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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Spanish Language 1 (ELCH07011)

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 beginners with no previous knowledge of Spanish, designed to give complete beginners a basic, working knowledge of spoken and written Spanish.

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 previous knowledge of the language are not permitted and may be asked to withdraw from the course.

This course runs in semester 1 and semester 2.

On successful completion of the course students will be eligible to take Foundation Spanish 2.
Course description Foundation Spanish Language 1 is intended for complete beginners and aims to equip students with a basic grounding in written and spoken Spanish. At the end of this course, students should reach approximately level A1/1+ on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Students who pass the course will be eligible to continue studying Spanish in Foundation Spanish Language 2 (ELCH07010).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements No previous knowledge of Spanish is required.
Additional Costs A course book
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  120
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 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Summative Coursework (100%):

4 X self-corrected online tests 10%

1 X self-corrected listening test online 10%

350 words (3 assessments: 2 individual and 1 group work) 40%

1-2 min video presentation (individual) 10%

2-3 min video presentation (group work) 10%

Participation and engagement on discussion boards 20%

Formative coursework and feedback:

150 words (4 tasks)
Feedback Students will be given general formative feedback on their written entries and comments in the discussion boards as well as their spoken interactions during collaborate sessions.
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 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Summative Coursework (100%):

4 X self-corrected online tests 10%

1 X self-corrected listening test online 10%

350 words (3 assessments: 2 individual and 1 group work) 40%

1-2 min video presentation (individual) 10%

2-3 min video presentation (group work) 10%

Participation and engagement on discussion boards 20%

Formative coursework and feedback:

150 words (4 tasks)
Feedback Students will be given general formative feedback on their written entries and comments in the discussion boards as well as their spoken interactions during collaborate sessions.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Ask and answer basic questions and formulate and respond to simple statements about immediate need or on very familiar topics.
  2. Process concrete information and follow speech on familiar topics encountered in everyday life, provided it is delivered in slow and clear speech in a familiar accent.
  3. Understand short and simple texts on very familiar topics.
  4. Compose very simple descriptive texts in Spanish using the present tense.
  5. Describe basic cultural differences, stereotypes, and everyday situations.
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.

Please note that auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).

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.
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.
KeywordsOLFSPAN1SEM1&2
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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