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NONAC09015

Spanish Conversation - Level 1

Non-accredited Short Course

Step into the beautiful Spanish language with our short course.

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NEXT START DATE 12 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Gold Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$440

Course overview

The study of languages is an integral part of a general education. Learning another language extends, diversifies and enriches student’s cognitive, social and linguistic development. Language study gives insights into the nature, purposes and styles of language and promotes a greater sensitivity to and understanding of languages in general, including English. Literacy skills acquired in another language enhance skills in one’s first language.

Why study Spanish at TAFE?

Spanish is among the three most widely spoken languages in the world, second only to Chinese. It is the official language of 21 nations: Spain, Mexico and nine other Central American and Caribbean republics, nine nations in South America, and Equatorial Guinea in Africa. It is the second language in countries such as the United States, the Philippines and Sweden. Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations and, after English, the preferred language on the internet.

Spanish is a Romance (Latin-based) language. It has strong vocabulary links with English and has a phonetic spelling system that gives it an appeal to English-speaking people. 

The aim of this course is to provide an introductory study in the vocabulary and structures of Spanish, and to develop a functional level of communicative proficiency in the language.

The course seeks to develop all the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Students will also be introduced to various aspects of the society and culture of Spain and other Spanish speaking countries in Latin America through audio and video extracts and short texts. The emphasis throughout will be on communicative skills both oral and written.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • correctly recognise, pronounce and use a wide variety of vocabulary in Spanish
  • write complete sentences and short paragraphs in Spanish
  • understand and use the basic structures of the Spanish grammar
  • read and understand basic documents in Spanish
  • use the internet to further their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
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Southport
12 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Part time 1 night per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $440

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Spanish Conversation - Level 1 (NONAC09015)

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Spanish Conversation - Level 1

COURSE CODE: NONAC09015
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

No previous Spanish knowledge is required, you just need a passion to learn.

Resources Required

Classroom delivery

  • You should bring a pen and folder or a large exercise book (preferably with dividers) to class.
  • A Spanish/English dictionary is preferable from Week 2 (this is optional and will be discussed in the first lesson).
  • You will need to present your Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.

Mixed mode delivery
You will need:

  • a personal computer or laptop to participate actively in this course. The computer must have speakers, a microphone and internet access (webcam optional).
  • a quiet and ergonomically correct work area to participate actively in this course with no or little distractions.
  • a pen and paper for taking notes.
  • You may choose to purchase for yourself a Spanish/English dictionary (optional and discussed in the first lesson).
  • You will receive by email a Zoom meeting link in the days leading up to the first lesson.  This won’t be provided on enrolment.
  • You do not need a Zoom app or licence to attend the lessons, you can join using the URL (web link) the teacher provides if you prefer.
Need to know

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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