MGSP6100 Spansk språk og kultur Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Spanish Language and Culture
Spansk 2
15 stp.


See admission requirements for the programme.


After completion of the course, the student will have acquired the following learning outcomes, defined as knowledge, skills and general competence.



The student

  • has detailed knowledge of the sound system, intonation and grammatical structure of the Spanish languages, and insight into cultural conventions on language use.

  • has knowledge of the culture, geography, history, social structures, institutions and linguistic features of the Spanish language areas.

  • has knowledge of different genres and media of textual expressions in Spanish.



The student

  • is capable of communicating orally and in writing and freely using key language structures of Spanish and varied vocabulary in different social situations.

  • is capable of understanding fiction and other authentic texts in different genres and using different understanding and interpretation strategies.

  • is capable of facilitating the pupils’ exploration of the culture of Spanish speaking areas in relation to their own culture.

  • is capable of encouraging pupils to produce different types of texts adapted for different purposes.


General competence

The student

  • is capable of integrating the basic skills in the Spanish language subject.

  • is capable of assessing his/her own teaching practice

  • has developed own learning and communication strategies.

  • is capable of reflecting on own learning strategies

  • has contrastive competence in Norwegian and Spanish

  • has developed intercultural competence


1. Grammatical expertise in Spanish as a Second Language.

1.1. Spanish Grammar for Foreigners (I): common problems and their approach.

1.2. Grammar of Spanish for Foreigners (II): detection of mistakes and deadlocks.

1.3. Sayings, idiomatic expressions and idioms. The richness of the traditional and the metaphorical uses of language.


2. Communicative approaches and vocabulary teaching.

2.1. The relevance of register: adequacy and contextualisation. The pragmatics of speech.

2.2. Phraseology: straight and transferred uses. Colloquiality and precision.

2.3. The lexical increase: detail and connotation. Synonymies of everyday use and variety of terms for specificity.


3. Natural speech and oral Spanish in Spanish as a Second Language.

3.1. Diction, intonation and accent as correction marks.

3.2. The nuance: options and alternatives for an individualized expression of feeling and mood.

3.3. Oral Spanish in Spanish as a Second Language classroom: listening comprehension.


4. Culture and society in the Spanish-speaking world.

4.1. Short introduction to the History of Spain.

4.2. Political and territorial organisation: central state and autonomic system.

4.3. Leisure and time off: popular festivities and traditions.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Spanish 2 is a Blended Learning course with digital learning combined with three periods of campus training in Oslo and two at the University of Valencia (Spain). Spanish Language and Culture is structured in an initial face-to-face week in Spain, and online training, with regular online classes, and an intermediate face-to-face period (1-3 days) in Norway.


It will be a communicative approach in the course, giving priority to the acquisition of skills in the teaching of Spanish as a Second Language, and a mixed methodology (classroom and online) will be employed through the creation of a virtual space in a networked platform. In this way, tasks and assessments will be carried out from different methodological approaches that students can subsequently apply in their daily teaching.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

The following coursework requirements must be approved before the student can take the exam:


  1. 80 % attendance and participation in face-to-face weeks and online sessions.

  2. Presentation of a digital portfolio that includes the following oral and written tasks

    1. Oral presentation in group of a grammatical issue for the defined target group (10 minutes)

    2. Oral presentation in group of a cultural aspect for the defined target group (15 minutes)

    3. Online grammar test

    4. Individual written assignment on an authentic text from the course curriculum (1000 words +/- 10 %)

    5. Individual reflection note on own practice of language teaching (350-500 words)

    6. Individual creation and elaboration of one audiovisual document to assess progress and skills.


The coursework requirements may be revised once if the first version is not approved. See point 8 in the programme description for more information about coursework requirements.

Vurdering og eksamen

For the final assessment, the student elaborates two works based on parts 2d and 2f of the digital portfolio. The task 2d must be between 2000 and 3000 words and the task 2f must be between 4-6 minutes.


The exam is in Spanish.


New/postponed exam

The resit/rescheduled exam is organised in the same way as the ordinary exam.

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen

All examination support material is permitted.


A grade scale with A being the highest grade and E the poorest pass grade is used. The grade F means that the student has failed the exam.


The exam will be assessed by two internal examiners. An external programme supervisor is affiliated with the course in accordance with the Guidelines for Appointment and Use of Examiners at OsloMet.