- Class Number 2140
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Thomas Nulley-Valdes
- Thomas Nulley-Valdes
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
- Nubia Sanchez de Gonzalez
This course is designed to further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the Spanish language at early to mid B1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Specific targets include grammar, vocabulary, listening and speaking skills, and reading and writing skills. Attention is also devoted to pragmatic and sociocultural aspects of the language. Students will be encouraged to develop autonomous learning practices, control over their own learning strategies and reflect on their engagement with sources of information. The course is taught in Spanish.
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:
- Use and understand vocabulary, grammatical structures, pragmatic content and cultural aspects at the B1 level (first part).
- Communicate orally by integrating the vocabulary, grammar structures, pragmatic content and cultural aspects discussed in class in controlled and less controlled settings.
- Produce short texts on topics developed and/or discussed in class at the B1 level (first part).
- Extract, analyse and use information from oral, audiovisual and written Spanish texts, including additional resources at the B1 level (first part).
- Evaluate their own learning practices and personal goals as an autonomous learner.
Examination Material or equipment
TBA in class
Textbook: Francisca Cárdenas Bernal, Antonio Hierro Montosa y Sara Robles Ávila. 2013. Método 3 de español. B1. Libro del alumno. Madrid: Anaya.
Workbook: Francisca Cárdenas Bernal, Antonio Hierro Montosa y Sara Robles Ávila. 2013. Método 3 de español. B1. Cuaderno de ejercicios. Madrid: Anaya.
Feedback will take different forms, and includes:
From the lecturer:
- Marks on work submitted
- Comments / corrections on work submitted
- Oral feedback provided in class
- One-on-one sessions with the lecturer during office hours
- During in-group activities, conversation or study opportunities organized by the students outside of class time, forum posts and comments.
From outside sources
- Through activities that the student completes outside of the classroom as an autonomous learner, and independent work conducted using additional resources, for example, in the library and online
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction to the course and Chapter 1 - Revision of past, present, and future tenses. Lexicon related to travel and stories.|
|2||Chapter 1 (cont.)|
|3||Chapter 2 - Revision of the past tense. Learn the pluperfect, conversational formulas for story-telling, and lexicon related to the internet and social networks. Analysis of short film.|
|4||Chapter 2 (cont.)|
|5||Chapter 3 - Learn the simple conditional tense, the direct object and indirect object pronouns, and lexicon related to education, professions and the sciences.||Take-home written composition and recording|
|6||Analysis of short film, grammar revision, and Test 1||Test 1|
|7||Chapter 4 - Learn the affirmative and negative imperative form, continue learning the direct object and indirect object pronouns, and lexicon related to eating, health, and medicine.|
|8||Chapter 4 (cont.) and analysis of short film.|
|9||Chapter 5 - Learn the present subjunctive form, formulas to express desire and necessity, pragmatic resources to express feeling and point of view, and lexicon related to work.|
|10||Chapter 5 (cont.)|
|11||Revision and Test 2||Test 2|
|12||Oral Test||Oral Test|
Available through the Course Wattle Page during O Week.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Composición and Grabación (Composition and Recording)||30 %||25/03/2019||08/04/2019||1-4|
|Prueba 1 (Test 1)||20 %||04/04/2019||24/04/2019||1, 3, 4, 5.|
|Prueba 2 (Test 2)||20 %||23/05/2019||06/06/2019||1, 3, 4, 5.|
|Oral||20 %||30/05/2019||13/06/2019||1, 2, 4, 5.|
|Preparación y Participación (Preparation and Participation)||10 %||31/05/2019||14/06/2019||1-5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1-4
Composición and Grabación (Composition and Recording)
The Composición y Grabación (30%) consists of two parts, a creative writing composition, and your oral rendition of that same text.
1. Composición (20%): Write your own 225-250 word fairy tale. This creative task will evaluate the creativity of the text as well as its intelligible presentation (content), the variety and precision of vocabulary employed (vocabulary and orthography), the correct use of tenses (especially the preterit and future), sentence order, noun/adjective agreement, etc. (grammar and syntax). Compositions receiving high scores will use a variety of vocabulary and grammar structures learned in class and through homework and also through consulting additional resources (e.g. dictionaries, grammars, etc.), as necessary. You are expectedto use additional resources. Please always cite them at the end (references do not count towards length limits).
2. Grabación (10%): Audio record yourself reading the fairy tale you have written. This oral task will evaluate an additional aspect of your Spanish production, your oral comprehensibility. It will assess your confidence in speaking the language, as well as your emphasis, expression, and pronunciation. A copy of the recording will be submitted via Wattle in a MP3 or WAV file format.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4, 5.
Prueba 1 (Test 1)
Prueba 1 (20%) and Prueba 2 (20%) are exercises that assess several skills of Spanish: listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, culture knowledge, reading comprehension, etc., and not necessarily as isolated components (that is to say, you may see an exercise that combines reading, grammar, cultural content and vocabulary). Exams may cover concepts studied in class and in the homework, including the additional readings and the short films (cortos). While Test 2 will focus heavily on the second part of the course (i.e., after the midterm break), it may nevertheless include concepts (grammar and vocabulary) from the first half of the course.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4, 5.
Prueba 2 (Test 2)
Prueba 1 (20%) and Prueba 2 (20%)? are exercises that assess several skills of Spanish: listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, culture knowledge, reading comprehension, etc., and not necessarily as isolated components (that is to say, you may see an exercise that combines reading, grammar, cultural content and vocabulary). Exams may cover concepts studied in class and in the homework, including the additional readings and the short films (cortos). While Test 2 will focus heavily on the second part of the course (i.e., after the midterm break), it may nevertheless include concepts (grammar and vocabulary) from the first half of the course.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4, 5.
The Oral (20%) consists of a conversation of around 6-8 minutes with your tutor discussing some of the major topics of the course. More information will be provided regarding the possible topics of discussion and questions, the structure, and format of this assessment in the weeks before the oral exam.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1-5
Preparación y Participación (Preparation and Participation)
Preparación y participación (10%) or class engagement, assesses your commitment to the course both within and outside of the classroom setting. It evaluates your engagement with class discussions/activities and readings, and online Wattle forum discussions (providing advice to others, organizing conversation groups, vocabulary lists, etc.). The descriptors for class engagement are as follows:
8-10 - Excellent preparation for and participation in the interactive and group exercises; excellent contribution to or participation in class discussion; full involvement in structured tutorial activities.
5-7 - Good preparation for and participation in the interactive and group exercises; good contribution to or participation in class discussion, regular involvement in structured tutorial activities.
2-4 - Shows some preparation for and interest in the interactive and group exercises; little contribution to or participation in class discussion.
0-1 - Shows no preparation for nor interest in the interactive and group exercises; no contribution to or participation in class discussion.
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