first class is obligatory. Furthermore, students cannot skip more than 2 consecutive lessons, in absence of serious motivations.
Students with DSA, disability or other special educational needs are recommended to contact the lecturer at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods which, according to the course’s objectives, take into account individual learning modalities and provide suitable compensatory tools.