Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2017/2018
Teaching: 
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Disciplinary sector: 
LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - SPANISH (L-LIN/07)
Credits: 
3
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
CALCEGLIA IVANA
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
24

Language

Spanish language (9 CFU)

Course description

The course, of 72 hours, aims at developing communication skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing (CEFR: level B1/B2). It provides students with a comprehensive overview of the main phonological, morphological and semantic aspects of the Spanish language. It also introduces students to the main cultural, social and historical issues related to Spain and Latin America.
Therefore, through front lessons and activities, we try to favor:
• students understanding of central aspects in medium-high complexity texts in Spanish, in both concrete and abstract contexts (Knowledge and understanding);
• students interaction, inviting them to devise and fully discuss their personal point of view on both concrete and abstract topics in Spanish, by using the main morphosyntactic structures of the Spanish language and by demonstrating their ability to choose among different linguistic registers according to the situational context (ability to apply knowledge and understanding).
• the development and consolidation of students communication skills useful to face further guided and/or individual linguistic studies (Autonomy of judgment/Communication skills/Learning skills).

At the same time, we promote the development and strengthening of knowledge on cultural, social and historical issues related to the Spanish-speaking world.

Front lessons will focus on the following topics:

• First lessons block (24 hours): phonetics and phonology, accent system, syllable division, noun, adjective, articles, adverbs, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, possessive adjectives and pronouns, indefinite and relative adjectives and pronouns, numerals, personal subjective and complement pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions.
• Second lessons block (24 hours): verbal system [regular and irregular verbal system; indicative, conditional, subjunctive modes; affirmative and negative imperative and impersonal forms of the verb: infinity, gerundio (regular and irregular forms), past participle (regular and irregular forms); hypothetical period and main propositions constructions; main verbal outbreaks].
• Third lessons block (24 hours): historical, political, geographical, cultural and touristic profile of Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites

The course has no specific prerequisites. Generally, a range of background linguistic and cultural knowledge and skills related to the Spanish world among students is expected.

Syllabus

Course description and goals:

The course, of 72 hours, aims at developing communication skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing (CEFR: level B1/B2). It provides students with a comprehensive overview of the main phonological, morphological and semantic aspects of the Spanish language. It also introduces students to the main cultural, social and historical issues related to Spain and Latin America.
Therefore, through front lessons and activities, we try to favor:
• students understanding of central aspects in medium-high complexity texts in Spanish, in both concrete and abstract contexts (Knowledge and understanding);
• students interaction, inviting them to devise and fully discuss their personal point of view on both concrete and abstract topics in Spanish, by using the main morphosyntactic structures of the Spanish language and by demonstrating their ability to choose among different linguistic registers according to the situational context (ability to apply knowledge and understanding).
• the development and consolidation of students communication skills useful to face further guided and/or individual linguistic studies (Autonomy of judgment/Communication skills/Learning skills).

At the same time, we promote the development and strengthening of knowledge on cultural, social and historical issues related to the Spanish-speaking world.

Front lessons will focus on the following topics:

• First lessons block (24 hours): phonetics and phonology, accent system, syllable division, noun, adjective, articles, adverbs, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, possessive adjectives and pronouns, indefinite and relative adjectives and pronouns, numerals, personal subjective and complement pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions.
• Second lessons block (24 hours): verbal system [regular and irregular verbal system; indicative, conditional, subjunctive modes; affirmative and negative imperative and impersonal forms of the verb: infinity, gerundio (regular and irregular forms), past participle (regular and irregular forms); hypothetical period and main propositions constructions; main verbal outbreaks].
• Third lessons block (24 hours): historical, political, geographical, cultural and touristic profile of Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites:

The course has no specific prerequisites. Generally, a range of background linguistic and cultural knowledge and skills related to the Spanish world among students is expected.

Linguistic certifications:

Students already in possession of a Spanish language certification (DELE B1/B2- Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera), are exempted from the written test, after communicating it and presentating the language certification to the teacher.

Teaching method:

Front activity and individual/group practical exercises.

Evaluating method:

The exam is divided into two parts. The first part is a written test made up of grammar exercises; brief translations (SP>IT; IT>SP) and a short composition in Spanish language. The second part is a conversation on the topics related to Spanish culture, history and society.

