|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject provides students with the necessary language and intercultural skills to communicate in everyday personal situations in Spanish. Students are introduced to the grammatical structures and vocabulary that will allow them to converse about the self in a number of informal situations, and which will empower them to explore their relationship with the societies and cultures of the global Spanish-speaking community. Students will develop writing strategies that enable them to be able to produce, by the end of the semester, a number of descriptive, personal texts, such as emails, letters, and family profiles. They will refine reading and listening skills through engagement with authentic cultural materials. Students will collaborate on an inquiry-led group project that brings them into contact with authentic cultural materials, such as artworks, advertisements, music and poetry, all aimed at facilitating their appreciation of important cultural notions of interpersonal relations, the family and the home. Students are afforded a taste of the richness of the Hispanic World in this subject; they are invited to develop a personal awareness and understanding of diverse cultural identities through project-based and object-based assessment tasks and sustained in-class activities.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to produce simple written descriptive texts about the self in Spanish;
- be able to conduct everyday social conversations in Spanish;
- have a basic understanding of the different cultural identities that make up the Hispanic World;
- be familiar with Hispanic cultural traditions and practices, and appreciate diversity;
- be able to find information from various sources, including dictionary, library and the internet’
- have developed a differentiated and informed understanding of self and others and of cross-cultural exchange;
- be able to apprehend and appreciate features of the interaction of language and identity;
- have acquired time management and planning skills through managing and organizing workloads;
- have developed analytical skills, learning strategies and the ability to process, organise and integrate information;
- have developed an openness to the world and an awareness of cultural and historical contexts.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed their intercultural skills;
- have developed their analytical thinking and interpretative skills;
- have developed an ability to appreciate different cultural contexts present in the Hispanic World;
- have developed their time management and planning skills.
Eligibility and requirements
All students enrolling in Spanish for the first time are required to complete the online language questionnaire/placement test at http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/soll/resources/language-placement-testing. This applies to all students, from total beginners through to formal study, such as VCE or equivalent, or informally through family or overseas travel.
Upon completion of the placement test, students will receive an email with the outcome and entry point. Within 5 working days of receiving the email, students' study plans will be updated and students will be able to self-enrol into the first subject of their entry point. The results of the test are binding and enrolment can only be changed with approval from the coordinator of the language major.
It is recommended that students undertake the language placement test at least two weeks prior to the commencement of semester.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- 2 x online assignments (400 words each) during semester [20%]
- 2 x written compositions (400 words each)during semester [20%]
- 1 x group presentation (equivalent to 400 words) during semester [10%]
- 1 x individual oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words) during semester [20%]
- 1 x final exam (equivalent to 1200 words) in the exam period [30%]
Hurdle Requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Lara Anderson Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 48 hours: 2 x 2-hour tutorials per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
Blitt, Mary Ann & Casas, Margarita , Exploraciones, 2nd Edition, 2016
- Related Handbook entries
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Language Placement Test required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.