ALS100 - Hola!: Welcome to the Hispanic World, Its Language and Cultures

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

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

Nil

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

Scheduled learning activities - online:

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

Note:

Student enrolment quotas apply to this unit for campus modes

No student enrolment quotas for Online offering

This unit assumes no prior knowledge or study of the language

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

Content

This unit will give students an introduction to the basic vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure of Spanish used in everyday contexts and activities. Students will be familiarised with the sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of Spanish communication at a basic level. In addition, this unit introduces the diversity of the Hispanic world through the study of the histories, societies and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. This unit assumes no prior knowledge or study of the language.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Recognise simple utterances, expressions, and sentences in Spanish

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Use basic constructions, grammar and vocabulary to discuss ideas, relate experiences and perform simple conversational activities

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO3

Identify and describe the specific characteristics of cultures associated with the Spanish language

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO8: Global citizenship

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Quizzes 600 words
or equivalent in foreign language
15% Ongoing
Assessment 2 - Writing Exercise 1000 words
or equivalent in foreign language
25% Week 7
Assessment 3 - Oral Test 1000 words
or equivalent in foreign language
25% Information not yet available
Assessment 4 - End of Unit Assessment  Test, 1400 words
or equivalent in foreign language
35% End of Unit Assessment 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 ALS100
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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