Level 1 Spanish (SPAN1621)


This unit of study is for absolute beginners or for students who have no substantial prior knowledge of Spanish. It focuses on the basic vocabulary and grammar necessary to introduce and talk about yourself and other people, and communicate successfully in simple everyday situations, both by speaking and in writing. It also introduces elements of the history, society and culture of the Spanish-speaking countries.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


2x2hr language classes/week


3x Language tests equivalent to 900wds total in English (30%), 1xOral task equivalent to 400wds (10%), 1xListening test equivalent to 400wds (10%), 1xIn-class test equivalent to 2000wds in English (40%), Online participation equivalent to 800wd (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


SPAN1601, SPAN1611

Additional Information

Students must not have undertaken any substantial prior study of Spanish.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.