Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
Matricole pari
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on SPORTS SCIENCE
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Year of study: 
First Semester



Course description

The course focuses on the specific scientific field relating to Sports Science and Wellbeing, 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, sports, health;
- Giving and asking for information;
- Giving and seeking advice (health, nutrition, etc.);
- Expressing opinions and providing arguments to support them;
- Reading and understanding interviews or articles from newspapers and magazines 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.


Knowledge of the English language - level B1.1 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 will try to provide students with a thorough preparation that is specific to their degree course and their future careers. Great emphasis will be given to the lexis pertaining to sports, human body, health, wellbeing.

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.


Nisco M.C., 2018, The English Training Lab. Sports and Health in ESP Contexts, Napoli: Idelson Gnocchi (section 1, units 1-15).

Mann M. and S. Taylore-Knowles, 2008, Destination B1. Grammar and Vocabulary (student’s book with key), Macmillan.

Baker M. and C. Jones (eds), Sports Science in English from A to Z, available at https://www.danna.it/Risorse/DAN/Public/O_D9046/D9046/Materiali_disponib...

Learning assessment

Written final exam concerning the contents of the course.

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