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SPANISH LANGUAGE II

CODE 61345
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - 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 LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES 9265 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • SPANISH LANGUAGE I 55926
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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 in the classroom.

    Non-attending students are required to contact the two lecturers to inform them of their absence and to agree on any different course programmes, additional bibliography, etc.

    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) corpus of Spanish and Combinatorial linguistics;
    F) 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).

    Lettorato

    Nuevo Prisma Nivel C2 - Libro del alumno - Editorial Edinumen

    Gramática Nivel Superior (C1/C2)  - Editorial Anaya

    Materials on current affairs will be provided  by the instructor.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Lettorato (Prof. Victoria Filipetto)

    Classes start on Tuesday 4 October 2022 with this timetable:

    •     Tuesday 9-11 a.m., Classroom F (Polo didattico)
    •     Thursday 12-14, Classroom C (Polo didattico)

    Modulo teorico (Prof. Ana Lourdes de Hériz)

    Classes begin on Monday 3 October 2022 with this timetable:

    •     Monday 10-12 a.m., Classroom M (Polo didattico)
    •     Thursday 11-12 a.m., Classroom C (Polo didattico))

    Note: The information in this online teaching programme is not editable, so please consult the aulaweb area to check for any changes to timetables and classrooms.

    Class schedule

    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.

     

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students with a certified DSA, disability or other special educational needs are required to contact the two teachers at the beginning of the course in order to agree on teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.