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School of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Course unit
ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Ult. numero di matricola dispari)
PSN1031236, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
PS1083, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 5.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Lecturers
Teacher in charge HILARY ANNE CREEK

Mutuating
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSP6074737 ENGLISH FOR PSYCHOLOGY (Ult. numero di matricola dispari) HILARY ANNE CREEK PS2295

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Language/Final exam NN Undefined/Interdisciplinary 5.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 5.0 35 90.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 12/01/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students should have English at B1 level (see the Common European Framework of Reference, level B1)
Target skills and knowledge: ENGLISH LANGUAGE FOR PSYCHOLOGY
Knowledge and understanding
Upon passing the exam, the student:
- has a good written and oral knowledge of the English language, having reached a level of at least B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for modern languages of the Council of Europe;
- possesses specific knowledge of the socio-cultural situation related to English and the field of psychology;
Applying knowledge and understanding
- is able to apply his/her knowledge of English to the principal formal and informal situations and contexts, and can make use of complex morpho-syntactic structures
- is able to work autonomously and in groups, showing flexibility in organisation of his/her work
Making judgements
- has the linguistic, critical and interpretive capacities which enable autonomous reflection and judgment in specific fields of study, such as psychology;
- can gather and select data and recognise its importance in formulating judgments regarding the field of psychology.
Communication skills
- is able to comunicate effectively and correctly in English, regarding general information and specific knowledge pertaining to the area of study which requires complex morpho-syntactic structures;
- has the capacity to communicate in written and spoken English, also using computer technology, information, knowledge and ideas related to his/her field of study in international and multicultural contexts.
- Is able to produce clear texts on a wide range of topics and to express an opinion on a topic of current events, proposing arguments for and against.
- Is able to open a dialogue with experts and non-experts in the field using the appropriate communicative register.
Learning skills
- has developed the learning skills necessary to be able to
- perfect his/her own linguistic competence
- update and consolidate his/her knowledge
- apply this knowledge in various contexts
Examination methods: The final exam is written and it covers all the topics in the book and presented in class. Exercises: multiple choice, cloze, true/false, translation, match, fill in the blanks, grid.
Assessment criteria: The marking will take into consideration the student's listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.
Criteria:
- use of English
- knowledge of the topics presented in class
- understanding of written texts
Course unit contents: The course aims to develop the student’s knowledge and competence in the linguistic and English for psychology areas, (including morpho-syntactic structures, and lexis).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: All lessons are held in English
The course comprises classroom lessons as well as informal seminars (in English).
During the lessons, and for homework, students will be involved in reading, comprehension and writing activities, as well as grammatical analysis and exercises. Participants will be asked to participate in group work as well as individual activities.
Students are expected to participate actively in the lessons and seminars.
Students are requested to check the facilities and activities of the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo.
A Moodle site is available to students.
Additional notes about suggested reading: All the students must have a learner's advanced dictionary.
Suggested dictionaries:
Si suggeriscono:
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
Macmillan English Dictionary for advanced learners
Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

Students are furthermore requested to use a good grammar. They can use waht they had at highschool or Norman Coe (2009), Oxford Living Grammar Intermediate. Oxford University Press.

Materials available on Moodle
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Short, Jane, ENGLISH FOR PSYCHOLOGY. Reading: Garnet Education, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Coe, Norman, Oxford Living Grammar Intermediate. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo