• 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, International Relations, Translation Studies, Latin American Languages, Latin American Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Elisabeth Mayer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course is a practical introduction to the Spanish language. Based on a communicative and culture-based approach, this course is designed to develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the Spanish language. Students are introduced to grammatical and syntactic structures, and training in language learning strategies is provided. The student acquires the language largely through simulated real-life situations in the classroom as well as in the laboratory. Throughout the semester, cultural aspects of the Hispanic world are introduced through the language classes.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  identify differences and similarities of grammatical structures in Spanish and English.

2.understand and use the audiovisual material (exercises and videos)  accompanying the course.

3. read, comprehend and understand short literary and non-literary texts  about customs and culture in Spanish speaking countries.

4. write short texts.

5.ask questions, directions and discuss a variety of topics confidently in Spanish.

Indicative Assessment

6 mini test (5% each, total 30%), LOs 1,2,3

1 in-class essay (150-170 words, 20%) LO 4

2 written tests (15% each, total 30%) LOs 1,2,3,4

1 oral exam (15%) LOs 1,5

Performance and participation in class (5%). LOs 1,2,3,4,5

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Workload

4 contact hours (3 language tutorials and 1 grammar lecture) and 6 hours of regular work per week outside class.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed SPAN6501

Prescribed Texts

Andrade, Tu Mundo 1st edition + Connect Plus, Mc Graw Hill Education

Majors

Minors

Fees

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2236 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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