A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide an overview of the socio-political and economic situation of contemporary Spain in international relations, through the reading and analysis of a series of current texts in Spanish. The course aims to ensure that students acquire the key concepts of the aforementioned professional fields, the vocabulary necessary to express them to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors, as well as the skills of critical analysis of the phenomena of the Spanish reality in the international arena.
At the same time, the acquisition of the grammatical and syntactic structures of the Spanish language until the b1 (intermediate) level is reached, according to the certification parameters proposed by the Council of Europe; in particular, the learner must be able to read, understand and translate texts of medium difficulty and to develop oral production in professional contexts.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student must achieve a linguistic competence not lower than the B1 level of the European Framework of Reference. In addition, it will be able to expose the contents of the course in Spanish language and independently develop a conversation on specialized topics.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Third trimester
In case of a health emergency, the course will be taught online live, through MS Teams, and the sessions will be recorded.
Exams may be subject to change, but will be guaranteed online, through MS Teams and Moodle + SEB
Course syllabus
Introduction to the Spanish and Latin American socio-political framework through the reading of short informative and informative journalistic writting. Spain's International Relations.
Grammar items: Pronunciación y ortografia; acentuación; presente de indicativo (verbos regulares e irregulares); ser/estar/tener/haber;/ muy/mucho; usos de ir/venir- llevar/traer- pedir/preguntar; pretérito perfecto (verbos regulares e irregulares); preposiciones, imperativo afirmativo; posesivos; demostrativos, pretérito imperfecto de indicativo e pluscuamperfecto (verbos regulares e irregulares); pretérito indefinido (verbos regulares e irregulares); usos de los tiempos del pasado; numerales, relativos, indefinidos; Perífrasis: Acabar de + infinitivo/ llevar + gerundio/ ir a + infinitivo/ seguir + gerundio; volver a + infinitivo; pronombres complemento; presente de subjuntivo (verbos regulares e irregulares); imperativo afirmativo e negativo; futuro (verbos regulares e irregulares); condicional (verbos regulares e irregulares)
Prerequisites for admission
Teaching methods
Face-to-face lessons, group work; as long as necessary, remote teaching will be carried out on Microsoft Teams and Ariel platforms, with loading of study materials and synchronous activities.

A page in moodle will also be triggered, information will be given at the beginning of the course
Teaching Resources
-Calvi, M.V., Enhorabuena, ed. Zanichelli (2020)
-On-line lecture notes that will be provided at the beginning of the course and published in Plataforma de español (
For international students:
-Mike Thacker, Pilar Muñoz, A Spanish Learning Grammar, Routledge, 2014 (3rd edition). ISBN: 978-1444157338.
-Materials provided by the teacher on Ariel platform (
Assessment methods and Criteria
The assessment consists of:
Written Examen
1. computer-based grammar test (30 closed-answer questions: multiple choice and completion of sentences), aimed at ascertaining knowledge of grammatical and syntactical structures. Test duration 25 minutes.
2. short written composition, aimed at testing knowledge of grammatical structure and lexicon. Test duration 20 minutes.
1. interview in Spanish on the topics concerning the study materials contained in the on-line lecture notes, aimed at verifying whether the student has learned the notions concerning the economic and socio-political panorama of Spain and Latin America, knows how to express them in a clear and precise way, using the correct terminology, and knows how to formulate his/her own judgement concerning the topics studied.

-The written exam is preparatory to the interview, which must be taken on the same day.
-Students can take the written test as an internal test at the end of the course.

Students holding the following certificates are exempt from the grammar test, but will have to take the oral test. On the day of the exam, they will have to present the original certificate (in case of remote modalities, the modalities of early presentation of the certificates will be specified). This certificate must not be more than 5 years old:

- Instituto Cervantes (DELE) Intermedio (B1), Avanzado (B2) / (DELE) Dominio operativo eficaz (C1) / (DELE) Maestría (C2). SIELE (B1-B2-C1
- Cámara española de Comercio (Spanish language courses for foreigners, indicating achievement of one of the following European levels of language proficiency: B2, C1, C2)
- Spanish and Hispano-American universities (Spanish language courses for foreigners, indicating achievement of the following European level of language proficiency: B2, C1, C2)
-Diplomas issued in Italy by institutes accredited by the MIUR for the teaching of the Spanish language (indicating achievement of one of the following European levels of linguistic competence: B1, B2, C1, C2).
L-LIN/07 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - SPANISH - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours