L-LIN/12 (ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION)
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
BUILDING ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
2nd semester (07/03/2022 - 17/06/2022)
32 lesson hours
WRITTEN AND ORAL TEST
B1 CEFR level general English proficiency
On successful course completion, students will have developed the communication skills and specialist English language knowledge of engineering professionals. More in detail, they will be able to:
- choose and use the technical jargon appropriate to the industrial and construction engineering sectors;
- collaborate effectively in teams to create or review documents;
- present their own projects in front of a variety of audiences.
Engineers need very good communication skills as well as technical excellence. Based on this premise, the course is aimed at developing communication skills in the contexts in which engineering students expect to work after graduation: industrial, governmental, and applied research environments. It focuses on report writing, data analysis, project writing and presentations among other communication skills, and discusses how to communicate technical ideas to specialist as well as non-specialist audiences.
Seminars, small group and pair work, lab activities, guest speakers' classes
Reccomended or required readings
Ibbotson, Mark (2009) Professional English in Use: Engineering. With Answers. Series: Technical English for Professionals, B1-B2, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
More learning material will be made available through the course webpage on Kiro (e-learning.unipv.it)
The exam to obtain the 3 CFU of English Language Lab will consist in a 10 minute oral presentation of one of the projects and/or processes relevant to the individual student's specialisation of choice.
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030
4. Quality Education
7. Renewable Energy
9. Innovation and Infrastructure
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible ConsumptionThe goals