MAIN OBJECTIVES. The course aims at the consolidation and improvement of the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) through a wide range of activities in the field of science.
COURSE CONTENT. The lessons will be organized around various thematic units based on the course textbook and articles taken from authentic sources such as newspapers, the internet, specialized journals and hand-outs distributed in class. Each unit will focus on enhancing general language structures, vocabulary and functions on the basis of the readings and inclass discussions. Particular attention will be given to improving reading, comprehension and summarizing skills.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to develop the abilities in grammar, oral skills, reading, writing and study skills at a B2 level of the CEFR.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: Theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of the English language in academic and non-academic fields.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: Ability to generate ideas and apply information on the English language and its usage in academic and non-academic fields.
MAKING JUDGEMENTS: Ability to critically gather and interpret relevant data to inform judgements that include reflections on the English language and how it is used in scientific fields.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to communicate information in oral and written forms, and to interact with others in a cooperative and constructive manner at B2 level of the CEFR.
LEARNING SKILLS: Ability to work autonomously and in group, and to search for information from a variety of up-to-date, academically relevant electronic sources, including standard reference works in the English language.