• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Spanish
  • Areas of interest European Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Manuel Delicado Cantero
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course offers a comprehensive review and practice of the pronunciation of Spanish. The basic concepts of phonetic and phonological theory are introduced to examine Spanish sounds in their production and classification (syllables, stress, intonation, phonemes and allophones, etc.). Special attention is devoted to practice with corrective exercises, including orthography and accent marks. When necessary, the course also explores the contrast between Spanish and English sounds in order to help students understand the differences between both languages and improve their Spanish pronunciation. The course includes transcription exercises and attention to differences in pronunciation across dialects of Spanish.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of this course, students should be able to

1.Demonstrate improvement in Spanish pronunciation

2.Demonstrate improvement of listening skills through continuous auditory practice

3.Demonstrate understanding of Spanish phonetics and phonology theory

4.Demonstrate understanding of Spanish orthography and accent marks

5.Demonstrate understanding of regional varieties of Spanish

Indicative Assessment

Exams (2) 25% (LO 1, 3, 4, 5)

Pronunciation recordings 40% (LO 1-5)

Prácticas de oído (listening recognition activities) 25% (LO 1, 2, 5)

Phonetics and Phonology exercises 10% (LO 3, 4, 5)

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This course has 3 weekly contact hours and additionally at least 7 hours of study per week outside of class

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN 2001 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Morgan, Terrell A. 2010. Sonidos en contexto. Una introducción a la fonética del español con especial referencia a la vida real. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. + accompanying CD.

Additional materials will be distributed in class and/or in Wattle as needed.





Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1164
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2014 $3246
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3132
2006 $3132
2005 $3132
2004 $2916
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8264 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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