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School of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Course unit
BASIC ENGLISH IN PSYCHOLOGY
PSP5070130, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PS2192, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BASIC ENGLISH IN PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
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 PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ELISABETTA PAVAN

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines L-LIN/12 English Language and Translation 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

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

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, 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).

A special focus on challenges and opportunities related to intercultural issues in a multicultural classroom, where English is the lingua franca.
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 what they used at highschool or the grammar suggested in bibliography

Materials available on Moodle
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Short, Jane, ENGLISH FOR PSYCHOLOGY. Reading: Garnet Education, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Vince, Michael, Advanced Language Practice. Oxford: Macmillan, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo