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Academic and Practitioner Writing Skills for students with proficient Italian Language

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

2019 Security, intelligence and strategic studies (LM) - standard (Esse3)

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+ (http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/elp/elp-reg/Source/Key_reference/Overview_CEFRscales_EN.pdf). 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 knowledge, 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:- 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, both in academic and professional contexts, through knowledge of the genre analysis approach to texts;- knowledge of academic and professional socio-linguistic practices, in particular 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;Applied Knowledge and understanding,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;- analyse texts of varying types (Policy Note, Call to Action, Press Release, etc) following a genre analysis approach;- understand how languages are learned and confidently use tools and resources to enhance their own approach to language learning (metacognitive knowledge);Skills and Competences In addition to the general competencesfor 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 written and spoken tasks (e.g. summarise, interpret, critique, counter argue, negotiate, persuade, propose etc.);- draft texts also of unfamiliar types, using the genre approach to analysis;- interact in teams, networks and professional communities making effective use of interpersonal communication skills;- use communication conventions in the different academic disciplines and professions paying particular attention to register, style and tone; - use all of the above in order to draft such - 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).

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 (Faculty Language Examination/ 'Prova di conoscenza') can be viewed on the CLA website. http://www.unitn.it/en/cla. At the following address https://www.cla.unitn.it/en/768/what-are-the-exam-regulations you will find a document named "school of International Studies" detailing the format of the exams, international certificates recognised at the School, scheduling of the exams.For any doubts or questions regarding the French Language Workshop contact catherine.riley@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)

Second Language level B2 (French)

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 (Faculty Language Examination/ 'Prova di conoscenza') can be viewed on the CLA website. http://www.unitn.it/en/cla. At the following address https://www.cla.unitn.it/en/768/what-are-the-exam-regulations you will find a document named "school of International Studies" detailing the format of the exams, international certificates recognised at the School, scheduling of the exams.For any doubts or questions regarding the French Language Workshop contact catherine.riley@unitn.it

School of International Studies - SIS

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

Second Language level B2 (German)

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

2016 International security studies (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)

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