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
ALS100, ALS150 and ALS200 at Deakin or equivalent level of proficiency demonstrated by sitting a language placement test
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, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week and 1 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 will continue to develop students’ knowledge of, and competency in, Spanish. The Unit will further expose students to the sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of Spanish communication at a continuing intermediate level. In addition, this unit will present about, and encourage students to critically engage with, the diversity of the Hispanic world through the study of the histories, societies and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. This unit assumes 1.5 years of prior knowledge or study of the language – ALS100, ALS150, ALS200 or 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 written and aural texts and expressions in Spanish
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Demonstrate good command of the Spanish language to express complex ideas
Select a range of vocabulary and grammar forms and apply them in oral and written contexts
Critically engage knowledge about the Spanish speaking world
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship
Use online technologies to access authentic materials in Spanish
GLO3: Digital literacy
Analyse, extract, and use information from spoken and written texts in Spanish
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: ALS250 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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