Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2021/2022
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on COMPUTER SCIENCE, BIOMEDICAL AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH (L-LIN/12)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
3
Year of study: 
1
Cycle: 
Annualita' Singola
Hours of front activity: 
24

Language

ENGLISH

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, sports, health
- Giving and asking for information
- Giving and seeking advice (for instance on the creation of prototypes, discussion pf projects, etc.)
- Expressing opinions and providing arguments 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.

Prerequisites

CEFR B1.1 competences and skills.

Syllabus

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, 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.

Textbooks

Lansford L. and P. Astley, 2013, Oxford English for Careers: Engineering 1, Oxford: Oxford University Press, in particular the following units:
Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 5
Unit 7
Unit 9
Unit 13

Learning assessment

Oral final exam concerning the contents of the course and the units specified.

More information

TEAMS code: iiihmrs.

Mutuazioni

  • Study course INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE PER LA MITIGAZIONE DEI RISCHI - Training course in PERCORSO GENERICO