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CODE 80261
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/07
LANGUAGE Spanish
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The aim of this module is to make students reflect upon the variety of the Spanish Language which unites, into diversity, millions of Spanish native speakers, as well as others using it as a vehicular, foreign or contact language. Not only will this reflection focus on daily conversation, but also on various discourse products and outputs, especially linked to the specific job opportunities.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to enhance students’ knowledge of English. It is designed to broaden and build on the linguistic competence they have acquired previously. The lessons and class work are designed to boost all the main language skills (listening, pronunciation, reading, writing, knowledge of vocabulary and grammar), though the main focus will be on speaking. By the end of the course, students will be expected to have reached level B2 of the Common European Framework of Recognition for Languages.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To develop communicative competences in Spanish, without forgetting the huge varieties and richness of the Spanish linguistic and cultural universe.

To learn a foreign language in a collaborative and mediation environment.

The following are the expected learning outcomes:

To know the morphosyntactic and lexical contents of the module. They will be learnt also in autonomy, with peer correction and assessment tasks, oriented and guided by the teacher.

To acquire basic mediation skills, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). In particular: to carry out an experience of mediation and facilitation in face to face and on-line interactions; to work in a collaborative and group environment; to apply mediation strategies to simplify and adjust your own language, to explain, to reformulate, and to paraphrase also reflecting upon the Italian and the Spanish linguistic-cultural system.

Autonomy: to carry out self-assessment tasks, according to the CEFR grids; to be aware to face and try to solve (disciplinary and interpersonal) problems emerged during the module; to develop or strengthen some soft skills, such as the ability to work in a collaborative environment, also on-line.

PREREQUISITES

None.

TEACHING METHODS

All scheduled contact hours will articulate into a more traditional content transmissive part, and another part where students will work in small groups. Apart from the contact hours, the module foresees a part of individual study and the elaboration of a group project. The module is taught during the first term (from October to December).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

As to the specific contents, the reference point will be the A1, A2, and B1 (only for those students beginning with a A2 level) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR descriptors, with special interest on developing abilities and competences related with the social functions and interaction skills to be deployed in the job market.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

M.V.Calvi, ¡Enhorabuena! Curso de español para italófonos, Ed. Zanichelli, Bologna.

R. Odicino, C. Campos Ch., D. Di Vincenzo, Ejercicios de gramática española para italófonos – Nivel A1-C2, Utet, Torino.

Further information and material will be made available on Aulaweb.

Ad hoc materials for working students, and Specific Learning Difficulties students will be indicated according to their specific needs and their Spanish language level. For this reason, it is extremely important that these students contact the teacher (see below for the address) AT THE BEGINNING of the first term, either in September or at the beginning of October.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARA MORELLI (President)

DAVIDE PARMIGIANI

LESSONS

LESSONS START

End of September 2023, exact date to be determined according to the general timetable.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Assessment methods will be discussed within the class group at the beginning of the module, especially for weighting the different parts in order to get to the final mark. The results of this discussion will be published here and on Aulaweb. The assessment method will differ for students who attend and those who do not. FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND: the final assessment will consider both formative and summative tasks, such as the group project assignment design, development and presentation, as well as the self-assessment part. The final test will consist in an oral conversation, carried out in Spanish and in tandem. FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT ATTEND: oral examination to test A1 and A2 level acquisition, basing on reading a text (checking pronunciation, prosody, etc.), a brief summary of the reading, grammar tasks (to explain some rules and cloze text exercises).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

These methods too will be discussed within the class group at the beginning of the module, in close connection with the learning outcomes to be achieved. The following will be especially highlighted: The attitude and ability to facilitate and mediate (both language difficulties and interactions) within a group; the promotion of the peer- and self-assessment reflective circle.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Any information and materials related with this module will be published on Aulaweb. For more info: mara.morelli@unige.it.

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