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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Spanish Language 2 (ELCH07010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA course for students with a National 5 / GCSE / Standard Grade / Foundation 1 or CEFR A1 in Spanish who wish to improve.

1. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed. All students must take all elements of assessment, including the examination.

2. Students will be assigned a group and each group has two classes a week. You must be able to attend both classes in order to take the course.

3. Students with a higher level of the language than stated above are not permitted and may be asked to withdraw from the course.

This course runs both in semester 1 and semester 2.

On successful completion of the course students will be eligible to take Foundation Spanish Language 3 or Spanish 1b.
Course description Foundation Spanish Language 2 is the follow-up to the 40 hour Foundation Spanish Language 1. Students who have successfully completed Foundation Spanish Language 1 or have an equivalent knowledge (e.g. GCSE or Standard Grade) in the language will be ideally suited for this course.

This course is not suitable for students who have Highers, A-Level, or knowledge above CEFR level A1. At the end of the course students should have reached approximately CEFR level A2/1. Students wishing to continue learning Spanish will be eligible to join Foundation Spanish Language 3 (ELCH07017) or Spanish 1B ELCH08002 (provided that you have passed the course with a minimum of 70%) in the next academic year.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Foundation Spanish Language 1 (ELCH07011)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements If not taken Foundation Spanish 1: Spanish at Standard Grade (SCE)/GCSE, or equivalent evidence of proficiency.
Additional Costs A coursebook
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry to any language course above introductory level 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 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  30
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 21/09/2020
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 153 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) CW 100%:

5 X self-corrected online tests (2% each) (10%)

Assessment 1: self-corrected reading and comprehension test on-line (5%)

Assessment 2: 50 words summary with graphs (individual) (10%)

Assessment 3: 150 words poster (group work) (10%)

Assessment 4: self-corrected listening test on-line (5%)

Assessment 5: 100 words blog entry (individual) (10%)

Assessment 6: 200 words composition (individual) (10%)

Assessment 7: Power Point presentation with audio (2 min per person) (group work) (10%)

Assessment 8: Video presentation (2-3 min per person) (individual) (10%)

Engagement on discussion boards (20%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  90
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 11/01/2021
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 153 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) CW 100%:

5 X self-corrected online tests (2% each) (10%)

Assessment 1: self-corrected reading and comprehension test on-line (5%)

Assessment 2: 50 words summary with graphs (individual) (10%)

Assessment 3: 150 words poster (group work) (10%)

Assessment 4: self-corrected listening test on-line (5%)

Assessment 5: 100 words blog entry (individual) (10%)

Assessment 6: 200 words composition (individual) (10%)

Assessment 7: Power Point presentation with audio (2 min per person) (group work) (10%)

Assessment 8: Video presentation (2-3 min per person) (individual) (10%)

Engagement on discussion boards (20%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Discuss topics in Spanish such as experiences, trips, art, fashion, and current affairs expressing opinions and preferences.
  2. Understand simple descriptive information, statements and everyday conversations, provided they are delivered in a clear and slow speech.
  3. Compose short texts on matters of personal relevance, culture and current affairs using the past and present tenses.
  4. Comprehend simple descriptive texts about familiar matters, general and cultural topics.
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. DELC students may only take this course if it over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course. Visiting Students may only take this course for credits.

Please note that auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).
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.
KeywordsOLFSPAN2SEM1&2
Contacts
Course organiserMrs Patricia Rueda Diez
Tel: (0131 6)50 3746
Email: patricia.rueda@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Kat Zabecka
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026
Email: K.Zabecka@ed.ac.uk
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