Academic year
2023/2024 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
EM9017 (AF:382765 AR:206828)
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 CEFR B1 level. 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 lessons in the first period, one lesson in the second period). The language course (A2-B1) is annual (30 hours in the first semester, 20 hours in the second one).
1. Knowledge and understanding
Grammatical, lexical, pragmatic, discursive contents at B1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Lexical, morphosyntactic, pragmatic, discursive contents 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 interact politely with tourists.

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 politely with tourists; be able to produce written and oral tests appropriate to the discourse genre and to the communicative situation; be able to translate specialistic tests from Spanish to Italian language and vice versa.

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

A2 in the Spanish Language at the beginning of the course otherwise it's necessary to intensify the hours of the exercises.
The course is focused on tourist professional communication and aims at developing a a basic metalinguistic competence in Spanish language.
During the course students wil have the opportunity to read authentic texts, watch videos, debate, discuss and comment on a variety of topics, including:
- Cultural Heritage
- Visitor experience and involvement
- Hospitality
- The various types of tourism and their characteristic
- Sustainable tourism
-Tourism experience
- Describing a City- City PowerPoint Presentation
- Organizing grand events
- Travel trends
- Marketing and social media
- The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
VVV.AA. (2016): Entorno turístico (Nivel B1). Madrid: Edelsa.
Barbero, J.C.; Bermejo, F.; San Vicente, F. (2018): Contrastiva. Grammatica della lingua spagnola. Bologna: Clueb.
VV.AA.: Glosario de hostelería y turismo:

Additional material will be uploaded on Moodle.
The exam is structured in two parts: a written exam and an oral presentation of an Italian city.
The written test (60'), which will be held before the oral presentation, aims at verifying the achievement of a B1 level linguistic competence and consists of a grammar test (gap-filling). The use of the dictionary is not permitted.
The oral presentation (max. 12 slides) can be carried out in a group (2-3 students) or individually. The group presentation will last 20 minutes whereas the individual presentation 10 minutes.
In order to participate in the exam, you must register for the appeal (Esse3).
The written test and the oral test will take place on the same day. If the number of students is too high, the oral exam will take place at a later date.
Lectures (module), language training (full-year course)

written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 29/08/2023