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Course unit
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3 (Sede di Padova)
SUP3050634, A.A. 2017/18

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
IA1870, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION (Ord. 2011)

Teacher in charge ELISABETTA PAVAN 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 2.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 2.0 24 26.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 PAVAN ELISABETTA (Presidente)
CREEK HILARY ANNE (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 PAVAN ELISABETTA (Presidente)
CREEK HILARY ANNE (Membro Effettivo)
TENCA EMANUELA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 PAVAN ELISABETTA (Presidente)
CREEK HILARY ANNE (Membro Effettivo)
TENCA EMANUELA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 TENCA EMANUELA (Presidente)
NOVELLO ALBERTA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: You must have already reached a B1 level in English according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Therefore, you must have passed an English language test at B1 level for reading, listening, writing and speaking at the CLA or have a valid international certificate. A list of recognised certificate is available on the CLA website
Target skills and knowledge: During the course you will perfect your receptive skills in English (reading and listening) towards attaining the CEFR B2 level. You will also revise grammar areas and expand your knowledge of the vocabulary and discourse of English for educational purposes. In this way, you will improve your language skills in English and acquire competence in the disciplines of your university degree course.
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, listening and reading comprehension
Assessment criteria: You will be assessed on your ability to understand written and spoken texts belonging to the discourse of English for educational purposes and on your knowledge of the vocabulary of this domain.
The final evaluation will be “passed” or “not passed”. You will be rewarded with a “passed” evaluation if you reach a final score of 18/30 or higher.
Course unit contents: Following the practical and functional aims of the course, along with its focus on receptive skills and vocabulary development, various aspects of education will be covered in class, for instance: its origins and definitions, classroom management, teacher training, education in XXI Century and the use of technology. Written and spoken texts dealing with the education system in the UK and in other English speaking countries will also be used.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teacher-fronted lessons (12 hours) and practical activities led by a tutor (12 hours). You will be expected to actively participate in all classroom activities (working in pairs and groups).
Additional notes about suggested reading: Course material includes
1. the material available in Moodle
2. your notes
3. a self-study reference and practice book of your choosing for the revision of grammar areas (intermediate/upper-intermediate level)
4. a monolingual dictionary for advanced learners of your choosing (for example: Oxford, Cambridge UP, Collins, Macmillan)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Wade, John, English for Education. Venezia: Cafoscarina, 2006. (facoltativo/optional) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Giglioni, Cinzia, English for Education Studies. Milano: CUEM, 2010. (facoltativo/optional) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Vince Michael, Advanced Language Practice. Ocford: Macmillan, 2012. (ripasso autonomo/self-study) Cerca nel catalogo