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SPAN2403 Spanish Studies 3

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Spanish Studies major sequence
Content
This unit is designed for students who have completed SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2 or who have equivalent knowledge of the language. It develops the students' ability to communicate in Spanish by providing intensive practice in oral and written language, and enriches students' understanding of the cultures of modern Spain. The unit leads to SPAN2404 Spanish Studies 4.

Students achieve and consolidate their language proficiency at Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate competency in spoken and written Spanish that enables them to be confident users of the language in most situations they are likely to encounter in everyday life; (2) produce a narrative text (oral and written) using basic temporal structures and refer to future events using appropriate verb tenses; (3) describe, make comparisons, suggestions and requests; (4) demonstrate comprehension of texts from contemporary literary and non-literary sources; (5) demonstrate an increased awareness of how language works in general (metalinguistic skills); (6) recognise key historical, social and cultural aspects of Spanish society; and (7) demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to work effectively in pairs and small groups.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in class tests and online exercises and (2) 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
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
interactive lectures: 1 hour per week; language classes: 2 hrs per week
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