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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 Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stewart King


Previously coded SPN1040


This unit seeks to develop further language skills acquired in ATS1193. Particular emphasis will be placed on oral and written academic discourse. The culture component will consolidate students understanding of Spanish and Latin American societies and cultures through lectures, readings and visual culture.


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

  1. Converse in Spanish for approximately 25 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, the present and imperfect subjunctive, and the imperative.
  3. Write compositions of up to 1500 words in Spanish, with the help of a Spanish-English dictionary and a reference grammar.
  4. Engage in complex conversations and discussions in Spanish, about themselves and political and social issues.
  5. Read and comprehend articles and narrative and descriptive literary texts of up to 2000 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)

Dr Stewart King

Contact hours

1x1 hour cultural tutorial, 3x1 hour language tutorials

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

Spanish and Latin American studies