The course aims to provide participants with the basic knowledge necessary for the analysis of a realia in English for Sociology
The whole English language structures and functions will be reviewed. Therefore all the 38 units of the grammar course book - S. Perez, M. Solly, Communicative Grammar and Practice, Il Capitello,- will be explained and practiced.
In order to code a text the learner have to decode many of them, so the course will give the students all the necessary tools to do that, such as how to have a factual text analysis on report with economic topics
To satisfy that aim the students are given the following materials:
file 1 Destinations: Writing for academic Success – from page 2 to page 34 from page 212 to page 219
As regards English for special purposes, students are required to learn business English through specific and authentic readings of the subject with activities on prefixes and suffixes, phrasal verbs, compound nouns, acronyms, as well as through grammar, spelling and pronunciation differences between British English and American English.
Particular attention will be given to the use of the passive form, the abolition of the relative clause in favour of the sentence construction on the left of the key word, typical of technical and scientific English.
The source of the sociological texts are realia. The same passages, with proper activities are introduced through the following course book : Doretta Ardu , Raffaella Beolè, Life reflections. English for human science, edizione Edisco
A number of texts based on sociological contents – choose during the course – will be given through slides and photocopies..
In sum the programme will be based on:
Fasten Reading comprehension
Factual text analysistranslation
On realia of sociological content
For attender students only:
Doretta Ardu , Raffaella Beolè, Life reflections. English for human science, edizione Edisco all the passages included in the following units: unit 1 unit 4 and unit 5
Further materials will be included in
File 1: Destinations: Writing for Academic Success
Topics on English as a global/common language will also be dealt at the course through the essay of Professor Crystal :in
file 4 D Crystal, English as a Global Language – 1st and 2nd prefaces + 1st chapter
Not attender students, choose between
Crockett J. E., English for students of Sociology, Liguori, Napoli da pag.1 a pag 36; da pag 39 a pag
Doretta Ardu , Raffaella Beolè, Life reflections. English for human science, edizione all the passages included in the following units: unit 1 unit 4 and unit 5
Metodi didattici/course structure
The course will be organized into face to face lecturers and practice
The course programme will be divided into two modules as follows:
MODULE 1 – 1 ECT (European University Credit) deals with:
MODULE 2 - 2 ECT – deals with :
Decode/comprehend realia of Sociology
Practice a Factual Text Analysis
Write a summary and/or a short report
Presentation using micro language of Sociology