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ENGLISH LANGUAGE
LINGUA INGLESE

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 5
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Elisabetta Zazzeroni By appointment
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language English
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Biotechnology (L-2)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location
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Learning Objectives

An introduction to English for Scientific Purposes.  B1 level (European Framework)

Program

The course is designed to gain an insight into English fo scientists through reading, listening and speaking activities as well as writing documents.

In details:

- Getting started in research

- The scientific community

- Finding a direction for your research

- Designing an experiment

- Describing an experiement

- Writing up research 1: materials and methods

- Writing up research 2: presenting data

- Writing up research 3: results and discussion

- Writing up reserach 4: introduction and abstract

- Presenting research at a conference

Bridging Courses

None

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

D1. Conoscenza e capacità di comprensione: (knowledge and understanding) At the end of the course the students must demonstrate to have acquired the knowledge of English for scientific purposes and the vocabulary presented in class and its use. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

D2.  Conoscenza e capacità di comprensione applicate: the students must demonstrate to be able to apply their knowledge both for written and spoken English. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

D3. Autonomia di giudizio: (making judgements) the students must be able to apply the knowledge acquired and to face different dynamics making their own judgements. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

D4.  Abilità comunicative: (communication skills) the students must demonstrate to be able to communicate effectively thanks to the vocabulary and structures learnt during the course. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

D5. Capacità di apprendere: (learning skills) The students must have developed appropriate learning skills so that they can deepen their knowledge. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

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

Teaching methodology:

- lectures;

- group work and  written assignments

- discussions

- listening activities

Attendance

Not required

Course books

Materiale didattico e attività di supporto:

The materials will be available on  Moodle › blended.uniurb.it

Necessary textbooks :

T. Armer, Cambridge English for Scientists, Professional English, Series Editor: Jeremy Day, Cambridge: CUP, 2017

Suggested textbooks :

  R. Murphy, English Grammar in Use. Book with answers and interactive ebook. Fifth Edition, Cambridge, 2019 (to use in self-access)

Extra materials will be provided on Blended Learning iduring the semester.

Assessment

The students must pass both a written and an oral exam.

Written exam (1 hour):

-  Reading comprehension + true/false and/or multiple choice questions.

-  Vocabulary and use of English

-  Oral exam: being able to answer questions related to the topics presented in class.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

Same as for attending students

Attendance

Not required

Course books

Self-study.

See materials for attending students.

Assessment

Same as for those students who do attend lessons

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