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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UniSetCode

MJ-A000051 (major)

MN-A000051 (minor)

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 is one credit point (1cp) experience which can contribute towards the Spanish language major. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be awarded a preclusion for ALS200.

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

  • To complete a Major sequence in Spanish select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Spanish select any four (4) units from below, including no more than two (2) credit points at level 3

Spanish major sequence for students with no prior language study.

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

  • Hola!: Welcome to the Hispanic World, Its Language and Cultures ALS100
  • Spanish and You: Spanish for Everyday Life ALS150
  • Complete the following 3 units from level 2:

  • Building Language Skills for Real Life Spanish Use ALS200
  • Introduction to the Spanish-Speaking World Through Its Arts, Histories and Cultures ALS225
  • Spanish in Diverse Contexts: Language and Societies in the Spanish Speaking World ALS250
  • Complete the following 3 units from level 3:

  • Getting into the Flow: Building Fluency and Competency in Spanish ALS300
  • Cultures of Resistance in the Spanish - Speaking World ALS325
  • Engaging the Contemporary Hispanic World with Fluency ALS350
  • 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:

    Complete the following 3 units from level 2:

  • Building Language Skills for Real Life Spanish Use ALS200
  • Introduction to the Spanish-Speaking World Through Its Arts, Histories and Cultures ALS225
  • Spanish in Diverse Contexts: Language and Societies in the Spanish Speaking World ALS250
  • Complete the following 5 units from level 3:

  • Getting into the Flow: Building Fluency and Competency in Spanish ALS300
  • Cultures of Resistance in the Spanish - Speaking World ALS325
  • Engaging the Contemporary Hispanic World with Fluency ALS350
  • Selected Topics in Spanish ALS360 *
  • Advanced Topics in Spanish ALS370 ^
  • * ALS360 will be replaced by AIX300 Popular Culture and Society in Languages from 2023

    ^ ALS370 will be replaced by AIX301 Advanced Writing and Translation Skills in Languages from 2023