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ALS150 - Spanish 1B

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:E Demuro

ALS100 or equivalent



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 3 x 1 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit assumes one semester of prior tertiary study of the language or the equivalent.

Advanced Standing in Spanish:

Non-VCE students with prior knowledge of Spanish (such as heritage-speakers) can contact the Spanish Program Coordinator to organise a placement test preferably before the commencement of trimester. The test evaluates students’ proficiency in Spanish so that, if and when adequate prior knowledge is demonstrated, advanced standing in Spanish can be granted and specific unit pre-requisites can be waived. Non VCE-students with prior knowledge of Spanish are then able to enrol at the most suitable level.


This unit will advance students’ competency of basic vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure of Spanish in extended social contexts and daily activities. Students will continue to learn the sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of Spanish communication at a basic level. In addition, this unit will build on the students’ knowledge of the Hispanic world through the study of the histories, societies and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. This unit assumes one semester of prior tertiary study of the language or the equivalent.


Preparation and participation 15%

On-line quizzes (1500 word equivalent) 25%

One writing assignments (300 words total) 20%

Final on-line test 20%

Final oral test 20%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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