Bibliography - Textbooks:

- Manuel Carrera Díaz, Grammatica Spagnola, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2012 -- OR -- Odicino R., Campos Ch. C., Sánchez M. E., Gramática Española. Niveles A1-C2, Torino, UTET Università, 2014
- R. Alonso, A. Castañeda, P. Martínez, L. Miquel, J. Ortega, J. Plácido, Gramática básica del estudiante de español. (Edición revisada y ampliada), ed. Difusión, Barcelona, úl.ed.
- S. Quesada Marco, España siglo XXI. (Edición actualizada y ampliada), Ed. Edelsa, Madrid, 2016

Dictionaries:

- Lucio Ambruzzi, Nuovo Dizionario spagnolo-italiano e italiano-spagnolo, 2 volumi, Torino, Paravia, 2014
- Laura Tam, Grande Dizionario Hoepli di Spagnolo (spagnolo-italiano; italiano-spagnolo), volume unico, Milano, Hoepli, u.e.
- Real Academia Española, Diccionario de la Lengua Española, 2 volúmenes, Madrid, Ed. Espasa-Calpe, 2014
- Clave. Diccionario de Uso del Español Actual, P

The course, of 72 hours, aims at developing communication skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing (CEFR: level B1/B2). It provides students with a comprehensive overview of the main phonological, morphological and semantic aspects of the Spanish language. It also introduces students to the main cultural, social and historical issues related to Spain and Latin America.
Therefore, through front lessons and activities, we try to favor:
• students understanding of central aspects in medium-high complexity texts in Spanish, in both concrete and abstract contexts (Knowledge and understanding);
• students interaction, inviting them to devise and fully discuss their personal point of view on both concrete and abstract topics in Spanish, by using the main morphosyntactic structures of the Spanish language and by demonstrating their ability to choose among different linguistic registers according to the situational context (ability to apply knowledge and understanding).
• the development and consolidation of students communication skills useful to face further guided and/or individual linguistic studies (Autonomy of judgment/Communication skills/Learning skills).

At the same time, we promote the development and strengthening of knowledge on cultural, social and historical issues related to the Spanish-speaking world.

Front lessons will focus on the following topics:

• First lessons block (24 hours): phonetics and phonology, accent system, syllable division, noun, adjective, articles, adverbs, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, possessive adjectives and pronouns, indefinite and relative adjectives and pronouns, numerals, personal subjective and complement pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions.
• Second lessons block (24 hours): verbal system [regular and irregular verbal system; indicative, conditional, subjunctive modes; affirmative and negative imperative and impersonal forms of the verb: infinity, gerundio (regular and irregular forms), past participle (regular and irregular forms); hypothetical period and main propositions constructions; main verbal outbreaks].
• Third lessons block (24 hours): historical, political, geographical, cultural and touristic profile of Spanish-speaking world.

Teaching Methods

Front activity and individual/group practical exercises.

Textbooks

Bibliography - Textbooks:

- Manuel Carrera Díaz, Grammatica Spagnola, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2012 -- OR -- Odicino R., Campos Ch. C., Sánchez M. E., Gramática Española. Niveles A1-C2, Torino, UTET Università, 2014
- R. Alonso, A. Castañeda, P. Martínez, L. Miquel, J. Ortega, J. Plácido, Gramática básica del estudiante de español. (Edición revisada y ampliada), ed. Difusión, Barcelona, úl.ed.
- S. Quesada Marco, España siglo XXI. (Edición actualizada y ampliada), Ed. Edelsa, Madrid, 2016

Dictionaries:

- Lucio Ambruzzi, Nuovo Dizionario spagnolo-italiano e italiano-spagnolo, 2 volumi, Torino, Paravia, 2014
- Laura Tam, Grande Dizionario Hoepli di Spagnolo (spagnolo-italiano; italiano-spagnolo), volume unico, Milano, Hoepli, u.e.
- Real Academia Española, Diccionario de la Lengua Española, 2 volúmenes, Madrid, Ed. Espasa-Calpe, 2014
- Clave. Diccionario de Uso del Español Actual, Prólogo de Gabriel García Márquez, Madrid, Ed. SM., 1999
- María Moliner, Diccionario de Uso del Español, 2 volúmenes, Madrid, Gredos, úl. ed.

Learning assessment

The exam is divided into two parts. The first part is a written test made up of grammar exercises; brief translations (SP>IT; IT>SP) and a short composition in Spanish language. The second part is a conversation on the topics related to Spanish culture, history and society.

More information

Linguistic certifications:

Students already in possession of a Spanish language certification (DELE B1/B2- Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera), are exempted from the written test, after communicating it and presentating the language certification to the teacher.