UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SPAN1401 Spanish Studies 1

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Science students
  • 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 offers an introduction to Spanish grammar and vocabulary to enable students to communicate both orally and in writing in simple situations. It develops cultural and linguistic awareness and focuses on contemporary spoken and written language used in Spain.

Students achieve language proficiency equivalent to Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The unit leads to SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop elementary skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Spanish language; (2) be familiar with sociolinguistic conventions in Spanish; (3) have an elementary knowledge of culture and society in Spanish-speaking countries; (4) develop independent learning skills and interpersonal skills; and (5) have an increased awareness of language and language use in both Spanish and 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) an end-of-semester 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
Contact hours interactive lectures : 2 hours per week over 13 weeks; language classes: 2 hours per week over 13 weeks (involving a mix of formal instruction by the tutor, class discussion, group and pair work on linguistic and cultural themes, and oral presentations)
Summer—interactive lectures : 4 hours per week over 6 weeks; language classes: 4 hours per week over 6 weeks
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/SPAN1401/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/SPAN1401/SEM-2/2017
SUMMER : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/SPAN1401/SUMMER/2017

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