- Code SPAN6501
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Spanish
- Areas of interest European Languages, International Relations, Translation Studies, Latin American Languages, Latin American Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Elisabeth Mayer
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2017
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This course is a practical introduction to the Spanish language. Based on a communicative and culture-based approach, this course is designed to develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the Spanish language. Students are introduced to grammatical and syntactic structures, and training in language learning strategies is provided. The student acquires the language largely through simulated real-life situations in the classroom as well as in the laboratory. Throughout the semester, cultural aspects of the Hispanic world are introduced through the language classes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify differences and similarities of grammatical structures in Spanish and English.
- Understand and use the audiovisual material (exercises and videos) in Spanish.
- Read, comprehend and understand short literary and non-literary texts about customs and culture in Spanish speaking countries.
- Write short texts.
- Ask questions, directions and discuss a variety of topics confidently in Spanish.
- Reflect on their learning experience
Indicative Assessment4 mini test 10 min each (5% each, total 20%), [LOs 1,2,3]
1 in-class essay 50 min (150-170 words, 15%) [LO 4]
2 written tests 50 min each (15%, 20% each, total 35%) [LOs 1,2,3,4]
1 oral exam 10 min (15%) [LOs 1,5]
1 Reflective Essay, 1500 words, 10% [LO 1,3,4,6]
Performance and participation in class (5%). [LOs 1,2,3,4,5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: communicative practise and learning in language tutorials.
b)12 hours of contact by interactive Grammar lectures
c) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing in preparation for the weekly language tutorials.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsAndrade, Tu Mundo 1st edition + Connect Plus, Mc Graw Hill Education
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2969||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|