Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stewart King


Previously coded SPN2030


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 unit, students will be able to:

  1. Converse in Spanish for 15-20 minutes about past, present and future activities;
  2. Use the following tenses and moods: the present habitual, the present progressive, the present prefect, preterite and imperfect, the informal and formal future, and the present subjunctive and imperative;
  3. Write compositions of up to 500 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 an descriptive literary of up to 500 words texts in Spanish;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of Hispanic cultures and societies;
  7. Demonstrate consolidation of critical thought and research reasoning skills.


Culture component: 50%
Written and oral language tasks: 20%
Written and listening language examination: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Stewart King

Contact hours

One 1-hour culture lecture and three 1-hour language tutorials per week

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

Spanish and Latin American studies


ATS1191 and ATS1192