SPANISH 1

SPA1001

2016

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-ordinatorGillian Darcy

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. The running of this subject in second semester is subject to enrolment numbers, staff and funding availability.

Learning resources

Readings

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

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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

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:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)

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:
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGillian Darcy

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.

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.
"These are practical language classes."

Assessments

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

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGillian Darcy

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.5 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

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