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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Course unit
POLISH LANGUAGE 2
LE04105262, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION (Ord. 2018)
SU2294, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination POLISH LANGUAGE 2
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian, Polish
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MARCELLO PIACENTINI L-LIN/21

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LEM0013989 POLISH LANGUAGE 3 MARCELLO PIACENTINI SU2294

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-LIN/21 Slavic Studies 9.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 42 183.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: It is obligatory to have passed the exams of the previous years.
Target skills and knowledge: The student will be introduced to the origin of Polish lexicon. The language training modules held by mother-tongue lectors in both the I and II semester will provide students with the language skills needed for effective use of the Polish language as a vehicle of communication, that is, provide them with the capacity for oral and written expression and comprehension skills. Students are expected to attend the language training modules in both the first and second semester.
Examination methods: The general examination is composed as follows: an oral interview aimed at testing the acquisition of the theoretical contents of the monographic programme (Outlines of Polish lexicon). This part can be taken in the winter session at the end of the monographic course or in the summer session. A written / oral exam (in summer session) aimed at testing the practical skills acquired in the course of the annual training lessons: the exam will consist of a written test, different for each year of the course, composed of two parts: a section on grammar exercises, and a written production test (composition) and of an oral test too.
Assessment criteria: The final exam aims at verifying the acquisition of the four linguistic skills (written and oral comprehension, written and oral production) at the level indicated in the section “learning outcomes”. The test shall be considered satisfactory if it is evaluated with results equal to or greater than 18/30. The final grade is the result of the weighted average of the marks obtained in in the oral interview on the monographic course and in the written test.
Course unit contents: Outlines of Polish lexicon
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course aims to provide sufficient knowledge in order to the origin of the Polish lexicon and its link with the culture. The language training modules held by mother-tongue lectors in both the I and II semester will be to provide students with the language skills needed for effective use of the Polish language as a vehicle of communication, that is, provide them with the capacity for oral and written expression and comprehension skills. Students are expected to attend the language training modules in both the first and second semester.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Course material comprises texts and resources made available during the course. Further bibliography will be provided during the course. Attendance is highly recommended.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Z. Klemensiewicz, Historia języka polskiego. Warszawa: PWN, 1999.
  • Z. Gołąb, The Origins of the Slavs : a Linguistic View. Columbus: Slavica Publishers, 1992.
  • A. Wierzbicka, Understanding Cultures through Their Key Words. English, Russian, Polish, German and Japanese. New York-Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

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