LABORATORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

LABORATORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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Code
72802
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
2 credits during the 5th year of 9322 TEACHER EDUCATION (LM-85 bis) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (TEACHER EDUCATION)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

It is a 32-hour English and language teaching methodology course, carried out in a laboratory modality, with the students divided into 2 level groups.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main objective of the laboratory is to conclude the 5-year cycle and to bring all students up to at least a B2 level knowledge of the English language. The course is also aimed at investigating language teaching methodology perspectives, introducing the students to a more detailed analysis of language teaching and learning in nursery and primary school. 

PREREQUISITES

Attendance of laboratory 4 must have been approved for the students to be admitted to laboratory 5.

Teaching methods

Laboratory methodology, in which the students will have to actively contribute to the development of the lessons. Slides, video and audio materials will be used, as well as any other teaching tools that may be needed for exemplification and practice.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The participants will be divided into two level groups, each of which will attend 32 hours of lesson. Group A, made up of the students who have not yet passed the Prova di Idoneità, will attend a B2 level course, in preparation for the selfsame Prova di Idoneità (B2). The main aim is that of enhancing the students' language skills, so as to provide them with a solid and complete disciplinary base on which to build their teaching practice. All skills, from listening to writing, to reading to speaking will be taken into consideration, without neglecting transversal knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Group B, made up of the students who have already passed the B2 level Prova di Idoneità, will attend Prof. Bosisio's language teaching methodology course, integrating contents and language learning. As a prosecution to the previous year course, teaching and learning of the written skills (reading and writing), grammar and vocabulary will be dealt with, with particular reference to the primary and nursery school learning environments.  The students will have to show active participation in the laboratory in order to obtain final approval. For this reason, continuous assessment of their learning process is provided for (see below). All lessons will be held in English.
   

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For group A :  
Murphy, R.   English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: CUP.  


Further materials will be provided during the lessons and posted on Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment (room 1A11, Corso Podestà 2, 1st floor, Genova), to be made by e-mail, at nicole.bosisio@unige.com

Exam Board

JUSTIN ROSENBERG (President)

ELENA FIRPO (President)

NICOLE BOSISIO (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Laboratory methodology, in which the students will have to actively contribute to the development of the lessons. Slides, video and audio materials will be used, as well as any other teaching tools that may be needed for exemplification and practice.

LESSONS START

First term, 26th September 2018.

ORARI

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LABORATORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

EXAMS

Exam description

Although this is classified as a laboratory, attendance alone will not be enough to obtain approval. Active participation of the single students will be established by means of continuous assessment and a final written test. 

Assessment methods

The students' progress in all skills, written and oral, will be ascertained through observation and the carrying out of interactive activities. The students will be expected to achieve at least an upper-intermediate (B2) level of knowledge and use of the English language, in all skills. Group B students will also have to be able to understand and discuss language teaching methodology issues in English. Such progress may be further assessed by means of a brief final written test.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Attendance is strictly compulsory for at least 80% of the lessons. For each laboratory, attendance of the first class is obligatory. Furthermore, students cannot skip more than 2 consecutive lessons, in absence of serious motivations.