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SP1001 - Spanish Language and Texts 1

Academic year

2020 to 2021 (Semester 1)

Key module information

SCOTCAT credits


The Scottish Credit Accumulation and Transfer (SCOTCAT) system allows credits gained in Scotland to be transferred between institutions. The number of credits associated with a module gives an indication of the amount of learning effort required by the learner. European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are half the value of SCOTCAT credits.

SCQF level

SCQF level 7

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Availability restrictions

Available only to First Year students.

Planned timetable

12.00 noon

This information is given as indicative. Timetable may change at short notice depending on room availability.

Module coordinator

Dr T L L Bergman

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module description

The language part of the module promotes the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. There is formal grammar instruction and a programme of participative classroom activities, grammar instruction and self-access material. The texts component is designed to provide language in context and to widen the students' experience of Spanish and Spanish American life and culture through selected writing and film.

Relationship to other modules


In taking this module you must have Higher or A-level spanish or equivalent and you must be a first year student.


You cannot take this module if you take SP1003

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews

Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA

Written examinations = 0%
Practical examinations = 0%
Coursework = 100%

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) have compiled/developed an indicative list of learning and teaching methods:
  • Written: Is included in this category any assessment done under exam conditions (exams during diets, class tests) that do not involve the use of practical skills.
  • Practical: Are included in this category oral assessment and presentation as well as practical skills assessed in situ (in a classroom or laboratory for instance). Performances in the performing arts context are also classed as practical assessment.
Further details can be found on the QAA website.


Coursework = 100%

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact

3 language classes, 1 lecture and 1 surgery hour (x 10 weeks), 1 seminar (x 8 weeks).

Scheduled learning hours


The number of compulsory student:staff contact hours over the period of the module.

Guided independent study hours


The number of hours that students are expected to invest in independent study over the period of the module.