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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - Hispanic Studies

Undergraduate Course: Introductory Spanish Language (ELCH07002)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEuropean Languages and Cultures - Hispanic Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionA course for beginners with no previous knowledge of Spanish, designed to give absolute beginners a basic, working knowledge of spoken and written Spanish. The course is not suitable for students with previous knowledge of Spanish.

All students take all elements of assessment including the examination.

There is an identical course (Introductory Spanish Language - ELCH07001) which runs in the first semester.

On successful completion of the course students will have the option of taking Intermediate Spanish Language ELCH07003 (20 credits) in Semester 1 or ELCH07004 (20 credits) in Semester 2, which follow on from Introductory Spanish Language.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Introductory Spanish Language (ELCH07001)
Other requirements No previous knowledge of Spanish is required.
Additional Costs A course book
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  80
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information IMPORTANT: Students must attend pairs of classes choosing ONE of:

GROUP A: Monday and Wednesday, 14:10-16:00
GROUP B: Monday and Wednesday, 16:10-18:00
GROUP C: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:10-16:00
GROUP D: Tuesday and Thursday, 16:10-18:00

Please note: this course will not appear on students' personalised timetable. Group Sign-up sheets will be available on LEARN after the first class meeting. Groups have a limited quota, if a group reaches capacity, you will need to choose another.

The first class meeting will be Tuesday 14th January at 16:10 in F.21, 7 George Square.
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Basic knowledge of Spanish in a wide variety of situations with the aim to develop learner's confidence in language learning, understanding and responding to others in appropriate situations.

All units are topic-based and introduce a fundamental aspect of structure. Each unit is subdivided into several, stand-alone sections allowing the main topic to be developed and diversified, focusing on many aspects of everyday life and allowing the presentation of subsidiary grammatical items and lexical areas.
Assessment Information
Coursework 50% (Regular written exercises in class and two assessments)
Degree exam 50% (A two-hour written paper)

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination.
Special Arrangements
This course is open to all students as a credit bearing course, or over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course. DELC students may only take this course if it over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
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Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsIntroductory Spanish language
Course organiserMs Marian Aldaz Arechaga
Tel: (0131 6)50 8305
Course secretaryMiss Eleanor Humphrey
Tel: (0131 6)50 6949
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