The course aims to deepen the knowledge of the Spanish language through the analysis of the written and oral argumentative discourse. It is proposed to develop critical skills of reading and metalinguistic reflection; it includes a theoretical part and an applicative part, oriented to the critical reading of texts, with particular attention to the argumentative essay, and to the development of skills related to oral discourse. A special focus will be dedicated to the discursive genre of the debate, including through case simulation at the CTU. At the same time, the consolidation of advanced syntactic structures will be promoted, also through the use of communication, and the analysis of the discourse markers used in Spanish to indicate the articulation of a text and to place it in the interpersonal dimension.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students are expected to have Spanish language competences matching C1+ level of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). They will also be able to recognize and analyze the syntactic and lexical structures of an essayistic text, and to discuss effectively on specialized topics and about the themes of the course.
Lesson period: year
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)