SPANISH LANGUAGE I

SPANISH LANGUAGE I

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Code
55874
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-38) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/07
LANGUAGE
Spanish
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
Annual
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This unit is divided into 2 sections: A, B. This page refers to the section

OVERVIEW

Spanish Language  1 (9 CFU) consists of an annual Spanish Language Course and a Theoretical Module in the first semester.

The lessons of the theoretical module (Ana de Hériz) are taught in two groups divided by surname (A-K in group A and L-Z in group B ). There are three Spanish Language Course groups, divided by surname: A-D (Prof. Carmelo Valero), E-O (Prof. Carmelo Valero) and P-Z (Prof. Anne Serrano).

The course Spanish I as a third language (6 CFU) includes only the Spanish Language Course.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is intended to promote theoretical-practical reflection on the morphology and syntax of Spanish, while at the same time offering the vocabulary necessary to comprehend written and oral Spanish. It also provides adequate knowledge of the bibliographic tools that are essential for reaching the required level.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Theorical Module (for 9 CFU):

The aim of the course is to provide the tools to understand the different linguistic components of Spanish that are used in communicative activities, paying special attention to the phonological/phonetic, morphological and lexical levels, in order to encourage an approach that contrasts with Italian and/or the mother tongues of the learners. Different variants of Spanish in the world will be considered.

Spanish Language Course (9 & 6 CFU)

The 1st year Spanish language Course is aimed at a linguistic-cultural preparation at the B1 level of the CEFR:

“Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans”.

Teaching methods

Theoretical lessons and language exercises. It is advisable to be registered in the appropriate areas of Aulaweb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

For the Theoretical Module:

  • Introductory concepts  of phonetics and phonology
  • Spanish vowel and consonant systems
  • Introductory concepts of lexical morphology and lexicology
  • Inflection
  • Derivation
  • Composition
  • Abbreviations and acronyms

For the Spanish Language Course:

 

B1 Level Descriptors of the Common European Framework

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The Theoretical Module materials will be uploaded to the AulaWeb portal when the course begins. The list of bibliographical references for Lettorato will be published at the beginning of the academic year.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANA LOURDES DE HERIZ RAMON (President)

ELENA ERRICO (President)

CARMELO VALERO

ANA BELEN SERRANO DE LA IGLESIA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Theoretical lessons and language exercises. It is advisable to be registered in the appropriate areas of Aulaweb.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

Vedi anche:

SPANISH LANGUAGE I B

EXAMS

Exam description

A written exam for the Theoretical Module and a written and oral exam for the Spanish Language Course.

Assessment methods

THEORETICAL MODULE (for 9 CFU):

The written test is divided into three parts: the first part evaluates students’ knowledge of fundamental concepts with test questions; the second part allows him/her to apply theory to language analysis with short open questions; the third part monitors the independent study of the bibliography with longer open questions.

 

Spanish Language Course (for 9 and 6 CFU):

The written examination assesses students’ linguistic-communicative competence at the B1 level of the European Language Framework with different exercises and a written composition. The oral interview involves checking students’ oral expression and interaction, as well as their competence with the cultural content of the course.