Spanish

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Overview

Approximately 406 million people speak Spanish, making it second only to Mandarin Chinese in terms of its number of native speakers worldwide. Deakin’s Spanish studies will not only help you to develop communication skills in this important language, but also provide you with an understanding of the history and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. In-country language programs are available to students undertaking a major sequence in Spanish.

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Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

In-country study

The In-Country Language Program is available to students completing a major sequence in Spanish via study abroad. The program offers students who have completed their first year of Spanish language study the opportunity to spend six weeks studying language and culture in its own environment.  Students build upon their knowledge of grammar based on what they have learned in ALS100 and ALS150, and develop further proficiency in Spanish at the high beginner/low intermediate level. This program contributes one credit point (1cp) towards the Spanish language major and one credit point (1cp) of Level 2 elective credit.  Upon successful completion of this program students will be awarded a preclusion for ALS200, and awarded one credit point of CPL as a Level 2 elective credit.

For more information about the In-Country Language program please refer to the Work Integrated Learning website or contact the WIL team: artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au.    

Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations, including the education sector, immigration departments, federal defence agencies, intelligence agencies, government departments, multinational corporations, management consultants, non-government agencies, multicultural associations, research, and translation services.

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Units

Spanish major sequence for students with no prior language study.

  • Spanish 1A ALS100
  • Spanish 1B ALS150
  • Spanish 2A ALS200
  • Introduction to the Spanish-Speaking World ALS225
  • Spanish 2B ALS250
  • Intermediate Spanish 3A ALS300
  • Advanced Spanish 3B ALS350
  • Cultures of Resistance in the Spanish - Speaking World ALS325
  • The Spanish major sequence for students who have completed Spanish at Level 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

  • Spanish 2A ALS200
  • Introduction to the Spanish-Speaking World ALS225
  • Spanish 2B ALS250
  • Intermediate Spanish 3A ALS300
  • Advanced Spanish 3B ALS350
  • Cultures of Resistance in the Spanish - Speaking World ALS325
  • Selected Topics in Spanish ALS360
  • Advanced Topics in Spanish ALS370
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