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CODE 55874
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/07
LANGUAGE Spanish
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
SECTIONING Questo insegnamento è diviso nelle seguenti frazioni:
  • A
  • B
  • PREREQUISITES
    Propedeuticità in uscita
    Questo insegnamento è propedeutico per gli insegnamenti:
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2024/2025)
    • SPANISH LANGUAGE II 61298
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2024/2025)
    • SPANISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES 65247
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2023/2024)
    • SPANISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES 65247
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2023/2024)
    • SPANISH LANGUAGE II 61298 A
      SPANISH LANGUAGE II 61298 B
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Spanish Language  1 (9 CFU) consists of an annual Spanish Language Course and a Theoretical Module in the first semester.

    The lessons of the theoretical module are taught in two groups divided up by surname initials (A-K in group A and L-Z in group B ). There are three Spanish Language Course groups, divided up by level: beginners and advanced. 

    The course Spanish I as a third language (6 CFU) includes only the Spanish Language Course.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    By the end of the course, students will have acquired basic knowledge and skills in the field of Spanish linguistics (in particular with regard to its phonetic and morphological aspects, with a contrastive approach to Italian), also thanks to the support of exercises held by linguistic collaborators, aimed at reaching level B1 of the European Reference Framework.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Theoretical Module (for 9 CFU):

    The aim of the course is to provide the tools to understand the different linguistic components of Spanish that are used in communicative activities, paying special attention to the phonological/phonetic and morphological levels, also from a contrastive point of view. A historical-geographical overview of  the Spanish language will also be provided. 

    Spanish Language Course (Lettorato) (9 & 6 CFU)

    The 1st year Spanish language Course is aimed at a linguistic-cultural preparation at the B1 level of the CEFR.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course consists of theoretical/practical lessons (theoretical module, MT) and language exercises (Spanish Language Course, Lettorato). 

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    For the Theoretical Module:

    • Basic concepts of Spanish phonetics and phonology
    • Spanish vowel and consonant systems
    • The lexical morphology of Spanish
    •  A historical-geographical overview of  Spanish

    For the Spanish Language Course (Lettorato):

    B1 Level Descriptors of the Common European Framework.

     

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Theoretical module:

    Lacorte, M. (coord.), Lingüística aplicada del español, Madrid, Arco Libros, 2007, ch. 7, 8.

    Moreno Fernández, F., Variedades de la lengua española, Oxford/New York, Routledge, 2020, ch. 5.

    Muñoz-Basols, J., Moreno, N., Taboada, I., & Lacorte, M., Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual: teoría y práctica, Oxford/New York, Routledge, 2017, chs. 2, 3, 7.

    Lettorato:  

    Beginners group only: AA.VV. Frecuencias directo A1-B1. Libro del Estudiante + Libro de Ejercicios, Edinumen, 2022.

    Advanced group only: AA.VV. Frecuencias B1. Libro del Estudiante + Libro de Ejercicios, Edinumen, 2021.

    For all students: AA.VV. En Ruta, Gramática y vocabulario de español  Niveles A1-B2 hacia el C1, Editrice La Scuola - Edinumen. 2023.

     

    Please note that the teaching materials are the same for both attending and non-attending students.

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Please check the syllabus in Italian.

    Class schedule

    SPANISH LANGUAGE I A

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The skills acquired will be assessed by a written test for the Theoretical Module and an oral and written test for the Lettorato.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    THEORETICAL MODULE (for 9 CFU):

    The written test is divided up into several exercises and open-ended questions that assess knowledge of fundamental concepts and the ability to apply theories to the analysis of the Spanish language. 

    Spanish Language Course (for 9 and 6 CFU):

    In the written test, the language and communication skills at B1 level of the European Framework of Reference for Languages are assessed by various exercises and a composition. The oral interview assesses oral expression and interaction skills and the knowledge of the cultural content of the course.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students are required to register to the Aulaweb e-learning platform of the course at the beginning of the academic year.

    Students with special educational needs and disabilities cerftified by a formal statement from an official assessment body are kindly requested to contact the instructor at the beginning of the term in order to arrange a suitable testing format.

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