Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to take students to level B1 in Spanish as measured by the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning and Teaching.
Course contents summary
The course develops the four basic skills:
- oral expression (students can express themselves with reasonable fluency on several topics of personal interest in the everyday sphere, introducing them in a linear linguistic sequence, and are able to express themselves on abstract or cultural topics or in relation to their own area of specialisation);
- written expression (students can produce simple texts on several topics of personal interest, in a linear, coherent manner);
- oral comprehension (students can understand complete information relating to everyday topics or to work and can identify both the general message and specific details, provided that the message is clearly articulated and without any specific accents);
- reading comprehension (students can read simple texts on topics relating to their area of specialisation, with a satisfactory level of comprehension).
• Diacritical accents
• Definite and indefinite articles
• Plural of nouns and adjectives
• Feminine and plural of nouns and adjectives
• Present indicative of auxiliary verbs
• Personal subject pronouns and courtesy forms
• Tonic (stressed) personal object pronouns
• Atonic (unstressed) personal object pronouns
• Combined personal object pronouns
• Interrogative and exclamatory pronouns and adjectives
• Present indicative of regular verbs
• Present indicative of verbs with common irregularities: diphthongisation, vowel alternation in verbs with euphonic y
• Present indicative of verbs with special irregularities
• Regular and irregular affirmative imperative of 2nd person singular and plural
• Imperfect indicative of regular and irregular verbs
• Past historic of regular and irregular verbs
• Present perfect of regular and irregular verbs
• Past perfect of regular and irregular verbs
• Future of regular and irregular verbs
• Present subjunctive of regular and irregular verbs
• Contrast: hay/està – estàn
• Periphrastic verb constructions
• Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
• Possessive adjectives and pronouns preceding and following the noun
• Numbers, temperature, time, measurements
• Personal objects
• Relatives: que, quien, quienes
• Some prepositions: a, ante, bajo, con, contra, de, desde, durante, en, excepto, hacia, hasta, incluso, no obstante, para, por, salvo, según, sin, sobre, tras
• Adverbs of place: adonde, en donde, de donde, aquí, ahí, allí, allá, encima, arriba, abajo, adentro, dentro, afuera, adelante, delante, detrás, atrás, enfrente, alrededor, cerca, lojos
• Adverbs of time: cuando, ya, ayer, anteayer, anoche, hoy, mañana, pasado mañana, ahora, antges, después, luego, primero, entonces, tarde, temprano, pronto, recién, siempre, nunca (jamás), aún, todavía, mientras, justo
• Adverbs of manner: como, bien, mejor, mal, peor, así, apenas, sólo, despacio, alto, bajo, también, incluso, deprisa, igualmente.
• Contrasto por/para e entre/dentro de
Language functions included in Units 1 – 12.
The lecture course on contemporary Spain has two goals:
- to familiarise students with the essential features of the nation whose language they are studying;
- to foster, through the process of reading comprehension, the acquisition of a wide vocabulary which enables them to communicate, i
Contacto: curso de español para italianos nivel 1, Carla Polettini - José P. Navarro, ed. Zanichelli; a number of handouts will be available to complete the grammar programme of study.
España, siglo XXI, curso monografico sobre la España contemporánea, Sebastián Quesada Marco, Edelsa.
The course is structured in units of study designed to introduce students to the formal and functional aspects of the language. Particular attention will be given to lexical and morphosyntactic features. The contrastive approach, which is preferable for Italian students, will be the starting point for study.
The exam consists of an oral test of oral production regarding everyday topics and aspects of Hispanic culture dealt with during the course, translation from Spanish and possible grammar exercises.