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Summary Teaching Assignment
Academic Year 2019/2020
Type of Teaching Doctorate
Course 055121 - ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION
Professor Biscari Paolo
Cfu 5.00 Type of Course Mono-Disciplinary Course

Phd Programme From (included) To (excluded) Course
MI (1300) - SCUOLA DI DOTTORATOAZZZZ055121 - ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION

Detailed program and learning outcomes

The course will be held by Professor Cristina Mariotti, University of Pavia, see website http://www-3.unipv.it/webdsps/it/docente.php?id=mariotti

The course aims at making PhD students aware of the mechanics of writing in English to clearly communicate their ideas in academic settings; moreover, the course will provide an overview of English phonetics to maximize the effect of the students’ oral presentations.

Detailed Programme
1) Writing in your L1 vs writing in English; overview of academic genres (reports, essays, research papers and dissertations); the writing process; writing an outline.
2) Basic text units (phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs); SVO sentence structure, end-weight principle, active vs passive verb forms; verb patterns.
3) Connecting text units correctly and effectively; use of punctuation; how to choose the appropriate linking words; how to achieve sentence variety.
4) Classroom practice: Turning an outline into a cohesive and coherent piece of writing.
5) Working on lexis: Idioms and phrasal verbs; class shift; avoiding gender connotation; spelling conventions.
6) Applying hedging strategies to sound reliable; avoiding wordiness and dangling modifiers.
7) Classroom practice: Troubleshooting
8) Abstract writing workshop
9) Phonetics for effective oral presentations (part 1)
10) Phonetics for effective oral presentations (part 2)


Notes on methods of assessing

Students will write an essay describing their research project and will then comment on their essay based on the feedback provided by the lecturer.


Teaching activities
Start date
End date

Schedule planning
 

Bibliography

Didactic forms
Type of didactic form Teaching hours
lesson
25.0
training
0.0
computer laboratory
0.0
experimental laboratory
0.0
project
0.0
project laboratory
0.0

Information in English to support internationalization
Course offered in language English
Study material/slides available in English
Textbook/Bibliography available in English

Note Professor
Teaching Material 1) Teaching material prepared by the lecturer 2) Raymond Murphy, English Grammar in Use, (with Answers), Cambridge University Press.
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Area Servizi ICT
20/01/2020