Introductory Spanish II - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP3
  • Assessment: Assignments (20%) , Exercises - Homework exercises (10%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

This unit was previously known as SPS102 Introductory Spanish II.

This unit is for students who have completed SPS101/SLAX101 through OUA. Students who have studied Spanish elsewhere or had some informal exposure to the language through family, friends or travel should contact the Unit Convenor before enrolling in this unit. It follows a communicative approach and is designed to develop skills in reading, writing, comprehension and speaking.

Resources and links provided in the unit, context inclusive translation dictionary

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Reading: understand short, simple texts on familiar matters of a concrete type which consist of high frequency everyday or job-related language; understand short, simple texts containing the highest frequency vocabulary, including a proportion of shared international vocabulary items.
  2. Listening: understand enough to be able to meet needs of a concrete type provided speech is clearly and slowly articulated; understand phrases and expressions related to areas of most immediate priority (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) provided speech is clearly and slowly articulated; identify the main point of TV news items reporting events, accidents etc. where the visual supports the commentary; follow changes of topic of factual TV news items, and form an idea of the main content.
  3. Writing: write short, simple formulaic notes relating to matters in areas of immediate need; write a series of simple phrases and sentences linked with simple connectors like “and”, “but” and “because”.
  4. Spoken Interaction: interact with reasonable ease in structured situations and short conversations, provided the other person helps if necessary; manage simple, routine exchanges without undue effort; ask and answer questions and exchange ideas and information on familiar topics in predictable everyday situations; communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters to do with work and free time; handle very short social exchanges but is rarely able to understand enough to keep conversation going on his/her own accord.
  5. Spoken Production: give a simple presentation of people, living or working conditions, daily routines, likes/dislikes etc. as a short series of simple phrases and sentences linked into a list.
  • Assignments (20%)
  • Exercises — Homework exercises (10%)
  • Participation (15%)
  • Quizzes — Quiz (15%)
  • Test — Written Test (20%)
  • Test 1 — Oral Test (20%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SPS102 — Introductory Spanish II

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Students who have not completed SPS101/SLAX101 but have equivalent knowledge of Spanish must consult the convenor for a pre-req waiver, as all SPS101/SLAX101 content is assumed knowledge for SLAX102.

  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access — Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet, and voice recording such as a built-in mic or headset. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to unit, the neighbourhood and the home
2Activities in the home, activities with friends, introductions
3My experiences, experiences with others
4Speaking of the past
5Food, drinks and nutrition, shopping and preparing food
6Restaurants, revision
7Family, childhood and youth
8Revision and review
9Geography and climate, transport
10Ecology and environment
11Car travel, looking for places, travel plans, tourism
12Revision and review
13Final assessment

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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