2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 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 trimester.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
ALS100 or equivalent
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 per week, 3 x 1-hour seminar per week
1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1.5-hour online seminar per week
This unit assumes one semester of prior tertiary study of the language or the equivalent
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 advance students’ competency of basic vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure of Spanish in extended social contexts and daily activities. Students will continue to learn the sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of Spanish communication at a basic level. In addition, this unit will build on the students’ knowledge of the Hispanic world through the study of the histories, societies and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. This unit assumes one semester of prior tertiary study of the language or the equivalent.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Understand more complex utterances and expressions in Spanish
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Use more complex language constructions (in simple and compound tenses) to solve problems in interaction in everyday contexts in Spanish
GLO5: Problem solving
Use online technologies to access authentic material in Spanish, and for research purposes
GLO3: Digital literacy
Use basic and moderate constructions to express ideas related to the cultures and societies of the Spanish-speaking world
Demonstrate autonomous learning through self-study as directed
Work and study collaboratively with other Spanish language students
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: ALS150 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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