Course Title: Spanish 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Spanish 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1178

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Spring2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

LANG1179

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

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

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Spanish 2 LANG 1178/1179 (A1.2 on the CEFR*) is open to students who have satisfactorily completed Spanish 1 LANG 1168/1177 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 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 second of eight consecutive courses in Spanish offered at RMIT University. 

The course aims to enhance your oral/aural skills and to further the basic writing and reading skills acquired in Spanish 1, and practical knowledge of the culture in a wider range of personal and social situations and contexts. 

It will provide you with opportunities to apply the language in a variety of situations including information seeking, story-telling and giving advice. You will also continue to improve language proficiency in pronunciation, intonation and rhythmic patterns. Written skills will be strengthened by guided short essay writing practice. 

You will explore contemporary culture in Spanish, which will enable you to broaden your knowledge of the latest developments in culture and society in any Spanish speaking countries. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of International Studies (Languages) BP332LAN

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge of international relations, global cultures, language and economic issues to your professional practice or further study. 
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on knowledge about a rapidly changing world derived from multiple sources, perspectives and values systems.  
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to effectively solve a range of problems associated with policies and programs in international and cross-cultural settings, and assess economic, cultural, social, environmental and political opportunities and risks.  
  • Work professionally and effectively with others in diverse cultural, linguistic and organisational contexts, and to adapt practices and knowledge to local circumstances.  
  • Communicate effectively in international and cross-cultural contexts, and facilitate collaborative partnerships within diverse communities of practice, using appropriate formats, media and styles.  
  • Communicate effectively in a range of forms and contexts in the target language.  
  • Assist in the identification of needs, the design, planning, resourcing and implementation of research and development projects in international and cross-cultural settings.  
  • Reflect on the experience of personal and professional practice in international and cross-cultural settings and to act in professional settings responsibly, ethically and with integrity.  
  • Design, adapt and develop effective communication strategies that promote awareness of and respect for cultural and linguistic diversity in globalised workplaces. 
 


Course Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Communicate in both oral and written Spanish in a range of social contexts, including ordering meals in restaurants, describing towns and be able to describe past experiences and biographies 
  2. Read, interpret and comprehend familiar authentic spoken, written and multimedia Spanish materials 
  3. Identify and to apply 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. 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. 

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

Assessment tasks may involve working independently and/or as part of a pair or team on a range of written, oral and interactive tasks (for example: tests, compositions, class presentations, group projects, debates, learning diaries, final exams etc).  

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Formative - Quizzes or Presentations 30%, CLO1, CLO2, CLO4 and CLO5. 

Assessment Task 2: Formative - Engagement, Written Task 15%, CLO 1, CLAO 2, CLO3, CLO4 and CLO5   

Assessment Task 3: Summative - Oral 20%, Listening 15%, Written/Reading 20%, 55%, CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4 and CLO5 

You will also receive verbal and/or written feedback from your lecturers and/or peers on your assessment tasks. 

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

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.