SPANISH 1

SPA1001

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students receive a practical introduction to the Spanish language. They acquire the language largely in simulated real-life situations (a communicative approach to language learning) rather than through translation. Throughout the semester, cultural aspects of the Hispanic world are introduced through language classes.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SPA1BEA, SPA1BE1

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions CORE First year subject for the Beginners Spanish Major in the Bachelor of Arts. This subject is offered in Semester 1 as well as in Semester 2. The Semester 2 instance is subject to enrolment numbers, staff and funding availability.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAula 1 Libro del alumnoPrescribedCorpas, J., Garmendia, A., Soriano, C.DIFUSION

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interact with another student in order to hold a 10 minute conversation and carry out oral tasks about the topics seen in class throughout the semester

Activities:
Class exercises in pairs or groups and tutorial assignments
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Literacies and Communication Skills
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Inquiry and Analytical Skills
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Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
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Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Understand and answer questions about simple audio texts that deal with the topics seen in class throughout the semester.

Activities:
Listening exercises and tutorial assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Use accurately and in context the grammar structures and vocabulary seen in class throughout the semester.

Activities:
Five short quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Use accurately and in context the grammar structures seen in class throughout the semester.

Activities:
Class exercises in pairs or groups and tutorial assignments. Exams; texts written in class
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Write texts of up to 125 words using the range of vocabulary and grammar structures seen in class throughout the semester.

Activities:
Class exercises in pairs or groups and tutorial assignments. Exams; in class written texts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"The lecture will cover the grammatical points studied."

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.5 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"In the practical classes students will develop their communicative skills."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
End of semester exam (grammar, listening comprehension, writing & oral exam) (2,400-word equivalent)60 01, 02, 04, 05
Five short quizzes (400-word equivalent)10 03, 04
Mid-Semester exam (grammar, listening comprehension & writing exam) (1,200-word equivalent)30 05, 04, 02

Melbourne, 2018, Week 28-31, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 28 - 30
Four 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"The lecture will cover the grammatical points studied."

Practical Week: 28 - 30
Eight 1.5 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"In the practical sessions students will develop their communicative skills."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
End of semester exam (grammar, listening comprehension, writing & oral exam) (2,400-word equivalent)60 01, 02, 04, 05
Five short quizzes (400-word equivalent)10 03, 04
Mid-Semester exam (grammar, listening comprehension & writing exam) (1,200-word equivalent)30 05, 04, 02