ENGLISH 1

ENGLISH 1

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Code
58025
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
2 credits during the 1st year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA

2 credits during the 1st year of 8746 School of Dental Medicine (LM-46) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Reach B2 level on the CEFR for the English language using "common core" syntax, grammar and lexis. Explore specific linguistic competences on topics relating to English for medical and science purposes. Oral practice through roleplaying and modelling of medical/professional situations (practitioner to practitioner and practitioner to patient) using range-specific language skills.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

With reference to the Dublin Descriptors below, Students should:

n. 1 “Knowledge and understanding”: acquire and understand basic medical and scientific lexis (e.g. the parts of the body) and any grammar points under part 3: syllabus and learning contents, as listed below. 

n. 2 “Applying knowledge and understanding”: recognise specific, duly contextualised content (e.g. patient/physician exchanges) pitched at a B1/B2 level of the CEFR, be able to reply appropriately with reference to register and degree of formality (polite vs. colloquial forms) and ask for clarification if/when needed or in case of communication breakdown.

Teaching methods

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The 20-hour, direct-contact course is divided into 10 2-hour lectures delivered entire in English. Lectures are held in the second semester of the first year (generally, March to May). Lectures, requiring Students’ active, communicative and collaborative participation throughout, shall focus on grammatical / lexical aspects listed in the syllabus and content section with informed, final feedback provided each time. Any classroom content shall be delivered at/to a level that is coherent with outcomes expected at final assessment stage.

Ss are expected to sit an initial assessment / placement text (i.e. a 15-minute, 15-question, multiple-choice, computer-based placement test scheduled during the first semester). Results thereof shall inform recommended course type/level attendance.

As they are currently structured, lectures cater for lower level language proficiency, with classroom practice focusing on improving basic language skills. The course does not, however, cater for absolute beginners.

To date, no compulsory attendance is expected.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Grammar:

Present Simple vs Present Continuous

Past Simple vs Present Perfect / Present Perfect Continuous

Past Simple vs Past Perfect / Past Perfect Continuous

Comparatives and Superlatives

If-clauses /conditionals (types 0, I, II and III)

Reported speech

Passive voices (past, present and future)

Some more frequently used phrasal verbs

To die / to be born

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

No suggestions are made with regards to textbooks /coursebooks. F2F lectures shall focus on tailored audio-visual material available online on the School’s website. (aulaweb).

Ppt presentations are used during classroom sessions. Slides shall not be divulged at any time.

Ss are free to use a B2-level grammar book retained from other study-courses.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANGELA TESTI (President)

CARLO PESCE (President)

LINDA BATTISTUZZI

ANTONELLA LOTTI

LUISA ALEXIA PIAGGIO

FILIPPO ANSALDI

MARIA PIA SORMANI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The 20-hour, direct-contact course is divided into 10 2-hour lectures delivered entire in English. Lectures are held in the second semester of the first year (generally, March to May). Lectures, requiring Students’ active, communicative and collaborative participation throughout, shall focus on grammatical / lexical aspects listed in the syllabus and content section with informed, final feedback provided each time. Any classroom content shall be delivered at/to a level that is coherent with outcomes expected at final assessment stage.

Ss are expected to sit an initial assessment / placement text (i.e. a 15-minute, 15-question, multiple-choice, computer-based placement test scheduled during the first semester). Results thereof shall inform recommended course type/level attendance.

As they are currently structured, lectures cater for lower level language proficiency, with classroom practice focusing on improving basic language skills. The course does not, however, cater for absolute beginners.

To date, no compulsory attendance is expected.

EXAMS

Exam description

Assessment format:

The final assessment is structured into a 30-minute, 30- question, multiple-choice, computer-based questionnaire with immediate feedback. Computer-based test (no. 30 multiple-choice questions in 30 minutes). Correct answers carry one point each.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes place by way a final test which aims to ascertain whether Ss. have met the necessary learning requirements.

In order to pass the course, a minimum of eighteen (18) correct answers out of 30 must be provided during the final test, thus proving that Ss. have effectively

  • mastered grammar points covered during the direct contact segment of the course;
  • identify specific lexical items pertaining to medical and scientific language register.

A final pass is awarded. Ss. should not expect to receive a numeral mark.

To date, no certification issued by external bodies is accepted by this School of Medicine and Pharmacy – including international, high-stakes certification bodies.  Any claims relating to external certification by other Italian Universities (e.g. for student transfers) shall be dealt with on a case-by-case basis according to legal provisions established by this university. Ss. should enquire with the “Segreteria Studenti” in case of need.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
23/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
24/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Course material is available online at Aulaweb. Should this not be the case, please make email contact promptly.

 

In case of clarification, advice or further enquiries concerning this course, Ss. should not hesitate to make contact by email. Please refer to the School’s website for relevant addresses.

 

Appointments for interviews, etc. shall also be fixed by email.