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SPAN331 Advanced Spanish 1

Consolidates and further develops students’ written, oral and aural skills using an approach based on real-life encounters and situations.

This paper aims to improve students' ability in all four language skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing) at an advanced level, using authentic language through which students gain an insight into Hispanic culture. Students will develop a concept of different language registers, and will learn to select the appropriate register according to the situation.

Paper title Advanced Spanish 1
Paper code SPAN331
Subject Spanish
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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SPAN 232 or SPAN 202.

If you have previous knowledge of the language you can still enrol in this paper via Special Permission by proceeding with your application process to the Review and Submit page or email for assistance.
SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 332 or any other more advanced Spanish language paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Students should choose the level of paper appropriate to their knowledge of the language. Students may be moved to a higher or lower level of language paper at the discretion of the Programme Co-ordinator.
Suitable for undergraduate students who have an intermediate level of Spanish, and are interested in acquiring an advanced proficiency in Spanish.
Teaching staff
Francisco Araya
Paper Structure
This paper explores advanced-level, communicative and grammatical content.
Teaching Arrangements
3 hours of lectures per week and 1 tutorial.
To be advised.
Course outline
View the course outline for SPAN 331
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Demonstrate advanced-level communicative and linguistic proficiency
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate at an advanced level using the appropriate register in a spoken or written context

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
T1 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22