Medical Italian language: application of terminology and specific didactic materials in the teaching process
Sonila Piri – Adrian Haxhillazi
The article dwells upon issues of the last years faced in the teaching of the Italian medical language for specific purposes (LSP) in Albanian universities. The main issue is related to the role of the lecturer of a specific language course, the competencies it requires and difficulties arising from the medical terminology. In this sense, the specifics of the creation and composition of specific terminology are initially treated, in general, as specialization, metaphorizing, neology etc., as well as the characteristics of the Italian medical terminology in particular. Furthermore, the article deals with the specifics of the role of teachers in this field, the problems that may be encountered in the didactic process, what competencies they should possess and which methodology should be put in place. In order to develop a useful teaching process and with the aim of strengthening the specific competencies required for the LSP students, an innovative didactic unit has been elaborated with Italian language materials, whereby relevant exercises for creating the medical words are additionally suggested to enhance the competence of independent learning throughout life.
Key words: LSP, medical language, Italian, terminology, didactic unit