• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Catherine Travis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2024
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This course aims to extend the students' ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both in spoken and written Spanish, at B2.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. It explores and helps students become confident in the use of selected aspects of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, reading, conversational and writing skills. Students are also exposed to complex texts and audio-visual materials in which the contemporary cultures and societies of Spanish-speaking countries are explored in detail.


Learning Outcomes

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

  1. communicate orally in Spanish with substantially comprehensible and intelligible pronunciation, both spontaneously and in prepared contexts;
  2.  communicate in writing in Spanish integrating relevant vocabulary and grammar to complete a task;
  3. apply knowledge of Spanish grammar and metalinguistic awareness to produce complex linguistic structures orally and in writing;
  4. demonstrate command of a wide range of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions in Spanish, and familiarity of these across varieties of Spanish; and
  5. demonstrate broad expertise in critical thinking by understanding, synthesising and interpreting increasingly complex themes, texts and figures of Hispanic culture, and using the appropriate discursive and argumentative language.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Test 1
    (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Oral assessment (5 min) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Writing task (500 words) (25) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  4. Class engagement (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. Test 2 (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 42 hours of contact over 12 weeks, and

b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts

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Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of the continuing level in the Spanish major (B1 level of the CEFR).


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2024 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $5280
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2065 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 In Person View

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