• 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
  • Course convener
    • Catherine Travis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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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 have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. communicate and express ideas in oral and written language at an advanced level,
  2. analyse and understand complex grammatical structures and apply them to a variety of contexts,
  3. acquire and use appropriate linguistic terminology in spoken and written language,
  4. develop appropriate tools for research-led learning in Hispanic linguistics and Spanish studies in general,
  5. carry out, and present, original research on a topic related to Hispanic linguistics.

Indicative Assessment

2 Exams (in-class, 50 min each) 40% [LO 1-4]
Research project, made up of four parts
-written abstract, 500 words, 10% [LO 1-5]
-presentation to class, 10 min, 10% [LO 1-5]
-written project report, 2000 words, 20% [LO 1-5]
-final presentation to class 10 min, 10% [LO 1-5]
Participation, 10% [LO 1-4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 42 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3.5 hours of class per week, and
b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

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.

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of SPAN3001or equivalent level of language competency as demonstrated by a placement test.


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
2019 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8798 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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