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SPANISH LANGUAGE II

CODE 61298
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/07
    LANGUAGE Spanish
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • SPANISH LANGUAGE I 55874
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • SPANISH LANGUAGE III 65229
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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. 

     

    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). - 

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

    Classroom teaching 

    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).

    The practical language module aims to bring students to the B2  level

    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.
    Manuale di grammatica: il titolo verrá indicato all'inizio del corso.

    Bibliografia consigliata per gli studenti non-frequentanti:
    Francisca Castro Viúdez et al., "Nuevo Español en Marcha 4," Cuaderno de ejercicios,  Editorial SGEL, Madrid, 2016.

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    The first week of october.

    Class schedule

    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. 

     

    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.    

    Examination enrolment is through the Ateneo website.

     

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Attendance is not obligatory BUT STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

    Special needs students should contact Prof. Sanfelici at the beginning of the course.

    Erasmus students should contact Prof. Sanfelici at the beginning of the course.