ALS300 - Getting into the Flow: Building Fluency and Competency in Spanish

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Ramon Lopez Castellano
Prerequisite:

Students must have completed units ALS200 and ALS250

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 advance students’ fluency and competence in Spanish to a high intermediate 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’. This unit assumes two years of prior knowledge or study of the language (CERFL A2 / B1)

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

Analyse and apply standard input in Spanish in a range of grammatical and lexical contexts as they arise in work, school, leisure and social contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Produce texts of moderate complexity, in Spanish, on a variety of topics and using diverse media

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO3

Analyse, interpret and explain a range of cultural customs pertaining to the 'Spanish-speaking world'

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4

Identify, critically analyse and apply information from authentic texts in Spanish in written and oral contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Seminar/Online Exercises 1200 words
or equivalent in foreign language
30% Weeks 5 and 7
Assessment 2 - Writing Exercises 1200 words
or equivalent in foreign language
30% Week 11
Assessment 3 - End of Unit Assessment  Test, 800 words
or equivalent in foreign language
20% End of Unit Assessment period
Assessment 4 - End of Unit Assessment  Test, 800 words
or equivalent in foreign language
20% 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 ALS300
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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