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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2022-23

Galician Language and Culture II is considered a basic subject (modern language) and it is located within the degrees in Catalan Philology, Spanish: Language and Literature, English studies, French studies and Arabic and Islamic studies; students get to know and analyze the linguistic and cultural reality of Galicia while trained as multipurpose professionals with different skills. The aim of this course is to learn the Galician language, a co-official language in the territory that occupies in Spain, as it happens to many other languages around Europe. Students can associate several sociolinguistic elements in common with the situation of the Valencian Community, because of their affinity.
After completing this subject, students may continue learning the Galicia language by doing the subject ‘Galician Language and Culture I’. Outside Alicante, summer courses with grants are held by other Galician institutions like the University of Santiago de Compostela, University of Vigo, or the University of A Coruña. Optionally, students could make the official exams of the Xunta de Galicia (known as CELGA, certificate of Galician language) which confirms the effective mastery of Galician oral and written language skills, this certificate being essential to apply for the different levels of civil services in Galicia. The correspondence with the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR), and ALTE (Association of Language Testers of Europe), determines that obtaining an official certificate CELGA 3 is equivalent to passing a model test of knowledge of language level B2.
Professionally, by learning this language students may acquire specialization with scholarships in Galician research centres (Centro Ramón Piñeiro) or starting a research career in Galician universities; future graduates might become teachers who wish to form part of the community linked to the Galician educational framework (primary and secondary education); moreover, other sectors should not be excluded (translators and interpreters, Galician government civil workers...).



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)



General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Ability to gather and manage information that allows life-long learning.
  • CG10 : Relate Arabic Studies with Philology and other disciplines, as well as work in interdisciplinary teams in national and international contexts.
  • CG11 : Appreciate diversity, plurilingualism and multiculturalism in modern society.
  • CG12 : Respect fundamental rights and promote democratic values, equality of men and women, equal opportunities and universal accessibility for the disabled and the values of peaceful culture.
  • CG2 : Capacity to put the knowledge acquired into practice.
  • CG3 : Capacity to plan and manage time.
  • CG4 : Capacity to learn and work both autonomously and in a team.
  • CG5 : Capacity for self criticism that encourages concern for quality and continuous improvement.
  • CG6 : Interpret, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information scientifically and critically.
  • CG7 : Make decisions, solve problems and adapt to new situations.
  • CG8 : Generate new ideas, design and manage projects with initiative and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • CG9 : Transmit knowledge of one's disciplines, prepare and defend arguments and present problems and solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE12 : Understand a second language of those proposed in the degree course.
  • CE13 : Understand and analyse the main stages, movements, authors and works of literature in a second language of those proposed in the degree course.
  • CE14 : Acquire level B1 of the CEFR in a second foreign language of those proposed by the degree course.
  • CE5 : Capacity to interpret, produce and develop academic descriptions and arguments and/or technical reports related to the professional contexts that can be accessed with the degree qualification.


Transversal Competences

  • CGUA1 : Be able to communicate in a foreign language other than Arabic in one's discipline.
  • CGUA2 : Be able to use basic ICT tools at user level.
  • CGUA3 : Be able to express oneself correctly in one of the two official languages of the Region of Valencia in one's discipline.




General Competences (CG)

  • CG2 : Capacity to understand the role of language in the construction of human beings as active members of a linguistic and cultural community and relate this to the function of individuals in society.
  • CG3 : Capacity to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques.
  • CG7 : Social commitment to the equality of men and women, the plurality and diversity of the realities of modern society, to peace and democracy.


General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA1 : Capacity to communicate in a second language in communicative situations (oral and written), with students acquiring a level equivalent to B1 of the common European framework of reference.
  • CGUA2 : Ability to use basic ICT tools at user level.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Capacity to communicate in the Catalan language in communicative situations (oral and written), allowing fluid communication in the professional and academic areas in which the student will be working in the future, taking into account his/her knowledge of the historical, social, cultural and artistic reality of his/her context.
  • CE10 : Capacity to use the pertinent resources and materials for self-learning (bibliographies, dictionaries, reference works, terminological works, tutorials, new technologies) and transmit the information in the Catalan language.
  • CE11 : Be able to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques, formulate working hypotheses, demonstrate them with arguments and reach conclusions, as well as recognise and ensure the textual coherence (structure of the text, organisation of ideas, progression of information, use of keywords), to explain and argue any subject related to Catalan language and literature, thus achieving the role of expert, transmitter and adviser regarding the knowledge acquired.
  • CE12 : Capacity to understand, value and take advantage of multilingualism with an attitude favouring the standardisation of Catalan, to participate in cultural and linguistic diversity, as well as promoting it to ensure the better social development of the language.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2022-23

1. Know the rules of the Galician language.
2. Know the sociolinguistic situation of the Galician language.
3. Know the linguistic variation of the Galician language.
4. Acquire a level of linguistic competence B2 in the Galician language according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
5. Create oral and written texts of different types in the Galician language.
6. Critical evaluation of the style of a text and to formulate alternative proposals and corrections.
7. Use the bibliographic resources, databases and information search tools.
8. Develop the self-learning through ICT.
9. Be able to acquire, analyze and synthesize specialized information critically.
10. Be able to apply the knowledge acquired in the practice.
11. Have capacity for analysis and synthesis, critically assess knowledge and exercise critical thinking.
12. Acquiring ability of self-education.
13. Be able to communicate effectively in the Galician language in any environment.
14. Related knowledge with other areas and subjects.
15. Promote the sensitivity of the future teacher to appreciate, understand and take advantage of multilingualism in our society.




Code: 30221
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught