88074 - Spanish Language I And Laboratory

Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Felix San Vicente Santiago

  • Credits 8

  • SSD L-LIN/07

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in International relations and diplomatic affairs (cod. 8048)

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The linguistic-textual knowledge of the Spanish political situation and its Latin American relationships from 1975 until 2010.

Course contents

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 A2 and, ideally, B1.

The Spanish I subject will be composed of an A2 30-hour language course and a 40-hour A2 language laboratory.

The Spanish Language Programme I provides for the study of the following topics:

Attendants

1) Spain from 1975 onwards (la muerte de Franco y la crisis del régimen; la Constitución española; los nacionalismos en España; y el plurilingüísmo en España).
2) The linguistic policy of the Spanish-speaking countries.
3) Politics and economy of the Hispanic American countries.


4) Addressing an audience in Spanish.

Not attending

All units of parts Debate's A and B (see bibliography)

See the Italian part for the laboratory programme and Not Attending Students.

 

 

 

Readings/Bibliography

Testi/Bibliografia

Textbook and reference materials

Course and laboratory

Materials used in the course will be developed and created by the teacher/s in charge.

Moreover, teachers will make use of adapted texts, authentic texts, videos, .ppt presentations and excerpts from articles or papers.

Textbooks:

Easy Learning Spanish Grammar and Practice

Published by: Harper Collins UK

ISBN: 9780008141646

Format: Paperback

For English and Italian speaking students

Quaderno di esercizi della lingua spagnola-Clueb Casa editrice

ISBN: 978-88-491-5550-1

J.C. Barbero, Félix San Vicente

Format: Paperback

Debate. El Español de la Política-Modules A & B

Clueb Casa Editrice

Félix San Vicente-Hugo Lombardini

ISBN: 9788849134612

For Italian speaking students

Contrastiva. grammatica della lingua spagnola- Clueb Casa editrice

Félix San Vicente, J.C. Barbero, Felisa Bermejo

ISBN 9788849155662

Format: Paperback

Teaching methods

Metodi didattici

THE COURSE

The Spanish I course (30 teaching hours) will be held in the second semester. During said course readings, grammar discussions, communicative exercises and activities will be used to develop reading and listening comprehension and help students build their vocabulary, looking at the forms and/or structures as well as at the colloquial or formal aspects of the language.

THE LABORATORY

During the second semestre students will attend an A2 level laboratory covering 40 teaching hours. This laboratory will provide students with extra practice and theoretical background, through exercises and supplementary explanations, of the essential structures of the Spanish language which are necessary for an appropriate communicative proficiency.

Assessment methods

Attendants

It is strongly recommended to attend at least 60% 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 I are those of the continuous evaluation of the laboratories and cousrses, 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).

Teaching tools

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Virtual online space (IOL), .ppt slides and presentations, videos (conferences, talks) and films, newspaper articles.

 

 

Office hours

See the website of Felix San Vicente Santiago