Spanish

Major

Overview

Spanish is a thriving international language and the official language in 21 countries. Close to 500 million people are Spanish native speakers, making the language second only to Mandarin Chinese in terms of its number of native speakers worldwide. Deakin’s Spanish studies will help you develop a wide range of communication skills in Spanish, regardless of whether you have any previous experience in the language. Our sequential proficiency levels will take you from scratch to fluency or near fluency. If you already know some Spanish you will be able to enter your major or minor from an intermediate level. Furthermore, you will acquire an understanding and cultural awareness of the varied societies and cultures that make up the Spanish-speaking world. In-country language programs will be made available to students undertaking a major sequence in Spanish.

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UniSetCode

MJ-A310026 (major)

MN-A310026 (minor)

Campuses

Major: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Minor: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), 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 at all levels, immigration departments, federal defence agencies, intelligence agencies, government departments, multinational corporations, management consultants, non-government agencies, multicultural associations, research, and translation and interpreting 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) credit points as outlined below.

Spanish major sequence for students with no prior language study.

Complete 8 units from:

  • Hola!: Welcome to the Hispanic World, Its Language and Cultures ALS100
  • Spanish and You: Spanish for Everyday Life ALS150
  • 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
  • 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 8 units from:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Popular Culture and Society in Languages AIX300
  • Advanced Writing and Translation Skills in Languages AIX301