SPANISH LANGUAGE II

SPANISH LANGUAGE II

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Code
61298
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/07
LANGUAGE
Spanish
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is concerned with sentence structure - how words are combined together to form phrases, phrases combined together to form larger phrases, clauses and sentences, and how clauses are combined together to form complex sentences. 

The course will especially focus on:

Temporal adverbial clauses

Final subordinate clauses

Consecutive clauses

Adverbial concessive clauses

Causal clauses

Modal adverbial clauses

 

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Develop understanding about compositionality, constituency and dependency relations and be able to identify constituent structure at an advanced level.

Develop understanding about grammatical relations and their expression.

Develop understanding about a variety of complex sentence phenomena.

Students should be able to recognize and analyze Spanish word structure, phrase structure and sentence structure in terms of categories and functions

Being able to identify constituents and agreement constraints will help students to improve and correct their academic writing. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Bring students to the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 

  • Interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and spontaneity to enable easy and natural communication between interlocutors.
  • Produce clear and detailed texts about diverse topics, as well as defend an opinion about general topics, expressing the pros and cons for each argument.
  • Understand the gist of complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics, including technical texts, provided they are within the candidate’s area of expertise.                                                                      

 

PREREQUISITES

B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Teaching methods

The linguistics module is made up of weekly lectures (3 hours a week over 10 weeks in the first semester). - Online classes

The practical module is made up of weekly classes (5 hours a week over 20 weeks, i.e. 10 weeks per semester). Online classes in the first semester

Second semester: Classroom teaching (depending on the evolution of covid-19 pandemic=)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Spanish Language II is divided into two parts: a one-semester linguistics module ("modulo teorico"), which is held in the first semester, and a two-semester practical module ("modulo pratico" or "esercitazioni" o "lettorato").

Linguistic Module:

Syntax: object of study and trends.
Types of syntagmas: nominal, adjectival, adverbial, verbal and prepositional. Structure, function and semantics.
Syntactic functions of syntagmas within the phrase.
Syntactic analysis: the simple phrase. Subject and Predicate. Position of the elements. Concordance subject-predicate, classes of words.
Syntactic analysis: the complex phrase. Coordinates and subordinates (substantive, adjectival, adverbial).

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Linguistics module:

Pilar Hernández, Uso del indicativo y del subjuntivo, Madrid, Edelsa, 2016

Aoife  Ahern, El subjuntivo: contextos y efectos, Madrid, Arco Libros, 2008

Gómez Torrego, Leonardo, Análisis sintáctico - Teoría y práctica, Ed SM - Hoepli, 2008

Practical module:

Francisca Castro Viúdez et al., Nuevo Español en Marcha 4, Libro del Alumno,  editorial SGEL, Madrid, 2016

AA.VV.  Competencia gramatical en uso B2,  Madrid, Edelsa.

Teresa Gutiérrez Chávez et al, Latitud 0º, Manual de español intercultural, editorial SGEL, Madrid, 2015.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Please visit http://www.lingue.unige.it/?dipendente=c0293

Exam Board

LAURA SANFELICI (President)

MICHELE PORCIELLO

MARIA VICTORIA FILIPETTO

ANA LOURDES DE HERIZ RAMON

MATTEO ANFUSO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The linguistics module is made up of weekly lectures (3 hours a week over 10 weeks in the first semester). - Online classes

The practical module is made up of weekly classes (5 hours a week over 20 weeks, i.e. 10 weeks per semester). Online classes in the first semester

Second semester: Classroom teaching (depending on the evolution of covid-19 pandemic=)

LESSONS START

The first week of october.

ORARI

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

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SPANISH LANGUAGE II

EXAMS

Exam description

The linguistics module is assessed through a written paper. There are two sittings in each of the three exam sessions. Students can choose only one sitting per session and can't repeat a failed exam in the same session.

The practical module is assessed through a written paper and an oral exam. 

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic written exams could be partially or totally moved online

Assessment methods

The linguistics module is assessed through a written exam paper

The practical part is assessed through a written exam paper (grammar, vocabulary and writing) and an oral exam.    

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic written exams could be partially or totally moved online

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is not obligatory BUT STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.