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ALS350 - Advanced Spanish 3B

Year:

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: Israel Holas
Prerequisite:

Three units: ALS200, ALS250, ALS300

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 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).

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Understand the main ideas of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics in Spanish

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Effectively communicate complex ideas orally and in writing in the target language and interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity in Spanish

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO3

Employ critical and analytical thinking to produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Use online technologies to access and evaluate authentic materials in Spanish and engage real-life situations in the target language

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO5

Undertake research in the target language

GLO6: Self-management

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 (Individual) - Online Exercises   30% Ongoing
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Writing Exercises   30% Ongoing
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Presentation   20% Week 12
Assessment 4 (Individual) - 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

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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