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CODE 68635
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in uscita
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TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The laboratory, which consists of 32 hours of lectures, has the main objective of consolidating students’ English skills, starting from pre-intermediate level and working towards the ultimate objective over five years of reaching the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  Special emphasis will be placed on the most appropriate structures and skills for teaching English in primary schools and kindergarten.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The laboratory is aimed at providing students with as broad and complete a base as possible, preparing them to teach English in primary schools and kindergarten. Classroom work and exercises are carried out to strengthen the main language skills and special attention will be paid to speaking. The goal for the first two years is the B1 level of the CEFR, constituting the first step toward achieving the B2 level by the end of the fifth year.

TEACHING METHODS

Work in the classroom will be conducted interactively and, to encourage this and facilitate participation, students will be divided into two groups.

The idea of the lab is for students to take an active part in the lesson.  Minimum compulsory attendance:  80% of the 32 hours of the course.

Students with DSA, disability or other special educational needs are recommended to contact the professor at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods which, according to the course’s objectives, take into account the individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

This English laboratory is aimed at pre-intermediate level (A2 of the CEFR) with particular reference to the most appropriate structures and skills for teaching in primary schools and kindergarten.  It is the first of five labs, aimed at reaching upper-intermediate level (B2), as required by the Ministry of Education.

The laboratory contributes to achieving the following UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal:

Goal 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

A. Tilbury, D. Rea e T. Clementson (2011) English Unlimited B1, Pre-Intermediate Coursebook. Cambridge: CUP.

Students need to purchase the books (available online – e.g. Amazon.it or at the faculty bookshop) before the lab and bring it to the first lesson.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

JUSTIN ROSENBERG (President)

ELIZABETH HELEN COTTON

LESSONS

LESSONS START

October 2023

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Since this lab is a stepping stone on the way to B2, there is no exam.  However, at the request of students, an end-of-course test can be arranged so that each individual can monitor their progress.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
12/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
26/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
09/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
24/05/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
07/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
21/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
05/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
06/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Most of the laboratory is taught in English.  Your starting level should be at least A1 of the CEFR.  Otherwise, you will need to work on any areas of weakness.  In particular, you should concentrate on your speaking and writing.

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Quality education
Quality education