2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1-hour class, 2 x 1-hour seminar and 1 x 1-hour computer-based seminar per week
1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1.5-hour online seminar per week
Student enrolment quotas apply to this unit for campus modes
No student enrolment quotas for Cloud (online) offering
This unit assumes no prior knowledge or study of the language
Advanced Standing in Spanish:
Non-VCE students with prior knowledge of Spanish (such as heritage-speakers) can contact the Spanish Program Coordinator to organise a placement test preferably before the commencement of trimester. The test evaluates students’ proficiency in Spanish so that, if and when adequate prior knowledge is demonstrated, advanced standing in Spanish can be granted and specific unit pre-requisites can be waived. Non VCE-students with prior knowledge of Spanish are then able to enrol at the most suitable level
This unit will give students an introduction to basic vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure of Spanish for use in everyday contexts and daily activities. Students will be familiarised with the sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of Spanish communication at a basic level. In addition, this unit introduces the diversity of the Hispanic world through the study of the histories, societies and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. This unit assumes no prior knowledge or study of the language.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Understand simple utterances and expressions in Spanish, using simple tenses (present, present progressive)
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Use basic constructions to express ideas related to personal experience in Spanish
Use online technologies to access material in Spanish
GLO3: Digital literacy
Use basic constructions to express ideas related to the cultures and societies of the Spanish-speaking world
GLO4: Critical thinking
Develop a basic awareness of the specific characteristics of culture associated with the Spanish language
GLO8: Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ALS100 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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