Course Title: Spanish 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Spanish 3

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr. Glenda Mejia

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3732

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 37.5.15

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed LANG1424 Spanish 2 or equivalent before you commence this course. (A2 on the CEFR*) 

Students who studied Spanish outside RMIT must attend a placement test. 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 holds incompatible qualifications or abilities may be cancelled at any time of the semester. This cancellation may involve forfeiture of credit, and students may remain liable for course fees. 

Please contact the course coordinator to organise a placement test. 

* Common European Framework of Reference for Languages 

Course Description

This course is the third of six consecutive courses and two advanced culture courses in Spanish offered at RMIT University.

The course will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your language skills and to build on the foundations of Spanish 1 and 2.

You will explore and broaden your interest and knowledge of Latin American and Spanish cultures and societies through different social topics. Classes are delivered in Spanish and while speaking and listening will continue to be the primary focus of our activities, there will be an additional focus on reading and writing and development of intercultural awareness. In addition to linguistic skills, the course will also explore and invite you to critically reflect on intersectional diversities (racial, gender, linguistic, and cultural, etc.) that characterise the Spanish-speaking world today.

You will build on your knowledge to a level where learning can continue to develop in Spanish 4.

Multimedia and interactive materials will be used to enrich your knowledge of Spanish speaking cultures and societies and contribute to your knowledge of cross-cultural topics.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

Course Learning Outcomes 

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

  1. Communicate in both oral and written Spanish in some social contexts, including narrating past experiences, future plans, and be able to describe people and present activities 
  1. Analyse and comprehend authentic spoken, written and multimedia Spanish materials 
  1. Apply language learning strategies and techniques to develop your language skills, and demonstrate independent learning 
  1. Discuss and critically reflect on your own cultural values and norms, analysing and developing your understanding of cross-cultural communication issues and challenges  

Overview of Learning Activities

A variety of in class exercises provide opportunities to develop your skills, with emphasis is placed on communicative skill building, guided and natural conversations, and hypothetical situations.

Multimedia teaching and learning resources, and readings relating to cross-cultural communication topics will be introduced and discussed.

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

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

No textbook is required for this course. Some material will be provided through Canvas and in the classroom.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks: 


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

Weighting on the assessment tasks for postgraduate students will vary with an additional or alternative assessment task. 

Assessment Tasks: 

Assessment 1: Self-reflective Project, 5% (CLO1 and CLO3). 

Assessment 2: Written/Listening Tasks, 35% (CLO1, CLO2, CLO3 and CLO4)  

Assessment 3: Orals, 40% (CLO1, CLO3 and CLO4)  

Assessment 4: Final Written/Listening Task, 20% (CLO1, CLO2, CLO3 and CLO4) 

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.