Students expand their knowledge of L 2 through the study and analysis of more complex grammatical and communicative structures and through the constant practice of the new acquired linguistic skills used in real life situations and daily communication.
65% of the lesson content will be based on the microlanguage used for specific purposes.
1) G. Prost - A. N. Fernández, Al dí@. Curso intermedio de español para los negocios, SGEL, Madrid 2014 (ISBN: 9878497783170)
2) G. Prost, A. Noriega Fernández, Al Dí@ - Curso Intermedio de español para los negocios. Cuaderno de ejercicios + CD, SGEL, Madrid 2014 (ISBN: 9878497783187)
3) R. Odicino, C. Campos Ch., M.E. Sánchez, Gramática española (Niveles A1-C2), UTET Università (ISBN: 9788860084231)
4) R. Odicino, C. Campos Ch., M.E. Sánchez, Ejercicios de gramática española para italófonos (A1-C), UTET Università.
5) Eduardo Galeano, Las venas abiertas de América Latina,
Editorial: Siglo XXI Ediciones (ISBN 978-84-323-1145-1
Additional teaching material provided by the teacher / in Moodle.
Learn the most important sociocultural aspects of the countries where Spanish is spoken, with particular reference to chosen fields of study.
Acquire and strengthen the structural, communicative and linguistic modes typical of the B 1 and B 2 level in general, and more specifically of the microlanguage (tourism - economy).
Consolidate the following skills: communicate with simple and direct dialogue relating to common and known experiences;
master the L2 for general communication in the four skills (reading, writing, listening, and oral);
acquire the specific
microlanguage vocabulary necessary to interact in professional fields and contexts;
organize, document, and present services and products related to the curriculum using traditional microlinguistic communication tools, or where possible, even multimedia ones;
acquire and enhance the most effective communication tools to intervene in relevant organizational and professional contexts.
At the end of the course the students will be able to hold a conversation in Spanish on general and specific topics of the curriculum; they will be also able to present in oral and written form a product or a service and simulate work situations such as how to conduct a job interview, to negotiate, to plan a business, to organize a business meeting to launch a product on the market, to attend a job fair, to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of a business).
Required linguistic level: A2 (CEFR), necessary to follow the course structured at a B1/B2 level (CEFR).
It is highly recommended that students, who do not meet the required linguistic level, attend courses offered by the University Language Center (Novoli). Language certifications of any level issued by the "Instituto Cervantes" (DELE) will not be accepted in place of the examination.
Traditional teacher-led lessons, multimedia lessons, language lab lessons using a communicative approach with particular focus on the performance of real tasks and authentic material so the student learns to deal with real and problematic work contexts.
- Course: 48 hours
- Courses and exams
- Infos on the teacher and mail contact
- On line Syllabus (Off. formativa)
- Material analyzed during the course will be saved in Moodle (registration by teacher)
Type of Assessment
- Exam methodology for the Language Proficiency Test for attending students
Oral exam to assess the student's interactive and communicative skills as per the linguistic goals (morphosyntactic, grammatical, lexical, functional) of the B 1 and B 2 level (CEFR) in the L2 in general and, specifically, in the microlanguage of the subject matter studied during the course. Only students, who for serious reasons couldn't choose and present one of the topics covered during the course, will do it during the final exam. Lastly, the student will be interrogated on selected pages of "Las venas abiertas de América Latina" by Eduardo Galeano.
- Exam methodology for the Language Proficiency Test for non-attending students
The oral exam includes, in addition to familiarity with the topics studied based on the texts indicated in the Syllabus, the attainment of the linguistic goals (refer above to the Exam methodology for the Language Proficiency Test for attending students), and the presentation of one of the topics selected from those studied in the course.
The research paper will be 3 pages long and must be submitted by email to the teacher at least 10 days prior to the exam date.
Questions will be ev. asked on the grammar and vocabulary related to the research paper with a discussion about the selected topic.
Lastly, the student will be interrogated on selected pages of "Las venas abiertas de América Latina" (E. Galeano).
The on-line version of the book is a pdf and it's on moodle. Non-attending students have to study the following pdf-pages: pp. 15-81, 177-181, 267-337 .
Exam duration: About 15/20 minutes.
1 La empresa
2 Sostenibilidad empresarial
3 ¿Líderes o jefes de una empresa?
4 La economía española de hoy
5 Las empresas españolas más significativas
6 Un poco de historia: del milagro económico a la crisis
7 La globalización e internacionalización hacia América Latina
9 El fenómeno de la expatriación
10 Marketing y publicidad
11 TIC, la era de la ultraconectividad
12 El mundo del trabajo (CV, entrevista de trabajo etc.)
13 Turismo : el boom de los años ‘50/'60 con referencias a la historia de la Guerra Civil, de la dictadura franquista y de la época de transición
14 España y Europa
15 Eventuales temas de cultura, en base también a los intereses de los aprendices