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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Spanish Language 2 (ELCH07010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis post-introductory course is intended for students who have successfully completed Foundation Spanish Language 1 or have reached an equivalent standard (Standard Grade/GCSE). It is not suitable for absolute beginners or students with knowledge of Spanish at Highers/A-level or above.

This course runs both in semester 1 and semester 2.

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.
Course description Foundation Spanish Language 2 is the follow-up to the 40 hour Foundation Spanish Language 1. Students who have successfully completed Foundation Spanish Language 1 or have an equivalent knowledge (e.g. GCSE or Standard Grade) in the language will be ideally suited for this course.

This course is not suitable for students who have Highers, A-Level, or knowledge above CEFR level A1. At the end of the course students should have reached approximately CEFR level A2/1. Students wishing to continue learning Spanish will be eligible to join Foundation Spanish Language 3 (ELCH07017)or Spanish 1B ELCH08002 (provided that you have passed the course with a minimum of 70%) in the next academic year.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Foundation Spanish Language 1 (ELCH07011)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements If not taken Foundation Spanish 1: Spanish at Standard Grade (SCE)/GCSE, or equivalent evidence of proficiency.
Additional Costs A coursebook
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry to any language course above introductory level is subject to a language test by the relevant subject area on arrival and at the discretion of the course organiser.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  61
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 153 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 50% (Regular written exercises in class and two class tests)
Degree exam 50% (A two-hour written paper)

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Foundation Spanish Language 22:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation Spanish Language 22:00
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  80
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 153 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 50% (Regular written exercises in class and two class tests)
Degree exam 50% (A two-hour written paper)

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Foundation Spanish Language 22:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation Spanish Language 22:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. To distinguish similarities and differences in terms of cultural festivities and simple social interactions/exchanges (e.g. restaurants or telephone conversations).
  2. To read and understand simple descriptive texts and everyday conversations on topics such as the environment, local festivities, past/present activities and to identify basic linguistic varies of the target language in terms of accents and vocabulary.
  3. To write personal letters and short opinions on films and current affairs in simple descriptive texts using an appropriate register.
  4. To develop further resources to become an effective language learner such as the use of authentic material (TV and radio programmes, contact with native speakers, film in the original language).
  5. To develop critical skills to ensure the use of reliable language resources both printed and/or digital (e.g. bilingual dictionaries, grammar books, translation tools).
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/open-languages
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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. Visiting Students may only take this course for credits.

Please note that auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).
Additional Class Delivery Information IMPORTANT: Students must attend pairs of classes. See Web Timetable.

The First Class meeting will take place in week 1 and tutorials start in week 2. Please see your personalised timetable for location.
KeywordsOLFSPAN2SEM1&2
Contacts
Course organiserMs Marian Aldaz Arechaga
Tel: (0131 6)50 8305
Email: M.A.Arechaga@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Helene Thomsen
Tel: (0131 6)50 6949
Email: Helene.Thomsen@ed.ac.uk
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