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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP9085743, 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
PS2192, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH IN INTERCULTURAL SETTINGS
Department of reference Department of General 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 PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

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

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 PAVAN ELISABETTA (Presidente)
CREEK HILARY ANNE (Membro Effettivo)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference
Target skills and knowledge: knowledge and understanding
Upon passing the exam, the student:
- has a good written and oral knowledge of the English language,
- will have reached a level of B2 in reading and listening 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 intercultural communication;

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;
- can gather and select data and recognise its importance in formulating judgments regarding the socio-cultural and intercultural aspects of English.

communication skills
- is able to communicate 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. It lasts 60 minutes and no dictionaries are permitted. It deals with the topics deslt in class.
Exercises: short essay, reading and listening comprehension, multiple choice, close, True/false, matching, grid
Assessment criteria: The marking will take into consideration these five areas:
- Task Fulfilment, e.g. whether or not you follow instructions and completed the task. Global Impression, e.g. how well the text reads; how it flows.
- Register, e.g. whether the language forms used are appropriate to the situation or task;
- Organisation/coherence / cohesion, e.g. how well the different parts of the text are connected;
- Use of Language, e.g. Grammatical range and accuracy / lexical resources grammar//spelling/punctuation

Task completion as well as Knowledge of the topics studied, and the socio-cultural background as related to the English encountered during the course.
Course unit contents: The course aims to develop the student’s knowledge and competence in the intercultural, socio-cultural and linguistic areas, (including morpho-syntactic structures, and lexis).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: All lessons are held 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.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Set texts and materials will be announced before the start of the course.
Further information for students will be published in the e-learning platform Moodle
- sezione ‘Informazioni Lingua Inglese Triennale’
You must have a good printed monolingual advanced learner's dictionary
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Dignen Bob, Communicating Across Cultures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Flipped classroom
  • Peer feedback
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Students peer review
  • Learning journal
  • Portfolio

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

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