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ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2

CODE 104819
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 11159 BIOENGINEERING(LM-21) - GENOVA
  • LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course, comprising 37 hours of lessons, aims to develop the learners’ communicative competence in English at the B2 level of the CEFR, focusing in particular on receptive language skills (reading and listening comprehension) and metalinguistic competence. The topics covered relate to the technical-scientific area with particular regard to the biomedical field, including robotics, artificial intelligence, automation, nanotechnologies and 3D printing.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Development of the learners’ communicative competence in English at the B2 level of the CEFR, with particular regard to receptive language skills (reading and listening comprehension) and metalinguistic competence. Expansion of the vocabulary relating to the technical-scientific area with particular regard to the biomedical field, including robotics, artificial intelligence, automation, nanotechnologies and 3D printing.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Development of the learners’ communicative competence in English at the B2 level of the CEFR, with particular regard to receptive language skills (reading and listening comprehension) and metalinguistic competence. Expansion of the vocabulary relating to the technical-scientific area with particular regard to the biomedical field, including robotics, artificial intelligence, automation, nanotechnologies and 3D printing.

    PREREQUISITES

    Communicative competence in English at a B1 level of the CEFR.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Blended learning; use of Microsoft Teams for online lessons

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Topics: Learning an L2 online; artificial intelligence and language learning; biotechnology and the medicine of the future; robotics; automation; nanotechnologies; 3D printing.

    Grammar: causative structures; clauses of concession; comparatives and superlatives; the use of enough and too; modal verbs used to express ability, obligation, possibility, probability, deduction and to give advice; the infinity of purpose; fronting; future forms; future continuous; future perfect; future time clauses; inversions; participle clauses; the passive; past perfect simple and continuous; phrasal verbs; language devices to express preference; present perfect simple and continuous; conditional sentences; quantifiers; defining and non-defining relative clauses; reported speech; the use of so and such; the habitual aspect; verb patterns; the use of wish and if only.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Materials provided by the instructor

    R. Murphy (2019), English Grammar in Use, CUP.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    SANDRO SCIUTTI (President)

    LAURA PASTORINO

    VITTORIO SANGUINETI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Tuesday 21st September 2021

    https://corsi.unige.it/11159/p/studenti-orario

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written paper

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    22/12/2022 15:30 GENOVA Scritto
    18/01/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto
    01/02/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto
    15/02/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto
    13/06/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto