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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DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
EQF6
POLITICAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SCIENCE
2022/2023



YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
640LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO PROMOTE A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE, PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH PHONETIC, GRAMMATICAL, LEXICAL AND NOTIONAL-FUNCTIONAL TOOLS NECESSARY TO ACQUIRE AND CONSOLIDATE THE USE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE. THE TEACHING AIMS TO DEVELOP THE FOUR BASIC SKILLS IN AN INTEGRATED WAY (COMPREHENSION AND PRODUCTION OF WRITTEN TEXTS, ORAL COMPREHENSION AND EXPRESSION). AT THE END OF THE LESSONS, THE STUDENT MUST HAVE DEVELOPED THE ABILITY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND TEXTS IN THE LANGUAGE AND HAVE LEARNED THE GRAMMATICAL ELEMENTS THAT MAKE UP THE LINGUISTIC SYSTEM BEING STUDIED ALSO ON A FORMAL LEVEL, BE ABLE TO ACTIVELY USE THE LANGUAGE, ALSO ACQUIRING AN ABILITY TO REFLECT ON IT. HE / SHE MUST BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN A CONVERSATION IN SPANISH ON GENERAL TOPICS, DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO EXPRESS OPINIONS, NEEDS, BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE PEOPLE, THINGS, PLACES, ETC. FURTHERMORE, HE MUST HAVE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF AT LEAST THE A2-B1 LEVEL OF THE EUROPEAN REFERENCE FRAMEWORK.
Prerequisites
THERE ARE NO PREREQUISITES.
Contents
THE TEACHING AIMS TO DEVELOP THE FOUR BASIC SKILLS IN AN INTEGRATED WAY THROUGH THE PRESENTATION OF ELEMENTS OF A PHONETIC, GRAMMATICAL, LEXICAL AND FUNCTIONAL-FUNCTIONAL NATURE. SECTORAL TERMINOLOGY WILL BE INTRODUCED THROUGH THE READING AND ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND POLITICAL ITEMS FROM THE SPANISH PRESS. DURING THE LESSONS, MATERIALS WILL BE PRESENT THAT WILL ALSO DEVELOP PRAGMATIC AND SOCIOCULTURAL KNOWLEDGE. AT THE END OF THE LESSONS THE STUDENT WILL HAVE TO SHOW THAT HE HAS ACQUIRED A GENERAL COMPETENCE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE SUITABLE FOR THIS LEVEL AND HAS DEVELOPED A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ON HISPANIC CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION.
THE TOPICS COVERED DURING THE LESSONS ARE: ORTHOGRAPHY AND PRONUNCIATION (2 HOURS); ACCENT RULE (2 HOURS); PLURAL AND FEMALE TRAINING (2 HOURS); SER, TENER, HAY, ESTÁ (N) (2 HOURS); PRESENT OF THE INDICATIVE (2 HOURS); ARTICLES (2 HOURS); QUANTIFIERS (2 HOURS); PREPOSITIONS (2 HOURS); NUMBERS (2 HOURS); PRONOMES (2 HOURS); DEMONSTRATIVE AND POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES AND PRONOMES (2 HOURS); THE PAST OF THE INDICATIVE (6 HOURS); GERUNDIO (2 HOURS); COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE (2 HOURS); INDEFINITE, RELATIVE, INTERROGATIVE AND EXCLAMATIVE (4 HOURS) VERBAL PERIPHRASIS AND FORMS OF OBLIGATION (4 HOURS). THE GRAMMATICAL THEMES WILL BE INTERVALED BY THE READING AND RELEVANT COMMENT OF CULTURAL TOPICS.
Teaching Methods
THERE ARE 40 HOURS OF FRONTAL TEACHING HELD IN SPANISH.
Verification of learning
THERE ARE 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 MULTIPLE CHOICE EXERCISES, COMPLETION AND TRANSLATION, ON GRAMMATICAL AND LEXICAL TOPICS. THE ORAL EXAM CONSISTS IN CARRYING OUT A GENERAL CONVERSATION IN SPANISH AND IN THE DISCUSSION ON GRAMMATICAL AND SOCIO-CULTURAL TOPICS COVERED DURING THE LESSONS. THE STUDENT WILL HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT HE CAN READ, DESCRIBE PEOPLE AND THINGS, EXPRESS OPINIONS, TASTES, DESIRES, NEEDS, ETC. AND TO KNOW THE ELEMENTS OF CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION BELONGING TO SPANISH SOCIETY.
Texts
-MARIA VITTORIA CALVI, ¡ENHORABUENA!, ZANICHELLI, MILANO, 2020.
-LAURA PIEROZZI, UNA VUELTA POR LA CULTURA HISPANA, ZANICHELLI, BOLOGNA, 2022 (CHAPTERS 1 TO 8 ON SPAIN, PP. 1-147).

- LAURA TAM, GRANDE DIZIONARIO HOEPLI SPAGNOLO, SPAGNOLO-ITALIANO, ITALIANO-SPAGNOLO CON CD-ROM, HOEPLI, MILANO, 2009.
More Information
ATTENDANCE AT THE LESSONS IS NOT MANDATORY, BUT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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