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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 Marisa Cordella


Previously coded SPN3050


Intermediate spoken and written Spanish, and an introduction to modern Spanish and Hispanic America culture and society. The language of instruction is Spanish.


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

  1. Converse in Spanish for 20-25 minutes about past, current and hypothetical issues as well as engage in complex conversations and discussions about historical, political and social matters.
  2. Be able to comprehend T.V/radio news reports from different Spanish speaking regions and Hispanic American countries.
  3. Write descriptive, narrative, fiction and argumentative passages of up to 1000 words in Spanish, with the help of a Spanish-English dictionary and a reference grammar.
  4. Read and comprehend articles using a variety of registers and styles of writing of up to 3500 words in Spanish.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of Hispanic cultures and societies.


Culture component: 30%
Aural and written tests: 25%
Oral and written tasks: 20%
Exam: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Marisa Cordella Masini

Contact hours

4 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 3 x 1 hour language tutorials) per week

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

Spanish and Latin American studies


ATS2194 or permission


ATS1191/ATS2191, ATS1195/ATS2195, ATS1193/ATS2193