ALS350 - Engaging the Contemporary Hispanic World with Fluency

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Israel Holas
Prerequisite:

Students must have completed units ALS200, ALS250 and ALS300

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, 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).

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, lexical and social contexts (including work, study, leisure)

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Produce texts using complex constructions, in Spanish, in a variety of social and linguistic contexts and medias

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO3

Critically analyse, interpret and synthesise texts and authentic materials in Spanish, in order to provide detailed oral and written responses on a wide range of subjects

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

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 9
Assessment 2 - Writing Exercises 1200 words
or equivalent in foreign language
30% Week 12
Assessment 3 - Presentation 10 minutes 20% Ongoing
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

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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