- Class Number 2071
- Term Code 3330
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Thomas Nulley-Valdes
- Dr Thomas Nulley-Valdes
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 20/02/2023
- Class End Date 26/05/2023
- Census Date 31/03/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
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:
- 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); and
- evaluate their own learning practices and personal goals as an autonomous learner.
Vitamina B1 online textbook; Available from: https://www.blinklearning.com
(also available in papercopy: Eva Casarejos, Daniel Martínez, Berta Sarralde. 2022. Vitamina B1. Madrid: SGEL Libros)
Students will be given feedback in the form of individual written and verbal comments, as well as general feedback given to the whole class or in groups.
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction to course Tema 1.1: Volver a vernos|
|2||Tema 1.2: Volver a vernos|
|3||Tema 2.1: Recuerdos|
|4||Tema 2.2: Recuerdos||Composition|
|5||Tema 3.1: El mundo del futuro|
|6||Tema 3.2: El mundo del futuro||Test 1|
|7||Tema 4.1: Trabajo|
|8||Tema 4.2: Trabajo|
|9||Tema 5.1: Buen viaje||Tourism brochure|
|10||Tema 5.2: Buen viaje|
|11||Tema 6.1: Vivienda||Oral Test|
|12||Tema 6.2: Vivienda||Test 2|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Test 1||15 %||28/03/2023||11/04/2023||1,3,4,5|
|Tourism brochure||20 %||01/05/2023||16/05/2023||1,3|
|Oral Test||15 %||16/05/2023||30/05/2023||1,2,5|
|Test 2||30 %||24/05/2023||07/06/2023||1,3,4,5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
- Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Guideline and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
- Code of practice for teaching and learning
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,5
Based on students preparation for, and engagement in, class.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,3,5
An in-class composition of 225 to 250 words, based on a topic assigned by the lecturer. Marks will be based on both content and language (grammatical features and vocabulary taught to date).
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,3,4,5
An in-class test of 50 minutes to assess students' listening and reading comprehension, and their grasp of vocabulary, grammar, and cultural knowledge, based on material covered in the first half of the course.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,3
A tourism brochure of 300~350 words on a country of the student's choice.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,5
An oral test consisting of a 5-minute one-on-one conversation with the lecturer.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,3,4,5
An in-class test of 1.5 hrs to assess students' listening and reading comprehension, and their grasp of vocabulary, grammar, and cultural knowledge, focusing primarily on material covered in the second half of the course.
Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.
The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.
The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.
The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for in-class activities or tests/exams.
The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.
Assignments will be returned/made available to students within 15 working days, unless circumstances beyond the lecturer's/tutor’s control prevent this. Please familiarize yourself with your lecturers’ office hours. Should you have any questions about the course or the content, please see us during our consultation hours. You should do the same if you were unable to collect an assignment which was already returned in class or if you want to discuss your results.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policy
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Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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Spanish and Latin American literature of the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries, World Literature
Dr Thomas Nulley-Valdes