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Undergraduate course

Spanish II

ECTS Credits


Level of Study



Not relevant

Teaching semester


Place of Instruction


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 EXFACOOSK, 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 and learning methods

Teaching is offered in the form of lectures/seminars, four hours each week for ten weeks, divided between phonetics and grammar. The teaching focuses on central aspects of the required reading list, and in solving exercises. Practical tasks in grammar are connected to the lectures. Additionally, there are normally small group classes two hours a week for ten weeks.

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¬Ņs 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

Autumn 2020, the form of assesment is changed from a 4-hour written examination to a 6-hour written examination at home. The written examination must be completed in Spanish.The exam is digital.

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

Assessment Semester

Autumn. 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 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. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination at home

    12.11.2020, 09:00
    6 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam