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SPN1020 - Spanish Studies 2

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Sarah McDonald


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


SPN1020 develops language skills acquired in SPN1010 with particularly emphasis on oral and written practices. In addition, students are introduced to key aspects of Hispanic cultures and societies.


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

  1. Converse in basic Spanish for 15 to 20 minutes about past, present and future activities.
  2. Use the following tenses: the present habitual, the present progressive, the present perfect, preterite and imperfect, and the informal and formal future.
  3. Write compositions of up to 300 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, Australia and the world at large.
  5. Read and comprehend newspaper articles and narrative and descriptive literary texts of up to 1000 words in Spanish.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of Hispanic cultures and societies


3 assignments (750 words) 15%; 2 written tests (1000 words): 20%; 2 culture quizzes (500 words): 10%; Oral exam: 10%; Final culture exam (700 words): 15%;
Final language exam (1500 words): 30%.

Contact hours

1x1 hour lecture, 2x2 hour language tutorials