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Spanish Grammar I

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


The candidate

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


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) and SPLA627 (10 credits)

Access to the Course

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

Teaching and learning methods

Instruction in grammar is given over a period of 8 to 10 weeks, with one lecture and one seminar a week, depending on available ressources. Central parts of the course reading will be covered. Student active learning methods are employed, and the students are thus expected to prepare for classes through a variety of learning materials as well as engaging actively in class and in after-class-work. Students might also be asked to prepare and give presentations in class.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

There are two mandatory assignments on a selected theme from the course reading. They must be written in Spanish and must be completed within the due date. The assignments are 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 six-hour home examination written in Spanish + 1 hour technical time. The grade will be based on content and language. 

Grading Scale

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

Assessment Semester

Spring. There will also given an assessment early in the Fall semester for students with valid mandatory course assignments.

Reading List

The required course reading is primarily a grammar reference book. The reading list will be available 01.06 for the fall semester and 01.12 for the spring semester.

Course Evaluation

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

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examination at home

    Assignment handed out
    13.10.2022, 09:00
    Submission deadline
    13.10.2022, 16:00
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam