SPA1202 - Reading and writing competence in Spanish


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Term paper with oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Term paper with oral examination 100/100

Course content

The students will work with texts from different genres and will be trained in written and oral language skills in Spanish. After the exam is completed, the students will hold a B2 proficiency level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

  • has knowledge of different types of texts and genres
  • has detailed knowledge of how to write a coherent written presentation in order to convey information or arguments for or against a specific viewpoint


The candidate:

  • can understand and be understood in Spanish both in writing and orally on a B2 level with a high degree of grammatical correctness
  • can partake in conversations on familiar topics in Spanish
  • can write longer academic texts in Spanish
  • can read and understand topical literary texts in Spanish
  • can use Spanish sentence structure in a correct manner
  • can convey advanced academic material such as theories, approaches to problems, and solutions, both in writing and orally
  • can use advanced grammatical structures (indicative/conjunctive, past/present/future, etc.)
  • can understand longer coherent speech and presentations and follow complex lines of arguments when the topic is relatively familiar


The candidate:

  • can plan and conduct academic tasks
  • can reflect on personal academic practice and adjust this under guidance
  • has command of relevant academic tools

Learning methods and activities

The course is a combination of lectures and seminars with practical language training and reading of texts.

Students will complete three mandatory assignments during the semester, of which at least one is an oral presentation.

For students in the Teacher Education Programme, the obligatory assignments may be related to didactic topics.

Approved obligatory assignments are valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester). All obligatory assignments must be completed in the same semester.

A minimum of 75% attendance to lectures and seminars is obligatory. Absence above 25% requires an application at the start of the semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • 75% attendance
  • 3 exercises

Further on evaluation

The term paper must be written in Spanish. The final assessment of the term paper is adjusted through an oral examination in Spanish of about 10 minutes. The oral examination will be cancelled if the written term paper has been failed by the examiners. Students who fail the exam must retake both parts.

It is not possible for students who have passed the exam in SPA1202 to retake the exam in a semester where this course is not taught. Students who did not pass the exam, or who did not complete the exam due to illness may submit the exam in a semester where this course is not taught; however, they will not receive any supervision.

Course materials

The reading list will be announced at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SPA1102 7.5 AUTUMN 2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Spanish

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Foreign Language
  • Comparative Literature
  • Spanish
  • Language and Literature
  • Language Studies
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Term paper with oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Term paper with oral examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Term paper with oral examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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