Academic Year 2016/2017 - 3° Year - Curriculum Unico
Teaching Staff: Paola Clara LEOTTA
Credit Value: 10
Taught classes: 60 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course aims at consolidating and deepening students’ linguistic skills particularly concerning the grammatical, morphological and phonological aspects of language (B1 level of the Common European Framework), the ability of reading comprehension and the comment on specialized texts belonging to the fields of education and pedagogy.

Entry level: A2.

Achievement level: B1.

Detailed Course Content

Grammatical, morphological and phonological analysis of texts of different typologies; reading comprehension activities with a focus on scientific lexicon on Education and particularly on the following topics:

- Special issues in Education: places and tools of learning; immigration and intercultural pedagogy; alternative education; technology and Education.

- Perspectives on Psychology

- Landmarks in Education

By the end of the course students will be able to:


- Identify and properly use the grammatical and syntactical structures dealt with during lessons.

- Recognize and properly use the most frequently recurring elements of

specialized lexicon.

- Read, translate and comment on texts about education and pedagogy.

- Sum up information found in texts.

Textbook Information

Grammar and language skills:

-M. Swan, C. Walter, D. Bertocchi, The Good Grammar Book for Italian Students, Oxford U.P., 2015 (only for reference)

– M. Hancock, A. McDonald, English Result, Pre-Intermediate, Oxford U. P., 2010 (about 100 pp.)

Monographic course:

- S. Notini, H. Monaco, Issues in Education, Clueb, Bologna 2001 (pp. 61-113)

- R. Facchinetti, Anna Belladelli, English for Educators, Cedam, Milano 2011 (unit 1. Sigmund Freud; (tot. pp. 13)

- Handouts

Students who don’t attend the course, are kindly requested to meet the Professor, during office hours.