Run by School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Ms Iria Aboi Ferradas
Overall aims and purpose
- To introduce the students to Galician, one of Spain's co-official languages through both grammatical and communicative approaches.
- To encourage the students' awareness not only of the existence but of the instrumentality of Spain's co-official languages.
Students on this module will be working towards achieving A2 on the Common European Framework of Referencer for Languages (CEFR).
This module involves an introduction to Galician through the study of key areas of grammar (verbal tenses, nouns, adjectives, prepositions, etc.), idiomatic register, and general vocabulary. Through selected in-class texts, students will also be introduced to Galician culture, literature, and sociolinguistics. The course is highly recommended for students who intend to do their year abroad (or part of it) in the historical city of Santiago de Compostela (the capital of Galicia) and its university or the cities of Vigo and A Coruña.
Books: Boullón Agrelo, Ana; Monteagudo Romero, Henrique; García Cancela, Xermán, Diccionario normativo Galego-Castelán (Vigo: Galaxia, 1994). Gómez Guinovart, Xavier, Dicionario moderno inglés-galego (Vigo: 2.0 editora, 2012). Normas ortográficas e morfolóxicas do idioma galego (Vigo: Real Academia Galega & Instituto da Lingua Galega, 2004). Pérez Barreiro, Servando, Dicionario completo galego-inglés, inglés-galego (Vigo: Cardeñoso).
Webpages: Dictionary English-Galician, Galego-Inglés: http://sli.uvigo.es/dicionario/index.html Galician dictionary by the Real Academia Galega: http://www.realacademiagalega.org Linguakit: https://linguakit.com/full_analysis
Articles: O’Rourke, Bernadette, ‘The Galician Language in the Twenty-First Century’, in A Companion to Galician Culture, ed. by Helena Miguélez-Carballeira (London: Tamesis, 2014), pp.73-92. Thompson, John Patrick, ‘Portuguese or Spanish Orthography for the Galizan Language? An analysis of the Conflito Normativo’, in Contemporary Galician Cultural Studies: between the local and the global, ed. by Kirsty Hopper & Manuel Puga Moruxa (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2011), pp. 143-165.
40-49%: For the award of credit, students should demonstrate a satisfactory comprehension of the various grammatical areas studied, and an ability to implement them at a basic level.
50-69%: For the award of higher grades, students should demonstrate a solid comprehension of the various grammatical areas studied, and an ability to comprehend and produce the language confidently.
70+%: For the award of the highest grade, students should demonstrate a detailed comprehension of the various grammatical areas studied and should demonstrate that considerable independent work has been done with a view to reaching an advanced knowledge of the language.
Demonstrate an understanding of the main historical events and debates related to the Galician language.
Read and pronounce Galician texts with confidence.
Communicate competently on basic issues.
Demonstrate an ability to produce short creative pieces of writing in Galician, using basic tenses, vocabulary, and key grammatical construction.
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Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching strategy: 1 grammar-focused seminar per week for 11 weeks 1 seminar on cultural content per week for 11 weeks 1 oral skills seminar per week for 11 weeks
1 grammar-focused seminar per week for 11 weeks 1 seminar on cultural content per week for 11 weeks 1 oral skills seminar per week for 11 weeks
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
Subject specific skills
- The ability to use the target language creatively and precisely in short written assignments in the target language. (Benchmark statement 5.14)
- The ability to translate short passages into and out of the target language. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4)
- The ability to use the target language creatively and precisely in oral assignments, showing familiarity with a range of topics and registers in formal and informal situations. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4)
- The ability to read, understand and summarise written texts in the target language. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4)
- 16. Sensitivity to and appreciation of basic grammatical mechanisms in Galician and an ability to implement them in spoken language. (Benchmark statement 5.3)
- A more comprehensive understanding of Galician phonetics and spelling. (Benchmark statement 5.3)
- The ability to critically understand cultural studies concepts on cultural hybridity and their application to core Italian postcolonial texts. (Benchmark statements 5.7, 5.10).
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/lxs-2028.html
Pre- and Co-requisite Modules
- LZS-1002: Advanced Spanish 2
- LZS-1003: Spanish Begin./Intermed. 1
- LZS-1001: Advanced Spanish 1
- LZS-1004: Spanish Begin./Intermed. 2
Courses including this module
Optional in courses:
- NR44: BA Accounting/Spanish year 2 (BA/ASP)
- NR34: BA Banking/Spanish year 2 (BA/BSP)
- NR1K: BA Business Studies and Spanish year 2 (BA/BUSSS)
- T107: BA Chinese and Spanish year 2 (BA/CHSP)
- MR94: BA Criminology/Spanish year 2 (BA/CRSP)
- WR94: BA Spanish & Creative Studies year 2 (BA/CSTSP)
- LR14: BA Economics/Spanish year 2 (BA/ECSP)
- 3YT5: BA English Literature and Spanish year 2 (BA/ELIS)
- QR3K: BA English Language and Spanish year 2 (BA/ELSP)
- RR14: BA French and Spanish year 2 (BA/FS4#)
- PR34: BA Film Studies and Spanish year 2 (BA/FSSPAN4)
- RR24: BA German/Spanish (4 years) year 2 (BA/GS)
- 8Y64: BA German and Spanish (with International Experience) year 2 (BA/GSIE)
- RV41: BA History/Spanish year 2 (BA/HSP)
- QR14: BA Linguistics/Spanish year 2 (BA/LSP)
- NR54: BA Marketing and Spanish (4 year) year 2 (BA/MKTSP)
- WR34: BA Music/Spanish year 2 (BA/MUSP)
- VVR4: BA Philosophy and Religion and Spanish year 2 (BA/PRS)
- RR43: BA Spanish/Italian year 2 (BA/SI)
- R400: BA Spanish year 2 (BA/SP4)
- R4N1: BA Spanish with Business Studies year 2 (BA/SPBS)
- T110: BA Spanish with Chinese year 2 (BA/SPCH)
- R4W8: BA Spanish with Creative Writing year 2 (BA/SPCW)
- QR54: BA Spanish/Cymraeg year 2 (BA/SPCY)
- R4R1: BA Spanish with French year 2 (BA/SPFR)
- R4R2: BA Spanish with German year 2 (BA/SPG)
- R4R3: BA Spanish with Italian year 2 (BA/SPI)
- R4P5: BA Spanish with Journalism year 2 (BA/SPJO)
- R4N5: BA Spanish with Marketing year 2 (BA/SPMKT)
- R4P3: BA Spanish with Media Studies year 2 (BA/SPMS)
- CR6K: BA Spanish/Sports Science year 2 (BA/SPSSC)