Academic year
2019/2020 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
EM9017 (AF:279007 AR:170154)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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The course Spanish Language [EXAM] consists of a theoretical module and a Spanish language training. The general aim of the course is to introduce the students to the tourism professional discourse and to bring them to a communicative competence at the B1+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Learning outcomes are assessed through a written and oral final test.

The teacher's module (30 hours) takes place in the first semester of the second academic year (2 slots in the first period, one slot in the second period). The full year Spanish language course begins in the first academic year (second semester, 2 weekly slots, A1-A2) and it goes on in the second academic year (first semester, 2 weekly slots, A2-B1).
1. Knowledge and understanding
Grammatical, lexical, pragmatic and discursive contents at B1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Lexical, morphosyntactic, pragmatic and discursive contents characteristic of the Spanish language for tourism purposes.

2. Applying knowledge and understanding
Be able to pronounce properly; be able to write correctly, be able to use properly the politeness forms to maintain the formal register required by the communicative situation; be able to recognize the textual features at the level of the micro, macro and super-structure.

3. Making judgments
Ability to gather the relevant data to make judgments about the discursivity and the adequacy of the translated text.

4. Communication skills
Be able to read correctly; be able to interact properly and effectively with tourists; be able to produce written and oral tests appropriate to the gender and to the communicative situation; be able to translate specialistic tests from Italian to the Spanish language.

5. Learning skills
Capacity for analysis and synthesis; for self-assessment.

A2 in the Spanish Language
The course introduces the student in the areas, sectors, and contexts typical of professional communication (airport, plane, hotel, travel agency, tourist office, events organization, tourist guide, web space) encouraging reflection on the language and immediate use.
AA.VV. (2017) Campus Sur, Curso intensivo de español (A1-B1). Madrid: Difusión
VV.AA. (2005): Gramatica Basica del Estudiante de Español (A1-B1), Madrid, Difusion.
Carrera Diaz, Manuel (1997): Grammatica Spagnola Roma-Bari, Laterza.
Alcaraz Varo E. (ed.) (2000): Diccionario de terminos de turismo y de ocio. Ingles-espanol Spanish-English, Barcelona, Ariel.
VV.AA.: Glosario de hosteleria y turismo:
The expected learning outcomes are tested with an written and oral exam.
Lectures (module)
Language training (full-year course)
Course moodle.
The program is the same for attending and non-attending students.
Non-attending students are encouraged to contact the teacher at the beginning of the language training course.
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 26/04/2019