Course Title: Spanish 6

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Spanish 6

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1209

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

LANG1210

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr. Glenda Mejia

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 3732

Course Coordinator Email: glenda.mejia@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.5.14

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

LANG 1209/1210 Spanish 6 (B2.2 on the CEFR*) is open to students who have successfully completed LANG 1207/1208 Spanish 5 or equivalent. Students who studied Spanish outside RMIT must attend a placement test. Please note that enrolments in Spanish courses may be refused on the basis of previous Spanish study or abilities, and enrolment in a different course may be recommended. A student’s enrolment in a course for which s/he holds incompatible qualifications or abilities may be cancelled at any time of the semester. This cancellation may involve forfeiture of credit, and students may remain liable for course fees. Please contact the course coordinator to organise a placement test.

* Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

It is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite before enrolling in a course. For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at: www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=twx09y07zi1c
          


Course Description

This course is the sixth of eight consecutive course in Spanish offered at RMIT University.

You will develop your communicative skills in the spoken and written language, and practical knowledge of the cultures of the Hispanic world in a wide range of contexts. You will be encouraged to be responsible for your own learning, to be creative and critical in your application of the language and its cultures, and to build on your knowledge to a level where learning can develop in further related studies, in Australia and abroad.

You will have the opportunity to broaden your interests and knowledge of contemporary Spanish and Latin American cultures and society.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Communicate in both oral and written in Spanish appropriately and accurately in complex social and vocational contexts
  • Communicate effectively using a variety of registers in the Spanish language appropriately in different contexts
  • Evaluate and debate some topical social issues in contemporary Spanish culture (e.g. the question of Spanish identity), be able to discuss these issues in intermediate Spanish
  • Analyse a range of authentic spoken, written and multimedia materials in Spanish, including film and multimedia
  • Apply a range of language learning strategies you have acquired, and demonstrate independent learning
  • Critically examine areas of cultural values and norms in the Spanish culture and contrast them with the Australian context

If undertaking this course as a postgraduate student you will be required to demonstrate higher capacity for application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the relationships between culture and language, and cross-cultural communication.



Overview of Learning Activities

You will be expected to participate actively in many pair and group activities and to use only Spanish Therefore, regular class attendance is important to support your learning.


Overview of Learning Resources

You may need to purchase a prescribed text and a recommended Language dictionary. Multi-media teaching and learning resources and tools will also be used, and made available through our online systems which you can access at myRMIT/studies.


Overview of Assessment

You will be required to submit a range of assessments throughout the semester, to demonstrate how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and capabilities. Assessment tasks may involve both working independently and/or as part of a pair or team on a range of written, oral and interactive tasks (for example, in-class tests, essays, class presentations, group projects, debates, learning diaries, final exams etc).

Weighting on the assessment tasks for postgraduate students will vary with an additional or extended assessment task.

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment