Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH ABILITIES
ABILITÀ DI INGLESE SCIENTIFICO

A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 2
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Francesca Ida Carducci

Assigned to the Degree Course

Geological Sciences and Geoinformatics (LM-74)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course objectives are to build those skills necessary to deal with scientific texts of various types (abstracts,articles,texts,etc.), audio and video content, while learning basic sector-specific terminology used in the field of the sciences, including geology. The final objective is to obtain a B2 level of English according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for foreign languages to provide the foundations for further studies of English while contemporarily focusing on sector-specific language. A solid knowledge of English is essential for academic and career advancement in the field of geology as in all scientific fields.

Program

 During the course, varous topics in the field of the  sciences will be addressed through the CLIL (Content and Integrated Learning) approach. Grammar and Use of English will be addressed cocomitantly with reading exercises, listening exercises, and those based on video materials. Vocabulary building exercises will be based on classroom materials. Topics of study are: the scientific abstract, sector specific vocabulary in the field of the sciences (including geology and minerology), common definitions in the field of geology, texts and news articles regarding geology, videos (often with English subtitles), and elements of grammar and Use of English

Bridging Courses

B1 level 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 demonstrate an undertanding of scientific written and oral content at a B2 level

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

Supporting Activities

All materials ( or links to these) will be uploaded onto the Blended-Learning Platform.

The teaching material and specific communications from the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, 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

Attendance

Attendance is non mandatory.

Course books

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

Written language assessment (multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, etc.) based on lesson content, scientific texts, and/ or audio materials.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

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

Attendance

Non mandatory

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)
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

Written language assessment (multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, etc.) based on lesson content, scientific texts, and/ or audio materials.

Notes

This course will be held along with students of other departments awarding a different number of credits and having some different objectives.

Students must contact the professor personally to have specific information regarding the course for geology.

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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