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Professor
GABRIELLA CORONA (Tit.)
Period
Second Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
INGLESE 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[30/48]  CLINICAL AND COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY [48/00 - Ord. 2020]  PERCORSO COMUNE 3 60

Objectives

The module aims at providing students with the necessary tools to express themselves in the fields of occupational, social, developmental and clinical Psychology. In order to facilitate our aim, essential rammar and specialised vocabulary elements will be introduced which will enable students to improve reading comprehension as well as speaking towards a B2 level (intermediate to upper-intermediate level).

Skills we will try to develop:
listening and reading comprehension
in particular: fluent reading of academic publications
speaking
some basic writing skills (academic)

Additionally, the course will introduce students to the organisation and development of a presentation in academic English:
key grammar structures
specialised terms (English for Specific Academic Purposes)
basics of organising a semi-formal presentation
familiarity with the internal structure of an organised presentation

Prerequisites

Pre-requisites
In order to function in this course you must be at B1 level (or higher) – you must have the grammar structures, reading, listening and speaking skills (so BOTH active AND passive knowledge). The course will take the following grammar topics for granted:
tenses of the present (present -simple&continuous; perfect -simple&continuous)
tenses of the past (simple&continuous)
tenses of the future and uses of 'will'
modal verbs
uses of 'to have to'
conditionals (1 and 2)
passive verbs
verbs with double transitive
reported speech
uses of -ing and the infinitive
wh- questions with and without auxiliaries
indefinite pronouns
countable and uncountable nouns (concrete and abstract)
quantifiers
comparatives and superlatives
common verbs with common prepositions

Contents

We will explore a selection of grammar topics essential for adequate comprehension and fruition of academic texts as well as for correct expression in a semi-formal professional context. In particular:
Grammar:
narrative tenses [esp. past perfect]
the passive [esp. impersonal and reporting verbs]
reported speech
past modals
third conditional
* these grammar topics are key to understand academic or professional English in ALL fields.

Vocabulary:
word formation
work
technology
personality
linking words
condition
concession
contrast
purpose
and especially...Psychology (English for Specific Purposes)
occupational; developmental; social; clinical...

Teaching Methods

Lectures and workshops during which students will be encouraged to speak to one another and to the lecturer. NOTE: Lessons will be exclusively in English.

Verification of learning

Group work, presentations and, for attending students, class participation

Texts

Grammar (essential):
Murphy, Raymond, English Grammar in Use, 4th edition, Cambridge University Press, 2015 (we will follow this edition)

Simpler but VERY useful:
Murphy, Raymond, Essential Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press,1990; elementary level;
New English File, Intermediate (any edition) – Grammar Bank
New English File, Upper-intermediate (any edition) – Grammar Bank (selected topics)

English for Specific Purposes:
Materials will be provided during the lectures and students will be given the opportunity to present their own materials
Other sources:
J. Short, English for Psychology, Garnet, 2010

Ways to catch up on grammar:
1) attending or following lessons and studying regularly
2) revising (or studying) B1 level topics from any pre-intermediate to intermnediate book or (recommended):
English File Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate OR New English File Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate (any edition)
Murphy, R., Essential Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press,1990

Questionnaire and social

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