The class consists of:
- Spanish Language (9 credits): Acquisition of level B1 of CEFR with a
special focus on the production of narrative texts
1) Spanish language module:
Aula Internacional 3 – Nueva Edición – Libro del Alumno (ed. Difusión)
Geolinguistics in the hispanic countries:
Moreno Fernández F. – Otero Roth J. (1998) “Demografía de la lengua
española”, Anuario del Instituto Cervantes. El español en el mundo.
Moreno Fernández F. – Otero Roth J. (2008). Atlas de la lengua española
en el mundo. Barcelona, Editorial Ariel.
- For the oral exam, students are required to read 3 books (novels, short
story collections, essays) among these ones:
- Manolito Gafotas (Elvira Lindo)
- En ausencia de Blanca (Antonio Muñoz Molina)
- El laberinto de las aceitunas (Eduardo Mendoza)
- Chico y Rita (Mariscal / Trueba)
- Como agua para chocolate (Laura Esquivel)
RECOMMENDED REFERENCE MATERIAL:
Reference grammar (with exercises and keys for self-study):
Gramática básica del estudiante de español (ed. Difusión)
Recommended manuals for the analysis and production of narrative
Álvarez, M. (2010). Tipos de escrito I: narración y descripción. Ed.
Recommended monolingual dictionary
Recommended bilingual dictionary
Il Grande Dizionario di Spagnolo (Zanichelli)
CLAVE. Diccionario de uso del español. Madrid: Ediciones SM. (disponible
De Mauro, Il dizionario della lingua italiana (DM). Torino: Paravia.
At the end of the course, students will:
- have acquired the reading and aural comprehension skills, as well as
the writing and speaking skills covered by the coursebook
- be able to write a narrative text
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.
Assessment for this module consists of a written and an oral exam.
The written exam consists of:
1) Grammar and reading comprehension test (based on the contents of
the coursebook and the lector’s sessions): successful completion of this
test is a pre-requisite for accessing the other parts of the written exam.
2) Written composition (narrative text)
3) Test based on the contents of the module "Geolinguistics in the
The oral exam consists of:
4) Oral comprehension test (based on the contents of the coursebook and
the lector's practical sessions)
5) 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.
Evaluation of the class is expressed with a mark out of 30, resulting from
the arithmetic mean of the marks obtained in each of the parts of the