Scheda programma d'esame
INGLESE SCIENTIFICO
ALESSANDRA MEONI
Anno accademico2016/17
CdSMATEMATICA
Codice013ZW
CFU6
PeriodoPrimo semestre
LinguaItaliano

ModuliSettoreTipoOreDocente/i
Indefinito/InterdisciplinareLINGUALEZIONI42
ALESSANDRA MEONI unimap
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Learning outcomes
Knowledge

The learning outcomes of this course are listed below and both learning activities and examination are based on those.

After you have passed this course, you will have gained knowledge and understanding within the topic and you will be able to explain (interpret, understand, reflect and remember) the following:

 

Reading and understanding a scientific paper/article.

Basic tips and tricks about how to write a scientific paper.

Being able to have a conversation in English.

 

 

 

Assessment criteria of knowledge

Daily oral and written practice during classes.

Two classworks (usually about grammar in November and about scientific writing toward the end of the course).

 

Skills

The students will be able to have a conversation in English and will gain a basic knowledge about scientific writing.

Assessment criteria of skills

Daily oral and written practice during classes.

Two classworks (usually about grammar in November and about scientific writing toward the end of the course).

Behaviors

The students will be able to face a conversation in English, and will be able to write a basic paper/article about Mathematics.

Assessment criteria of behaviors

Daily oral and written practice during classes.

Two classworks (usually about grammar in November and about scientific writing toward the end of the course).

Prerequisites

Solid B1 Level

Syllabus

Scientific English:

· Meaning and pronunciation of keywords in Mathematics

· Understanding and translating Math papers in English

· Specific use of grammar in a scientific paper. Word order and conciseness.

· Basic information of the structure of a scientific paper

· Writing an abstract

 

English Grammar:

- Countable/uncountable nouns

- Articles

- Present simple, continuous and perfect

- Past simple, continuous and perfect

- Future tenses: going to, will and present progressive

- The passive form

- Comparatives and superlatives

- The 4 type of conditional

- The modals

- Time and space prepositions

- Link words

- Relative clauses/pronouns

 

Phonetics and Pronunciation

- The alphabet, pronunciation of vowels, voiced and unvoiced consonants.

- The “schwa”

- Intonation

 

Bibliography

Grammar:

First Certificate Language Practice (English Grammar and Vocabulary) - 4th edition - with key; Michael Vince, MACMILLAN

 

Scientific Writing:

  • English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises; Adrian Wallwork, Springer
  • English for Academic Research: Grammar Exercises; Adrian Wallwork, Springer

 

Handouts, pdf files and other lecture notes will be given during classes. For those who do not attend, they are all available upon request via email (in English) to the teacher.

Assessment methods

The exam consists of two sessions, written and oral.

The written test is made of two parts:
-grammar (reading comprehension, grammar exercise, pronunciation, words/lexicon, translation). 
-scientific writing (tips and tricks to properly write a scientific paper in English; writing exercises). 

The student will be given a score for each part. To pass the test, students have to meet a MPS of 60/100 in each part.

 

The oral exam is made of 2 parts.

PART 1 Pronunciation

  • Explain the difference between long, short, and diphthong vowels: give examples [i.e.: ship (short), sheep (long) e shy (diphthong)
  • The three different pronunciations of final -ed
  • How to pronounce h and th (voiced and unvoiced)
  • Pronunciation of math words and terms (see handout). Each student will be given 5 words

PART 2 – A written or oral presentation made of two sections: A and B

SECTION A – The following topics have to be included:

  • Countable and uncountable nouns. Articles: “the”, “a”, “an” and “zero article”
  • English tenses: when and how to use them, in everyday speech AND when writing a scientific paper.[Present simple, past simple, simple future, present perfect, and the passive form. Examples from a scientific article/paper are welcome. See also handouts given during lectures)
  • The 4 types of conditional: zero, first, second and third. How to form and use: give examples.
  • Comparatives and superlatives: give examples.
  • Modal verbs: write 3 sentences with 3 different modal verbs explaining their specific use.

SECTION B
A presentation lasting no less than 3 minutes and no more than 5 on a Math topic.

A presentation lasting no less than 3 minutes and no more than 5 on Scientific Writing.

Notes

To take the exam, all students have to register on the Department website:

https://esami.unipi.it/esami2/.

No dictionaries allowed.

Ultimo aggiornamento 27/07/2017 12:30