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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LEL1000465, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IF0315, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SPANISH LANGUAGE
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Spanish
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MARIA DEL PILAR ROBLES GARROTE 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines L-LIN/07 Spanish Language and Translation 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/09/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 ROBLES GARROTE MARIA DEL PILAR (Presidente)

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites. Spanish will be the vehicular language since the beginning of the course.
Target skills and knowledge: For the development of the language and communication skills required by the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, this course provides the acquisition of the following knowledge and skills:

1. Know the communication strategies to implement effectively different language functions in Spanish.
2. Know and apply the main grammatical, phonetic and pragmatic rules of this level.
3. Know the vocabulary and the most used expressions in daily life.
4. Be able to follow and understand the main points of a discussion, within a certain timeframe on topics of everyday life.
5. Be able to understand various types of written texts from different areas of daily life.
6. Be able to produce coherent texts considering the adaptation of the different grammatical structures, elements of textual and lexical cohesion expected from a B1 level.
7. Be able to speak in Spanish and to interact adequately without previous preparation in different situations of daily life: ask and provide information, describe experiences and events, ambitions, briefly explain reasons, give explanations on opinions and projects, etc.
8. Be able to start, support and conclude a simple face-to-face conversation on familiar topics or interests to him /her. Be able to repeat part of what others have said to confirm mutual understanding.
Examination methods: The assessment of knowledge and skills will be tested through a written exam, consisting of three parts (listening, reading and writing) and an oral test (communicative interaction on the topics studied during the course).

Only those students who have passed the written test with a minimum grade of 18/30 can do the oral exam.

The use of the dictionary is not allowed.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criteria of the acquired knowledge are the following:

1. Completeness of the acquired knowledge and communication strategies.
2. Ability to understand the various types of oral and written texts of level B1 in Spanish.
3. Ability to produce texts written in Spanish by putting into practice the grammatical, lexical and pragmatic knowledge acquired.
4. Ability to speak in Spanish adequately using a reasonable repertoire of structures and routine expressions of daily life.
5. Ability to intervene in a conversation on topics that are familiar, to introduce new topics and ask for clarification.
Course unit contents: GRAMMAR
• nouns and adjectives. • determiners (articles, demonstrative, possessive, indefinite, cardinal / ordinal numbers, quantifiers). • personal pronouns. • verbs (conjugations, personal and impersonal forms, verbal times of the indicative / subjunctive, imperative, ser / estar alternation, haber / estar alternation, indicative / conjunctive alternation, verbal periphrasis). • prepositions. • accents.

Discourse markers and connectors, verbal politeness, strategies to intensify and mitigate the speech, modal value of intonation.

• Production of vowel and consonant phonemes. • Spelling and transcription of speech • Recognizing tonic syllables. • Tonic groups and rhythm. • Intonation adapted to the communication functions developed during the course.

• Physical and character description • Food and gastronomy. • Sports. • Family. • Emotional states. • University life. • Means of transport and travel. • Modern life in the cities. • Work. • Shopping • Cinema. • Music. • Means of communication. • Health and medicine. • Science and technology. • • Fashion. • Housing and home furnishings.

• Introducing himself. • Describing people physically and characteristically. • Describe objects and places. • Talking about tastes and preferences. • Ordering at the restaurant. • Talking about food and eating habits. • Organizing a trip, party or event • Scheduling appointments. • Talking about habits and hobbies. • Expressing and ask for opinions and points of view. • Expressing emotions and emotional states • Expressing obligations and formulating hypotheses. • Renting an apartment. • Making comparisons. • Writing personal stories and experiences • Suggesting places of interest to tourists. • Comparing and contrasting ideas. • Talking about the business environment. • Providing and requesting information. • Making an apology. • Attending an interview. • Talking about Health conditions and symptoms. • Telling and understanding anecdotes
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Interactive lecturing
Working in group and individually
Cooperative learning
Additional notes about suggested reading: Textbook for classroom lessons: "Via Rápida".
Other didactic materials will be provided on Moodle platform.

- Tam, L., Dizionario spagnolo-italiano. Diccionario italiano-español. Milano: Hoepli, 1998.
- Real Academia Española. 2017. Diccionario de la lengua española. Actualización 2017. [ONLINE]
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Alonso, R., et al., Gramática básica del estudiante de español (Nivel A1, A2 y B1). Edición revisada y actualizada. --: Difusión, 2005. [Grammatica obbligatoria del corso] Cerca nel catalogo
  • Ainciburu, M.C. et al., Vía Rápida. Curso intensivo de español (A1-B1)”. Barcelona: Ed. Difusión., 2012. [Libro di testo per le lezioni] Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Action learning
  • Story telling
  • Concept maps
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Learning journal
  • Reflective writing

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

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