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CODE 65229
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/07
LANGUAGE Spanish
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
PREREQUISITES
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TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Spanish Language III is a 9 CFU course that includes a Theoretical Module (semester), taught in Semester 1, and a Language learning course (Lettorato, annual).

The 6 CFU course, "Spanish 3rd language, third year" only includes the Lettorato.

Teachers: Prof. Ana Lourdes de Hériz (theoretical module) and a new teacher (lettorato).

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the necessary knowledge in order to develop skills in speech analysis in Spanish language (written and oral communication), also taking into account diatopic, diastratic and diaphasic variation and the different textual typologies.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

THEORETICAL MODULE

The theoretical module aims to lead students to know, recognise and be able to analyse the different communicative uses of language, conditioned by the contexts and purposes of social interaction. The course (theoretical but with practical analysis activities) aims to lead students to:

  • Be able to identify and explain the phenomena of meaning and interpretation of communication by not only considering the linguistic code.
  • Be able to apply to the analysis of oral communication the fundamental factors that intervene in the communicative situation and that determine its appropriateness and appropriate interpretation.
  • Be able to apply to the production and interpretation of written texts the fundamental factors which intervene in the communicative situation and which determine its appropriateness and appropriate interpretation.
  • Be able to recognise and describe units of conversation and be able to segment oral texts.

LETTORATO:

The 3rd-year Spanish Lectureship aims at a linguistic-cultural preparation which, with regard to communicative competence, reaches level C1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages, and enables students

  • to be able to understand a wide range of complex and fairly long texts and also to be able to derive implicit meaning.
  • to express themselves fluently and spontaneously, without excessive effort in searching for words. to use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes, drawing on an adequate vocabulary including knowledge of idioms, catchphrases and colloquial expressions.
  • to be able to produce clear, well-structured and articulate texts on complex topics, showing control of discourse structures, connectives and cohesion mechanisms.
  • to be able to summarise the main points of complex texts clearly and in a well-structured discourse.
  • to be able to develop an argument systematically in a well-structured discourse, taking into account the perspective of the interlocutor - giving examples to support the thesis and concluding appropriately - and be able to follow complex interactions in group discussions and debates with ease, as well as to intervene.

PREREQUISITES

The Spanish Language 2 course is propaedeutic; one must have passed its examination to be able to take Spanish Language 3.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and practical exercises for the theory module and the lettorato.

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.

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

THEORETICAL MODULE

In order to achieve the learning objectives, the following content will be presented:

  • What is meant by discourse (in communication)
  • Interlocutors, relations and voices of discourse
  • Context and meaning of discourse
  • Oral discourse
  • Written discourse
  • Discourse analysis approaches

LETTORATO

  • In-depth study of complex grammatical structures through contrastive analysis, exercises and periodic simulations, with particular focus on the following topics: contraste indicativo/subjuntivo, construcciones perifrásticas, concordancia verbal, estilo indirecto en pasado, verbos de régimen preposicional, valores del futuro y del condicional, formas impersonales del verbo, conectores discursivos, marcadores de la información, ortografía y acentuación.
  • Expansion of vocabulary, including sectoral language related to the current topics examined, as well as colloquial language.
  • Examination of the construction of a complex discourse, with particular attention to the argumentative structure, through the reading of opinion articles, the viewing of video material (reportage, interviews) and concrete application in the classroom (oral and written production). In-depth study of current issues through: the reading of texts or news reports, examination of the social function performed by progressive advertising, the viewing of reportages, films or short films and the planning of periodic classroom debates.
  • Enhancement of synthesis and analysis skills through the examination of argumentative, narrative or descriptive texts, the identification of fundamental/secondary ideas, the reproduction of a new text revised from a formal point of view (paraphrase, synonyms) and the argumentative response to the same.
  • Periodic oral and written simulations.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

THEORETICAL MODULE:

In addition to materials that will be proposed by the lecturer in the classroom, students should bring their own reading and study of:

ESCANDELL VIDAL, M. Victoria (2015). La comunicación. Lengua, cognición y sociedad. Madrid: AKAL 

LÓPEZ ALONSO, Covadonga (2014). Análisis del discurso. Madrid: Síntesis (chapters 3, 4, 5 & 6).

LETTORATO

Coto Bautista V. y Turza Ferré A. (2015). Así se habla en nivel C, Cuaderno de ejercicios y práctica, Madrid: Edelsa (última edición). 

Gálvez D. y N. y Quintana L. (2016), Dominio C, Curso de perfeccionamiento, Madrid: Edelsa (última edición).

More information and bibliography will be found on the Aulaweb platform during the course.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Modulo teorico: (1st week of October)

Lettorato: 1st week of October

Inizio delle lezioni: lunedì 16 ottobre

ORARIO

Lunedì 13-15, aula B (Polo didattico)

Martedì 14-17 Aula IV (Balbi 5)

 

Class schedule

SPANISH LANGUAGE III

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

THEORETICAL MODULE

written examination of an analysis of a written or oral text and a short oral interview on the prescribed bibliography.

LETTORATO
The examination consists of a written and an oral test, for a total of 30 marks. The written exam consists of a summary, a short argumentative text and a quiz with grammar and vocabulary exercises. The oral exam consists of an interactive conversation on current topics examined during the course.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Theoretical module:

The assessment will check the ability to apply the acquired knowledge critically to the analysis of written and oral discourse in Spanish. Students who have participated frequently in the practical activities in the classroom will be exempt from some parts of the examination.

 Lettorato: written tests will check reading comprehension and written expression, as well as lexical, morphosyntactic and grammatical skills to reach a C1 competence. The oral test will check expression and oral interaction skills on current topics addressed during the course in the classroom.

The following will be taken into account for the assessment and the final grade:

- the ability to identify relevant information in a text and paraphrase its structure;

- fluency and correction;

- cohesion and discursive coherence;

- lexical mastering;

- personal critical and argumentative contribution.

 

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.

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