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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On successful completion you will be able to:
- Develop elementary level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Spanish language.
- Identify, describe and evaluate a few aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures and societies.
- Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Spanish at elementary level.
- Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.
- Demonstrate an awareness of some language and language use in both Spanish and English.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MAQ-SPS101 (Not currently available)
- MAQ-SLAX101-Introductory Spanish I (No longer available)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) SPS101, SPN101, SLAX101
- Other requirements -
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject was previously known as SLAX101 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 should contact the unit convenor before enrolling in this unit. The course follows a communicative approach and is designed to develop skills in listening comprehension and speaking, but similarly promotes proficiency in reading and writing in order to cultivate the competencies and guidelines established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The subject aims to prepare students to, among others: introduce themselves and others, ask and answer questions about personal details, understand and use everyday expressions, and interact in simple ways with native speakers of Spanish.
- Participation and audio responses (25%)
- Homework (15%)
- Quizzes (30%)
- Mini Composition (10%)
- Simulation/role play (20%)
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