ALS200 - Building Language Skills for Real Life Spanish Use

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

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

Students must have completed units ALS100 and ALS150 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 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

Content

This unit will further students’ knowledge of Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure for use in everyday contexts and for use in specific activities. Students will be exposed to the sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of Spanish communication at a continuing (low/intermediate) level. In addition, this unit will further explore the diversity of the Hispanic world. This unit assumes one year of prior knowledge or study of the language – ALS100 and ALS150 or 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

Identify and recognise complex written and aural texts, and a variety of expressions in Spanish

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Express a range of ideas in Spanish and work with others to communicate sensitively in diverse social situations

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO3

Critical evaluate and interpret a range of written and aural texts related to the diverse cultures of the Spanish speaking world

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Writing Exercises 1600 words
or equivalent in foreign language

Total 40%

(4 x 10%)

Week 2

Week 5

Week 8

Week 10

Assessment 2 - Writing Exercise 800 words
or equivalent in foreign language
20% Week 7
Assessment 3 - Oral Test  800 words
or equivalent in foreign language
20% To take place after the end of term, during the Study Period
Assessment 4 - Test 800 words
or equivalent in foreign language
20% To take place after the end of term, during the Study 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 ALS200
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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