ALS150 - Spanish and You: Spanish for Everyday Life

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Israel Holas
Trimester 3: Ramon Lopez Castellano
Prerequisite:

Students must have completed unit ALS100 or equivalent

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:

This unit assumes one semester of prior tertiary study of the language or the equivalent

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 advance students’ competency of basic vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure of Spanish in extended social contexts and daily activities. Students will continue to learn the sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of Spanish communication at a basic level. In addition, this unit will build on the students’ knowledge of the Hispanic world through the study of the histories, societies and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. This unit assumes one semester of prior tertiary study of the language or the equivalent.

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 and respond to basic utterances, expressions, and sentences in Spanish

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Express ideas related to everyday present and past experiences in Spanish using basic grammar and vocabulary

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Examine and explain cultural ideas and everyday experiences in the Spanish-speaking world

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Quizzes 1000 words
or equivalent in foreign language
25% Ongoing
Assessment 2 - Writing Exercise 800 words
or equivalent in foreign language
20% Week 7
Assessment 3 - Oral Test  1000 words
or equivalent in foreign language
25% Week 12
Assessment 4 - End of Unit Assessment  Test, 1200 words
or equivalent in foreign language
30% 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 ALS150
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.

Unit Fee Information

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