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School of International Studies - Studio 310.

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Teaching

Academic writing

Course objectives: 1) To introduce the reader expectation approach to writing through five interactive online modules. More specifically, students will be introduced to the concepts of action, agency, separations, theme and stress position; 2) To develop an awareness of how these concepts contribute to effective writing and to develop an ability to recognise effective use (or not) of this approach in written texts, academic and non-academic;3) To develop students' ability to use the reader expectation approach to writing to produce clear, effective prose in English.Learning outcomes:On completion of all components of the course, students will be able to apply to their own written production the notions, concepts and skills acquired, with a particular focus on clarity, coherence and thematic/logical progression. More specifically students will :1) have achieved an understanding of textual cohesion through collaborative writing tasks;2) have achieved an understanding of how arguments are constructed, developed and supported through evidence;3) have achieved an understanding of how information can be organised to best effect in a text;4) have developed an ability to write concise prose;5) be able to present, develop/argue a position, and draw meaningful conclusions, in written English, through persuasive lines of reasoning;6) be able to edit their own written production by employing techniques to ensure the intended message is effectively communicated to the reader, limiting instances of potential misunderstanding.

School of International Studies - SIS

2016 International security studies (LM) - standard (Esse3)

English Language

GENERAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:The course aims to develop learners' general and specialized/discipline language and communication skills and competences to a level of proficiency at least equivalent to C1+ in all four skills: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing and speaking (both monologue and interaction)*. Another overarching aim of the course is to help students become more independent language learners. The principle objective, then, is that students have a working-knowledge of English and are able to function fully in any future English Language context whether academic (e.g. PhD) or professional (e.g. in an NGO or intergovernmental organisation).LEARNING OUTCOMES – the skills and competences a learner should have acquired on completion of the course.Knowledge and UnderstandingBy the end of the course students should have acquired:- Advanced (C1+) knowledge of all aspects of language (grammar, lexis, pronunciation English in Use);- explicit knowledge of how English works (grammar, pronunciation, lexis, lexico-grammar including collocation and colligation etc) i.e. metalinguistic awareness and knowledge;- knowledge of the lexis and language conventions of the three main discipline areas, Law, Economics, Political Science;- awareness of English as a discourse practice, including issues of style, register, genre, specialised lexis (of the three main discipline areas), knowledge of academic, professional and social practices but also awareness of adapting message to audience/interlocutor;- awareness of the reader expectation approach to writing, in particular through the concepts of action, agency, separations, theme and stress position;By the end of the course students should be able to:- understand texts of a wide range of genres (spoken and written), also of a technical nature, and identify the way these texts are structured;- identify the communication conventions in the different academic disciplines and professions; - understand how languages are learned and confidently use tools and resources to enhance their own approach to language learning (metacognitive knowledge);Applied Knowledge, Skills and Competences In addition to the general competences found in the CEF for C1+, by the end of the course students should be able to:- communicate effectively and appropriately (i.e. awareness of audience/interlocutor) specific knowledge and expertise, also of a technical nature, in both written and spoken language;- process and critically evaluate texts of all kinds (spoken or written, academic or professional);- apply the notions of the reader expectation approach to writing with a particular focus on clarity, coherence and thematic/logical progression to first recognise and ultimately produce clear effective prose in English (academic and non-academic);– use the appropriate language skills and competences (receptive and productive) to perform other communicative tasks (summarise, interpret, critique, counter argue, negotiate, draft, plan, propose etc.);- interact in teams, networks and professional communities making effective use of interpersonal communication skills;- use communication conventions in the different academic disciplines and professions; - adopt effective language learning tools, skills and strategies to enhance learning, in particular for self-directed learning;- discuss language and learning in appropriate terms (metalinguistic skills).* C1+ - Common European Framework of Reference http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/elp/elp-reg/Source/Key_reference/Overview_CEFRscales_EN.pdf

School of International Studies - SIS

2011 European and international studies - studi europei e internazionali (LM) - standard (Esse3)

French Language Workshop

To reach the level of B2 in French, students attend classes at the University Language Centre (CLA). The syllabi and course descriptions along with information regarding the final exam 'Prova di conoscenza' (Faculty Language Examination) can be viewed on the CLA website. http://www.unitn.it/en/claFor any doubts or questions regarding the French Language Workshop contact catherine.riley@lett.unitn.it

School of International Studies - SIS

2011 European and international studies - studi europei e internazionali (LM) - standard (Esse3)

German Language Workshop

To reach the level of B2 in German, students attend classes at the University Language Centre (CLA). The syllabi and course descriptions along with information regarding the final exam 'Prova di conoscenza' (Faculty Language Examination) can be viewed on the CLA website. http://www.unitn.it/en/claFor any doubts or questions regarding the German Language Workshop contact catherine.riley@unitn.it

School of International Studies - SIS

2011 European and international studies - studi europei e internazionali (LM) - standard (Esse3)

Spanish Language Workshop

To reach the level of B2 in Spanish, students attend classes at the University Language Centre (CLA). The syllabi and course descriptions along with information regarding the final exam 'Prova di conoscenza' (Faculty Language Examination) can be viewed on the CLA website. http://www.unitn.it/en/claFor any doubts or questions regarding the Spanish Language Workshop contact catherine.riley@lett.unitn.it

School of International Studies - SIS

2011 European and international studies - studi europei e internazionali (LM) - standard (Esse3)

Thesis

Children's Literature. Language learning/... /

Children's Literature.

Language learning/teaching

CLIL

Student Centred Learning

The multilingual multicultural learning space

Language of politics

The politics of language and language policy

Lanugage Awareness

Humour studies/translating humour

 

 

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