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SPN1010 - Spanish Studies 1

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Sarah McDonald


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


SPN1010 is aimed at students with no previous experience of the Spanish language. It provides an integrated, innovative and communicatively oriented Spanish course which develops all-round competence in the basic structures of the language. In addition, students are introduced to key aspects of Spanish and Latin American cultures and societies.


On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Converse in Spanish for 5 to 10 minutes about present and future activities.
  2. Use the following tenses: the present habitual, the present progressive and the informal future.
  3. Write compositions of up to 100 words in Spanish, with the help of a Spanish-English dictionary and a reference grammar.
  4. Engage in conversations and discussions in Spanish, about themselves, their family and friends
  5. Read and comprehend texts in Spanish of up to 500 words;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of Hispanic cultures and societies.


1.3 assignments (700 words):15%;
2.2 written tests(1000 words): 20%;
3.2 Culture quizzes (500 words): 10%;
4.Oral exam 10%
5.Final Culture exam (700 words):10%;
6.Final Language exam (1500 words: 30%
Additional comment
All assessment with the exception of the culture exam will be in Spanish.

Contact hours

1x1 hour lecture, 2x2 hour language tutorials