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SPNL11-101: Spanish Language and Culture


Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the world after Chinese and the third most used language on the Internet after English and Chinese. It is one of the six official languages in the United Nations and an official language for the European Union and for many other international organisations. Learn Spanish to join its 460 million native speakers in 21 countries and expand your cultural awareness, your ability to effectively communicate across cultural borders and your career opportunities in the global marketplace.

The aim of this subject is to enhance your awareness and understanding of Spanish speaking societies and cultures and to help you develop a basic level of communicative proficiency in the Spanish language. Using a content and language integrated approach, this subject will introduce you to various aspects of the societies and cultures of Spanish speaking countries while developing a basic competence in the language.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890

Learning outcomes

1. Recognise, evaluate and compare cultural differences between the Spanish-speaking world and other cultures.
2. Communicate in Spanish in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
3. Apply knowledge and skills to further your knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.
4. Work collaboratively with your peers to improve your use of the Spanish language.

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