Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students combine the further development of language skills through a variety of activities, with the study of aspects of Spanish and Latin American cultural texts. Grammatical study is complemented by advanced practical oral work. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affect the natural economic, social, political and cultural systems concepts now and in the future.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJose Luis Fernandez Castillo

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesClass discussions (in every practical class) and oral presentation (in class and final paired oral dialogue). Aural comprehension exercises. Class discussions, written exams, written work. Group presentation.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SPA2004 or VCE (language) or subject coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Aula 4 Internacional. Nueva edición. Libro del alumno

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorCorpas, J.





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Ability to communicate and process information in day-to-day situations through the spoken and written word in Spanish. Ability to understand everyday speech even when not clearly structured, and public announcements or instructions.
02. Ability to negotiate day-to-day situations in terms of the social culture and appropriate language registers specific to Spanish-speaking countries.
03. Ability to make notes on predictable matters. Ability to write about subjects of limited complexity in a letter, short essay or report. Ability to select a style appropriate to the reader in mind.
04. Ability to analyse and synthesise ideas on a subject which you had previously not paid much attention to, to formulate an argument and your own thoughts about it.
05. Ability to apply the linguistic and cultural knowledge you obtain in this subject to see meaningful connections with puzzling questions arising in an exam or in real life situations (for example, when travelling in Spanish-speaking countries or interacting with Spanish speakers in Melbourne).

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJose Luis Fernandez Castillo

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
The lecture covers the main grammatical points studied.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
In the practical classes students develop their communicative skills.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two written exams (2,000-word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Group presentation (800-word equivalent)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Reflective essay (1,200-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5