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Spanish 3 (SPAN20002)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeSPAN20002
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject enhances students’ language and intercultural skills in Spanish. At the end of this subject students will be able to communicate about the self and others through reading and writing personal stories and learning how to describe emotions, places and people. They will become confident conversing in everyday informal and a few formal situations. Students will also learn about the Spanish speaking world and Hispanic cultures through reading newspapers and watching the news from different Spanish speaking countries. They will be introduced to literary stories and histories (from short narratives and videos) across a variety of culturally and politically significant topics. By the end of the semester, students will be able to use a variety of structures and vocabulary in the Spanish language including present and past tenses.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to write simple letters, brief synopses and paraphrases, summaries of biographical data, work and school experience;
  • be able to identify situations in which the Hispanic cultures are represented to engage in analytical and critical dialogue;
  • be able to understand different Iberian and Latin American varieties of Spanish language and cultural traditions in the Hispanic world;
  • have developed a critical approach and understanding towards the stereotyping and exploitation of Spanish and Latin American icons;
  • be aware of and increasingly familiar with the variety of histories, stories and traditions in the Hispanic World, differentiating between their unique cultural diversity;
  • be able to maintain a casual conversation entirely in Spanish with a reasonable level of mutual comprehension;
  • have learnt how to use organisational patterns and their most frequent discourse markers both in oral and written production;
  • be able to produce increasingly coherent and cohesive discourse;
  • be able to write a short narrative using a variety of simple verb tenses in Spanish accurately, with information from researched academic sources.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed oral and written intercultural communication skills;
  • have achieve time management and work planning skills;
  • have developed analytical and critical skills;
  • have improved research skills;
  • have enhanced information literacy skills;
  • be able to reflect on second-language learning as a personal challenge;
  • be able to identify and describe any perceived learning difficulty;
  • be able to name and describe texts and genres in the target language.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
SPAN10002 Spanish 2
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
SPAN10003 Spanish 3
Semester 1

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • Tarea 1 (250 words) due in week 5 [7.5%]
  • Tarea 2 (250 words) due in week 9 [7.5%]
  • Tarea 3 (250 words) due in week 12 [7.5%]
  • Expository composition (500 words) due on Monday in weeks 8 & 12 (This consists of two versions of the same work to be submitted via Turnitin. The second submission will be a revised version of the first assignment after feedback, with a reflective learning paragraph.
  • Discussion Board (250 words in total) reflective learning due every Monday (a minimum of one 30 word contribution per week, on LMS. Language is not assessed) [5%]
  • Oral Test (equivalent to 1000 words) due in week 10 - Role-play and conversation (details provided on LMS) [17.5%]
  • Final exam (equivalent to 1500 words) during the examination period [35%]

Hurdle Requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorMara Favoretto
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours48 hours: 2 x 1.5 hour tutorials and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

Entry to this subject can be met through:

  • completion of Spanish 2; or
  • adequate knowledge of Spanish (four or five years of secondary school Spanish or equivalent)

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    • Corpas, Garmendia & Soriano. Aula Internacional 3 Nueva Edición (Units 1-5) Editorial Difusión. Barcelona: 2014
    • A Subject Reader will be made available

    Recommended texts and other resources

    • Romero Dueñas,Gonzalez Hermoso & Cervera Velez, Competencia gramatical en uso A2, (English version) Madrid: Ed. Edelsa, 2008
  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Language Placement Test required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 18 July 2019