• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Spanish
  • Areas of interest European Languages

This course is designed to further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the Spanish language at early to mid B1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Specific targets include grammatical aspects, vocabulary, listening and speaking skills, reading and writing skills. Attention is also devoted to pragmatic and sociocultural aspects of the language. Students will be encouraged to develop autonomous learning practices, control over their own learning strategies and reflect on their engagement with sources of information. The course is taught in Spanish.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. use and understand vocabulary, grammatical structures, pragmatic content and cultural aspects at the B1 level (first part);
  2. communicate orally by integrating the vocabulary, grammar structures, pragmatic content and cultural aspects discussed in class in controlled and less controlled settings;
  3. produce short texts on topics developed and/or discussed in class at the B1 level (first part);
  4. extract, analyse and use information from oral, audiovisual and written Spanish texts, including additional resources at the B1 level (first part);
  5. evaluate their own learning practices and personal goals as an autonomous learner; and
  6. analyse and critique academic literature on a specific issue of Spanish linguistics.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Writing (approx. 200 words) and oral (5-8 min) exercise (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. 2 Exams (2 hours each) (35) [LO 1,3,4,5]
  3. Oral exam (approx. 5 min) (15) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  4. Class engagement (approx. 500 words) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. Critical review (approx. 800 words) (15) [LO 1,3,4,5,6]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks, including recorded/online and tutorial activities, and

b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed SPAN6502, or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by a placement test, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed SPAN2001, SPAN2002, SPAN3001, SPAN3012, SPAN3022, SPAN3030, SPAN3031, SPAN6504, SPAN6507, SPAN6508, SPAN6022, SPAN6509 or SPAN6510.

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Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2326 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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