More Spanish Stage 4 ADED11304

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Consolidation of what students learned in Spanish Stage 4


Block 3

2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Wednesdays 11.00-13.00

Fridays 10.00-12.00

Requirements of Entry

Spanish Stage 4 or equivalent.

Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

To enable students to achieve an advanced level of communicative competency and linguistic accuracy in the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening to Spanish. The course should develop students' knowledge and understanding of the structure of the Spanish language, enable them to apply this knowledge practically, in speaking activities with other students, simultaneously developing their communication skills and encouraging autonomous learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students should be able to:
- Spend 5-10 mins discussing topics related to current affairs, politics, the arts etc.

Produce a piece of written work (roughly 250 words) similar to the following:

- Write an essay on one of the following topics: La Prensa; El Socialismo; El Mundo de Hoy; El Cine de Almodovar etc.

- Write a dialogue between two bar-room philosophers discussing the events of the day over a beer.

- Write a critical appreciation of a book you have read or a film you have seen.

Students should be able to:

- Give a 5 minute talk to a group of students on a subject of their choice. (They can make occasional reference to notes but should not "read it out").

Students should produce a piece of written work (roughly 250 words) similar to the following:

- Write a 250 word essay on any aspect of Spanish or Latin American culture. (It could be about a town/region, a famous person, food, drink, the cinema, music etc. etc.)

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits