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POLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

CODE 65242
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/21
    LANGUAGE Polish
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • POLISH LANGUAGE I 55871
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The aim of the course is to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the specialist uses of the Polish language. The teaching is divided into two topics: "Cultural tourism" and "Business". The course provides students with essential skills in the sectoral varieties of Polish economy and tourism, on the one hand by deepening the concepts of terminology and lexicography on a theoretical level, on the other hand by carrying out the analysis and translation in the classroom of some specialized texts.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to provide the student with the lexical, syntactic and stylistic tools necessary for the correct understanding of specialist texts in Polish and their adequate translation from Polish into Italian. At the end of the cycle of lessons, students will be able to understand pragmatic and informative texts of various kinds in the field of tourism and business, will have learned the fundamental concepts of specialist terminology, will be able to interact effectively in communicative and professional situations in tourism and economic field.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Thanks to the specialist and practical nature of the course the student will learn to interact in communicative and professional situations and to understand the main economic issues with particular reference to the economic-commercial vocabulary, the language of business and tourism. At the end of the course, the student:

    • will have acquired the analytical skills with respect to the varieties of the Polish language in the field of economics and tourism,
    • will be able to understand and elaborate various texts at a specialized level in these areas ,
    • will have acquired the basic notions about the Polish economy, geography as well as the richness of Poland's historical and cultural heritage.                                                                          

     

     

    PREREQUISITES

    The course, of 36 hours and for 6 credits, is intended primarily for third year students of Modern Languages and Cultures, who have passed the Polish II exam. 

    Other students interested in the course (e.g. Erasmus students with Polish mother tongue) should contact the teacher to agree on a possible program adapted to their training needs.

    TEACHING METHODS

    36 hours of lessons (18 for Tourism, 18 hours for the Business Polish) held in the second semester.
    Lectures, group work, presentations, independent work, reading and translation exercises. Attendance is strongly recommended.

    NB. In the second semester, unless otherwise indicated due to the evolution of the health situation, the course will take place in traditional (in presence) mode.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    POLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES. The specialized language of Economics and Tourism: the 36-hour teaching plan provides 6 CFUs. The course offers an in-depth study of the special characteristics of the Polish language in the field of tourism and business. The course aims to develop and enhance different language skills that will enable students to interact effectively in communicative and professional situations in tourism and economy. It is also pais particular attention to strengthening students' cultural skills to arouse their interest in the cultural and historical heritage of Poland. This course provides students with the tools it takes to understand and translate various types of practical, specialized texts from Polish to Italian.

     

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • M. Kowalska, O biznesie po polsku. Wprowadzenie do języka biznesu, Universitas, Kraków 2018.
    • A. Prizel-Kania, D. Bucko, U. Majcher-Legawiec, K. Sowa, Po polsku po polsce, Avalon, Kraków 2016.
    • A. Seretny, Słownictwo polskie w ćwiczeniach dla obcokrajowców. B2, Prolog, Kraków 2016.
    • I. Stempek, A. Stelmach, Polski krok po kroku 2, Glossa, Kraków 2013.

    Texts for Polish and advanced students:

    • A. Bisko, Polska dla średniozaawansowanych. Współczesna polskość codzienna, Universitas, Kraków 2014.
    • B. Ligara, Relacje między językiem ogólnym a językiem specjalistycznym w perspektywie językoznawstwa polonistycznego, stosowanego i glottodydaktyki, LingVaria 6, nr 2(12), 2011, s. 163–181.
    • B. Ligara, W. Szupelak, Lingwistyka i glottodydaktyka języków specjalistycznych na przykładzie języka biznesu. Podejście porównawcze, Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2012.

    The complete didactic material for both modules (Tourism, Business) will be indicated and will be regularly posted on the Aulaweb platform, which requires registration by the participants.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    II semester

    N.B. To confirm the timetable, please consult the personal page of Dr. Karolina Kowalcze and/or contact her via email: karolina.kowalcze@unige.it.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    A written and an oral test of both modules, Tourism and Business, at the end of the course.

    The written test consists of a grammar-vocabulary test that verifies the knowledge of the topics done during the lessons. The oral part consists of a presentation of the individual work of the student. For the module on tourism it is e.g. a multimedia presentation or a tourist brochure on one region of Poland, while for the part dedicated to the economy, the student prepares e.g. a letter of motivation and the curriculum to be presented in a Polish company or writes an analysis of the statistical data concerning the current economic situation in Poland.

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Examination methods in the exam include:
    • understanding of questions
    • knowledge of the contents related to the course program

    • exhibition and reworking skills
    • knowledge of specialist terms
    • grammar and communication skills in the field of business and tourism

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Regular attendance at lessons is strongly recommended.

    Non-attending students can take the final exam of the course, but are invited to contact the teacher at the beginning of the academic year to agree on a possible program adapted to their training needs and language skills in Polish.

    Students who have been certified with special educational needs (DSA), such as dyslexia or dysgraphia, are invited to contact me, as well as to familiarise with the services (e.g. “ufficio disabilità  e DSA”) the University offers to support them.