Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
1°anno 1°semestre LM, 1°anno 2°semestre LM
The course aims to help students being able to choose, read, understand and reformulate scientific information regarding studies, research and evidence for their education and practice.
One of the activities being carried out relies on the skill to actively read an article, detecting at first sight important information, such as the aim of a study, the method, the results, the conclusion, the design of a study, the background and relative literature review on the topic.
The course give the students the skills to read effectively in order to be able to share the outcomes of research in the form of abstract, speech, poster and report as well as in presenting speeches and reports in public speaking sessions.
Grammar structure and specific glossary will be dealt with during the lessons
The programme includes:
Activities in smaller groups for developing the following skills:
Reading skills, research skills, speaking and presenting skills, dialogue skills, paraphrasing skills.
Terms and grammar.
The exam is an oral exam. An English-language presentation of a research work carried out by a team of students (minimum 2 students, maximum 4 students).
The work consists in the presentation of a topic chosen to be identified among the topic addressed in the classroom.
In particular, the presentation will contain:
The description of an area of interest / topic with data, definitions, any descriptive video, statistics and comprehensive description of the topic background.
The description of a research question, Foreground or Background question.
The description of the research methods, such as keywords, such as databases, such as magazines, etc ...
The synthesis of the retrieved studies
The selection of one or more selected studies as evidence with the reasons for choosing
Content analysis of studies with the active reading mode.
The reflections on the relevance of the learned content
A glossary of scientific terms.
The group of students will prepare:
A printed copy of the slides or visual support material
A copy of files to be projected in ppt or Keynote or PDF.
The printing of the evidence.