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ATS1191

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSpanish and Latin American Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Carlos Uxo

Synopsis

ATS1191 is aimed at students with no previous experience of the Spanish language. It provides an integrated, innovative and communicatively oriented Spanish course which develops all-round competence in the basic structures of the language. In addition, students are introduced to key aspects of Spanish and Latin American cultures and societies.

Outcomes

On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Converse in Spanish for 5 to 10 minutes about present and future activities.
  2. Use the following tenses: the present habitual, the present progressive and the informal future.
  3. Write compositions of up to 100 words in Spanish, with the help of a Spanish-English dictionary and a reference grammar.
  4. Engage in conversations and discussions in Spanish, about themselves, their family and friends
  5. Read and comprehend texts in Spanish of up to 500 words;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of Hispanic cultures and societies.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 70%
Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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