ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE SKILLS: ENGLISH LANGUAGE

2 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

PAOLO GIUSEPPE CARUSO
Email: paologiuseppecaruso3@gmail.com
Office: Aule didattiche presso Ospedale nuovo Garibaldi (Cdl Dietistica) / Dip. Sc.biolog.Geolog. Ambient. presso corso Italia (Cdl Scienze geologiche)
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Learning Objectives

The learning outcomes common to all qualifications of the same cycle are described by a set of general descriptors, which must reflect the wide range of disciplines and profiles and must be able to summarize the variety of features of each National Higher Education System. After the Ministerial Conference in Prague (2001), a group of experts from different countries drafted a series of descriptors for the three Bologna Process cycles, which will later become known as the Dublin Descriptors.

The Dublin Descriptors

The Dublin Descriptors are general statements about the ordinary outcomes that are achieved by students after completing a curriculum of studies and obtaining a qualification. They are neither meant to be prescriptive rules, nor they represent benchmarks or minimal requirements, since they are not comprehensive. The descriptors are conceived to describe the overall nature of the qualification. Furthermore, they are not to be considered disciplines and they are not limited to specific academic or professional areas.

The Dublin Descriptors consist of the following elements:

The learning outcomes of the Italian first and second cycle degree courses are structured according to the Dublin Descriptors.

Qualifications that signify completion of the first cycle are awarded to students who:

Methodology essentially based on the 4 skills of language learning which are a set of four capabilities that allow an individual to comprehend and produce spoken language for proper and effective interpersonal communication. These skills are Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. When we learn our native language, first we listen, then we speak, then we read and finally we write. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are the four language skills we need to develop for complete communication. Listening and reading are receptive: input, i.e. the exposure you have to authentic language in use. But the hardest skill is speaking. Speaking combines the hard parts of writing and listening: it requires much more in-depth knowledge of the grammar, and it requires you to use this knowledge in real time. CFU 3 h. 21 1st SEMESTER.

ESAMS : WRITTEN TEST > LANGUAGE STRUCTURES+ GEOLOGY .

ORAL TEST (by passing the written test. At least 18/30 based on the number of the questions) LANGUAGE STRUCTURES+GEOLOGY.


Course Structure

The aim of the syllabus is to prepare students to use English for their professional studies in GEOLOGY and consequently for their professional needs in real life and work. This preparatory course will further give the students the opportunity to speak on general topics, to communicate in GEOLOGY and to understand texts on this professional area : in accordance with B1-B2 level.

  1. General English

  2. Professional (English for Specific Purposes) English

The course aims at developing a wide range of skills:

Course objectives:

The main objectives of the syllabus are:

Methods of assessment:

Assessment integrates the following:

Main reading:

This syllabus may be fulfilled on the basis of training materials, original special supplementary materials adapted for this level. The usage of up-to-date adapted materials will help students to obtain the necessary skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

1.General English

The students learn to pronounce, read and write. They acquire their knowledge of fundamental grammatical structures and functions (e.g. sentence types, tenses, voice, parts of speech, word order, expressing possibility, obligation, necessity, prohibition, criticism; expressing preferences, making assumptions; asking for/ refusing/giving permission; making offers, sugestions, etc.) They acquire their fundamental vocabulary to fulfill the above mentioned functions in roles, topics and discussions.

The students are taught to be able to converse on different topics regarding GEOLOGY

The students learn to understand spoken language. Listening texts include monologues and interacting speakers.

The students are offered adapted/instructional reading material and are encouraged to learn to use different strategies for different reading purposes: identifying the main points in a text, looking for detail, locating specific information in a text, understanding a text structure, etc.

The students are expected to learn to produce written texts of various types: formal / informal / argumentative essays (expressing opinions, for and against), , memoranda and notes.

2. Professional (ESP) English

The purpose of ESP course is to prepare the students for doing GEOLOGY in English.

Development of the students' restricted knowledge in denstistry terms and topics ,

The students' competence in ESP is measured by their ability to:

The course aims to:

Listening includes:

Speaking includes:

The students' competence in skills development is measured by their ability to understand and produce written and spoken language in an educational context, to perform the following academic tasks:



Detailed Course Content

SCIENTIFIC TOPICS : THE STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH.

THE ROCK CYCLE. VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS.

MT. ETNA.

THE 2010 ERUPTION OF THE ICELANDIC VOLCANO.

THE HISTORY OF PLATE TECTONICS.

DIVERGENT BOUNDARIES.

CONVERGENT BOUNDARIES.

OCEANIC-CONTINENTAL CONVERGENCE.

OCEANIC-OCEANIC CONVERGENCE.

CONTINENTAL-CONTINENTAL CONVERGENCE.

TRANSFORM BOUNDARIES.

PLATE-BOUNDARY ZONES.

TSUNAMIS : FACTS ABOUT KILLER WAVES.

ISLAND ARCS.



Textbook Information

Concept maps. online scientific magazines ppt. fotocopies to be sent by email. etc.




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