AUSTRALIAN SIGN LANGUAGE 2B

DFS2AUB

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop further their intermediate level of communcative competence in Auslan in both receptive and production skills. They will focus on the use of formal register and discourse forms in the language, and will also discuss the issue of sociolinguistic variation within the deaf community.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Blyth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DFS2AUA or coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise and respond to a range of intermediate and some advanced level vocabulary and grammatical constructions in Auslan

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

02. Produce and appraise one's own production of a range of intermediate level vocabulary items and grammatical constructions in Auslan

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

03. Compare and contrast Auslan and English vocabulary and grammar

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

04. Compare and contrast formal and informal register and discourse forms in Auslan and English

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

05. Recognise the value of sociolinguistic variation in the Australian deaf community and incorporate this into receptive and productive skills in Auslan

Activities:
Signing skills practice, written class exercises, analysing sign language video data
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Blyth

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Reflective practice exercises (equivalent to 1,500-words)20 03, 04, 05
One final production task (equivalent to 1,500-words)30 02
One initial production task (equivalent to 500-words)10 02
15-minute comprehension tasks (equivalent to 500-words)Hurdle requirement: Must obtain a pass in all components of assessment40 01