Introductory Spanish I

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie University
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About this unit

Embark on the path to mastering a new language with the Introductory Spanish I unit from Macquarie University, offered online through Open Universities Australia.

Learning how to speak a foreign language requires repetition at a slow pace. This is exactly what you will get from this unit. You will be exposed to various facets of Spanish through reading, listening, writing and speaking.

You will be taught how to ask for and provide introductory information. You will also learn how to discuss basic concepts such as numbers, colours, shapes, the weather and food. This will establish a solid base for continued study.

Students’ progress in writing and speaking will be assessed throughout the course.

Eligibility

Students who have previous knowledge of Spanish must seek assessment from the unit convenor before enrolling.

Areas of study

In this Introductory Spanish I unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to unit, names, colours, clothing, numbers, commands, greetings
  • Talking to others, classroom, the body, describing people
  • The family, possession, age, languages and nationalities
  • Dates and birthdays, personal details, time, favourite activities
  • Plans, classes, the weather
  • Preferences and desire
  • Daily activities, food, places, where are you from?
  • Celebrations, daily routine, physical and emotional states
  • Revision
  • Student activities, abilities, careers and work
  • The future
  • Revision and review
  • Final assessment

Course pathways

This unit is an elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This online Introductory Spanish I unit will open you up to new frontiers of communication. Being able to understand a foreign language allows you to interact with a wider range of potential clients, colleagues and employers, therefore making you more desirable professionally.

Although completing the course will not make you fluent, it will prepare you for further exploration of Spanish.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Introductory Spanish I from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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