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ALS250 - Spanish 2B

Unit details

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

ALS100, ALS150 and ALS200 at Deakin or equivalent level of proficiency demonstrated by sitting a language placement test.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Students will on average spend 150 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 1 x 2-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 continue to develop students’ knowledge of, and competency in, Spanish. The Unit will further expose students to the sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of Spanish communication at a continuing intermediate level. In addition, this unit will present about, and encourage students to critically engage with, the diversity of the Hispanic world through the study of the histories, societies and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. This unit assumes 1.5 years of prior knowledge or study of the language – ALS100, ALS150, ALS200 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

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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