1. Knowledge and understanding
Geographical, social and register varieties of Spanish language and their relationship with current standard.
Linguistic competence in Spanish and Latin American language at C2 CEFR level.
2. Applying knowledge and understanding
Ability to describe the main greographical and social varieties of Spanish; abitity to value multilingual and multicultural situations in the Spanish speaking world; ability to evaluate the language policies in the Spanish speaking world, both in Spain and in America; ability to interact in communicative situations on a C2 CEFR level; ability to understand and produce oral and written texts at C2 CEFR level; develop writing skills; ability to value translation choices from Spanish to Italian.
3. Making judgments
Ability to develop a plurilectal competence; ability to retrieve bibliographical sources suggested by the lecturer or independently, in order to analyse it in a critical way; ability to use electronic resources for the understanding of Spanish language varieties (such as Varilex, electronic database, www.corpusrural.es
); ability to appreciate multilingualism, geographical and social varieties, as well as language contact situations in the Spanish speaking world; ability to apply current sociolinguistic theories in order to evaluate the language policies in the Spanish speaking world and to value different language varieties.
4. Communication skills
Ability to put into practice linguistic knowledge, as well as sociolinguistic terminology, in order to descrive the contents of the course; ability to deal with the conflicts of multilingualism or contact language situations in the Spanish speaking world, to discuss about them and present the own ideas; ability to convey estimation of linguistic varieties to specialists and to non specialists; ability to look for research topics and explore their relevance in the Spanish speaking world; ability to accommodate speaking to the communicative situation; ability to interact in Spanish and Latin American language in communicative situations at a C2 CEFR level.
5. Lifelong learning skills
Ability to develop an original research about Spanish language varieties; ability to collect data about the sociolinguistic situation in the Spanish speaking world and examine them in a critical and scientific way; ability to select references and electronic resources in order to update knowledge.