Undergraduate course

Spanish Grammar II

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeSPLA117
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageSpanish
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Objectives and Content

The course consists of a detailed introduction to Spanish syntax and phonetics, as well as a specialization in Spanish grammar, focusing on Latin American variations of the language. The course builds on SPLA107.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student should:

- have detailed academic and practical knowledge of sentence analysis, Spanish grammar and phonetics.


The student should:

  • demonstrate a clear understanding of different variants of the Spanish language.
  • be able to develop this academic knowledge further in order to identify these different variants.

General competence

The student:

  • is able to analyse academic texts and draw their own conclusions.
  • is able to further extend his or her knowledge, skills, and understanding through continued studies or employment.

Required Previous Knowledge

No formal requirement, but all teaching is in Spanish, and demands a solid command of the language.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Introductory Spanish course or equivalent. It is advantageous to have completed the courses SPLA107 and EXFAOOSK, Linguistics.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

SPLA105 (10 ECTS Credits), SLAN640 (10 ECTS Credits)

Access to the Course

The course is open to all with admission to the University of Bergen.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Teaching in grammar is offered in the form of lectures/seminars, to hours each week for eight weeks. The teaching focuses on central aspects of the required reading list, and in solving exercises. Practical tasks in grammar are connected to the lectures.

Teaching in phonetics is offered in the form of lectures/seminars, to hours each week for eight weeks. The teaching focuses on central aspects of the required reading list, and in solving exercises. Practical tasks in phonetics are connected to the lectures.

In the case that less than five students register for a course, the organized teaching may be adapted to fit the number of students. If this occurs, students will be informed at the start of the semester, and before the registration deadline 1. February/1. September.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

There is one obligatory assignment on selected topics from the reading list. This assignment must be completed by the given deadline. The assignment is assessed as a pass/fail.

In accordance with the University of Bergen┬┐s Regulations for Degrees and Studies, the students have the right to a second try for each assignment, if one or more of the first hand-ins were not passed. The assignment must be approved before the student can be assessed in the course.

The compulsory assignment is valid for one semester after the teaching semester.

Forms of Assessment

The course is assessed by a final 4-hour written examination, which must be completed in Spanish. The exam is digital.

Grading Scale

The exam is marked in the grade scale A-F, where F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

Fall. There will also be given an assessment early in the spring semester for students with valid compulsory assignments.

Reading List

The reading list is selected parts of a reference text on grammar.

Course Evaluation

The teaching is evaluated in accordance with the quality control system of the University of Bergen.

Course Administrator

Department of Foreign LanguagesDepartment of Foreign Languages


Contact Information


Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    12.03.2018, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam