- Code SPAN6507
- 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
This course aims to extend the students' ability to communicate clearly and effectively both in spoken and written Spanish. A variety of literary, non-literary texts and audiovisual material will be used to further develop the students' communicative competence and give them an understanding of different cultural issues in Spanish-speaking societies. A wide variety of topics contained in contemporary comics and graphic novels from different Spanish-speaking countries will be explored.
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:
- function independently, effectively and creatively in unpredictable situations of a Spanish-speaking environment.
- communicate successfully at an intermediate level that will enable them to function effectively and confidently in Spanish.
- respond appropriately in Spanish in unpredictable situations.
- understand and use most Spanish grammatical structures when expressing themselves in oral and written form, including professional and culturally sensitive settings.
- demonstrate a great range of language sufficient to describe unpredictable situations, and express thoughts on topics arising in the cultural sources covered in class
Indicative AssessmentMid-semester examination, in-class exam, 90 min (15%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 4]
Writing task, 300 words (10%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 4]
Oral presentation, 5 min (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
Writing project, 1200 words (15%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 4]
Analytical essay, 2000 words (20%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 4]
Final examination, 120 min (20%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 4]
Class performance and participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 42 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3.5 hours of class per week, and
b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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