INGLESE SCIENTIFICO E ABILITA' LINGUISTICHE

Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in School of Dentistry
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2017/2018
Year: 
2
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2018/2019
Course type: 
Various educational activities
Credits: 
2
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
20
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (20 hours)
Requirements: 

English Language, 1st year, corresponding to B1 level.

Final Examination: 
Orale

Students must pass a written exam including questions regarding materials in the ‘dispensa’ and those presented during lessons: the comprehension of a scientific texts, and/or a scientific abstract, grammar and use of English.

Assessment: 
Giudizio Finale

The objective of this course is to develop a knowledge of Scientific English at a B2 level according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages); to learn vocabulary and structures typically used in the field of the sciences; to develop reading comprehension skills in this field, including the scientific abstract; to be able to break down and comprehend the structure of the scientific abstract.

1. Language used in the sciences (ex. verbs most commonly used)

2. Common collocations

3. Punctuation

4. During the first few lessons, the structure of the scientific abstract will be studied in detail and examples will be provided. Elements of English (use of passive voice, phrasal verbs, reporting verbs, the definite and indefinite article, etc.) will be identified and analyzed in selected scientific texts.

Course Pack

A course pack will be provided containing reading materials, grammar notes, notes on abstracts with examples,exercises, etc. All materials, including links to audio and video materials, will be uploaded onto the Blended Learning platform. A list of useful websites for grammar and Use of English practice will be provided. Further materials may be introduced during the course.

Lectures accompanied by exercises in class. Lessons will be entirely conducted in English.

Professors

TOMMASO LAURA