Academic year
2019/2020 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT007Q (AF:306964 AR:166424)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Class 2
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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The course Spanish Language 3 consists of a theoretical module in the second semester and a full year Spanish language course. The aims of the course are two: a) to introduce the students to the main theories and notions of pragmatics that have made possible the discourse analysis with particular attention to the discursive markers and b) to bring them to a level of communicative competence at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Learning outcomes are assessed through a written and oral exam at the end of the course.
1. Knowledge and understanding
Module: Pragmatics (theory of speech acts, Theory of relevance, Theory of argumentation), pragmatic notions (speech act, Cooperative Principle, Principle of relevance); discourse markers, textual properties (adequacy, coherence, cohesion), textual tipology, argumentative discourse, Spanish language for academic purposes.
Yearlong course: grammatical, lexical, pragmatic and discursive contents at C1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

2.Applying knowledge and understanding
Be able to recognize the different types of speech act; to distinguish between decoded meanings and inferred meanings; to distinguish between lexical meaning and procedural meaning; to identify the different types of discourse markers in Spanish; to describe the grammatical and semantic features of the most frequent discourse markers in Spanish as opposed to those of Italian language; to recognize the impact of the diaphasic variation on the discourse; to recognize and explain the units and mechanisms of textual cohesion, connection, coherence and adequacy; to recognize the main linguistic and pragmatic features of the Spanish academic discourse; to understand and produce written and oral texts with the degree of correction, coherence and adequacy required at the level C1 of the CEFR; to interact in a colloquial conversation with the degree of adequacy required at the level C1 of the CEFR.

3. Making judgments
Ability to gather the relevant data to make judgments about the discursivity and the adequacy of the text; to apply the theoretical and methodological knowledge to the interpretation of the discourse data; to integrate class notes and readings with the information obtained in the on-line sources suggested by the teacher.

4. Communication skills
Being able to explain the linguistic topics of the module in a clear, well-structured, academic written test; to expose and argue on a linguistic topic or on current social topic or cultural issue with the degree of fluency, correction and adequacy expected at the level C1 of the CEFR for the oral academic presentations; to interact with the degree of fluency and adequacy expected at the C1 level.

5. Learning skills
Capacity for analysis and synthesis; for self-assessment, for bibliographical research and for planning and drafting the final thesis research.
B2 level. Good knowledge of the Spanish grammar.
Unit 1. Basic notions of Pragmatics
Unit 2. Discourse markers
Unit 3. Test and Discourse analysis and textual grammar: textual properties

Full year course (Language training)
Grammatical, lexical, functional, textual and discursive contents at C1 level CEFR.
Compulsory references for the lectures:
Portolés Lázaro, José (1998): Marcadores del discurso, Barcelona: Ariel Practicum.

Non compulsory references:
Montolío, Estrella (2000) (coord.): Manual práctico de escritura académica, Volumen II, Barcelona: Ariel.
Marimón Llorca, Carmen (2008): Análisis de textos en español, Alicante: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante.
Laborda Gil, Xabier (1914): Inteligencia comunicacional. El orador sexy, Barcelona: Plataforma editorial

Compulsory references for the full year course (Language training)
VV.AA. (2017): C de C1. Libro del alumno y Cuaderno de ejercicios. Barcelona: Difusión.
Cassany, Daniel (1995): La cocina de la escritura, Barcelona: Anagrama.

Students’ learning is assessed via a written exam structured in two parts as follows:

- a written part (i) consisting of a multiple-choice and gap-filling cloze for assessing linguistic competence (C1) (40% of the final mark);
- a written part (ii) consisting of open questions for assessing metalinguistic competence in pragmatics of Spanish as well as written skills (60% of the final mark).

Both parts are scheduled in the same day.
Duration (part i + part ii): 3 hours.

In order to get an overall pass in Lingua Spagnola 3 (LT0061) or Lingua Ispano-americana 3 (LT006Q), students must:
- get a mark equal to or greater than 60% in the written part (i)
- get a mark equal to or greater than 60% in the written part (i)
No partial marks will be kept for the following exam sessions.

Students holding a DELE certificate of B2 level (or higher) linguistic competence must only take part A, on the condition that the date of the exam is at the latest two years prior to the date in which the certificate was obtained and that they provide the lecturer with a paper or electronic copy (both sides) of the certificate. No other certificates shall be accepted. Mark achieved on DELE certificate (x/100) will be converted into a x/30 mark, regardless of the DELE certificate level.
Lectures (module)
Language training (full-year course)
Course moodle.
Language training moodle.
The teacher's module takes place in the second semester.
The program is the same for attending and non-attending students.
The mandatory bibliography is available in the moodle course activated in the online platform of the University.
Non-attending students are encouraged to contact the teacher at the beginning of the academic year and the beginning of the second semester.
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 07/11/2019