Specialistic english (2009/2010)

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Course code
4S00810
Name of lecturer
Rita Severi
Coordinator
Rita Severi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1B dal Nov 16, 2009 al Jan 17, 2010.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

This second language acquisition course aimed at students who presumably have acquired an intermediate level of spoken English intends to improve their skills in the foreign language through a better understanding of the different linguistic functions. By encouraging students to take an active part in the classroom, “learning by doing”, through a direct method of presentation with differential and contextual procedures, the following objectives should be attained:
1) Listening comprehension; listen and do;
2) Speaking; asking; explaining;
3) Reading, silent and aloud; read and answer
4) Writing; question and answer drills; summary writing; composition; syllabus writing in English

Syllabus

Text:

John Dewey, Democracy and Education (1916) (3 chapters)

The text is available for download at the website: http://dewey.pragmatism.org//#deweywebsites

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is oral and written. The students will have to pass a reading comprehension test and a conversation on the required text in English.
Students must attend lessons. Whoever misses a few lessons will have to study the first 5 chapters of Democracy and Education and be able to translate them into Italian and sustain a conversation on the topics of the book in English.