SWEDISH LANGUAGE II

SWEDISH LANGUAGE II

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Code
61346
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/15
LANGUAGE
Swedish
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course provides the students with advanced skills in Swedish language to reach the C2 level of the CEFR. In the theorical module the diacronic evolution of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Building on the skills acquired during the Bachelor's degree, the course aims at teaching the students how to use the Swedish language in advanced contexts. In order to to this, the course is divided into two parts: a one-semester linguistics module and a two-semester practical language module

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The linguistic module aims at presenting comparatively the diacronic evolution of the Scandinavian languages, thus providing the Swedish language and culture student with the tools for a basic understanding of the other Scandinavian languages.

The practical language module aims at bringing students to the C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in reading, listening, speaking and writing. At the end of the course, the students will be able to understand with easy anything they read or hear and to express their opinion spontaneously fluently and precisely in the most complex situations.

PREREQUISITES

A linguistic competence equivalent to the C1 level of the Common European Framework.

Teaching methods

During the first semester both the theoretical and the practical part will be held online on Teams and Aulaweb. In the second semester the language classes will be in presence, unless differently indicated

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The theoretical part will deal with:

1. Periodization problems in the history of the Scandinavian languages
2. Ancien Scandinavian
2.1 Phonology
2.2 Morphology
2.3 Syntax
2.4 Vocabulary
3. Common Scandinavian
3.1 Phonology
3.2 Morfphology
3.3 Syntax
3.4 Vocabulary
4. Old Scandinavian
4.1 Old East and Old West Scandinavian
4.2 Phonology
4.3 Morphology
4.4 Syntax
4.5 Vocabulary
5. Middle and Modern Scandinavian:
5.1 Icelandic
5.2 Faroese
5.3 Swedish
5.4 Norwegian
5.4.1 Nynorsk
5.4.2 Bokmål
5.5 Danish
6. Similarities and differences among Swedish, Norwegian and Danish

The annual practical course will focus on the reading and comment of complex texts, on reading and listening exercises and on the production of both oral and written argumentative texts.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chiara Benati, Storia delle Lingue scandinave, ECIG Genova, 2011

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

Teaching methods

During the first semester both the theoretical and the practical part will be held online on Teams and Aulaweb. In the second semester the language classes will be in presence, unless differently indicated

EXAMS

Exam description

The practlcal course is assessed through a written exam constituted by reading, listening and the writing of an argumentative essay. A monolingual dictionary can be used during this part of the exam. Speaking skills are assessed in a oral conversation on current themes and events.

The theoretical module is assessed in an oral exam - in either Italian or Swedish according to the candidate's preference - on the topics of the course.

Assessment methods

The oral exam on the linguistics module will deal with the most significant features of the phonology, morphology, syntax and vocabulary of the Scandinavian languages in their historical phases, on the periodization problems, as well as on the syncronic relationship between the Scandinavian languages.

The practical exam will verify the candidate's ability to understand and produce highly complex texts both in written and in spoken form.

The final mark is the arithmetic mean of the marks obtained in the three parts, each weighing 33% ot the total.