SPANISH LANGUAGE II

SPANISH LANGUAGE II

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Code
61345
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-38)
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/07
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES)
semester
Annual

OVERVIEW

Spanish 2 consists of Spanish language lessons, with practice of the four language skills (called Lettorato) taught in Semester 1 and 2, and a Theoretical Module (taught in Semester 2). 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Spanish 2 aims at encouraging reflection on the economic and political role of Spanish in international relations and research using resources available on the Web in order to acquire C2 CEFR skills. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

Theoretical Module

The course aims at providing an advanced understanding of dialect variation in European and American Spanish, with special emphasis on the their origin, on the social and historical factors affecting them and on their language features. The differences between oral and written communication will also be dealt with, focusing on colloquial Spanish.

Lettorato:

C2 CEFR level

Teaching methods

Lectures and language lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Theoretical Module 

A sociolinguistic approach to Spanish dialectology. European and American Spanish: origin, evolution and variation. An introduction to interactional sociolinguistics: colloquial Spanish.

Lettorato

Oral skills:

- Research, oral exposition, analysis and debate on current affairs topics.

- Conversation norms in Spanish

- Intonation, rhythm, pronunciation an diction in Spanish

- Expressive reading

- Acquisition of vocabulary

Writing skills

- Journalistic texts: types and structure

- How to improve the writing style

- Text production and correction

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Theoretical Module 
The list of bibliographical references for the Theoretical Module will be published at the beginning of the module.

Authentic materials from the press, which will be made available on the AulaWeb platform. In Semester 2 students will be required to read Josefina Aldecoa' s Historia de una maestra.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and language lessons

EXAMS

Exam description

A oral test for the Theoretical Module and a written and oral test for Lettorato.

Assessment methods

Theoretical Module:

The Theoretical Module part will consist of the oral discussion of a short paper written in Spanish  by the students on a theoretical or practical topic included in the syllabus.The assessment will take into account familiarity with the contents of the bibliographical references and the ability to apply them both in terms of critical reflection and of analysis of texts or transcriptions of interactions in Spanish. 

Lettorato:

The Lettorato written test will assess C2 CEFR skills by means of open-ended questions on an authentic current affairs text and the production of a composition similar to those submitted during the academic year. The oral part will consist of questions on the materials covered during the course.

Students who don't attend Lettorato classes are required to submit an extra assignment consisting of a current affairs dossier. The instructions will be published on the AulaWeb page of the course.