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SP40A5: SPANISH LANGUAGE 7 (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This is the final Spanish language course within the degree that will provide students with advanced comprehension and writing skills in general and specialised registers.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jesse Barker

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Building on Spanish Language 6 this course is topic-based, and aims to enable students to identify and use, accurately and fluently, a further range of advanced lexical and syntactical features, and linguistic registers. Reading and writing skills are further honed though the exploitation of a wide variety of literary, journalistic and other Spanish and Latin-American texts. Aural and oral skills will be further developed through the linguistic exploitation of Spanish and Latin-American programmes and films, and other activities. Special attention will be paid to further advanced grammatical areas which are still likely to cause difficulty to students by focusing on advanced writing skills. The course curriculum reflects the emphasis placed on self-directed learning and private study at this level.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Language Seminar during University weeks 8 - 12, 14 - 18, 25 - 30, 25 - 30, 32 - 34, 32 - 34, 38, 38
  • 1 Language Seminar during University weeks 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 26, 28, 31, 33, 38
  • 1 Oral during University weeks 8 - 12, 14 - 18, 25 - 34, 38

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1x Oral Class Assessment -to include presentations, attendance and participation in tutorial sessions (15%)

1x Final Oral Exam (15%)

1x Final Written Exam- May exam diet, on campus if possible, otherwise take home exam (45%)

1x Language Class Assessment - based on completion of online exercises and journal entries, performance on online reading quizzes, participation in sessions (10%)

2x Compositions--one in each half-session (15%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandCan understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning in written and spoken Spanish.
FactualApplyCan express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions in Spanish.
ProceduralCreateCan use Spanish language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text and speech on complex subjects.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will learn to evaluate, according to the CEFR, their own achievement and progress in the different language skills: aural and reading comprehension; oral and written expression.

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