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SPAN132 Introductory Spanish 2

A continuation of SPAN131, further developing skills in reading, writing, listening to, and speaking Spanish for students with some basic knowledge of the language.

Are you interested in building upon previous basic Spanish skills while also learning about Hispanic culture? With over 400 million native speakers worldwide, Spanish is truly a world language, and the ability to communicate in a second language will distinguish you from other graduates. As an advanced beginners paper, all you need is your interest, enthusiasm and energy; we can do the rest. Some previous knowledge required.

Paper title Introductory Spanish 2
Paper code SPAN132
Subject Spanish
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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SPAN 101 or SPAN 131
SPAN 102 or SPAN 231 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. You may be able to take this paper without the prerequisite if you can demonstrate the required ability. Use the special permission process to apply to do this; please proceed through the application process to reach the window for Special Permission. Please list any qualifications you have gained e.g. NCEA, and years studied, as well as a note of any other exposure to this language. This request together with any documentation you provide or request for the transfer of credit(s) will then be submitted for approval.
Students with previous Spanish-language experience should contact the Spanish programme to determine the appropriate level for their studies.
Teaching staff

Teaching Staff to be confirmed.

Contact: Associate Professor Tiffany Trotman

Paper Structure
This paper is divided into five units, each of which introduces aspects of Spanish language and Hispanic culture.
Teaching Arrangements

There will be 4 hours of lectures per week.


Blitt, Mary Ann, and Margarita Casas. Exploraciones (with MindTap) 3rd edition, published 2020.

Course outline
View the course outline for SPAN 132
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge-based outcomes:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of introductory Spanish grammatical structures
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the varied cultural perspectives within the Hispanic world
Skills-based outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an ability to perform basic linguistic tasks (reading, writing, listening and speaking in the target language)
  • Demonstrate increased self-confidence and risk taking with basic linguistic tasks
  • Demonstrate an ability to express oneself creatively in simple written and oral tasks in the target language

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41