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

Undergraduate Course: Spanish 3 Language (ELCH09016)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThere are two contact hours per week, practising written and spoken Spanish: Spanish Language Paper 1 and Spanish Oral. Normally, Spanish 3 Language students will be taught together with Spanish 4 students in these classes but they will be assessed at third year level (SCQF level 9). Similarly, most students are also required to take a literature course of 2 hours per week for one semester.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Literatures and Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World 2 (ELCH08018) AND Spanish Language 2 (ELCH08019)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
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 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 66, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 127 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 60 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) COURSEWORK 60%:
Written work 1: 7.5%
Written work 2: 7.5%
Written work 3: 7.5%
Written work 4: 7.5%
Grammar test: 6%
Test 1: 6%
Test 2: 6%
Course performance (S1): 6%
Course performance (S2): 6%

EXAM 40%:
Official exam: 20%
Listening test: 5%
Oral exam: 15%
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. Speak and to write in Spanish with a good degree of grammatical accuracy and a broad palette of vocabulary
  2. Produce clear, complex written works in Spanish, which develop arguments critically and creatively using a clear structure for different audiences, also through a spontaneous written exercise.
  3. Understand spoken Spanish in its various accents and registers.
  4. Spontaneously analyse and discuss a range of issues including culture and current affairs in Spanish-speaking countries.
  5. Organise, summarise, and defend a line of reasoning within the framework of a structured and reasoned argument.
Reading List
Developing Writing Skills in Spanish, by Javier Muñoz-Basols (Author), Yolanda Pérez Sinusía (Author), Marianne David (Author)

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (27 July 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0415590833
ISBN-13: 978-0415590839
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMiss Elena Sanz Ortega
Tel: (0131 6)50 3746
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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