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Undergraduate Course: Spanish 4Hons: Language Paper 1 - Guided Essay (ELCH10026)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe development and consolidation of core language skills, especially written language skills and intermediate and advanced grammar.
Course description Language Paper 1 focuses on the analysis and understanding of different styles of writing in Spanish. Specifically, students will develop writing skills through the study and practice of different styles of writing and different types of texts and structures, and develop the necessary skills and vocabulary to reproduce these correctly in Spanish. In addition, this course also entails the study of grammar and enhances general language skills.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Entry to Spanish Hons required
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 74 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 35 %, Coursework 65 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) COURSEWORK 65%:

4 x compulsory guided essay (failure to submit one will result in a zero mark /force fail for all coursework): 40%

2 face-to-face end-of-semester tests: 20%

Weekly online grammar tests: 5%

EXAM 35%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)9:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Write in the target language correctly and fluently
  2. Use language creatively and precisely for a range of purposes and audiences
  3. Organise and present ideas within the framework of a structured and reasoned argument and discourse
  4. Write and think under pressure and meet deadlines
  5. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of Spanish grammar, syntax, register, vocabulary and general structures, also through a spontaneous written exercise
Reading List
Developing Writing Skills in Spanish

Autores: Javier Muñoz-Basols, Yolanda Pérez Sinusía, Marianne David

Formato paperback: 320 páginas
Editorial: Routledge; 1era edición (27 de julio de 2011)
Idioma: español
ISBN-10: 0415590833
ISBN-13: 978-0415590839

Developing Writing Skills in Spanish [Kindle] £20.19

Autores: Marianne David, Javier Muñoz-Basols, Yolanda Pérez Pérez Sinusía

Formato: Kindle
Tamaño: 3501 KB
Extensión: 320 páginas
Editorial: Routledge (23 de abril de 2012)
Venta: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Lengua: español

Leonardo Gómez Torrego, Gramática didáctica del español (décima edición, 2011)

Formato: 544 páginas
Editorial: SM, edición revisada y actualizada marzo 2011
Idioma: español
ISBN: 978-84-675-4135-9
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDeveloping Writing Skills,Intermediate and advanced grammar,Spanish 4Hons,Language Paper 1
Course organiserMiss Elena Sanz Ortega
Tel: (0131 6)50 3746
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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