Undergraduate | LTU-SPA1001 | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Start dates
- 4 Mar 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 12 weeks
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Hold a 10 minute conversation about the topics seen in class throughout the semester
- Understand and answer questions about simple audio texts that deal with the topics seen in class throughout the semester.
- Accurately utilise the vocabulary seen in class throughout the semester.
- Correctly apply the grammar structures seen in class throughout the semester.
- Write texts of up to 125 words using the range of vocabulary and grammar structures seen in class throughout the semester.
- Spanish Language
- Spanish Reading and Writing
- Spanish Speaking and Listening
- Hispanic Culture
- Intercultural Communication
In this subject, you receive a practical introduction to the Spanish language. You acquire the language largely in simulated real-life situations, through an authentic and communicative approach to language learning. Throughout the semester, cultural aspects of the Hispanic world are introduced in language classes. Culture is embedded throughout language, so learning another language develops your intercultural communication skills, preparing you to be responsive and agile in varied situations.
Students are expected to attend and participate in practicals/live sessions at set times and days during the week, whether in person or online.
Please note that this subject can be taken at any year depending on course enrolment and language skills.
- Mid-semester exam: listening, grammar/vocabulary, writing (1,200-word equivalent) (30%)
- End of semester exams: listening, grammar/vocabulary, writing + oral exam (2,000-word equivalent) (50%)
- Five short quizzes (800-word equivalent) (20%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed SPA1BEA (Spanish Beginners 1A), or SPA1BE1 (Spanish Beginners 1) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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What to study next?
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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