SPANISH LANGUAGE II

SPANISH LANGUAGE II

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Code
61345
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/07
LANGUAGE
Spanish
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Spanish Language II (LM) is an annual Spanish Language Course and a Theoretical Module in the first semester.

The theoretical module aims to make students more aware of the economic value of the Spanish language, the political role of the institutions that deal with the linguistic norm and the differences that exist between the normative and descriptive approaches (normative grammars vs. descriptive grammars and linguistic corpora).

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 Web resources to develop C2 CEFR skills. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Theoretical Module

During this course special attention will be paid to the econometrics of the Spanish language and its international role. In addition, we will analyse the political-linguisitic discourse of the institutions that deal alla over the world with the norms of the Spanish language.

Lettorato:

C2 CEFR level descriptors:

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

Teaching methods

Lectures and language lessons.

IMPORTANT: Access to aulaweb with password to be requested by email to prof.ssa Victoria Filipetto (victoria.filipetto@unige.it)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Theoretical Module 

A) History of the Real Academia (politics and works) compared with that of the Accademia della Crusca;
B) The political-linguistic role of the Spanish Language International Congresses;
C) Entities and foundations for the dissemination of Spanish: the Cervantes Institute and the Fundeu;
D) The model: standard and usage; standard Spanish, international Spanish; neutral Spanish;
E) Linguistic combinatorial;
F) corpus of Spanish and Combinatorial linguistics;
G) Online resources and accessibility policy.

Lettorato

Analysis of morphosyntactic structures, including from a contrastive perspective with Italian. Reading and discussing texts on current affairs. Production of different text types in Spanish summarizing Italian texts (mediation).

Consolidation of lexis and idioms; analysis of implicit meaning; analysis of different registers and recognition/use of regional varieties. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Theoretical module

A large part of the bibliography is accessible on aulaweb and will be presented, analysed and discussed during the lessons. Studies will also be provided to analyse the economy of the Spanish language in the world and language policies such as the publications of the Fundacion Telefónica and others:

  • Francisco Moreno Fernández (2016), Atlas de la lengua española, Fundación Telefónica (disponibile in rete).
  • José Luis García Delgado et al. (2015), Lengua, empresa y mercado, Fundación Telefónica (disponibile in rete).
  • José del Valle (Ed) (2015), Historia política del español. La creación de una lengua, Editorial Aluvión. [Solo alcuni capitoli che verranno presentati preliminarmente a lezione].
  • Lara, Luis Fernando (2013), Historia mínima de la lengua española. México: El Colegio de México.

Lettorato

Nuevo Prisma Nivel C2Curso de español para extranjeros. Libro del alumno con cd. Editorial Edinumen. Madrid, 2013.

Materials on current affairs will be provided  by the instructor.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and language lessons.

IMPORTANT: Access to aulaweb with password to be requested by email to prof.ssa Victoria Filipetto (victoria.filipetto@unige.it)

LESSONS START

 1st semester 2019.

ORARI

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

Vedi anche:

SPANISH LANGUAGE II

SPANISH LANGUAGE II

EXAMS

Exam description

An oral exam for the Theoretical Module and a written and oral test for Lettorato.

Assessment methods

The oral test of the Theoretical Module consists in the discussion of critical literature on the role of the Spanish language in the world, on its political weight and economic value as well as on the showcase that collects all this in the web of institutions that spread and promote the Spanish language. Students who have presented certain themes of the program during the lessons will be exempted from some parts of the exam.

The written test of Lettorato provides for the production of: 1) an argumentative text of about 300 words on the topics/movies contained in the bibliography or dealt with in class and 2) a mediation (elaboration of a text in Spanish of about 200 words starting from a text in Italian provided in the track). In both texts, the effectiveness of the exposition, the adequacy of the register, the appropriate use of the components of coherence and cohesion, grammatical accuracy and lexical precision are evaluated. The written test also includes a reading comprehension exercise with a series of multiple-choice questions about a current affairs journalism article or a short opinion article. Morphosyntactic and lexical content (periphrasis, logical connections, consecutio temporum, idiomatic expressions, co-occurrences, etc.) are evaluated specifically through a total of four exercises corresponding to the level to be achieved (C2 of the CEFR).

The oral competence for the attending students will be evaluated with a conceptual grade based on the presentations made in class. For students who do not attend, however, the oral test takes place during the exam and consists of the presentation of the material assigned by the teacher during the course (journalistic articles and short stories by Spanish and Hispanic-American authors).

The grade for the  exam is calculated as the average between written and oral.