69475 - Spanish Language and Culture III (Second Language)

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student:

  • Understands and produces a wide range of written texts and complex oral discourses in Spanish, expressing themselves fluently and spontaneously at C1 level;
  • Communicates fluently and correctly in different registers (colloquial, neutral, formal, academic) at C1 level;
  • Makes detailed and well-structured oral presentations on complex topics;
  • Uses idiomatic and colloquial expressions and distinguishes connotative levels of meaning.

Course contents

The course aims to consolidate the students’ communicative language skills acquired so far and to deepen their linguistic knowledge at C1 level. Special attention will be given to the analysis and production of different types of texts and to the development of reformulation and paraphrase skills, in order to enrich their oral and written production.

The main topics of study will be:

  • Relative clauses
  • Adverbial subordinate clauses
  • The passive voice
  • The subjunctive mood
  • Word formation
  • Discourse markers in academic texts
  • Verbal periphrasis
  • Clitic pronouns
  • Writing workshop: academic writing

Readings/Bibliography

Dictionaries:
- DRAE Diccionario Real Academia Española. 1992. Diccionario de la lengua española. Madrid: Espasa-Calpe.
- Clave, Diccionario de uso del español actual, Madrid: Ediciones S.M.
- Moliner, María. 2002. Diccionario de uso del español (DUE-Versión CD Rom). Madrid: Gredos.
- Seco, Manuel; Andrés, Olimpia, Ramos Gabino. 2000. Diccionario abreviado del español actual. Madrid: Grupo Santillana.

Course topics:

- Pérez Vázquez, María Enriqueta. 2013. “Las perífrasis de infinitivo”, GREIT Gramática de referencia de español para italófonos. II Verbo: morfología, sintaxis y semántica. Félix San Vicente (Dir. Coord.). Bologna: Clueb. Universidad de Salamanca: EUS, pp. 633-660.

- Lombardini E., Hugo. 2013. “Las perífrasis de gerundio”, GREIT Gramática de referencia de español para italófonos. II Verbo: morfología, sintaxis y semántica. Félix San Vicente (Dir. Coord.). Bologna: Clueb. Universidad de Salamanca: EUS, pp. 679-700.

- Pérez Vázquez, María Enriqueta. 2013. “Las perífrasis de participio”, GREIT Gramática de referencia de español para italófonos. II Verbo: morfología, sintaxis y semántica. Félix San Vicente (Dir. Coord.). Bologna: Clueb. Universidad de Salamanca: EUS, pp. 731-742.

- Pérez Vázquez, María Enriqueta. 2013. “Los pronombres clíticos”, GREIT Gramática de referencia de español para italófonos. I Sonidos, grafías y clases de palabras, Félix San Vicente (Dir. Coord.), Bologna: Clueb. Universidad de Salamanca: EUS, pp. 247-274.

Consultazione generale:

- Zahonero Lozano, María. 2011. Gramática de perfeccionamiento de la lengua española. Milano: Hoepli.

- Zahonero Lozano, María. 2010. Gramática de referencia de la lengua española. Milano: Hoepli.

Teaching methods

Communication and grammar in Spanish aimed at the acquisition of a linguistic competence at C1 level through a communicative method based on:

  • Lecture-based sessions
  • Discussions
  • Cooperative learning
  • Practice through new technologies
  • Practice in the classroom
  • Assignment
  • Individual research
  • Oral presentation

The lessons are face-to-face and require the students’ active participation with oral presentations and discussions related to the Spanish-speaking world.

The course requires the student to attend at least 70% of the lessons.

Assessment methods

Evaluation criteria entail both coursework and a final exam.

The former foresees the delivery of 2 assignments that will be worth 40% of the final mark.

The exam at the end of the course is worth 60% of the final mark. It includes a written test to assess the students’ grammar and communication skills and an oral test to assess their ability to explain and argue.

The final exam mark:

  • Written exam: 75% of the final exam;
  • Oral exam: 25% of the final exam.

Please, note that:

Only the students who pass the written test can take the oral test.

Learning assessment scale
(Grade and description)

30-30L
Excellent test demonstrating excellent acquisition of the lexical, grammatical and cultural content proposed in the course; complete mastery of the language and culture of study.

27-29
Above average, with minor errors compensated for by a more than adequate demonstration of the required knowledge and language skills.

24-26
Good test, but with some obvious errors indicating partial acquisition of the required knowledge and skills.

21-23
Sufficient test, but with noticeable limitations in the knowledge and skills to be acquired.

18-20
Test that meets only the minimum criteria of knowledge and skills to be acquired.

Insuff.
Basic knowledge not achieved, the examination must be retaken.

Teaching tools

Dossier provided by the teacher, online documents, written texts, audiovisual material. All contents, materials and resources will be available on the e-learning platform VIRTUALE.

Google Docs and other ICTs.

E-learning platform (VIRTUALE), PC, video projector.

Office hours

See the website of Ignacio Sanchez Mosquera