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SP2005 Spanish Language and Texts: ex-Beginners

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Planned timetable:11.00 am

The module is designed for ex-Beginners in Spanish who wish to move into mainstream studies of language and literature. It involves revision and progressively deeper understanding of the language, intensive practice in oral, spoken and written skills. In the literature component, study is planned so that thorough vocabulary acquisition, analysis of syntax and understanding of extended texts can be realistically achieved. This module not only opens the way to Spanish Honours for ex-Beginners but could be useful for students who wish to study other subjects in Spain at a later date.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


SP2005 or SP2001 Compulsory to all degrees involving Spanish

UG Pre-requisite(s):SP1004
UG Co-requisite(s):SP2006 for Joint and Single Honours
UG Anti-requisite(s):SP2001
UG Modules required for:SP2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 language classes and 1 surgery hour (x 10 weeks), 1 lecture (x 10 weeks), 1 seminar (x 8 weeks).
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 38
  • Guided independent study: 162

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr K Anipa
Module teaching staff: