1 x 2-hour tutorial-1 weekly
1 x 2-hour tutorial-2 weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of SPAN2121, SPAN2121A, SPAN2121C, SPAN2121D has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
SACE (Year 12) Spanish Continuers or have completed first year level undergraduate Spanish topics in the beginners major. If you are uncertain as to whether you should enrol in this topic, please contact the topic coordinator.
Topic description

This topic provides opportunities for students to develop communicative competence in Spanish as a second language. It consolidates and extends the knowledge and skills that students have previously acquired. Emphasis is placed on oral-aural comprehension, as well as on understanding and using both spoken and written Spanish. The focus is on the production of articulate language and on communicating independently with native speakers of Spanish, in formal and informal familiar, personal and academic contexts of use.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Review and expand Spanish grammatical structures and vocabulary acquired at previous levels
  • Enhance communicative competence through participation in activities involving group or pair interaction
  • Expose students to independent and collaborative learning and to language learning skill development
  • Recognise and interpret 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. Identify the main points of clear standard speech and communicate in speech and writing on a range of personal and social topics using simple language
  2. Recognise and use grammatical, syntactical and lexical structures acquired throughout the semester
  3. Recognise and use specific Hispanic socio-cultural features

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.