Intermediate Spanish I

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intermediate Spanish I

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level


  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: 1081LAL Elementary Spanish II OR EQUIVALENT LANGUAGE LEVEL

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Course Description
    This course concentrates on the development of the four macro-skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It has been designed to make students progress towards a basic 'social' proficiency, characterized by an expanded vocabulary, increased grammatical accuracy, and paragraph-level discourse (equivalent to the "B1 Threshold level" of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). It presents the Spanish language not as an object of study in itself but as a means of study of Hispanic cultures and societies

    Course Introduction
    This course is the continuation of 1081LAL. It is an intermediate course which provides the students the skills to communicate on a variety of situations dealing with the immediate surroundings and with topics which are familiar or of personal interest. It prepares them to describe their experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

    Course Aims
    The aims of this course are:
    To provide students with the linguistic and cultural knowledge necessary for communicating successfully with native speakers of Spanish on a wide variety of topics in both oral and written modes;
    To make broader connections between Spanish language and Hispanic linguistic and cultural traditions;
    To provide students with an understanding of cultural differences and similarities;
    To encourage students to compare and contrast their own language with Spanish;
    To encourage students to explore Hispanic culture and the Spanish language beyond the classroom.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Interact in situations that involve food and nutrition
    2 Talk about shopping for food, food preparation and ordering meals in restaurants
    3 Describe family relationships
    4 Describe their childhood, and past experiences
    5 Express habitual actions in the past
    6 Talk about geography, climate and transportation
    7 Discuss environmental problems and concerns
    8 Make travel plans and reservations
    9 Follow directions and read maps
    10 Report about travel experiences
    11 Discuss about tourist sites of the Spanish-speaking world

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Test or quiz
    Short quiz in class.


    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    First Written Exam


    Presentation - technical or professional
    Oral Presentation


    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    Second Written Exam


    Exam - oral
    Oral interview


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.