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SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH ABILITIES
ABILITA' DI INGLESE SCIENTIFICO

Scientific English for Geology
Inglese Scientifico per Geologia

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 2
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Francesca Ida Carducci

Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course objectives are to build those skills necessary to deal with scientific texts in the field of geology (abstracts, articles, texts, etc.), to learn basic sector-specific terminology used in the field of geology (including definitions), to learn how to correctly pronounce sector-specific language and gain fluency in scientific English.

The final objective is to is to obtain (or at least approach) a B2 level of English according to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) standards. and to provide the foundations for further studies of English while contemporarily focusing on sector-specific language.

A solid command of English is essential for academic and career advancement in the field of geology as it is in all scientific fields.

Program

During the course, various topics in the field of the geological sciences
will be addressed through the CLIL (Content and Integrated Learning) approach.
Grammar and Use of English will be addressed concomitantly with reading and listening exercises, and those based on
video materials. Vocabulary building exercises will be based on classroom materials.

The following topics of study will be addressed approximately in the following order:

the scientific abstract
the phenomenon of fracking
sector specific vocabulary in the field of geology and minerology
common definitions in the field of geology

Other topics will be alternated throughout the course:

texts and news articles regarding geology
videos (often with English subtitles)
elements of grammar and Use of English

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student must demonstrate a knowledge of the structure of the scientific abstract in the field of geology.

The student must be able to summarize texts and content covered in class.

The student must be able to express him/herself using appropriate
sector-specific terminology.

The student must demonostrate a level of English that equals or closely approaches a B2 level according to the CEFR

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Lectures in English
Assignments and exercises online and in the classroom

Course books

All students, both attending and non-attending, must contact the teacher at the beginning of the academic year via email (francesca.carducci@uniurb.it)
Program course materials will be provided by the teacher via email once contacted.

The following grammar and Use of English text (including exercises) is recommended:

Raymond Murphy(2012) English Grammar in Use 4th Edition
(w/key and CD pack) Cambridge University Press

Assessment

Oral language assessment based on lesson content.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

Materials are the same for both attending and non-attending students.

Course books

All students, both attending and non-attending, must contact the teacher at the beginning of the academic year via email (francesca.carducci@uniurb.it)
Program course materials will be provided via email by the teacher once contacted.

The following grammar and Use of English text (including exercises) is recommended:

Raymond Murphy(2012) English Grammar in Use 4th Edition
(w/key and CD pack) Cambridge University Press

Assessment

Oral language assessment based on lesson content. Materials covered during lessons will be provided via email.

Notes

Attending classes is strongly encouraged.

When writing to the professor, students must use the email address provided by the University of Urbino and use GEOLOGY as the subject of their email.

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