Undergraduate Course: Spanish Language 2 (ELCH08019)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Spanish Language 2 will refine the language skills acquired in Spanish 1A and 1B, and further develop written, oral, reading, and aural skills. We will practise using complex grammatical structures and extended vocabularies.
Taught in the target language, Spanish Language 2 will hone skills gained in Spanish 1A and 1B in structuring and communicating ideas both orally and in writing.
Weekly spoken language classes will combine listening comprehension work with oral expression. Materials are provided in the textbook and on Learn. During the other weekly class hour students will learn new grammatical structures and concepts in order to produce clear, detailed written texts on a wide range of subjects and to explain their point of view on topical issues. The written class will use the text book and exercises on Learn. In advance of both classes students will prepare complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics from different Spanish-speaking countries.
Students are expected to undertake a very substantial amount of study outside class on a regular basis.
At the end of the academic year, Spanish Language 2 students should have achieved a language level equivalent to a consolidated B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Students MUST also take: Literatures and Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World 2 (ELCH08018)
Visiting students wishing to enrol on this course must be in Edinburgh for the full year and can only enrol with the explicit permission of the Course Organiser. The course must be relevant to their curriculum.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Oral presentation (S1 or 2) (15%), Course engagement (S1) (9%), Course engagement (S2) (9%), Written work 1 (S1) (10%), Online test 1 (S1) (2%), Class test (S2) (11%), Written work 2 (S2) (10%), Online test 2 (S2) (2%), Online test 3 (S2) (2%).
||E-Learning units, online tests and the grammar test (available on Learn) will provide instant electronic corrections and feedback. Students will also receive written feedback on the two written language exercises.
In addition to feedback on the assessed coursework, students will receive formative feedback (i.e. for work that does not officially count towards your final mark) on class exercises.
During oral classes, students will receive feedback on their oral presentation and will focus on their spoken language performance (content, accuracy, pronunciation and accent).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||9:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Show a nuanced command of Spanish vocabulary, grammar and syntax.
- Produce spontaneous, clear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
- Understand a wide range of sophisticated texts.
- Speak and interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity without much obvious searching for expressions.
- Demonstrate the linguistic competence to meet with the demands of living and either studying or working in a Spanish-speaking environment.
Nuevo Avance Superior B2. Libro del alumno
Nuevo Avance Superior B2. Cuaderno de ejercicios
Spanish Grammar in Context
Oxford Spanish-English Dictionary
Diccionario de la Real Academia Española
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Knowledge and Understanding
Practice: applied knowledge and understanding
Generic cognitive skills
Communication and ICT skills
Autonomy, accountability and working with others
||In Semester 1 an additional one hour grammar class will be delivered to students who enter Spanish 2 via Spanish 1A.
|Course organiser||Miss Elena Sanz Ortega
Tel: (0131 6)50 3746
|Course secretary||Miss Kat Zabecka
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026