LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II

Diplomatic, International and Global Security Studies LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II

1212500040
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT & INNOVATION SYSTEMS
EQF6
DIPLOMATIC, INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL SECURITY STUDIES
2022/2023

YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
642LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO ACQUIRE THE LANGUAGE SKILLS B2 LEVEL OF THE COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE, THROUGH THE APPROACH TO THE LANGUAGE AND THE ISSUES OF SPECIALIZED TEXTS. THE COURSE OBJECTIVE IS TO CONSOLIDATE THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE SPANISH LANGUAGE ACQUIRED PREVIOUSLY AND IS DESIGNED TO FURTHER DEVELOP THE KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH LANGUAGE. THE COURSE ALSO AIMS TO INITIATE THE STUDENTS TO THE STUDY OF THE LINGUISTIC, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF SPAIN AND OF SOME OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES. TO HELP LEARNERS TO IMPROVE THEIR LANGUAGE SKILLS IN SPANISH DEVELOPING UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LINGUISTIC AND COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE, AT LEAST LEVEL B1/B2 OF THE EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES DESIGNED BY THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE.
Prerequisites
SPANISH KNOWLEDGE OF A2/B1 LEVEL OF THE COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE.
THE MODULE OF LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I IS PREPARATORY COURSE TO THE MODULE OF LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II.
Contents
THE STUDENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO: USE LANGUAGE ACTIVELY, ALSO BY REFLECTING ON ITS FORMAL STRUCTURE IN ORDER TO DEVELOP A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF IT. SPECIALIZED TERMINOLOGY WILL BE INTRODUCED THROUGH READING AND ANALYZING PIECES OF NEWS FROM SPANISH PRESS, WITH PRIORITY GIVEN TO TEXTS DEALING WITH POLITICS AND SOCIAL TOPICS. AT THE END OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT SHOULD HAVE ACQUIRED A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH LANGUAGE SUITABLE FOR THIS LEVEL; BUILT A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF HISPANIC CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION. THE STUDENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE THE LANGUAGE AS A MEANS OF COMMUNICATION; USE FORMAL ELEMENTS PROPERLY. STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND EDUCATIONAL, SEMI-SPECIALIZED AND SPECIALIZED TEXTS ON SPANISH LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS AND SPECIALIZED LANGUAGES. STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO COLLECT, UNDERSTAND AND DEVELOP LANGUAGE INFORMATION IN ORDER TO EXPRESS THEIR OWN OPINIONS. COMMUNICATION SKILL; STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE INFORMATION, IDEAS, PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS IN A WELL-SPOKEN MANNER.
Teaching Methods
FACE-TO-FACE LESSONS. CLASSES WILL BE TAUGHT IN SPANISH.
Verification of learning
THE EXAMINATION CONSISTS OF TWO TESTS, ONE WRITTEN (LASTING 1 HOUR) AND ONE ORAL (LASTING 15-20 MINUTES). THE WRITTEN TEST IS PREPARATORY TO THE ORAL TEST. THE WRITTEN TEST INCLUDES, AMONG OTHER THINGS, MULTIPLE-CHOICE, COMPLETION AND TRANSLATION EXERCISES ON GRAMMATICAL AND LEXICAL TOPICS. THE ORAL TEST CONSISTS OF A GENERAL CONVERSATION IN SPANISH AND A DISCUSSION OF THE GRAMMATICAL AND SOCIO-CULTURAL TOPICS COVERED IN THE COURSE. THE STUDENT WILL HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT HE/SHE CAN USE THE SPANISH LANGUAGE TO EXPRESS OPINIONS AND IDEAS AND THAT HE/SHE IS FAMILIAR WITH THE CULTURAL AND CIVILISATIONAL ELEMENTS OF SPAIN AND CERTAIN HISPANIC COUNTRIES COVERED IN THE COURSE, AS WELL AS DISCUSS THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE.

Texts
MANUALS:

AA.VV. VÍA RÁPIDA, BARCELONA, EDITORIAL DIFUSIÓN.

AA.VV. TODAS LAS VOCES, B1, BARCELONA, EDITORIAL DIFUSIÓN.

GRAMMAR BOOK:

VV. AA., GRAMÁTICA BÁSICA DEL ESTUDIANTE DE ESPAÑOL, BARCELONA, DIFUSIÓN.

LECTURE:
READING OF ONE NOVEL IN SPANISH FROM A SELECTION DELIVERED BY TEACHER IN CLASS.

DICTIONARIES:
HERDER, DIZIONARIO ITALIANO-SPAGNOLO, SPAGNOLO-ITALIANO.

REAL ACADEMIA DE LA LENGUA ESPAÑOLA, DICCIONARIO DE LA LENGUA ESPAÑOLA, ESPASA CALPE, MADRID.
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ATTENDANCE MODE NON COMPULSORY BUT HIGHLY ADVISABLE. STUDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY CAN SIT THE WRITTEN PART OF THE EXAMINATION UP TO A MAXIMUM OF TWO TIMES DURING THE ORDINARY EXAM SESSIONS (SUMMER AND AUTUMN SESSIONS) AND UP A MAXIMUM OF ONE TIME DURING THE WINTER EXTRA EXAM SESSION. EXAMINATION FAILURE DURING A SESSION RESULTS IN INELIGIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO RE-SIT EITHER THE WRITTEN OR THE ORAL PART OF THE SAME EXAMINATION DURING THAT SESSION. SITTING TWO EXAMINATIONS PERTAINING TO COURSES OF DIFFERENT LEVELS DURING THE SAME SESSION IS FORBIDDEN.
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