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SP1003   Spanish for Beginners 1

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available only to First Year students.

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm or, if timetable clash, 3.00 pm.

Intensive ab initio language: The objective is to initiate Spanish language acquisition with a firm grounding in the syntax, morphology and vocabulary of the language. The skills developed are accuracy and fluency in reading, writing, listening and speaking. In classes, students are taught and practise new structures. In the computer classroom these skills are further enhanced through the individual use of self-access materials.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): In taking this module you must be a First Year student.

Anti-requisite(s): Students must NOT have Higher or A-level Spanish or equivalent or be a native speaker of Spanish.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 4 language classes and 1 surgery hour. (x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 160

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%