2 x 2-hour tutorials weekly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 ^ SPAN1201 - Introductory Spanish Part 1
1a SPAN1121A - Spanish 1: Part 1
1b SPAN1121B - Spanish 1: Part 1
1c SPAN1121 - Spanish 1: Part 1
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of SPAN1122, SPAN1122A, SPAN1122B has been successfully completed
Assignment(s); Examination(s) 35%; Test(s); Tutorial presentation; Oral.
Topic description

This topic builds on the knowledge and skills that students have acquired in previous Spanish language topics. Students will be given opportunities to expand on their understanding of spoken and written Spanish, as well as to develop their speaking and writing skills in Spanish.

In this topic students will to continue to improve their Spanish language skills. The topic will improve students' ability to communicate in basic Spanish with native speakers of the language by enabling students to increase the repertoire of basic information and scenarios that they are able to discuss both orally and in writing, Students will continue to use the language in real, meaningful situations, and to acquire the skills for effective listening, speaking, reading and writing in basic Spanish.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Engage students with further aspects of the Spanish language through continuous and graded speaking, listening, reading and writing activities
  • Provide students with opportunities to extend their ability to use Spanish in natural, spontaneous and meaningful ways through participation in interactive activities
  • Encourage students to learn independently and collaboratively in an anxiety-free environment
  • Expand students' knowledge and awareness of the socio-cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Communicate in speech and writing in a greater range of personal and social contexts using basic Spanish
  2. Recognise and use a greater range of basic grammatical and syntactical structures and vocabulary
  3. Recognise and use a greater range of the main conventions of basic standard Spanish
  4. Obtain and provide a greater range services and information using basic speech and writing
  5. Extract information from short, simple written texts and spoken passages in Spanish
  6. Demonstrate an increased recognition of specific features of Hispanic culture: holidays, etiquette, traditions, gestures

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.