First cycle
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Single cycle
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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
SPL1000526, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SP1843, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SPANISH LANGUAGE
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Spanish
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in SCIENZE POLITICHE, STUDI INTERNAZIONALI, GOVERNO DELLE AMMINISTRAZIONI


ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses L-LIN/07 Spanish Language and Translation 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 65 160.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Students must have B1 spanish language proficiency of the common european framework of reference for languages (CEFR). Students who reach this level can take the B1 test in the same dates of written examinations. Beginners and students that don't succeed in the test have to attend the lessons of language assistant Ana Cazorla. It is convenient to pass the test in the first year and in any case must be passed before attending the official course of the second year

Equivalent certifications are:
1. Diploma DELE (at least B1 level)
2. Diploma Universidad Menéndez y Pelayo - UIMP (at least B1 level). Contact the teachers for more informations.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to a) start a metalinguistic reflection on Spanish - in its linguistic structures, in the different levels and communication registers with attention to the American mode and on a contrastive basis (Italian / Spanish) - aimed at developing awareness of its own learning processes that allows the progressive acquisition of autonomy; b) give the students the tools and proper proficiencies in the written and oral skills also in the sectoral domains, including critical and argumentative re-elaboration;c) give interdisciplinary knoledge to the students, so that they can understand historical and contemporary spanish and hispano-american realities.
Examination methods: Grammar test (propedeutic and obligatory for all): grammar test of Level B1, preparatory to the Spanish Language Course of the second year, which must be passed pima of the attendance to the official course.

Once the preparatory test has been passed the final exam consists of various written and oral tests during the classes.

NOT ATTENDING student will have to do:
1. Written examination (dictation, translatin, a grammatical exercice, a composition).

To prepare for written tests, students can attend the classes of dr. Ana Cazorla or study the books:

- J. Pérez Navarro- C. Polettini, Contacto. Nivel 1 + CD, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2003, voll.1 e 2 (for the test and the written exam).
- A. Cazorla Cáceres, Del español al italiano. Análisis comparativo y modelos de traducción, ed. Libreria Rinoceronte, Padova, 2002 (for written exam).

2. Oral examination on the following books:
- Pilar Sánchez Otín, Dos siglos de historia de España, 1808-2008, Padova, Edizioni Libreria Rinoceronte, 2008.
- Pilar Sánchez Otín, Aproximación a la geografía de España, Padova, Edizioni Libreria Rinoceronte, 2008.
Moreover, during oral examination grammatical competence can be tested orally through specific questions.
The books can be purchased at the "Nexus" bookshop in via Beato Pellegrino 8 (Padua).
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the student's preparation will be based on an understanding of the themes, on the acquisition of the concepts and methodologies proposed and on the ability to apply them autonomously
Course unit contents: Generic, literary and specialist texts will be discussed for the development of translation (written and oral), metalinguistic reflection and re-elaboration, also critical, aimed at providing the methodologies for lifelong learning.
Some significant aspects (historical, geographical, economic, political, social, literary and general) of Spain and of the American Spanish countries will be treated, focusing the themes in the national context and in international relations through original and critical sources.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Beside lectures, conferences and seminars offered, the course requires the active participation of students.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The teachers will give materials to the attending students during lessons. Non-attending students must study the books in the bibliography.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Pérez Navarro, José; Polettini, Carla, Contacto. Curso de español para italianos. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2002. voll.1 e 2 (per il test propedeutico e la prova scritta) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cazorla Cáceres, Ana, Del español al italiano. Análisis comparativo y modelos de traducción. Padova: Rinoceronte, 2002. per la prova scritta Cerca nel catalogo
  • Sánchez Otín, Pilar, Aproximación a la geografía de España. Padova: Libreria Rinoceronte, 2008. per la prova orale Cerca nel catalogo
  • Sánchez Otín, Pilar, Dos siglos de historia de España, 1808-2008. Padova: Rinoceronte, 2008. per la prova orale

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Peer feedback
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Students peer review

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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