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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stewart King


Previously coded SPN1030


Upon completion of this unit, students should have developed further their reading, writing, oral and aural skills in Spanish. Particular emphasis is placed on reading and writing, and an informed knowledge of contemporary Spanish and Latin American societies and cultures. Students are expected to

  1. consolidate their knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and expand their Spanish vocabulary, and
  2. communicate effectively in Spanish on most topics relating to oneself, one's family, home, school, work and social environments


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

  1. Converse in basic Spanish for 25 to 30 minutes about past, present and future activities.
  2. Use the following tenses and moods: the present habitual, the present progressive, the present perfect, preterite and imperfect, the informal and formal future, and the present subjunctive and imperative.
  3. Write compositions of up to 1000 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.


Culture component: 30%
Written work: 20%
Mid-semester test: 10%
Oral test: 10%
Written and listening exam: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Stewart King

Contact hours

1x1 hour culture lecture, 3x1 hour language tutorials

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Spanish and Latin American studies