Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides the necessary training for the students of the course of study who wish to approach the teaching of the foreign language, both for personal interest and for the need to acquire 24 CFU as a prerequisite for access to the FIT.
The course starts from the centrality of the people - student and teacher, first of all - in the teaching and learning of Spanish as a second language or as a foreign language. Using active and experiential teaching, the lessons develop an open and personalized curriculum for each student, aimed at stimulating the skills of observation, perception, introspection and research-action. Using the ideas offered by the European Portfolio for student teachers of languages, the creative programming of the communicative curriculum, the linguistic input, the management of relations in the classroom and the transformative evaluation are dealt with in an integrated way. The aim is for the student to get a non-traditional, humanistic overview of the key points of foreign language teaching/learning.
Expected learning outcomes
The expected results in terms of knowledge and understanding are that the student learns the basics of communicative foreign language teaching, understands the model of language acquisition of the second language and acquires disciplinary terminology.
In terms of soft skills, the student develops deep critical skills of traditional methodologies, deep observation and perception skills, reflection and self-assessment skills of his profile as a teacher in training, problem solving and creative skills and self-assessment skills.
The expected results in terms of applied skills are the ability to question practices and models crystallized in common practice, to define objectives of language training and self-training, to set up a relational type of teaching centered on the person and to conceive the teaching/learning in terms of experience.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
The course starts from the centrality of the people - student and teacher, first of all - in the teaching and learning of Spanish as a second language or as a foreign language. Using active and experiential teaching, the lessons develop an open and personalized curriculum for each student, aimed at stimulating the skills of observation, perception, introspection and research-action. Using the ideas offered by the European Portfolio for student teachers of languages, the creative programming of the communicative curriculum, the linguistic input, the management of relations in the classroom and the transformative evaluation are dealt with in an integrated way.
In addition to the program indicated, students who intend to acquire 9 CFUs will integrate a bibliographic module or an experiential module (internship, peer tutoring, course design) that will be agreed with the teacher according to individual interests.
The course program is valid until February 2021 inclusive.
Prerequisites for admission
The course, which is held entirely in Spanish, the materials and the examination bibliography require solid language skills. Students of other Degree Courses who do not know Spanish or are beginners will not always be able to count on Italian translations; therefore, if interested in the course, they should contact the teacher in advance to assess any adjustments to the program. Erasmus students and students of other forms of mobility are admitted, provided they have solid skills in Spanish.
Teaching methods
The course adopts the following teaching methods: active and experiential lessons using body movement, individual and group configurations, didactic use of the classroom space, multimedia aids, and activities outside the classroom. In addition, lessons are always accompanied by documentation activities at home by the students or by productive activities for the student's portfolio.
Teaching Resources
The course does not provide a predefined bibliography for the students attending class as the study at home will accompany the course in flipped class mode and will be customized for each student. All communication in this regard will take place in class and through the Ariel online platform of the course.
Attending students who wish to increase the CFUs from 6 to 9 can choose various experiential options, such as: assistance to the seminar "Illustrazione del Volume Complementare del Quadro Comune Europeo di Riferimento nella nuova versione 2018-2019"; assistance to the "Taller de educación literaria dal titolo Nuevas perspectivas sobre la narrativa del Cono Sur: testimonio, memoria y derechos humanos", realization of an internship or action research project at a school or in a prison or with individual lessons, internship in peer-tutoring at Unimi, presentation of a project for European or other funding. A bibliographical option is also possible, for which see the programme for non-attendants.

Information for students not attending the lessons: Students who do not attend the lessons should bring the following bibliography: Regueiro Rodríguez, M.L., La programación didáctica ELE, Madrid, Arco Libros, 2014; Santamaría Pérez, M. I., La enseñanza del léxico en español como lengua extranjera, Alicante, Universidad de Alicante, 2006; Llopis García R. et al. Qué gramática enseñar, qué gramática aprender, Madrid, Edinumen, 2012; Bordón, T., La evaluación de la lengua en el marco del E/2L: bases y procedimientos, Madrid, Arco libros, 2006; Torras De Bea, E., Dislexia: Una comprensión de los trastornos de aprendizaje, Octaedro, 2011; Landone, E., Utopia didattica: l'apprendimento della lingua straniera oltre l'aula, Milano, Mimesis, 2018. In aggiunta, per conseguire un totale di 9 cfu: Román Mendonza, E. Aprender a aprender en la era digital. Tecnopedagogía crítica para la enseñanza del español LE/L2, London, Routledge, 2018; Torrego, J. C., Modelo integrado de mejora de la convivencia: estrategias de mediación y tratamiento de conflictos, Editoral Grao, 2006; Mariani, L., Saper apprendere. Atteggiamenti, motivazioni, stili e strategie per insegnare a imparare, Limena, LibreriaUniversitaria, 2010.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The examination is oral and consists of an interview in Spanish on the topics of the program; the interview lasts about twenty minutes and is designed to ascertain the acquisition of theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, as well as the use of terminology specific to the discipline. The grade is in thirtieths and the student has the right to refuse it (in which case it will be recorded as "withdrawn"). The minimum markis 18/30.

For the students who attended the lessons, the interview is personalized according to the work done during the course (represented by their work dossier) and the report of two specialized readings agreed with the teacher and outlined on a conceptual map. The interview includes a reasoned self-assessment by the student.

Students who did not attend lessons will be asked open-ended questions about the studied bibliography that give space to critical and reasoned answers that integrate transversally the focal points of the texts in the bibliography. Therefore, a detailed notional study is not required and it is advisable to use conceptual maps to have an overall view of the bibliography.

Other information:
International students or Erasmus incoming students are invited to contact the teacher of the course in advance.

Examination procedures for students with disabilities and/or DSA must be agreed with the teacher, in agreement with the competent office.
Unita' didattica A
L-LIN/02 - EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-LIN/02 - EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-LIN/02 - EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Field activity: 0 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Please contact by e-mail
Piazza Sant'Alessandro 1 - 1º floor (Spanish section)