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Course unit
ME02103951, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ME1848, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track GENERICO - SEDE di PADOVA [999PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH
Department of reference Department of Neurosciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
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 PHYSIOTHERAPY

Teacher in charge MARIA CRISTINA PIETROGRANDE 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Language/Final exam NN Undefined/Interdisciplinary 3.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 3.0 30 45.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Prerequisites: The students are supposed to have a B1 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning and Teaching - Threshold, CEFR, 2001)
For further information: knowledge .
Target skills and knowledge: The Focus will be on the building up Vocabulary Competence Fit for Purpose and
Interactive Competence through:
-Reading comprehension : Information Gathering , Using Findings ,Research
- Listening : competence building for gist, detail , collecting data from a patient, with videos and/or audios , English speaking countries differences
- Speaking: Accuracy, pronunciation , idioms , register, purposeful-physiotherapy language and Peer Interaction : patient-physiotherapist, Cultural implications in language use
- Writing: spelling (British English vs American English) Note Taking , Report Writing , Summarising
Job and career considerations: A view to the future – (CV writing)
Assessment criteria: Written test : passed 80% correct answers
Oral test : an effective communication, in spite of some minor errors.
Course unit contents: Scientific reports in the Physiotherapy field,revision of the basic grammar structures and building up specific vocabulary. See a list of possible topics below,please note that it might be different following Students'requirements or needs:

Grammar / Vocabulary Consolidation + Competence Building
Comparison of the Present forms
Comparison of the Past forms
Comparison of the Future forms
Comparison of the Perfect Tenses
Comparison of the Conditional forms / Mixed Conditionals
Future Time Clauses
Phrasal Verbs
Wish versus Hope
Would sooner, would rather, prefer, it’s high time
Error correction
Targeted Usage (Time Focus, Idioms, Jokes)
Countable / Uncountable
Hospital Vocabulary
Colloquial / Idiomatic Language
Useful acronyms
The Passive form
Ongoing vocabulary building (in context)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The language in the class is English. The students will have the opportunity of listening to variations of the spoken English in the world by means of videos from University and/or Hospital sites. They will perform role play as a peer or group training.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Note taking from the class, suggested sites and reports about physiotherapy.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)