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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Spanish Language 3 (ELCH07017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis post-beginners course is intended for students who have successfully completed Foundation Spanish Language 2 (ELCH07010) or have reached an equivalent standard at CEFR level A2. It is not suitable for absolute beginners or students with knowledge of Spanish at A-level or Advanced Highers. It is recommended that Students with Highers or AS-level or any other qualifications should contact the course organiser to have their language level established.
Course description Foundation Spanish 3 is the follow-up to the 40 hour Foundation Spanish 2 course. Students who have successfully completed Foundation Spanish 2 course or have an equivalent knowledge in the language will be ideally suited for this course.

This course is not suitable for students who have Advanced Highers, A-Level, or knowledge above CEFR level A2. At the end of the course students should have reached approximately CEFR level A2+. Students wishing to continue learning Spanish will be eligible to join Spanish 1B (ELCH08002), provided that they have a pass rate of minimum 50% in the next academic year.

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Foundation Spanish Language 2 (ELCH07010)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs A course book. A bilingual dictionary.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry 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:  20
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40, 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% (e.g class tests, homework assignments)
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 32:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation Spanish Language 32:00
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  21
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40, 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% (e.g class tests, homework assignments)
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 32:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation Spanish Language 32:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Recognize and understand frequently used expressions in routine contexts of daily life in a Spanish-language environment; identify topics of discussion in interactions between native speakers when articulated clearly and slowly; maintain an intermediate level of grammatical accuracy and vocabulary range in written and spoken Spanish.
  2. Achieve Spanish language competence comparable to the CEFR Level A2+; reading comprehension of short texts relating to everyday material: orientation, correspondence, news, brochures; written interaction in matters relating to personal needs: routine written correspondence and enquiries; listening comprehension of the main points of recorded news items and commonplace dialogues: spoken interaction in structured situations; asking and answering questions and exchanging in ideas on familiar topics.
  3. Produce, read and discuss texts relating to everyday themes; engage in listening, spoken and written language activities at A2+ level.
  4. Give a power-point presentation on a selected topic; hold a short monologue; communicate as a basic language user in formal and informal situations: exchanging information on routine topics; establishing social contact and participating in short conversations; expressing thanks, apologies, feelings and preferences; agreeing and disagreeing; responding to suggestions; making arrangements and making oneself understood in an interview.
  5. Take responsibility for independent vocabulary acquisition and grammatical study; for monitoring one¿s engagement in Spanish language activities outside of the classroom.
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 is 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.
KeywordsOLFSPAN3SEM1&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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