Spanish Beginners Language & Culture A

Subject 116-160 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of practical language classes per week, including one laboratory class
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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 Lara Bernadette Anderson


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.
  • have a basic command of spoken and written Spanish;
  • have an ability to interact with native speakers of Spanish.
Assessment: Continuous aural, oral and written assessment 50% (2,000 words); final written examination of 2,000 words 50 % (2 hours).
Prescribed Texts: Plazas: Lugar de Encuentros (3rd Edition)
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:
  • enhanced analytical skills;
  • enhanced observational skills;
  • enhanced communication skills.
  • enhanced critical skills.
Notes: 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): Diploma in Modern Languages (Spanish)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Spanish
Spanish Major

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