Course Title: Spanish 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Spanish 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1168

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Spring2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021

LANG1177

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Glenda Mejia

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3732

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

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37, Level 5, Room 15

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None 

LANG 1168/1177 Spanish 1 (A1.1 on the CEFR*) assumes no previous learning experience with the Spanish language. 

It caters for students who did not learn Spanish at school and who would like to start Spanish at University as well as those with a very limited experience of the language. 

Students who studied Spanish 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 students may be instructed to vary their enrolment in accordance with RMIT’s Enrolment Processes

Please contact the course coordinator to organise a placement test. 

* Common European Framework of Reference for Languages  


Course Description

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

This course will introduce you to the Spanish language, with the focus on the development of your speaking, listening, pronunciation, reading and writing skills. It will provide you with opportunities to apply the language in a variety of situations, such as exchanging personal information, talking about your family and friends, and acquiring some basic grammar and vocabulary.  

You will be encouraged to be responsible for your own learning and to build on your knowledge to a level where you can continue with further self-directed learning. The course will equip you with further knowledge for cross-cultural situations within the framework of language and associated non-verbal communication. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

     


Course Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Communicate in both oral and written Spanish in some social contexts, including greetings, introductions, simple instructions, and be able to describe people and places 
  2. Read, interpret and comprehend simple authentic spoken, written and multimedia Spanish materials 
  3. Evaluate language learning strategies and techniques to develop your language skills, and demonstrate independent learning 
  4. Identify and discuss aspects of the Spanish culture and the relationship between culture and language 
  5. Describe your own cultural values and norms, and to make comparison to the Spanish ones, beginning to reflect on and develop your knowledge of cross-cultural communication issues and challenges 

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

A variety of structured in class exercises provide opportunities to develop your skills, with emphasis is placed on communicative skill building, guided and natural conversations, and hypothetical situations.  

Multimedia teaching and learning resources, and readings relating to sociolinguistics and cross-cultural communication issues will be introduced and discussed. Various role-plays, exercises and games are employed to expose potential difficulties, which may arise in cross-cultural communication.  

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

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

You may need to purchase a prescribed text and a recommended Language dictionary. Multimedia teaching and learning resources and tools will also be used and made available through our online systems which you can access at MyRMIT Studies.  

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.  


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment Task 1: Formative -  (e.g., Quizzes, Individual Oral Test or Group Presentations) 30%, (CLO1, CLO2, CLO4 and CLO5).   

Assessment Task 2: Formative -  Written Task 10% (CLO 1, CLA 2, CLO3, CLO4 and CLO5).  Sustained engagement in the course (e.g., posts, small paragraphs, audio recordings, reflective text). Length: approximately 500-550 words 

Assessment Task 3: Summative  - Oral 20%, Listening 15%, Written/Reading 25%, (CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4 and CLO5).  

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.