Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Dr Sarah McDonald


This unit aims to consolidate and to extend language skills acquired in Intensive Introductory Spanish. In the cultural component students further develop their understanding of the factors that influence development in the region. It is specifically designed to further develop the language and cultural competencies required for fieldwork.


Upon successful completion of this unit, learners should be able to:

  1. interact in most everyday social situations with confidence and fluency in their use of the Spanish language
  2. vary the tone and register of their oral production
  3. read simply-structured texts relevant to their field of study and articles in newspapers and periodicals
  4. develop their understanding of the factors that influence development in Latin America.


Reading comprehension activities: 20%
Listening comprehension activities: 20%
Oral production activities: 30%
Cultural competency activities: 20%
Basic informational written activities: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

60 hours of class over 3 weeks plus individual study


Approval of the unit co-ordinator