The class focuses on:
- Acquisition of level B2 of CEFR;
- Introduction to Spanish for Specific Purposes; Spanish for Tourism; Academic Spanish
At the end of the course, students will:
- have acquired the reading and aural comprehension skills, as well as the writing and speaking skills of level B2 of the CEFR
- have acquired metalinguistic awareness and knowledge about Spanish for Special Purposes and the notion of genre
- have become proficient communicators in the specialised contexts relevant for the aims of the Course (tourism and academic communication)
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 passed the 2nd year exam 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) are 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 2021/2022 academic year (until the exam session of January/February 2023). 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 2021-2022 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 of the B2 level, possibly using the 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 of level B2 of CEFR 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
The final exam will consist of a written and an oral exams.
Aims to test the student's knowledge and skills about Spanish for tourism and Academic Spanish. For this exam, students are advised to practise the material and exercises provided during the course, as well as revising the following bibliography:
- Calvi, M. V., Bordonaba, C., Mapelli, G., Santos, J. (2009/2011). Las lenguas de especialidad en español. Roma: Carocci. [CAP1: Las lenguas de especialidad, pp. 15-38; CAP5: El lenguaje técnico-científico, pp. 101-122; CAP9: El lenguaje del turismo, pp. 199-224]
For the oral exam, students are required to read 3 books out of the following list:
El amor en los tiempos del cólera (Gabriel G. Márquez)
Soldados de Salamina (Javier Cercas)
Sofía de los presagios (Gioconda Belli)
Los peces de la amargura (Fernando Aramburu)
El salón de ámbar (Matilde Asensi)
BEFORE sitting the final exam, all students are required to take the language proficiency test for level B2 (third year lectorship) offered by the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo. For information regarding the lector’s classes and tests, you should contact the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (information and contacts are available on the website cla.unich.it).