Course Title: Spanish 6

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Spanish 6

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2011


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Gillian Darcy

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 1716

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37. Floor 5

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


You should have satisfactorily completed LANG 1207 Spanish 5 or equivalent before you commence this course.  

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.     

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.   

Students who have had study Spanish in another institution and have reached an upper intermediate level (B1 on the CEFR*) may be allowed to enrol in the course but only after a placement test. (Please contact the course coordinator to organise this.)   

Please note that enrolments in Spanish courses may be refused on the basis of previous Spanish study or abilities, and enrolment in a different course may be recommended.  

A student’s enrolment in a course for which s/he/they holds incompatible qualifications may be cancelled at any time. This cancellation may involve forfeiture of credit, and students may remain liable for course fees.  

*Common European Framework of Reference for Languages 


Course Description

This course is the sixth of six consecutive courses and two advanced culture courses in Spanish offered at RMIT University. It can be taken concurrently with Spanish Language in Context.  or serve as a prerequisite for both Spanish Language in Context and Spanish Language and Society.

You will develop your communicative skills in the spoken and written language, and practical knowledge of the cultures of the Hispanic world in a wide range of contexts. You will be encouraged to be responsible for your own learning, to be creative and critical in your application of the language and its cultures, and to build on your knowledge to a level where learning can develop in further related studies, in Australia and abroad.

You will have the opportunity to broaden your interests and knowledge of contemporary Spanish and Latin American cultures and society.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will complement the RMIT capabilities you are developing in your program.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively in both oral and written in Spanish appropriately and accurately in complex social and vocational contexts  
  2. Communicate effectively using a variety of registers in the Spanish language appropriately in different contexts  
  3. Evaluate some topical social issues in contemporary Spanish culture (e.g. the question of Spanish identity), be able to discuss these issues in intermediate Spanish level 
  4. Analyse a range of authentic spoken, written and multimedia materials in Spanish, including film and multimedia  
  5. Apply a range of language learning strategies you have acquired, and demonstrate independent learning  
  6. Examine areas of cultural values and norms in the Spanish culture and contrast them with the Australian context. 

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be expected to participate actively in many pair and group activities and to use only Spanish Therefore, regular class attendance is important to support your learning.

Overview of Learning Resources

You may need to access a prescribed text and a recommended Language dictionary. Multi-media teaching and learning resources and tools will also be used, and made available through our online systems which you can access at myRMIT/studies.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.  

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment 1: Written Tasks, 40% (CLO1, CLO2, CLO4 and CLO5).

Assessment 2:  Project, 20% (CLO1, CLO2, CLO4 and CLO5)

Assessment 3: Presentation, 15% (CLO1, CLO2, CLO4 and CLO5)

Assessment 4: Oral Final, 25% (CLO1, CLO2 and CLO3) 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.  

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.  

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.