The student will be able to achieve the following educational objectives:
- Knowledge and understanding: develop the four linguistic skills until the B1 level of the common European framework of reference for languages. Knowledge of the historical period preceding the Spanish Civil War and the figures of Antonio Machado and Federico García Lorca.
- Applying knowledge and understanding: capacity to understand and produce a written or oral B1 level text in Spanish. Capacity to understand a literary text
- Making judgements: Reflections on the methodologies of learning foreign languages.
- Communication skills: knowledge of metalanguage related to language learning.
- Learning skills: Knowledge of the methodologies for self-learning.
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The course is divided into a grammatical part and a cultural part

it requires previous knowledge of Spanish language at A2 level:

The grammar is based on Spanish verbal syntax and vocabulary building, specifically:

use of the indicative;
use of the subjunctive;
use of the conditional;
use of the gerund;
use of the participle;
use of the imperative;
use of the infinitve;
main phrasal verbs.

The cultural part is based on the life and work of Antonio Machado and Federico Garcia Lorca through the reading and translation of their works.

Grammatical part:
assessment of knowledge of verbal syntax through the translation of short
phrases from Italian

Cultural part:
After demonstrating knowledge of the lives and poetry of the two authors, the candidates will be required to read and translate poems on the list accompanied by a reflection on the poetic message. A short essay in Spanish on one of the two authors chosen by the student is also required.

Core Documentation

The poems can be downloaded from the website:

For the life and work of Antonio Machado consult the following websites:

For the life and work of Federico García Lorca consult the following websites:

Type of delivery of the course

Frontal lessons

Type of evaluation

Oral exam the oral test consists in verifying the knowledge of the life and works of Antonio Machado and Federico García Lorca and a dissertation in Spanish language on one of the two authors