Spanish

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Communication Sciences
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2016/2017
Year: 
1
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2016/2017
Course type: 
A foreign language, final examination
Credits: 
4
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
32
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (32 hours)
Requirements: 

There is no prerequisite.

Final Examination: 
Scritto e Orale Congiunti

The learning will be verified by a written and an oral test which, unless otherwise noted, will be held on two different dates. Students must pass the written test to access the oral test.

The final written test provides a series of exercises of various kinds, for example:

1) phrases to complete, depending on their context, with a verb in the present indicative, chosen between various proposed.
2) Sentences to complete with articles, prepositions, possessive and indefinite adjectives and pronouns .
3) Questions to answer with the use of the affirmative imperative and reflexive pronouns.
4) Sentences to be completed with verbs in the past tenses, choosing the right one according to the context.
5) Put the accent on the words that need it.
6) Phrases to be translated using the verbal periphrasis studied.
7) Reading Comprehension, 5 multiple choice questions.
8) Writing (70-80 words) on one or more topics of the course program.

The maximum score is 100, the sufficiency is reached with 60 points and will allow the students to take the oral examination. In case of insufficient score, the student must repeat the written test in the following appello.

The oral examination consists of a conversation about one of the communicative contents of the course syllabus and in the exposition of a cultural or current subject related to Spain or Latin America, both to be agreed with the teacher in advance. The cultural or current content should preferably be chosen among the e-learning proposals. During the course some lessons will be devoted to the preparation of this exam.

The oral test will evaluate the student's skill to interact in a conversation, using the Spanish language in a communicative context related to familiar topics, personal interests or to everyday life.

The evaluation of the oral exam will not be expressed numerically and in case of success the examination will be "approved." In case of failure the oral examination will be "unapproved" and the student will have to repeat it (only the oral part, since admission to the oral exam requires passing the written test).

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

Aims and learning outcomes

The course aims to develop the ability to understand and produce written and oral texts at the "usuario básico" level, equal to the levels A1 and A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference, as well as the ability to understand and express themselves in a simple way in the context of direct exchange of information on topics of general type.
The learning outcomes will be:
- Acquisition of the main morpho-syntactic structures of the Spanish language at a basic level.
- Ability to read and comprehend basic texts.
- Ability to speak on topics of general type.

- Greetings and presentations, exchange of personal information.
- Description of yourself and others, talk about family, work, personal interests and free time.
- Conjugation of verbs: affirmative imperative and present tense, imperfect, simple past, present perfect.
- Adjectives and pronouns: demonstrative, possessive, indefinite; spatial references and adverbs of place.
- Ways of expressing tastes, physical sensations, preferences and opinions.
- Propose activities and respond to a proposal, ask for and offer help or favors.

Books and educational materials
Students should demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the course material made available on the e-learning platform and the following text:

Contacto, curso de español para italianos, Zanichelli.

Professors

AGUIRRE ZEREGA LUIS ANTONIO