Academic Year 2020/2021 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Paola Clara LEOTTA
Credit Value: 4
Taught classes: 24 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 field of psychology.

Entry level: B1.

Achievement level: B1+.

Course Structure

Lectures + lab.

Detailed Course Content

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

- Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Workplace stressors)

- Physiological Psychology (Friedman and Rosenman: Type A and heart disease)

- Psychoanalysis (Freud, Methods used in the Psychodynamic Approach)

- "Problem Column" in Teenagers Magazine

- Shyness

- Human Emotions

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/films.

Textbook Information

Grammar and language skills:

- Grammar: M. Swan, C. Walter, D. Bertocchi, The Good Grammar Book for Italian Students, Oxford U.P., 2015 (only for reference);
Language skills: Handouts will be provided

Monographic course:
1. S. Porro, English for Psychological Studies, Celid 2009 (pp. 43-67)

2. Handouts (on Freud, "Problem Column" in Teenagers Magazine, Shyness, Human Emotions, Lexicology).

> Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

> Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it.