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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Spanish Language 3 (ELCH07017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA course for students with Foundation 2 or CEFR A2 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 Spanish 1b.

Course description Foundation Spanish 3 is the follow-up to the 40 hour Foundation Spanish 2 course. Students who have successfully completed Foundation Spanish 2 course or have an equivalent knowledge in the language will be ideally suited for this course.

This course is not suitable for students who have Advanced Highers, A-Level, or knowledge above CEFR level A2. At the end of the course students should have reached approximately CEFR level A2+. Students wishing to continue learning Spanish will be eligible to join Spanish 1B (ELCH08002), provided that they have a pass rate of minimum 50% in the next academic year.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Foundation Spanish Language 2 (ELCH07010)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs A course book. A bilingual dictionary.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry 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
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40, 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) Coursework (100%)

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

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

Assessment 2: 100 words recipe (individual) (10%)

Assessment 3: Power Point presentation with audio (2-3 min per person) (individual) (10%)

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

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

Assessment 6: 200 words poster (pair work) (10%)

Assessment 7: Video presentation (3-4 min per person) (group/individual) (10%)

Assessment 8: 250 words composition (individual) (10%)

Engagement on discussion boards (20%)
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:  30
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40, 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) Coursework (100%)

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

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

Assessment 2: 100 words recipe (individual) (10%)

Assessment 3: Power Point presentation with audio (2-3 min per person) (individual) (10%)

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

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

Assessment 6: 200 words poster (pair work) (10%)

Assessment 7: Video presentation (3-4 min per person) (group/individual) (10%)

Assessment 8: 250 words composition (individual) (10%)

Engagement on discussion boards (20%)
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. Communicate in formal and informal situations, discuss everyday themes, and deliver short presentations.
  2. Understand factual speech relating to university context and matters of common interest in different linguistic varieties of Spanish.
  3. Compose a variety of texts, using a range of tenses and modes such as future tense, conditional tense or present subjunctive and some of the structures that use these grammatical forms.
  4. Comprehend general information on familiar matters, social issues 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.

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 is 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.
KeywordsOLFSPAN3SEM1&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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