ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Stampa
Enrollment year
2021/2022
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
L-LIN/12 (ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
Course
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Year of study
Period
2nd semester (01/03/2022 - 14/06/2022)
ECTS
3
Lesson hours
24 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
WRITTEN AND ORAL TEST
Teacher
POCATERRA ANNALISA (titolare) - 3 ECTS
Prerequisites
Listening, reading, speaking and writing skills developed up to level B1/B2 according to the CEF.
Learning outcomes
As a course of English for special/specific purposes (ESP), its aim is to consolidate the students' ability to analyse scientific texts, understand text structure and summarize an informative passage. The course also aims at improving the students' four skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) and expanding their vocabulary, making them familiar with a specialized lexicon.
Course contents
The programme consists of a selection of scientific authentic texts, which will be analysed in order to allow the students to acquire a specialized lexicon and to raise their awareness of the syntactic structures commonly used in scientific language.
Teaching methods
The course consists of lectures delivered by the teacher and of drills offered by two CELs. The teacher reads, translates and analyses the texts on a morpho-syntactic, lexical and pragmatic level, while the CELs lead the students to the development of their listening and speaking skills.
Reccomended or required readings
The texts are taken from the handbook: "English for Pharmacy" - E. De Giuli e A. Sala - Hoepli.
During the course, students will be provided with further material dealing with various aspects of the academic style.
Assessment methods
The students' final assessment will be an oral exam consisting in the reading, translation and analysis of the texts studied during the course.
Further information
The students' final assessment will be an oral exam consisting in the reading, translation and analysis of the texts studied during the course.