SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Spanish Studies major sequence
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 elective
Content
This unit follows on from SPAN1401 Spanish Studies 1. It builds on the introduction to Spanish grammar and vocabulary, further developing students' ability to communicate orally and in writing in everyday situations. It focuses on contemporary spoken and written language used in Spain and uses authentic texts and audiovisual materials to deepen students' understanding of Spanish culture and society.

Students achieve language proficiency equivalent to Level A1/A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) further develop elementary skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Spanish language; (2) be familiar with a broader range of sociolinguistic conventions in Spanish; (3) have an increased knowledge of culture and society in Spanish-speaking countries; (4) further develop independent learning skills and develop interpersonal skills; and (5) have an increased awareness of language and language use, in both Spanish and in English.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) short tests and online exercises; (2) oral participation and role-play; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Anna Gadd
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
SPAN1401 Spanish Studies 1
Contact hours
interactive lectures: 1 hour per week; language classes: 3 hours per week (over 13 weeks, involves a mix of formal instruction by the tutor, class discussions, group and pair work on linguistic and cultural issues, and presentations)
Summer: 9 hours (3 x 2 hours and 1 x 3 hour) per week over 4 weeks
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.