• 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, Language Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

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. The course topics may include some contrasts 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:

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

  1. Articulate accurate Spanish pronunciation, including sounds and prosody
  2. Discriminate and perceive Spanish phonological phenomena
  3. Integrate phonological awareness into their production and perception of Spanish
  4. Analyse aspects of Spanish phonetic and phonological theory
  5. Engage with available technology/software for speech recording and analysis
  6. Reflect on the relationship between pronunciation and spelling in Spanish
  7. Describe aspects of regional varieties of Spanish

Indicative Assessment

Pronunciation recordings (approx. 5 mins in Spanish) (2@15%) 30% (LO 1-7)
Listening practice exercises (e.g. transcription and commentary) (approx. 10 mins of Spanish) (1) 15% (LO 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)

In-class test (2 hours, in Spanish) 30% (LO 1, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Reflective journal (200-400 words) 10% (1-7)

Interview (1, 10-15 mins in Spanish) 15% (1-7)


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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks, and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN2001 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.You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed SPAN6518.

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Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
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