Course Title: Spanish 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Spanish 3

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1184

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

LANG1185

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr. Ana Maria Ducasse

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9769

Course Coordinator Email: anamaria.ducasse@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.5.45

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed LANG1178/1179 Spanish 2 or equivalent  before you commence this course.  (A2 on the CEFR*) 

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 

 


Course Description

This course is the third of six consecutive courses and two advanced culture courses in Spanish offered at RMIT University. 

The course will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your language skills and to build on the foundations of Spanish 1 and 2. 

You will explore and broaden your interest and knowledge of Hispanic cultures and societies through  UNESCO World Heritage Sites. All classes will be delivered in Spanish and emphasis will be placed on the development of oral fluency and aural competency, through regular class participation. The course will also provide opportunities to improve your skills in reading and writing, and will expand your knowledge of grammar to include the various past tenses and more complex sentence structures.  

You will build on your knowledge to a level where learning can continue to develop in Spanish 4 

Multimedia and interactive materials will be used to enrich your knowledge of Spanish speaking cultures and societies and contribute to your knowledge of cross-cultural issues. 

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

 


Course Learning Outcomes 

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

  • CLO1 Communicate in both oral and written Spanish in some social contexts, including narrating past experiences, future plans, and be able to describe people and present activities
  • CLO2 Analyse and comprehend authentic spoken, written and multimedia Spanish materials
  • CLO3 Apply language learning strategies and techniques to develop your language skills, and demonstrate independent learning
  • CLO4  Discuss and reflect on your own cultural values and norms, and make comparison to a number of the Spanish  and Latin American cultures, expanding your understanding 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 through an extra postgraduate cultural assessment. 


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. 

A textbook will be recommended.  

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.  

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

Assessment Tasks 

Progressive assessment Task 1: 3 Quizzes 55% (10%,10% 15% & 20%)  CLO1, CLO2 and CLO3

Culture assessment Task 2: Culture presentation (3 minute) and report (10 sentence 250-300 word) , 20%, CLO1 and CLO4  

Final assessment Tasks 3 Finals, 25% (10% ORAL WITH PARTNER ,15% LISTENING/READING/WRITING ),CLO1, CLO2 and CLO3 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks and students will also engage in drafting and peer feedback.  

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.