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ALS250 - Spanish 2B

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

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

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Ramon Lopez Castellano
Prerequisite:

ALS100, ALS150 and ALS200 at Deakin or equivalent level of proficiency demonstrated by sitting a language placement test

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

 1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week and 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1.5-hour online seminar per week

Content

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

ULO1

Understand more complex written and aural texts and expressions in Spanish

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Demonstrate good command of the Spanish language to express complex ideas

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO3

Select a range of vocabulary and grammar forms and apply them in oral and written contexts

GLO2: Communication

ULO4

Critically engage knowledge about the Spanish speaking world

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO5

Use online technologies to access authentic materials in Spanish

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO6

Analyse, extract, and use information from spoken and written texts in Spanish

GLO4: Critical thinking

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Writing Exercises   40% Week 3
Assessment 2 - Writing Exercises   20% Week 7
Assessment 3 - Oral Examination    20% To take place after the end of term, during the Study Period
Assessment 4 - Final Examination   20% Examination period

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.

Learning Resource

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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