• 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 Thomas Nulley-Valdes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This course continues to build on SPAN1001. The primary aim of this course is to develop further the students' reading, writing and conversational skills at an advanced beginner's level with Spanish as the only medium of instruction. Teaching is based on a communicative approach to language learning simulating real-life situations in the classroom as well as in the laboratory practises. 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 have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Communicate at an advanced beginner’s level that allows them to ask questions, directions and discuss a variety of topics confidently in Spanish;
  2. use present, future and past tenses, as well as present subjunctive when expressing themselves in oral and written form;
  3. have a sufficient range of language to write short essays on a variety of  topics, such as daily life with family and friends;
  4. express their views about a range of topics in writing and in conversations about such topics; and
  5. read and understand short literary texts.

Indicative Assessment

6 mini tests, 10 min each  (5% each, total 30%), LOs 2,3,4,5
2 in-class essays, 50 min each (170-200 words each, 10% each, total 20%), LOs 2,3,4
2 written tests, 50 min each (15% each, total 30%), LOs 2,4,5
1 oral exam, 10 min (15%), LOs 1,2,4,5
Performance and participation in class (5%) LOs 1,2,3,4,5

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 36 hours of communicative practise and learning in language tutorials and 12 hours by interactive grammar lectures; and
b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed SPAN1001 or have an equivalent level of language competency as demonstrated by a placement test. Alternatively, you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. Incompatible with SPAN6502

Prescribed Texts

Prescribed texts will be listed on the Course Wattle site.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of the course SPAN1001.




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:
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
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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
7126 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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