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
Three units: ALS200, ALS250, ALS300
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 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
Understand the main ideas of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics in Spanish
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Effectively communicate complex ideas orally and in writing in the target language and interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity in Spanish
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
Use online technologies to access and evaluate authentic materials in Spanish and engage real-life situations in the target language
GLO3: Digital literacy
Undertake research in the target language
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.
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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