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

Undergraduate Course: Catalan language for beginners (ELCH08015)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryClasses 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.
During hybrid delivery there will be two weekly sessions of 30 minutes each of contact time which will be mainly dedicated to spoken practice. In addition, students will be provided with other opportunities to practice their language skills by making contribution to discussion boards, recording themselves speaking in Catalan and posting on the class┐ Padlet link. They will also be able to post their language questions to a dedicated discussion board of language queries.

Students will also be expected to do some group work to write collaborative text and to deliver oral presentations.
Course description Not entered
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 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  25
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 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) COURSEWORK 100%:
Semester 1
- Course participation: interactions and contributions online (padlet and discussion board entries and comments on peers 'posts) 10%
- E-Learning activities 10%
- Written personal presentation (40-50 word) 5%
- Personal presentation recorded on video (1-2 min) 5%
- Collaborative text (150- word) about a place in a Catalan-speaking area 5%
- Writing a personal email based on a listening activity (200-word) 5%
- Listening test 5%
- Reading comprehension test 5%

Semester 2
- Course participation: participation in three written tasks via the discussion board, comments on peers' entries and oral interactions with peers during collaborate sessions 10%
- E-Learning activities 10%
- Collaborative text (250-word) on a public figure from a Catalan-speaking area 10%
- Group oral presentation (2-3 min) on one aspect of Catalan culture 10%
- Written language reflection (250-word) contrasting two aspects of Catalan culture and their own 10%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. To read and understand different typologies of simple and short written and oral texts dealing with familiar topics, as well as social and cultural matters with emphasis on the Catalan speaking territories.
  2. To engage in basic conversation on everyday situations provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help; articulate simple opinions and deliver short oral presentations on topics related to Catalan culture.
  3. To compose simple descriptive texts in Catalan such as short personal letters, descriptions, and basic opinions and reflections on Catalan culture and culture.
  4. To familiarise oneself with cultural communities and societies where Catalan is used and describe sociocultural similarities and differences.
  5. To use reliable language resources and authentic material to become an effective language learner.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Study Abroad No
KeywordsDELC Catalan Begin
Contacts
Course organiserMiss Roser Vich-Gallego
Tel: (0131 6)50 3140
Email: roser.vich@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Kat Zabecka
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026
Email: K.Zabecka@ed.ac.uk
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