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Course unit
ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Ult. numero di matricola dispari)
PSN1031236, A.A. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1084, Regulation 2011/12, A.Y. 2016/17
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5.0
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-PS1084-000ZZ-2015-PSN1031236-DISPARI
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English

Teacher in charge ELISABETTA PAVAN

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSP6074737 ENGLISH FOR PSYCHOLOGY (Ult. numero di matricola dispari) ELISABETTA PAVAN 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 2nd Year
Teaching methods frontal

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

Start of activities 03/10/2016
End of activities 13/01/2017
Schedule of classes See the schedule of the courses
Giorno Ora Aula Edificio
Orari_chiudi Wednesday 16.30-18.30, 17.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
  05/10/2016 17.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
12/10/2016 16.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
19/10/2016 16.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
26/10/2016 16.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
02/11/2016 16.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
09/11/2016 16.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
16/11/2016 16.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
23/11/2016 16.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
30/11/2016 16.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
07/12/2016 16.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
14/12/2016 16.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
21/12/2016 16.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
11/01/2017 16.30-18.30 T3 CENTRO LINGUISTICO
Orari_chiudi Friday 12.30-14.30 EF3 EX FIAT
  14/10/2016 12.30-14.30 EF3 EX FIAT
21/10/2016 12.30-14.30 EF3 EX FIAT
04/11/2016 12.30-14.30 EF3 EX FIAT
11/11/2016 12.30-14.30 EF3 EX FIAT
18/11/2016 12.30-14.30 EF3 EX FIAT
25/11/2016 12.30-14.30 EF3 EX FIAT
02/12/2016 12.30-14.30 EF3 EX FIAT
16/12/2016 12.30-14.30 EF3 EX FIAT
13/01/2017 12.30-14.30 EF3 EX FIAT

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 2017 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 RUPIK VICTOR (Presidente)
PAVAN ELISABETTA (Membro Effettivo)
2 2016 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 PAVAN ELISABETTA (Presidente)
RUPIK VICTOR (Membro Effettivo)
1 2016 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 RUPIK VICTOR (Presidente)
PAVAN ELISABETTA (Membro Effettivo)

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.
- 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