LABORATORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

LABORATORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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Code
68635
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
2 credits during the 1st year of 9322 TEACHER EDUCATION (LM-85 bis) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (TEACHER EDUCATION)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course, which consists of 32 hours of lectures, has the main objective of consolidating students’ English skills, starting from pre-intermediate level and working towards the ultimate objective over five years of reaching the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  Special emphasis will be placed on the most appropriate structures and skills for teaching English in primary schools and kindergarten.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Course description: The laboratory aims to provide students with the competence they need to be able to teach English as a foreign language to infant and primary school children. The lessons and class work are designed to boost all the main language skills (listening, pronunciation, reading, writing, knowledge of vocabulary and grammar), though the main focus will be on speaking. By the end of the lab, students will be expected to have reached at least level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, this being the first step towards attainment of level B2, which is the target for the end of the 5-year course.

Teaching methods

Work in the classroom will be conducted interactively and, to encourage this and facilitate participation, students will be divided into two groups.

The idea of the lab is for students to take an active part in the lesson.  Minimum compulsory attendance:  80% of the 32 hours of the course.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

This English course is aimed at pre-intermediate level (A2 of the CEFR) with particular reference to the most appropriate structures and skills for teaching in primary schools and kindergarten.  It is the first of five labs, aimed at reaching upper-intermediate level (B2), as required by the Ministry of Education.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

A. Tilbury, D. Rea e T. Clementson (2011) English Unlimited B1, Pre-Intermediate Coursebook. Cambridge: CUP.

Students need to purchase the books (available online – e.g. Amazon.it or at the faculty bookshop) before the course and bring it to the first lesson.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

JUSTIN ROSENBERG (President)

ELIZABETH HELEN COTTON

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Work in the classroom will be conducted interactively and, to encourage this and facilitate participation, students will be divided into two groups.

The idea of the lab is for students to take an active part in the lesson.  Minimum compulsory attendance:  80% of the 32 hours of the course.

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

Since this laboratory is a stepping stone on the way to B2, there is no exam.  However, at the request of students, an end-of-course test can be arranged so that each individual can monitor their progress.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
05/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
12/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
19/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
03/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
11/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Most of the course is taught in English.  Your starting level should be at least A1 of the CEFR.  Otherwise, you will need to work on any areas of weakness.  In particular, you should concentrate on your speaking and writing.