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Key facts

UNE unit code: SPAN203

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Start
  • Trimester 2 - Online
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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The unit introduces the students to socio-linguistic aspects of the use of Spanish such as dialectal variations and bilingualism, through a study of basic Spanish phonetics and phonology, with special emphasis on practical aspects of both the pronunciation and the correct spelling of the language.

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Teaching period

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Mode/location
Trimester 2Online

*Offering is subject to availability

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites

A pre-requisite is a unit that you must pass before you will be permitted to enrol in a related or subsequent unit. Most pre-requisite units will contain foundation knowledge which is essential for success in later units. Read more.

SPAN201

Notes

Students will need access to a computer with basic recording software (Windows Sound Recorder or Audacity, for example)

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Maria BortolottoAdjunct Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. apply knowledge of socio-linguistic issues related to the use of Spanish around the world such as: varieties of Spanish and their social implications, bilingualism, relationship of Spanish with other languages (particularly English), and speakers' attitudes towards their use of language;
  2. identify Spanish dialectal differences (especially phonetic ones) and show enhanced intercultural competence as Spanish speakers;
  3. apply and decode phonetic transcription to effectively render spoken utterances in Spanish, including specific sound, stress and intonation patterns; and
  4. demonstrate applied knowledge of specific requirements for both spoken and written Spanish at an intermediate level and self reflect on identified areas for improvement.

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We understand the challenges faced by busy adults studying at home. We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality, support and overall experience.*

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