Elementary Spanish I

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Elementary Spanish I

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description:
    This course provides an initial competence in oral and written Spanish through a communicative approach to language teaching. The course provides examples of cultural and functional settings of Hispanic discourse.
    Course Introduction
    1080LAL is for absolute beginners. We use a broadly communicative approach to progress your ability to communicate in Spanish towards the "A1 Breakthrough" (Beginner) level of linguistic competency described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 1080LAL provides you with a solid foundation upon which to build by enrolling in 1081LAL in Semester 2.
    Course Aims
    1080LAL aims to:
    offer you a basic grounding in Spanish on which to build in Semester 2 (1081LAL)
    motivate you to continue to learn & use Spanish in the classroom & beyond
    prepare you for independent learning by developing your awareness of language-learning strategies
    acquaint you with Hispanic cultures
    provide you with an appreciation of cultural differences & similarities
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 follow simple commands in Spanish
    2 describe yourself and your classmates, including nationalities, personality traits, colours, clothing, addresses and birthdays
    3 describe your family
    4 describe the time and the weather
    5 describe your daily activities
    6 describe your studies, occupations and work-related activities
    7 discuss plans, preferences and desires
    8 engage in elementary conversation in Spanish
    9 use a range of language learning skills and strategies in your learning
    10 reflect on what kind of language learner you are

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Test or quiz
    Language Learning Skills & Strategies


    Exam - oral
    Oral Exam 1


    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    Written Exam 1


    Exam - oral
    Oral Exam 2


    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    Written Exam 2


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.