The course aims to increase the students' competence in the English language. This linguistic improvement will allow the application of the new knowledge in the students' field of study and may also be extended and include other disciplinary areas. The communicative skills acquired will allow the students to increase their social skills both when relating their specific areas of study and in a wider relational sphere. Students will learn how to implement different learning strategies as they will be challenged to learn how to learn best, on the base of their previous requisites and in relation to new topics. Through dynamic relationships, students will also be able to measure their own progress and provide a self-assessment.
The course includes the analysis of texts, especially scientific literature, in order to verify: communication structure and objectives; lexical relevance; organization, unity, coherence and consistency. At the same time, students are asked to produce texts and similar structures on specific assigned themes or on topics of interest.