SPA6010 - Spanish Language Proficiency and Grammar


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessment 100/100 1 semesters

Course content

This course focuses on students’ language skills, both oral and written, through student-active learning. The central subject-didactic   perspectives in this course are language-learning and language use in relation to different topics and communication situations.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

  • has knowledge of Spanish language and is aware of differences between Norwegian and Spanish language structures
  • has knowledge of central aspects of Spanish grammar
  • has the vocabulary to be able to discuss familiar topics in Spanish
  • has subject and subject-didactic knowledge which allows them to vary teaching methods in the Spanish classroom, also in relation to the current national curriculum
  • has knowledge about how evaluation can be used as a tool for learning


The candidate:

  • can communicate in written and oral Spanish
  • can analyze simple sentences in Spanish
  • can use the Spanish verb system to talk about events in the past, present, and future
  • can adjust their language teaching to include different types of assignments
  • can use digital resources in language teaching
  • can reflect critically on their own teaching practices and how these can be further developed


After the completed course, the student will:

  • have mastered correct language use, oral and written, about familiar topics
  • be able to plan and carry out tasks related to language learning

Learning methods and activities

The course offers online teaching over 13 weeks. The course has online teaching units, which cover the various topics introduced in the course. Teaching will be largely based on student activities, with assignments including videos, blogs, and individual and group written assignments. Obligatory activities cover various aspects of the course, and students are given oral or written feedback on these by video or on the digital learning platform. Assignments are assessed as approved/not approved, and all obligatory assignments must be approved in order for the student to qualify to take the exam. Two of the obligatory assignments are subject to revision based on feedback and will be submitted in the exam portfolio at the end of the semester. 

Students will have contact with the instructor and other students via the blog, discussion forum, email, and the digital classroom. 

This is a fully online course and has no in-person instruction. There will be 4-5 online meetings in the course, in addition to those related to the obligatory assignments. 75 % attendance is mandatory. Absences beyond this must be documented.

Initial information about the course will be sent to the student’s registered email address. All further communication will happen via the course website and learning platform, as well as the student’s NTNU email address.

Students must stay up to date on all these information channels.

Compulsory assignments

  • 3 home assignments
  • 75% mandatory attendance

Further on evaluation

The course concludes with a portfolio exam, consisting of 3 elements (two of the obligatory assignments and a reflective text). The portfolio is given one overall grade, and all elements must be assessed as meeting requirements for a passing grade. This applies to postponed exams as well.  

Students who fail must rewrite all the texts in the portfolio.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
- (KSPA1-8-13)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a programme of study is required: KOMPiS Spansk 1, 8.-13. trinn (KSPA1-8-13).

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Spanish

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Spanish
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100





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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