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.
- 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 the following macro-areas: sports, human body, health, wellbeing.
More specifically, the following topics are dealt with:
- sports and major sports events;
- sports science, specializations and careers;
- the human body;
- movement and mobility;
- health, sport and wellbeing;
- the benefits of sport and physical activity;
- the role of sport and adapted physical activity;
- sociology of sports.
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...
Written final exam concerning the contents of the course, with a possible additional oral test.
The written exam may include: multiple-choice questions, open questions, true/false statements.