LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES (I)

Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES (I)

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DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE POLITICHE, SOCIALI E DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
POLITICAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SCIENCE
2013/2014



YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2008
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
540LESSONS
Objectives
THE AIM OF THIS COURSE TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THE APPROPRIATE TOOLS TO ACQUIRE LINGUISTIC COMPETENCE IN SPANISH, AT LEAST FOR LEVEL A2 OF THE EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES, BY DEVELOPING THE FOUR BASIC SKILLS WITH AN INTEGRATED APPROACH (READING AND LISTENING COMPREHENSION PLUS WRITING AND SPEAKING PRODUCTION). THIS COURSE INTENDS TO BUILD A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE BY PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH THOSE PHONETIC, GRAMMATICAL, LEXICAL AND NOTIO-FUNCTIONAL RESOURCES THEY MAY NEED TO ACQUIRE AND CONSOLIDATE THE USE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE.

- KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENT MUST BE ABLE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TEXTS STUDIED; MUST BE ABLE TO USE PHRASES AND EXPRESSIONS OF FREQUENT USE AND ALSO MUST BE ABLE TO CARRY BRIEF SUMMARY OF TOPICS.
- ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO USE THE LANGUAGE SO ACTIVE, EVEN ACQUIRING SKILLS ON THE FORMAL STRUCTURE IN ORDER TO DEVELOP A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING AND RATIONALE USE OF THE SAME.
- JUDGEMENT
AT THE END OF THE COURSE THE STUDENT MUST SHOW TO HAVE ACQUIRED A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH LANGUAGE SUITABLE FOR THIS INITIAL LEVEL AND HAVE DEVELOPED A KNOWLEDGE OF GENERAL TYPE ON THE HISPANIC CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION.
-COMMUNICATION SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP A CONVERSATION IN SPANISH ON GENERAL THEMES, MUST BE ABLE TO PROVE THAT HE CAN GIVE OPINIONS, OF KNOWING HOW TO DESCRIBE PEOPLE, THINGS, PLACES, ETC. ALSO, HE SHOULD HAVE DEVELOPED THE ABILITY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND TEXT IN LANGUAGE AND HAVE LEARNED THE ELEMENTS THAT MAKE UP THE SYSTEM LANGUAGE GRAMMAR STUDY ALSO AT FORMAL.
- LEARNING SKILLS
ABILITY TO USE THE LANGUAGE AS A MEANS OF COMMUNICATION, USING FORMAL ELEMENTS PROPERLY.
Prerequisites
NO ONE
Contents
THE STUDENT SHOULD BE ABLE NOT ONLY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE PROPOSED TEXTS BUT ALSO TO USE FREQUENT SENTENCES AND EXPRESSIONS, AS WELL AS BEING CAPABLE OF MAKING BRIEF SUMMARIES OF TOPICS SUGGESTED FOR DISCUSSION.
CLASSES WILL BE TAUGHT IN SPANISH. SPECIALIZED TERMINOLOGY FOR STUDENTS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE WILL BE INTRODUCED THROUGH READING AND ANALYZING PIECES OF NEWS FROM THE SPANISH PRESS (PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO TEXTS DEALING WITH POLITICS AND INSTITUTIONAL TOPICS). DURING THE COURSE, DIVERSE AUTHENTIC MATERIALS WILL BE PRESENTED IN ORDER TO WIDEN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CULTURE AND THE LANGUAGE OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES. AT THE END OF THIS COURSE, STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY HAVE ACQUIRED A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE LANGUAGE WHICH IS SUITABLE FOR THIS BEGINNERS’ LEVEL.
Teaching Methods
FACE-TO-FACE LESSONS — 40 HOURS. ATTENDANCE TO THIS COURSE IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.
Verification of learning
BOTH A WRITTEN AND AN ORAL EXAMINATION WILL TAKE PLACE. THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION IS PROPAEDEUTIC TO THE ORAL ONE.
STUDENTS OF THIS COURSE SHOULD ACQUIRE LEVEL A2 OF LINGUISTIC COMPETENCE IN SPANISH, ACCORDING TO THE EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES (BASIC USER / USUARIO BÁSICO).
Texts
MANUAL:
E. MARTÍN, N. SANS, N. SÁNCHEZ, A. VANO, GENTE 1. NUEVA EDICIÓN, BARCELONA, DIFUSIÓN (LIBRO DEL ALUMNO [STUDENT’S BOOK] AND LIBRO DE TRABAJO [WORKING BOOK]).
GRAMMAR BOOK:
VV. AA., GRAMÁTICA BÁSICA DEL ESTUDIANTE DE ESPAÑOL, BARCELONA, DIFUSIÓN.
DICTIONARIES:
HERDER, DIZIONARIO ITALIANO-SPAGNOLO, SPAGNOLO-ITALIANO.
REAL ACADEMIA DE LA LENGUA, DICCIONARIO DE LA LENGUA ESPAÑOLA, ESPASA CALPE, MADRID.
More Information
STUDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY CAN SIT A MAXIMUM OF TWO ORDINARY (SUMMER AND AUTUMN CALLS) AND ONE EXTRAORDINARY WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS. SHOULD A STUDENT FAIL TO PASS AN EXAMINATION, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL S/HE BE ALLOWED TO REPEAT NEITHER THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION NOR THE ORAL ONE AT THE SAME EXAMINATION SESSION. IT IS NOT ALLOWED EITHER TO SIT EXAMINATIONS FOR TWO LEVELS OF A COURSE AT THE SAME EXAMINATION SESSION.
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