748 Spanish and Latin American Language and Culture


The main aim is for the students to reach level A1 to B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

The target group is students who are interested in Spanish language and culture; teachers or student teachers who seek teaching competence in Spanish in upper secondary schools. Students must fulfill general admission requirements, and in addition they must have completed introducing courses in Spanish or Spanish B2 or C3-language at upper secondary school.

Aim of the Programme

The programme will provide students with a basic understanding of the Spanish language, social conditions, history and culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

The first semester contains an alphabetisation phase in order to gain the required skills (cf. Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) A2-B1). In the second semester, students will develop the communication phase (B2). Completion of 60 ECTS credits in addition to the introductory course will provide teaching expertise in upper secondary schools.

Learning outcome

Students who have completed the course should

  • have enhanced knowledge of the Spanish language, grammar and phonetics, Practical Spanish, literature and culture in the Spanish speaking world
  • be able to read, write and understand the main content in a variety of different texts and genres
  • be able to present orally and textually a coherent account of events, experiences and plans
  • know some of the most significant literary works from the Spanish speaking world
  • be able to place texts in a historical and literary context
  • be able to give an account of the protagonist's point of view and values
  • know various cultural expressions from the Spanish speaking world
  • be able to use literature to describe different social conditions in the Spanish speaking world
  • be able to express their own perspectives and view on different texts

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V)
2301 Spanish Language and Culture I 15.00 O 15  
2303 Practical Spanish I and Didactics 15.00 O 15  
2304 Practical Spanish II and Didactics 15.00 O   15
Total: 30 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The study programme consists of four 15 ECTS courses, each of which will be concluded with an examination. Two courses will be taught in the autumn semester, and two in the spring semester. Students may apply for the recognition of any Spanish course they have completed at Telemark University College so it may included in the one-year study programme.


In addition to our partner institutions in Spain through Erasmus, TUC will establish contacts with universities in Latin America.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The study programme includes lectures, exercises in the language laboratory and obligatory participation in the seminars. Students will be expected to demonstrate significant effort and participate actively in classes.

Assessment Methods

Each course will conclude with an oral (40 %) and a written examination (60 %). The examinations will be graded according to the A-F grading system, where E is the lowest passing grade. Students must receive passing grades in both the written and oral examinations in order to achieve a final passing grade. Small changes may be made to the study programme.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Eline Flesjø <eline.flesjoSPAMFILTER@hit.no> - 19/02/2013