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Spanish Grammar I

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeSPLA107
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageSpanish
  • Resources

ECTS Credits

10

Level of Study

Bachelor

Semester of Instruction

Spring

Place of Instruction

Bergen

Objectives and Content

The course gives a thorough introduction to modern Spanish grammar with a focus on Spanish American variants of the language.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge:

The candidate

  • has knowledge of modern Spanish grammar.
  • can use subject area knowledge to answer theoretical and practical questions related to Spanish grammar.

Skills:

The candidate

  • has deeper knowledge of the Spanish grammar system in relation to Norwegian.
  • has achieved greater insight into Spanish American variants of the Spanish language.

General Competence:

The candidate

  • can analyze subject material and draw their own conclusions
  • can further develop their knowledge, skills, and understanding through further study and in their professional life

Required Previous Knowledge

There are no formal requirements, but all teaching will be held in Spanish and requires a good command of the Spanish language.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

An introductory course in Spanish or Spanish Level 2 taken in upper secondary school (VGS). It is an advantage to have taken EXFAC00SK Language and Communication.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

SPLA101 (10 credits), SLAN611 (10 credits)

Access to the Course

The course is open to all with admission to the University of Bergen, and for students in the teacher education program at the university colleges in UH-nett Vest (the University and College Network for Western Norway) who have been admitted through the cooperation agreement with UiB.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Instruction in grammar will be given in the form of lectures, normally two hours a week for eight weeks. Central parts of the course reading will be covered in lectures. Additionally, there are normally small group classes two hours a week for four weeks.

If fewer than five students register for a course, instruction will be tailored to the number of students. If this is the case, students will be informed of alternate instruction arrangements at the beginning of the semester prior to the registration deadline of Feb 1/Sept 1.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

There is one mandatory assignment on a selected theme from the course reading. This must be completed within the due date. The assignment is evaluated as pass/fail.

According to the University of Bergen's degree- and academic regulations, the students are given one new attempt per assignment if one or more of them were not approved the first time. The assignment must be approved before the students can be assessed in the course.

The mandatory course assignments are valid for one semester after the semester the course was taken.

Forms of Assessment

In the course, the following forms of assessment will be used:

The form of assessment is a four-hour written examination in Spanish. The grade will be based on content and language. The examination may be conducted digitally.

Examination Support Material

Students may use monolingual and bilingual (for example Norwegian-Spanish/Spanish-Norwegian) dictionaries approved by the Department during the exam. The students must bring their own dictionary to the exam and be aware of and follow the rules regarding dictionary use on exams.

Grading Scale

The grading scale A-F is used, where F is a failing grade.

Assessment Semester

Spring/Fall

Reading List

The required course reading is primarily a grammar reference book.

Course Evaluation

The teaching will be evaluated according to the quality assurance system of the University of Bergen.

Programme Committee

The program committee is responsible for the academic content and the structure of the program, as well as for the quality of the study program and related courses.

Course Administrator

The Department of Foreign Languages at the Humanities Faculty is responsible for the administration of this course and study program.

Exam information

  • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Attendance
    0 minutes before
    Withdrawal deadline
    15.09.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam