SPAN102-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Beginners' Spanish B

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


A language course following on from SPAN 101, for those with limited knowledge of Spanish.

SPAN102 is a continuing Spanish course that assumes prior knowledge with Spanish at the 101 level. This course is communicative in approach and emphasises the development of all four language-skills. This course’s main objectives are to continue to increase the students’ ability in speaking, listening, writing and reading the Spanish language, as well as being exposed to some of the cultural aspects of the Hispanic world.  This course will build on the skills learned in SPAN101 to extend the students’ ability to express themselves in speech and in writing. The overall emphasis is on realistic situations that could prove useful in a practical sense. This course will set students on a path that will increase their knowledge of the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

Learning Outcomes

  • As a student in this course you will continue to develop skills in all four areas of the Spanish language (reading, writing, speaking and listening). By the end of the course you should be able to use these skills to perform comprehensively all language tasks specified below.

    The main objectives of SPAN102 are to enable students to:

  • Understand the main idea and most of the supporting details of spoken and written Spanish geared for university students of Spanish on current affairs and topics related to students’ daily life.
  • Speak in complete sentences about familiar topics with sufficient grammatical accuracy in pronunciation and the use of vocabulary and grammar (present, past and future tenses) so as to be understood by a native speaker of Spanish.
  • Read edited articles with an understanding of the main ideas and most of the supporting details.
  • Write coherent paragraphs on a familiar topic with logical organization and sufficient accuracy in the use of vocabulary and grammar so as to be understood by native speakers of Spanish.
  • Understand significant cultural traits of the Hispanic world such as lifestyles, attitudes, customs and geography.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


SPAN101, NCEA Level 2, or
placement test.

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 329
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 244
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 121
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 A7
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Elsie Locke 104A
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Elsie Locke 104A
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 101
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 111
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online (Supersite) Quizzes (3) 15% Weeks 3, 5 & 10
Online (Supersite) Journals (2) 10% Weeks 4 & 11
Cultural Project (1) 10% Week 9
Oral test (1) 15% Held week 11
Written tests (2) 40% Held weeks 7 & 12
Online (Supersite) Homework 10% See weekly schedule

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Blanco, José A; PANORAMA. Introducción a la Lengua Española ; Sixth Edition (digital edition); Vista Higher Learning, 2017.

The digital textbook can be purchased online at Vista Higher Learning

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All SPAN102 Occurrences

  • SPAN102-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024