English (2007/2008)

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Course code
Name of lecturer
Roberta Facchinetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. I dal Oct 1, 2007 al Dec 18, 2007.

Lesson timetable

Sem. I
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall LISSS 2 from Oct 15, 2007  to Dec 18, 2007
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall LISSS 2 from Oct 15, 2007  to Dec 18, 2007

Learning outcomes

The course aims at
1.consolidating and improving the capability of students to exploit English in a fluent way for social and professional purposes, particularly within the fields of Psychology, Education and Sociology;
2.developing methodologies for self-learning;
3.acquiring fluency in reading and writing short essays pertaining to the scientific contexts under scrutiny (Psychology, Education, Sociology).


1.Analysis of samples of journals, textbooks and specialised books (within the fields of Psychology, Education, Sociology). Contentwise, we will focus particularly on the following topics:
-art therapy, drama therapy, music therapy
-eating disorders
-environmental issues
-intercultural communication
-mental health
2.Composition of short texts within the specialised contexts under scrutiny;
3.Analysis of English TV programmes, dealing with the topics mentioned above.

References: Articles from specialised journals and textbooks distributed during the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

1.Short composition on one of the topics discussed during the course;
2.Oral test: reading and discussion of specialised texts.
Students attending the course: The level of competence required to attend the course is B2 (post-intermediate). Students are kindly invited to attend practice lessons at the Language Centre during the first year and to attend the Scientific English course during the second year. Students who attend the course are not obliged to get the B2 certificate.
Students who do not intend to attend the course are obliged to get the B2 certificate (computerised part) and to agree with the teacher on a programme for the exam.