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Language Assistant Email Office hours for students
Daniela Dina Di Ciaccio On Thursday from 14 to 15 at CLA

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
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Learning Objectives

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.


To pass this level, students must demonstrate their ability to be constantly practicing
their language competence which will allow them, in each of the basic skills and with a
sufficient degree of communicative effectiveness. to cover the required level. By the
end of the course the student should be able to:
- Communicate with a certain degree of confidence in both common and more
unfamiliar topics related to personal interests and specialty.
- Understand and use appropriately, according to context, formulas for social
interaction: greeting, saying goodbye, apologizing, wishing luck, congratulating, etc.
(standard and colloquial).
- Understand short and clear public messages: announcements, directions, instructions,
answering machines, most recorded or broadcast material pronounced in standard
language, etc. (standard).
- Hold clear conversations related to immediate daily needs (in a restaurant, in bank
offices, in stores, in public services, etc. (standard)
- Use Spanish as a language of interaction in the class: understand the teacher's
explanations, express doubts or make presentations (standard)
- Hold face-to-face or telephone conversations with known or unknown interlocutors to
present a personal question and understand possible answers, ask for clarifications,
clarifications or repetitions of the explanation (if necessary) (standard and colloquial)
- Describe a variety of topics that interest you, presenting them as a linear sequence of
- Narrate facts and events with reasonable fluidity following a linear sequence of events
(standard and colloquial)
- Discriminate the basic meaning of longer oral information, exhibitions, interviews,
documentaries, etc. (standard and colloquial)
- Use strategies to enhance communicative capacity from limited resources of Spanish
proficiency (paraphrase, ask a partner for collaboration, retrieve information from the
interlocutor, etc. (standard and colloquial)
- Understand texts aimed at a general public: posters, notes, notices, information
leaflets, announcements, programs, information on institutions, administrative forms,
etc. (standard)
- Fill in official forms requesting personal data (standard)
- Answer questionnaires related to their professional activity, their studies, their
personal interests: surveys, evaluative tests, exams, forms, etc. (standard)
- Understand and write messages related to daily activities: notes, postcards, personal
letters, etc. (standard and colloquial)
- Write formal applications (instances), personal curricula and official standardized
documents (standard)
- Understand the basic information of press releases, opinion articles or newspaper
reports (standard)
- Read short literary texts written in simple language: short stories, adapted novels, etc.

- Read specialized language texts related to your professional activity, your studies or
your personal interests: magazine articles, reports, technical documents, etc. (standard)
- Handle necessary reference material for Spanish classes: dictionaries, grammars,
textbooks or exercises, etc.
- Being able to argue in writing a topic with some coherence.
- Take notes based on brief, clear and precise oral information, issued in a standard
- Copy short oral messages (standard) to dictation
- Read aloud texts written by themselves or others, with a sufficient degree of correction
so that they can be understood without difficulty by a native speaker.
- Summarize information from a written text or oral message (standard)
1- Socializing function
- Use the most common and conventional formulas of courtesy and sociability.
2- Information function
- Describe the character of oneself or others.
- Describe and comment on changes in people.
- Report on things that have been seen, heard or read.
 - Transmit information, opinions, instructions or comments from other people.
- Express hypotheses and assumptions.
- Advertise purposes. Make plans.
3- Expressive function
- Express satisfaction or dissatisfaction, disappointment, joy or boredom.
- Express a wish.
- Express surprise and bewilderment.
- Express concern.
- Express grief, pain or affliction.
4- Value function
- Value and compare personal qualities.
- Express interest, preference, rejection, aversion or indifference.
- Give opinions, justify and defend an opinion. Show agreement and disagreement
regarding the opinions of others. Discuss an opinion with arguments.
5- Inductive function
- Ask someone directly (orders, requests, prohibitions) or indirectly (suggestions,
advice, warning
- Express the desire, the will or the need to do something.
- Make claims.
- Ask for something specifying the conditions. Request a service.
6- Metalinguistic function
- Use the necessary resources to maintain communication in case of doubts or
hesitations in the speech.
- Rectify and correct.
- Emphasize a part of the speech.
- Ask for explanations about grammar aspects.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the language assistant in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the language assistant specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Course books


Material for the class (obligatory):

Campus Sur. Curso intensivo de español. A1-B1. Libro del alumno. Editorial difusión.

-   Gramática básica del estudiante de español. Edición revisada y ampliada. Editorial Difusión

Material que los docentes cargarán en la plataforma blended durante el año.

-  Dossier llamado “Comprensión Auditiva y Léxico 2018-2019 – Prof. Di Ciaccio” (retirar en la Librería Moderna Universitaria, Urbino).

Useful books for students that do no assit to classes:

Campus Sur. Curso intensivo de español. A1-B1. Cuaderno de ejercicios. Editorial Difusión

Useful grammar books:

En Gramática. Nivel B1. Anaya.

-  M. Carrera Díaz – P. Silvestri, Entre palabras. Grammatica contrastiva della lingua spagnola, con CD audio/ROM, Torino, Loescher, 2010.

-  G. Caballero González, En Verbos. Modelos de conjugación prácticos regulares e irregulares, Madrid, Anaya, 2006.

-  Ángeles Encinar, Uso interactivo del vocabulario, nivel A – B1, Edelsa


Diccionario CLAVE. Diccionario de uso del español actual. Editorial SM

- L. Tam, Grande dizionario di spagnolo-italiano, italiano-spagnolo (con CD-Rom), Milano, Hoepli. (Utile per tutto il corso di laurea triennale e per la specialistica)

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