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POLISH LANGUAGE I

CODE 55871
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 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/21
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • POLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES 65242
    • POLISH LANGUAGE II 61295
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • POLISH LANGUAGE II 61295
    • POLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES 65242
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course aims to provide students with a linguistic and cultural preparation of a theoretical and pragmatic nature which, in relation to communication skills, reaches level A1.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course is aimed at absolute beginners and aims to enable the rapid acquisition of the fundamental morphosyntactic, functional, lexical and pragmatic structures of the Polish language, as well as to develop the communicative competence in everyday life situations. The course aims at a linguistic preparation which, in relation to communicative competence, reaches the A1 level, in order to allow the student to understand and comunicate in situations that require a purely practical use of the language. The type of approach envisaged is the communicative one, with particular attention to the synchronic development of the four basic skills: oral and written comprehension and oral and written expression.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, the student should acquire all the skills required by the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) at level A1. Students should be able to produce, understand and correctly pronounce simple Polish sentences on everyday topics.

    PREREQUISITES

    The course is mainly aimed at Italian and / or foreign students, absolute beginners of Polish, but it can also be intended for other students (eg Polish mother tongue). Study regulations permitting, the course can also be included in the Study Plan as a 3rd language (free choice or other activities) of 6 CFU.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Theoretical Module: 30 hours of theoretical lectures (I semester) - it is provided for students who choose the course for 9 credits
    Lecture: 80 hours of language exercises (40 in the first semester and 40 in the second semester) - it is provided for students who choose the course for 6 or 9 credits.

    Unless otherwise indicated due to the evolution of the health situation, the course will take place in traditional (in presence) mode.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course is intended for beginners and presents the notions of descriptive grammar of greater utility in the initial phase of the study of the Polish language, including elements of phonetics, phonology, nominal morphological categories (case, number, gender) and verbal (person, time, aspect ), in addition to the basic notions of syntax. Thanks to the use of the communicative approach it is paid particular attentionto interaction in the Polish language in the basic communicative situations of the student's daily life. All new grammatical topics are included in the communicative context of the lesson.

    The part of the Theoretical Module deals in detail with some topics of Polish and Italian contrastive grammar.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • M.Foland-Kugler, Grammatica essenziale della lingua polacca, Warszawa 2006.
    • J. Machowska, Gramatyka? Dlaczego nie?, Universitas, Kraków 2010.
    • M. Małolepsza, A. Szymkiewicz, Hurra! Po polsku 1, Prolog, Kraków 2017.
    • L. Marinelli, A. Stryjecka, Il corso di lingua polacca, Hoepli, Milano 2018.
    • I. Stempek, A.Szymkiewicz, Polski krok po kroku 1, Glossa, Kraków 2008.

    Additional teaching material (grammar sheets, exercises, various texts, videos, songs, etc.) will be provided by the teacher during the lessons through the Aulaweb platform of the course.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    I semester

    The timetable will be available on the university's Easyacademy.To confirm the timetable, please consult the personal page of prof. Karolina Kowalcze at the beginning of the first semester or contact her via email: karolina.kowalcze@unige.it

    Class schedule

    POLISH LANGUAGE I

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam consists of a written test for the theoretical module (for the 9 CFU course only) and a written test and an oral test for language exercises. In each of the three exam sessions there is a written session and two oral exams.
    
    The written test relating to the theoretical module consists of a short test on the theoretical and grammatical topics covered during the year.
    
    The written test relating to language exercises consists of a dictation, a short composition in Polish, various listening exercises and a grammar test, organized in a series of different exercises, on the topics covered during the year. Passing the written test is a prerequisite for access to the oral test.
    
    The oral exam relating to language exercises consists of a short conversation in Polish on the topics covered during the year and with the aim of verifying the grammatical and communicative skills acquired by students throughout the year.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    During the academic year there are 3-4 written intermediate tests ('in itinere') which aim to provide adequate preparation for the end-of-year test.
    
    The final exam of the course is aimed at verifying the effective acquisition of the four language skills at the level required by the educational objectives of the course, as well as the metalinguistic and translation skills developed by the student during the lessons.
    
    The final grade of the course is calculated on the basis of the average of the partial grades obtained: 1) from the intermediate 'in itinere' tests, 2) the written exam of the lectorate, 3) the oral exam of the lectorate, 4) the written exam of the theoretical module (for those taking the 9CFU course).

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Attendance is strongly recommended.

    Non-attending students can take the final exam of the course, but are invited to contact the teacher at the beginning of the academic year to agree on a possible program adapted to their training requirement and language skills in Polish.

    Students who have been certified with special educational needs (DSA), such as dyslexia or dysgraphia, are invited to contact me, as well as to familiarise with the services (e.g. “ufficio disabilità  e DSA”) the University offers to support them.