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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LE07105309, 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
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 SPANISH LANGUAGE 2
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Spanish, Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION (Ord. 2018)

Teacher in charge ANNA POLO L-LIN/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core 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 42 183.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 POLO ANNA (Presidente)
2 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 POLO ANNA (Presidente)

Prerequisites: It is necessary to have completed and registered the exam of Spanish Language 1.
Target skills and knowledge: The objective of the course is to achieve a linguistic-communicative competence of production and comprehension at level B2 (according to the European Framework of Reference).
The course aims to give students basic knowledge of the language variation of Spanish, with particular attention to diaphasic variation and colloquial register. It also proposes to provide students with tools for textual and discursive analysis of documents from different registers.
Students will be able to interpret, recognize and reflect on the linguistic and discursive features that are typical of colloquial Spanish and of different text typologies.
Examination methods: The examination consists of two tests: a written test and an oral test.
The written test is related to the practical exercises carried out by the CEL and consists of exercises aimed at assessing the acquisition of a good written competence at level B2.
The oral test consists of a discussion of the language issues presented during the course.

Both the oral test and the written test are mandatory for all students.
Optional activities are also provided for the evaluation: students have the possibility to integrate the written test mark of the practical module with the assessments obtained from exercises carried out during the academic year.

More details will be provided during the course.
Assessment criteria: The assessment will be based on the verification of the comprehension of the proposed topics, of an adequate use of the specific language and on the capacity to applicate the theoretical notions studied during the course.
Course unit contents: Particular attention will be given to issues related to the linguistic variation of Spanish:

1. Linguistic variation
The standard and linguistic variety of Spanish; models of analysis.

2. Colloquial register in Spanish
Informal register and language varieties; oral language and colloquial Spanish; colloquial Spanish in conversation; courtesy.

3. Types of text
The textual analysis; the expositive text, the argumentative text, the divulgative text.

The practical module carried out by CELs in the first and second semester is aimed at the acquisition of the main syntactic structures (the subordination, the causal, conditional, concessive and consecutive structures) of the Spanish language and the consolidation of the skills of production and oral interaction.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The teaching method includes frontal lessons that will focus on the theoretical exposition of the themes of the program. Self-assessment activities and exercises are also planned.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes of the lessons and obligatory readings will be indicated in the bibliography at the beginning of the course. Non attending students are invited to contact the teacher in order to define the study programme and the compulsory bibliography.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Briz Antonio, El español coloquial: situación y uso. Madrid: Arco/Libros, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Briz, Antonio, El español coloquial en la conversación. Esbozo de pragmagramática. Madrid: Arco/Libros, 1998. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cuenca, Maria Josep, Gramática del texto. Madrid: Arco/Libros., 2010. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Working in group
  • Action learning
  • Problem solving
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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