Hispanic language and culture
- A.A. 2018/2019
- CFU 9
- Ore 54
- Classe di laurea LM-49
A B1 level in Spanish, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for
Absolute beginners in Spanish are required to take the bridging course ("Corso propedeutico di
Spagnolo") held by the native speaking teacher during the first semester and scheduled for the
undergraduate degree in "Tourism and Cultural Heritage" (laurea triennale in "Turismo e Beni
Culturali"). Even so, students who don't achieve the required level are highly recommended to
contact the teacher before the beginning of the course.
Students are expected to achieve the level B2 in Spanish proficiency, according to the Common
European Framework of Reference for Languages.
More specific learning objectives of the course are:
a) to acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities in the Spanish technical language of tourism;
b) to be able to interact in professional situations related to tourism;
c) to gain expertise translating texts related to the tourism sector. It is expected, moreover, that
students will acquire abilities to promote the autonomous learning by the use of lexicographical,
bibliographical and technological tools.
1) Spanish language as a communication system: a) skills and abilities according to the B2
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; b) geographical distribution of
Spanish and dialectal varieties. NB: The native speaker teacher (CLA) will hold a level course to
complement the grammar part of the program.
2) Technical language of tourism. Lexical areas: travel agency (mails, tourist routes, contracts
and agreements with service providers); tourism management and planning (institutional
communication, specialized web press); cultural tourism (communication of cultural heritage).
- 1. (A) M. de Prada, P. Marcé, M. Bove Entorno turístico Edelsa , Madrid , 2016 » Pagine/Capitoli: Tutto
- 2. (C) C. Romero Dueñas y A. González Gramática del español lengua extranjera Edelsa, Madrid, 2016
- 3. (C) Ana Gray, Carmen Rosa de Juan, Eloísa Nieto, Marisa de Prada, Pilar Marcé. Temas de turismo Edinumen, Madrid, 2008
Further teaching materials (audiovisual, articles, lecture notes) will be distributed and uploaded on the webpage of the course. This kind of material is not specified here as it will be selected on current issues and motivations emerged from time to time in the class.
The lessons are held exclusively in Spanish. An active and motivated participation from the
students is required.
The teaching methods will be:
Exercises in groups.
Use of multimedia (audio-visual aids, websites, blogs)
Presentations of individual and team researches.
Further practices and exercises will be realized by the native speaker teacher.