Course Title: Spanish 3
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Spanish 3
Credit Points: 12.00
Course Coordinator: Dr. Glenda Mejia
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3732
Course Coordinator Email: email@example.com
Course Coordinator Location: 37.5.15
Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Required Prior Study
You should have satisfactorily completed LANG1424/LANG1179 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
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 Latin American and Spanish cultures and societies through different social topics. Classes are delivered in Spanish and while speaking and listening will continue to be the primary focus of our activities, there will be an additional focus on reading and writing and development of intercultural awareness. In addition to linguistic skills, the course will also explore and invite you to critically reflect on intersectional diversities (racial, gender, linguistic, and cultural, etc.) that characterise the Spanish-speaking world today.
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 topics.
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 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 cross-cultural communication topics will be introduced and discussed.
You will be expected to participate actively in many pair and group activities, and to use Spanish most of the time. 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.
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.
No textbook is required for this course. Some material will be provided through Canvas and in the classroom.
Overview of Assessment
You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on yourdevelopment against the program learning outcomes.
Weighting on the assessment tasks for postgraduate students will vary with an additional or alternative assessment task.
Assessment 1: Revision Tasks, 45% (CLO1, CLO2, CLO4 and CLO5).
Assessment 2: Course Engagement Projects, 20% (CLO1, CLO2, CLO4 and CLO5)
Assessment 3: Presentation, 10% (CLO1, CLO2, CLO4 and CLO5)
Assessment 4: Oral Interview, 25% (CLO1, CLO2 and CLO3)
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