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ALS350 - Advanced Spanish 3B

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Israel Holas

Prerequisite:

ALS100, ALS150, ALS200, ALS250, ALS300

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit. This will include: 4 face-to-face contact hours per week (1 x 1-hour Class, and 1 x 2-hour Seminar, and 1 x Computer-based seminar).

Cloud (online) students will be expected to dedicate the equivalent time for this unit (1 x 1-hour recorded lecture, 1.5 x hr. self-directed study, and 1.5 x hr. Blackboard sessions per week).

All students are required to dedicate up to 10 hours a week to their Spanish Studies: 4 compulsory hours of class-time (as above); 3 hours of independent study and research, homework, revision, and online problem-based exercises; and 3 or more hours of immersion in Spanish (through films, music, reading, etc.).

Content

This Unit will advance students’ fluency and competence in Spanish to a high-intermediate level, low-advanced level. Students will continue to learn and practice important grammatical and lexical components of the Spanish language while further exploring the societies and cultures of the ‘Spanish-speaking world’. The unit organises the teaching and learning of grammar and vocabulary around key issues and features of Latin America and Spain. The unit examines the socio-linguistic conventions of Spanish by looking at a range of topics related to the contemporary world. This unit assumes two and a-half years of prior knowledge or study of the language (B1).

Assessment

Online Exercises, 30%

Writing Exercises, 30%

Presentation, 20%

Test, 20%

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