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

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Academic Year 2020/2021

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 Programme I provides for the study of the following topics:

1) The phonétic system of Spanish.
2) The Spanish verbal system.
3) The most common Spanish morphosyntactic structures.
4) Spain from 1975 onwards.
5) The linguistic policy of the Spanish-speaking countries.
6) Politics and economy of the Hispanic American countries.
7) Addressing an audience in Spanish.

See the Italian part for the laboratory programme.

Readings/Bibliography

See the italian version

Teaching methods

COURSE

The 30 hour Spanish Language Course I will be held in the second semester. The course on the most frequent linguistic structures of Spanish will be developed through readings, grammatical reflections and exercises of comprehension and vocabulary, morphosyntax and colloquial aspects of the language.

LABORATORIES

There will be a preparatory laboratory of level A2 in the first semester and another of level A2 in the second semester of 40 hours each. The workshop provides through explanations of topics and practical exercises, the basic structures of the Spanish language necessary to achieve an adequate communicative competence.


Assessment methods

The verification will be done through the continuous evaluation of the laboratories, two written parts (mandatory for the condition of attendance) and a final oral test (for visitors), a written test and an oral test (for those not attending).

Attendants

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

The final grades of the Spanish Language and Laboratory II are those of the continuous evaluation of the laboratories, the two written parts of the course and the passing of the final oral test.

The recovery of the partials (first or second) or of the complete test is foreseen during the first call of the summer session and exclusively during this call. Anyone who has not shown up for this recovery or has not passed it will be considered as a non-attending student.

The attending students will have the opportunity to maintain the grade obtained in partial until the appeal of the following September.

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

To access the oral test, students must register through ALMAESAMI.

Not attending

The final vote of the Spanish Language and Laboratory I will be taken by the votes of the written test and the passing of the oral test.

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

The written test covers the topics of the complete programme of Laboratory A1 and Laboratory A2 of Spanish I.

Once the written test has been passed, the oral test will be accessed immediately (in the same call).

The oral test (after verification of reading ability) will be carried out through a dialogue on topics of daily life in which students will have to demonstrate that they have the oral skills typical of a level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (can talk about personal topics with familiar expressions of everyday use and very common formulas; can present, describe, narrate, opine, make assumptions and use formulas of mandate with suitable structures, albeit simple, and without making frequent mistakes in them).

To access the oral test, students must register through ALMAESAMI.

Please note that each student has the opportunity to present himself ONLY once per examination session (this information is valid only for students of the three-year course).

Please note that each student has the opportunity to present himself ONLY once per exam session (this information is valid only for students of the three-year course).

 

Teaching tools

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

Links to further information

http://www.unibo.it/docenti/hugo.lombardini

Office hours

See the website of Hugo Edgardo Lombardini

See the website of Felix San Vicente Santiago