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ENGLISH LANGUAGE (A2 LEVEL)
LINGUA INGLESE (LIVELLO A2)

English for Education Science
English for Education Science (A2)

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 5
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Joanne Margaret Birnbaum Tuesday 4-5pm by appointment
Teaching in foreign languages
Course entirely taught in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in a foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Educational Sciences (L-19)
Curriculum: COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

This course will provide the student with a basic knowledge of the English language. There will be a focus on ESP, ie English for Education Science and by the end of the course the student will be able to provide opinions on basic current issues in education.

Program

The course will commence with a placement test strongly recommended for ALL students.  The placement test will take place on Tuesday 8th October, time and place t.b.a.  This will enable the student to verify his/her level of English.  Students with a result of A1 and A2 are advised to attend the course; students with a result of B1 or higher are nevertheless encouraged to attend, since, as well as offering an invaluable opportunity to interact with a native speaker, the course will provide terminology specifically for Education Science.

The course will commence on Tuesday 15th October at 2pm.
There will be 4 hours of lessons per week from 15th October to 18th December  2019, Tuesday 2-4pm and Wednesday 2-4pm.

It will consist of all four abilities of English Language teaching (ELT) - Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

The methodology will be a combination of individual, pair and group work.


 

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

On completion of the course students will have acquired the following skills:

1. Competence in basic elements grammar, to enable the correct use in both written and spoken language.
2. The ability to read, understand and answer comprehension questions on texts based on educational topics in English.
3. The knowledge of basic education-based vocabulary.
4. The ability to talk about, discuss and give opinions on topics based on education and dealt with in class.  

All of the above-listed competences should be obtained by attending lessons and optional tutorials.

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

Supplementary language lessons are available every Tuesday from 4-6pm with Prof.ssa Patricia Barzotti.  Free English courses are available at the Centro Linguistico Ateneo (CLA).  Information can be found on the website cla.uniurb.it.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons with group work.

Attendance

While attendance is not compulsory it is strongly recommended, both for students with a minimal level of English and for students with a higher level, who can use this opportunity to revise, interact with native speaker teachers and and learn specific vocabulary for Education Science.

Course books

The recommended grammar book is Essential Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy.  Other texts, articles and materials used in class will be available on blended.uniurb.it

Assessment

Written and oral exam.

The student will only be admitted to the oral exam on passing the written exam.  The written exam is valid for the following two exam sessions.  For example if the student sits and passes the written exam in January 2020, he/she may take the oral exam either in that same exam session (Jan/ Feb 2020), in the summer exam session (May/June 2020) or in the autumn exam session (Aug/ Sept 2020).  Should the student fail these attempts, he/she must repeat the written exam in January 2021. Should the student take and pass the written exam, for example, in August, this exam will remain valid until July of the following year.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

The Grammar book required for the course will be publisghed shortly.  All other course material (texts, articles, slides etc) will be published on blended.uniurb.it.

Assessment

Written and oral exam.

The student will only be admitted to the oral exam on passing the written exam.  The written exam is valid for the following two exam sessions.  For example if the student sits and passes the written exam in January 2020, he/she may take the oral exam either in that same exam session (Jan/ Feb 2020), in the summer exam session (May/June 2020) or in the autumn exam session (Aug/ Sept 2020).  Should the student fail these attempts, he/she must repeat the written exam in January 2021. Should the student take and pass the written exam, for example, in August, this exam will remain valid until July of the following year.

Notes

Students with learning difficulties should make themselves known to the teacher before or at the latest at the beginning of the course so that necessary modifications can be made and help can be given.

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