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Undergraduate Course: Catalan language for beginners (ELCH08015)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course runs for 2 hours per week throughout the year. Classes are seminars of written and spoken language classes with native speakers. Points of grammar will be covered on a weekly basis and these will be reinforced in small group spoken and written language classes with the intention of consolidating the student's proficiency in the 4 core skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
If you are a first year joint hons student studying two languages you may not take this course. It is available to second year joint hons language students.
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Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is not available to first year students already taking two languages as part of their degree.

Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesFor visiting students, the course is available only with the explicit permission of the Course Organiser for Catalan.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  20
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 44, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Class work 40%; degree exam 60%.
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 read and understand different typologies of written and oral texts dealing with social and culltural matters with a particular emphasis on the Catalan speaking territories.
  2. To engage on basic conversation on everyday situations, articulate simple opinions and deliver short oral presentations on topics related to Catalan culture.
  3. To write short personal letters, descriptions and basic opinions on current affairs as well as simple critical reviews on media material.
  4. To familiarise oneself with cultural communities and societies where Catalan is used and identify sociocultural similarities and differences.
  5. To develop critical skills by means of using reliable language resources and authentic material to become an effective language learner.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Study Abroad No
KeywordsDELC Catalan Begin
Course organiserMiss Roser Vich-Gallego
Tel: (0131 6)50 3140
Course secretaryMiss Kat Zabecka
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026
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