The aim of the class is to guide students to the acquisition of level B2 of CEFR.
A special attention will be given to the analysis and use of the language of economics.
Moreover, students will be expected to develop a metalinguistic awareness through a Spanish-Italian contrastive analysis of the main grammatical topics of B2 level.
READING LIST AND REFERENCE MATERIAL
- Aula Internacional 4 – Nueva Edición – Libro del Alumno (ed. Difusión) [https://www.difusion.com/tienda/aula-internacional-4-nueva-edicion-b21]
- Aula Internacional 5 – Nueva Edición – Libro del Alumno (ed. Difusión) [https://www.difusion.com/tienda/aula-internacional-5-nueva-edicion-b22]
2) Compulsory reading for the oral exam
For the oral exam, students are required to read 3 of the following books:
El amor en los tiempos del cólera (Gabriel G. Márquez)
Soldados de Salamina (Javier Cercas)
Sofía de los presagios o La mujer habitada (Gioconda Belli)
Los peces de la amargura (Fernando Aramburu)
Las leyes de la frontera (Javier Cercas)
3) Economic language coursebook:
¡Trato hecho!, ed. Zanichelli (2019) [https://www.zanichelli.it/ricerca/prodotti/trato-hecho-2ed]
RECOMMENDED REFERENCE MATERIAL
Reference grammar (with exercises and keys for self-study):
Gramática básica del estudiante de español (ed. Difusión)
COMPETENCIA GRAMATICAL EN USO. NIVEL B2. LIBRO DEL ALUMNO
COMPETENCIA GRAMATICAL EN USO. NIVEL B2. CLAVES
Ejercicios de gramática española para italófonos (M. Cecilia Campos, D. Di Vincenco, R. Odicino), ed. Utet
Recommended monolingual dictionary: Diccionario Clave
Recommended bilingual dictionary: Il Grande Dizionario di Spagnolo (Zanichelli)
At the end of the course, students will :
- have acquired the reading and oral comprehension skills, as well as the writing and speaking skills covered by the coursebook
- be able to use and comprehend economic language
- have a metalinguistic awareness and knowledge of contrastive issues between Italian and Spanish
In order to access this class, students need to have oral and written comprehension and production skills corresponding to Level B1 of CEFR for Spanish. In order to sit the exam for this class, students must have successfully completed Spanish Language I and Spanish Language II
The course consists of: (a) classes held by the instructor(s); (b) practical sessions held by the lector(s).
The classes offered by the instructor(s) include both lectures (aimed at providing the necessary theoretical background) and seminars (with students' active participation).
The practical sessions with the lector(s) are highly interactive and are necessary to acquire the language skills needed to successfully complete the final exam.
For these reasons, attendance of both the instructors' and lectors' classes is strongly recommended.
The syllabus is valid for the whole 2020/2021 academic year (until the exam session of January/February 2022). For the final grade to be officially registered, students must have successfully completed all the parts of the exam by the last session of the 2020-2021 academic year.
The syllabus is the same for all students, whether attending or not: non-attending students will autonomously revise and practice the contents and the oral and written skills included in the coursebook, possibly integrating it with the additional recommended reference material.
INSTRUCTORS' OFFICE HOURS
Information about office hours can be found here:
Students are kindly requested to regularly check the page for date/time changes.
The language skills included in the coursebook are developed and practiced during the practical sessions with the lector(s). Attendance of these sessions is therefore essential in order to reach the target language level and for oral and written exam preparation.
LECTOR'S OFFICE HOURS
The lector's office hours can be found here: https://cla.unich.it/offerta-didattica/ricevimento-studenti
Assessment for this class consists of a written and an oral exam.
The written exam consists of:
1) Grammar and reading comprehension test (for a B2 level, based on the contents of the coursebook Aula Internacional and the lector’s sessions): successful completion of this test is a pre-requisite for accessing the other parts of the written exam.
2) Questions and exercises about economic language
The oral exam consists of a conversation aimed at testing speaking and oral interaction skills. The conversation will focus on the readings chosen by the student among those recommended by the instructor during the course. It will also aim to test the oral skills covered in the coursebook.