Spanish 3

Subject SPAN10003 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours- 2 x 1.5 hour tutorial and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Adequate knowledge of Spanish (four or five years of secondary school Spanish or equivalent) or Spanish 2.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Mara Favoretto



Subject Overview:

This subject enhances students’ language and intercultural skills in Spanish. At the end of this subject students will be able to communicate about the self and others through reading and writing personal stories and learning how to describe emotions, places and people. They will become confident conversing in everyday informal and a few formal situations. Students will also learn about the Spanish speaking world and Hispanic cultures through reading newspapers and watching the news from different Spanish speaking countries. They will be introduced to literary stories and histories (from short narratives and videos) across a variety of culturally and politically significant topics. By the end of the semester, students will be able to use a variety of structures and vocabulary in the Spanish language including present and past tenses.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to write simple letters, brief synopses and paraphrases, summaries of biographical data, work and school experience;
  • be able to identify situations in which the Hispanic cultures are represented to engage in analytical and critical dialogue;
  • be able to understand different Iberian and Latin American varieties of Spanish language and cultural traditions in the Hispanic world;
  • have developed a critical approach and understanding towards the stereotyping and exploitation of Spanish and Latin American icons;
  • be aware of and increasingly familiar with the variety of histories, stories and traditions in the Hispanic World, differentiating between their unique cultural diversity;
  • be able to maintain a casual conversation entirely in Spanish with a reasonable level of mutual comprehension;
  • have learnt how to use organisational patterns and their most frequent discourse markers both in oral and written production;
  • be able to produce increasingly coherent and cohesive discourse;
  • be able to write a short narrative using a variety of simple verb tenses in Spanish accurately.
  • Tarea 1 (250 words) due in week 5 [7.5%]
  • Tarea 2 (250 words) due in week 9 [7.5%]
  • Tarea 3 (250 words) due in week 13 [7.5%]
  • Expository essay (500 words) due on Monday in weeks 8 & 12 (This consists of two versions of the same work. Each of these pieces is to be submitted via Turnitin. The second submission will be a revised version of the first assignment after feedback) [20%]
  • Discussion Board (250 words in total) reflective learning due every Monday (a minimum of one 30 word contribution per week, on LMS. Language is not assessed) [5%]
  • Oral Test (equivalent to 1000 words) due in week 10 - Role-play and conversation (details provided on LMS) [17.5%]
  • Final exam (equivalent to 1500 words) during the examination period [35%]

Hurdle requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:
  • Corpas, Garmendia & Soriano. Aula Internacional 3 Nueva Edición (Units 1-5). Editorial Difusión. Barcelona:2014
  • A Subject Reader will be made available
Recommended Texts:
  • Romero Dueñas,Gonzalez Hermoso & Cervera Velez, Competencia gramatical en uso A2, (English version) Madrid: Ed. Edelsa, 2008

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject should have:

  • developed oral and written intercultural communication skills;
  • developed time management and work planning skills;
  • developed analytical and critical skills;
  • improved research skills;
  • enhanced information literacy skills.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Graduate Diploma in Arts - Spanish and Latin American Studies
Spanish Major
Spanish and Latin American Studies
Spanish and Latin American Studies
Related Breadth Track(s): Spanish - Entry Point 3

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