Spanish Beginners Language & Culture A

Subject 116-160 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of practical language classes per week
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Dr Lara Anderson
Subject Overview:

This subject is for students who have no previous knowledge of the Spanish language. There are four class hours per week, with the oral component fully integrated into all. The teaching of the language and its grammar is reinforced through written exercises and assignments, graded lab work, aural and reading comprehensions, audio-visual work, and work in the multimedia language laboratory. Students will also encounter cultural aspects of the Hispanic world which are regularly presented in the language classes. This subject enables students to interact in Spanish in the present tense in everyday situations.

Assessment: Continuous aural, oral and written assessment 25% (1,000 words); mid-semester in-class grammar test of 1,000 words 25 % (1 hour); final written examination of 2,000 words 50 % (2 hours).
Prescribed Texts: Es español 1 Libro del Alumno. Edición inglesa
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Breadth Options:

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

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

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:
  • enhanced analytical skills;

  • enhanced observational skills;

  • enhanced communication skills.

  • enhanced critical skills.


Previously available as 922-001 Spanish Beginners 1A. Students who have completed Spanish Beginners 1A are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Modern Languages (Spanish)

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