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ALS200 - Spanish 2A

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:E Demuro

ALS100 and ALS150 at Deakin or equivalent level of proficiency demonstrated by sitting a language placement test.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Students will on average spend 110 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit. This will include 4 face-to-face contact hours per week (1 x 1-hour Class, and 2 x 1-hour Seminar, and 1 x Computer-based seminar). Off-Campus students will be expected to dedicate the equivalent time for this unit (1 x 1-hour recorded lecture, 1.5 x hr. self-directed study, and 1.5 x hr. Blackboard sessions per week).

All students are required to dedicate up to 10 hours a week to their Spanish Studies: 4 compulsory hours of class-time (as above); 3 hours of independent study, homework, revision, and online problem-based exercises; and 3 or more hours of immersion in Spanish (through films, music, reading, etc.). 


This unit will further students’ knowledge of Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure structure for use in everyday contexts and for use in specific activities. Students will be exposed to the sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of Spanish communication at a continuing (low intermediate) level. In addition, this unit will further explore the diversity of the Hispanic world. This unit assumes one year of prior knowledge or study of the language – ALS100 and ALS150 or equivalent.


4 x Online Written Exercises (40%)

Writing Task – Composición (20%)

Oral Test. To take place after the end of term, during the Study Period (20%)

Final Test. To take place during the exam period, after the Oral test (20%) 

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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