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Course unit
SUP3050875, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
IA1870, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track DIDATTICA PADOVA [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website
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

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 4th Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
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)

Prerequisites: Students must have already reached a B1 level in English according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Therefore, students 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.
Target skills and knowledge: During the course students will perfect their writing skills in English towards attaining the CEFR B2 level. Students will also revise grammar areas and acquire competence in English academic writing.

They can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to their interests. They can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. they can write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences
Examination methods: The final exam is written, it lasts 60 minutes and it covers all kind of texts and topics presented in class.
To take the exam students must have attended the CEL laboratory
Assessment criteria: Students will be assessed on their ability to produce written and written texts belonging to the discourse of English for educational purposes and on their knowledge of the vocabulary of this domain.
The final evaluation will be “passed” or “not passed”. Students will be rewarded with a “passed” evaluation if they reach a final score of 18/30 or higher.
Assessing criteria: Grammar, vocabulary, communicative strategies, task fulfilment, content, structure.
Course unit contents: Following the practical and functional aims of the course, along with its focus on productive skills and vocabulary development, various aspects of education will be covered in class,
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teacher-fronted lessons (12 hours) and practical activities led by a tutor (12 hours, compulsory attendance). Students 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)

• All the students must have a learner's advanced dictionary.
Suggested dictionaries:

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 choose amomg the following grammars

• Eastwood, John. Oxford Practice Grammar. Intermediate, 2006. Oxford: Oxford University Press
• Eastwood, John. Oxford Practice Grammar. Advanced, 2006. Oxford: Oxford University Press
• Vince, Michael, Macmillan English Grammar in context. Advanced. Oxford: Macmillan, 2008
• Vince, Michael, First Certificate Language Practice. Oxford: Macmillan, 2003

Materials available on Moodle
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Wade, John, English for Education. Venezia: cafoscarina, 2006. facoltativo-opzionale Cerca nel catalogo
  • Giglioni, Cinzia, English for Education Studies. Milano: CUEM, 2010. facoltativo-opzionale Cerca nel catalogo
  • Slattery Mary, Willis Jane, English for primary teachers. Oxford: Oxford UNiversity Press, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Concept maps
  • Flipped classroom
  • Peer feedback
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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