Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING
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First Semester
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Course description

The course focuses on the specific scientific field relating to Engineering, with the aim of enabling students to use the English language and a specific lexicon autonomously, providing them with strategies to understand texts inherent to their specialization. Students attending this course are expected to achieve a B1.2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference.
Communicative objectives:
- describing situations related to family, work, study, leisure;
- giving and asking for information
- giving and seeking advice (for instance on the creation of prototypes, discussion pf projects, etc.)
- expressing opinions and providing reasons to support them
- reading and understanding interviews or articles from specialised journals on topical issues relevant to their area of ​​specialization
- familiarizing with learning techniques to extrapolate, analyze and discuss a specific text with sufficient autonomy, capturing the general meaning and / or the information required (skimming and scanning, paraphrasing, matching, summary, structuring an answer, etc.).
- understanding written and oral texts related to the course, extracting the most relevant information.


B1.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference.


In the attempt to address students' current training and professionalising needs, the course focuses jointly on linguistic skills and academic and professional knowledge. Therefore, depending on the number of credits and hours available, the course tries to provide students with a thorough preparation that is specific to their degree course and their future careers, with great emphasis on the specialised lexis.

Teaching Methods

Frontal, interactive lessons and practice exercises mostly in English with the use of reference texts and additional materials for the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. As far as grammar notions are concerned, the flipped classroom model will be adopted, reversing the traditional teaching activities (front lesson and individual study), encouraging autonomous learning while concentrating, during class hours, on the practice and appropriation of grammar structures, in an active and collaborative context.


Lansford L. and P. Astley, 2013, Oxford English for Careers: Engineering 1, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Learning assessment

Written final exam concerning the contents of the course.

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