Academic year
2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT005Q (AF:248130 AR:135729)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
Course on Spanish and Latin American language consists of a half-year learning module and of an annual coursework. The overall objective of this course is to develop a basic metalinguistic competence in Spanish and Latin American language and to achieve linguistic competence at B1 level - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Learning outcomes are assessed through a structured test.

1. Knowledge and understanding
Phonological and morphological structures of Spanish and Latin American language.
Linguistic competence in Spanish and Latin American language at B1 CEFR level.
2. Applying knowledge and understanding
Ability to recognize and describe the main phonetic, phonological, graphic and morphological units of Spanish; ability to represent sounds and phonemes by means of transcription systems; ability to carry out syllabic and morphological segmentation; ability to use derivational patterns for word-formation; ability to interact in communicative situations on a B1 CEFR level; ability to understand and produce oral and written texts at B1 CEFR level.

3. Making judgments
Ability to make grammaticality and correctness judgements, relying on linguistic reflexion; ability to retrieve bibliographical sources suggested by the lecturer; ability to make basic use of electronic resources devised for phonological and morphological study (such as Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas, www.speechandhearing.net/laboratory/wasp, www.gedlc.ulpgc.es or Spanish Language reverse dictionary dirae.es); ability to display communication skills on a B1 level.
4. Communication skills
Ability to explain on a basic level contrastive differences between phonological and morphological structures on Spanish and Italian; ability to make use of linguistic terminology to describe phonological and morphological phenomena of Spanish and Latin American language; ability to interact in Spanish and Latin American language in communicative situations at a B1 CEFR level; ability to put into practice linguistic competence at a B1 level in order to present issues raised during the metalinguistic module.
5. Learning skills
Basic ability to self-assess acquisition of metalinguistic contents as well as linguistic competence of Spanish and Latin American language; ability to implement foreground knowledge to move forward onto the following course (Lingua Spagnola 2).
Half-year module:
1. General concepts: grammatical competence; grammaticality; elements of grammar.
2. Phonetics and phonology: general concepts; vowels; consonants: occlusives, fricatives, affricates, nasals, laterals, vibrants; syllable; prosody: accent and intonation.
3. Morphology: morphological analysis: the limits of morphology; units of morphology; word structure; inflectional morphology, derivational morphology.
4. Word formation: prefixation; suffixation; parasynthetic compounding; compounding; other word formation processes.

Grammatical, phonetic-graphic, lexical, textual contents; functional exponents in Spanish at B1 level CEFR.
(To be added to classnotes)
Antonio Quilis, Principios de fonología y fonología española, Madrid, Arco/Libros, 1997 [IBERIS Cons. E 264].
Florencio del Barrio de la Rosa, “Unidades de la morfología”, en Gramática de referencia de español para alófonos. I. Sonidos, grafías y clases de palabras. Bologna/Salamanca, CLUEB/EUS, pp. 93-118 [IBERIS Cons. E 754.1].
Florencio del Barrio de la Rosa, “La formación de palabras”, en Gramática de referencia de español para alófonos. III. Oración, discurso, léxico. Bologna/Salamanca, CLUEB/EUS, pp. 1413-1463 [IBERIS Cons. E 754.3; LINGUIS L.IE R.Spa GRA GREIT 1.3].

Electronic resources:
Diccionario panhispánico de dudas (www.rae.es/recursos/diccionarios/dpd)
Laboratorio fonético WASP (www.speechandhearing.net/laboratory/wasp)
Grupo de estructura de datos y lingüística computacional (www.gedlc.ulpgc.es)
Diccionario inverso de la lengua española (www.dirae.es)

Linguistic training:
VV.AA, En acción, 1-2, Madrid, EnClave ELE.
VV.AA, Gramática básica del estudiante de español, Madrid, Difusión, 2005.
written and oral
Students’ learning is assessed via a three-part exam:

1) a written part (A) consisting of a multiple choice cloze for assessing metalinguistic competence in phonological and morphological structures in Spanish and Latin American Language (30 points, worth 60% of the final mark). Duration: 45 minutes.
2) a written part (B) for assessing linguistic competence (B1) consisting of a grammar multiple choice and gap-filling cloze (20 points), a dictation (20 points) and a writing activity (10 points), (worth 30% of the final mark). Duration: 60 minutes.
3) an oral part to be taken in collaboration with the CEL’s for assessing communicative competence (B1 level) (30 points) (worth 10% of the final mark). The oral part consists of an interactive conversation on everyday life topics. Duration: 15 minutes.

In order to get an overall pass in Lingua Spagnola 1 (LT0051) or Lingua Ispanoamericana 1 (LT005Q) courses, students are required to get a pass on all three parts (A, B, C). Written parts take place on the same day; the oral part takes place during the academic year (II semester). Passing the written test A allows the student to maintain this partial mark for the entire academic year. Failure in the written exam A invalidates the written test B and the student will be required to repeat both the written tests in the next exam session.

Students holding a DELE certificate of B1 level (or higher) are not required to take the written part (B) and oral part on linguistic competence, on the conditions that i) the date of the exam is at the latest two years prior to the date in which the certificate was obtained ii) they provide the lecturer with a paper or electronic copy (both sides) of the certificate. No other certificates shall be accepted.
Frontal lectures; practical exercising; self-assessment exercising through Google Classroom platform (classroom.google.com/u/1/h); mentoring programs
Other language
Module lectures will take place during the second semester. Coursework will take place during the whole academic year.
Non-attending students are required to contact the lecturer at the beginning of the academic year and at the beginning of the second semester.
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 6
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book
  • E-learning, moodle platforms
  • Use of open-source software
Last update of the programme: 07/07/2017