Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

A.Y. 2020/2021
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
Second semester
According to the University's instructions regarding the evolution of the Covid emergency, lessons and exams will eventually be provided online. The lessons will be posted in Ariel and will include activities and synchronous meetings. In its various parts and without any changes in the program and bibliography, the exam will be adapted for the online session and the technical specifications will be indicated in Ariel from session to session.
The platforms in use will be Teams, Zoom and Meet. Students are required to activate on Teams in time with the University personal login
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 2022 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
Da definire
Assessment methods and Criteria
Da definire
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
Educational website(s)
Professor(s)
Reception:
Please contact by e-mail
Piazza Sant'Alessandro 1 - 1º floor (Spanish section)