Introductory Spanish I
Start your exploration of the Spanish language. Expose yourself to Spanish writings and conversational scenarios. Articulate words, phrases, names and sentences. Learn to read, write, speak and comprehend some Spanish to a basic level.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Reading: understand very short, simple texts a single phrase at the time, picking up familiar names, words and basic phrases and rereading as required.
- Listening: follow speech that is very slow and carefully articulated, with long pauses for the learner to assimilate meaning.
- Writing: ask for or pass on personal details in written form; write simple isolated phrases and sentences.
- Spoken Interaction: interact in a simple way but communication is totally dependent on repetition at a slower rate of speech, rephrasing and repair; ask and answer simple questions, initiate and respond to simple statements in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
- Spoken Production: produce simple mainly isolated phrases about people and places.
- Introduction to unit, names, alphabet, greetings, numbers
- Meeting people, ser, hay, tener; likes/dislikes, describing people, nationalities
- Describing yourself, comparing to others, favourite activities, adjectives
- Classes and fields of study, time/days
- Asking questions, possessions, future plans
- Technology, emotions/conditions
- Ser/estar, stem-changing verbs
- Family, household items
- Reflexive verbs and daily routine, present progressive
- Revision and review
- Final assessment
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Students who have previous knowledge of Spanish must seek assessment from the subject convenor before enrolling.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as SPS101 Introductory Spanish I.
This subject is for students who have never studied Spanish before. Students who have studied Spanish or had some informal exposure to the language through family, friends or travel must contact the Subject Convenor before enrolling in this subject for advice about which level will be appropriate for you. It follows a communicative approach and is designed to develop skills in reading, writing, comprehension and speaking.
Additional resources and links provided in the subject, context inclusive translation dictionary: www.wordreference.com
- Participation (20%)
- Homework (10%)
- Quizzes (20%)
- Mini Composition (10%)
- Oral Tests (20%)
- Final Test (20%)
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