Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop further their intermediate level of communicative 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRamunas McRae

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesSigning skills practice, classroom activities, written responses to comprehension questions, signed presentations, written class exercises, analysing sign language video data.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Recognise and respond to a range of intermediate and some advanced level vocabulary and grammatical constructions in Auslan
02. Produce and appraise one's own production of a range of intermediate level vocabulary items and grammatical constructions in Auslan
03. Compare and contrast Auslan and English vocabulary and grammar
04. Compare and contrast formal and informal register and discourse forms in Auslan and English
05. Recognise the value of sociolinguistic variation in the Australian deaf community and incorporate this into receptive and productive skills in Auslan

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRamunas McRae

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Reflective practice exercises (equivalent to 1,500-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One final production task (equivalent to 1,500-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2

One initial production task (equivalent to 500-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2

15-minute comprehension tasks (equivalent to 500-words)Hurdle requirement: Must obtain a pass in all components of assessment

N/AOtherIndividualYes40 SILO1