• 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, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Latin American Languages, Language Studies, Latin American Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course is designed as a review of some of the more difficult (and more interesting) grammatical structures in Spanish, to enable students to fine tune their Spanish grammar and establish more idiomatic, native-like structures. At the same time, the course will introduce students to basic concepts in linguistic analysis, as a key to obtaining better understanding of these structures. Extensive use will be made of audio visual materials, as well as Spanish literature, to broaden the students' exposure to Spanish as used in the real world. Postgraduate students are expected to apply appropriate linguistic terminology in oral and written communication.

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. communicate and explain ideas in oral and written Spanish using appropriate metalanguage,
  2. demonstrate knowledge and employ complex grammatical structures
  3. apply appropriate linguistic terminology in spoken and written language,
  4. utilise tools for research-led learning in Hispanic linguistics and Spanish studies in general
  5. show leadership in negotiation of task division and contribution in a team environment,
  6. reflect on and evaluate progress of own learning as it relates to the subject matter of the course.

Indicative Assessment

2 test (in-class, 50 minutes) (15% each) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4]

2x written assignments (1000 words each) (20% each) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Oral presentation (recorded, 15 mins) (20%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Participation (10%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

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This course has three contact hours (1 lecture, 1 linguistic forum and 1 tutorial) per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per teaching week over the semester (total 130 hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed SPAN6507, or have an equivalent level of language proficiency demonstrated by sitting a language placement test. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed SPAN3022.

Prescribed Texts

Will be listed on the course Wattle site.



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

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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
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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