39977 - Spanish Language (Course and Laboratory) I (GR. A)

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The student, at the end of the course, must demonstrate the ability to understand concepts and topics related to social sciences, political sciences, in general, and international politics and his news expressed in Spanish and must also be able to express himself on the same topics in Spanish at a level not less than A2 and, ideally, B1 (according to the Council of Europe Reference Framework). As far as the written language is concerned, the student must be able to read and understand complex texts (in particular reviews and manuals) with a level of difficulty no lower than B1 and, ideally, B2.

Course contents

The Spanish Language Program I Group A forsee the study of some units of Modules A and B of Debate. El español (San Vicente Lombardini: 2010); i.e. units A2 (Primeras elecciones, pacto social y riesgo golpista), A4 (Una constitución para todos), B1 (El Estado de las autonomías), B2 (Los nacionalismos), B3 (En una España plurilingüe), B4 (De la Transición a la democratización: PSOE), B6 (El gobierno popular) and B7 (El gobierno socialist); and also two units concerning the current socio-political situation in Spain and Latin America that will be explained in class.

Readings/Bibliography

See the italian version

Teaching methods

Second semester, 30 hours. The course of history and politics offers linguistic-textual knowledge of the Spanish political situation and its Latin American relationships from 1975 until 2010.

Assessment methods

Verification will be carried out by means of two partial written tests (mandatory for attendance conditions) and a final oral test (for attendance conditions); a written test and an oral test (for attendance conditions).

attendance conditions

It is strongly recommended to attend at least 65% of the lessons (both the course and the workshop) to ensure the exact scope of the content developed during the course.

The final marks of Spanish Language and Laboratory I will be given by the two written partial marks and the successful candidate in a final oral exam.

During the first and second partial sessions, the A2 contents will be checked (those given in Language and Laboratory I in the second half of the year and concerning the first and second parts of the programme).

The partial (first or second) or full rehearsal will take place during the first appeal of the summer session and only during this appeal. Anyone who has not submitted to or passed this recovery will be considered a non-attending student.

Students attending the course will have the opportunity to keep the marks obtained in the partial until the appeal of the following September.

The oral test (after verifying the reading ability) will take place through a conversation on topics of daily life in which students will have to demonstrate the oral skills typical of an A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference: Can communicate on personal topics with familiar expressions of daily use and very common formulas; can present, describe, narrate, opine, make assumptions and use formulas of mandate with suitable structures, even if simple, and without making frequent mistakes in them.

To access the oral exam, students must enrol through ALMAESAMI.

Not attendance conditions

The final marks of Spanish Language and Laboratory I will be taken on the basis of the written test and the passing of the oral test.

The text is computerized and divided into three parts: (i) one dedicated to the language (level A1), (ii) one dedicated to the language (level A2) and one dedicated to the written production (level A2).

The written test covers the subjects of the full programme of the

The written test concerns the topics of the complete program of Laboratory A1 and of Laboratory A2 of Spanish I. That is to say, for the parts dedicated to language, reference will be made to points 2 of the forms (Language content) and for the part of the written production to points 3 (Communication practice) of the same forms.

Once you have passed the writing you will immediately (in the same appeal) access the oral.

The oral test (after verifying the reading ability) will take place through a dialogue on topics of daily life in which students will have to demonstrate the oral skills typical of an A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (can talk about personal topics with familiar expressions of daily use and very common formulas; can present, describe, narrate, opine, make assumptions and use formulas of mandate with suitable structures, even if simple, and without making frequent mistakes in the same) and through the verification of knowledge of topics related to socio-political vocabulary (Debate, all units of modules A and B).

To access the oral exam, students must enrol through ALMAESAMI.

A demo for the computerised test for non-attendants can be found at https://e-cla.unibo.it/course/view.php?id=363

Please note that each student has the opportunity to present themselves ONLY once per exam session.

A demo for the computerised test of non-attendants can be found at http://www.alfacert.unibo.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=141

Teaching tools

Textbook and exercises, grammar and exercise book, dictionaries, Internet, electronic slides, articles of newspapers, CD and DVD, etc.

Links to further information

https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/felix.sanvicente/contenuti-utili

Office hours

See the website of Felix San Vicente Santiago

See the website of Hugo Edgardo Lombardini