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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Spanish Language 1 (ELCH07011)

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
SummaryA 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. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.

This course runs both in semester 1 and semester 2.

On successful completion of the course students will have the option of taking Foundation Spanish Language 2 in Semester 1(20 credits) or in Semester 2 (20 credits), which follow on from Foundation Spanish Language 1.
Course description Foundation Spanish Language 1 is intended for complete beginners and aims to equip students with a basic grounding in written and spoken Spanish. At the end of this course, students should reach approximately level A1/1+ on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Students who pass the course will be eligible to continue studying Spanish in Foundation Spanish Language 2 (ELCH07010).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements No previous knowledge of Spanish is required.
Additional Costs A course book
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  121
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 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 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.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Foundation Spanish Language 12:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation Spanish Language 12:00
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 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 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.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. To identify and compare basic cultural differences in terms of customs (such as meals, schedules) and everyday situations.
  2. To read and understand short simple texts regarding personal information including likes and dislikes, hobbies, family, shopping and health.
  3. To tell and to write basic conversations concerning familiar topics as the ones described above.
  4. To distinguish and to put into practice basic skills useful for students without a background on language learning (such as how to use bilingual dictionaries, or how to develop awareness of structural differences between their native tongue and the target 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.

Please note that auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).

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.
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.
KeywordsOLFSPAN1SEM1&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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