AUSTRALIAN SIGN LANGUAGE 1A

DFS1AUA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop practical abilities in both receptive and production skills in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) to a level of basic communicative competence. Students are introduced to the key grammatical structures of Auslan and the use of the language in its appropriate cultural and social context.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdam Schembri

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAuslan 1A readings and workbookPrescribedNational Institute for Deaf Studies, La Trobe UniversityNIDS, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, 2012
ReadingsIntroduction to Auslan level 1PrescribedBranson, J. et al.NIDS, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, 3RD EDN, 2007

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise and respond to a range of beginner level vocabulary and grammatical constructions in Auslan.

Activities:
Signing skills practice, classroom activities and written responses to comprehension questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Produce a range of beginner level vocabulary items and grammatical constructions in Auslan.

Activities:
Signing skills practice and classroom activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Compare and contrast English and Auslan vocabulary and grammar.

Activities:
Written class exercises, classroom actitivies and analysing sign language video data.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Compare and contrast the cultural and social contexts in which English and Auslan are used.

Activities:
Written class exercises, classroom actitivies and analysing sign language video data.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 28-28, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size164

Enrolment information cannot have more than group 30 per class and there are only 5 casuals available First come first serve

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdam Schembri

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 28 - 28
One 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per day on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class exercises (equivalent to 1,500-word)Hurdle requirement: Must obtain a pass in all components of assessment.20 03, 04
One final production task (equivalent to 1,500-word)35 02
One initial production task (equivalent to 500-word)5 02
Two 15-minute comprehension tasks (equivalent to 500-word)40 01