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CRO 250 – Intermediate Croatian I

2017 – S1 External

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Luka Budak
Contact via luka.budak@mq.edu.au
W6A 114
Wednesdays 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Tutor
Jasna Novak Milic
Contact via 9850 7049
W6A 113
TBA
Credit points Credit points
3
Prerequisites Prerequisites
HSC Croatian or CRO155
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit is designed to improve students' language and communicative skills, knowledge of language, grammar and communication in Croatian. It deals with some basic topics in Croatian grammar and Croatian language in general.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. To hear, speak, read and write modern Croatian language in a variety of registers.
  2. To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  3. To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.
  4. To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.
  5. To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.
  6. To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

General Assessment Information

Indicative examples of assessment tasks will be available on iLearn.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Quiz 1 10% 24/03/17
Assignment 1 10% 29/03/17
Quiz 2 10% 10/04/17
Assignment 2 10% 20/04/17
Quiz 3 10% 1/05/17
Assignment 3 10% 10/05/17
Quiz 4 10% 18/05/17
Assignment 4 10% 30/05/17
Oral Examination 20% 30th May - 10th June

Quiz 1

Due: 24/03/17
Weighting: 10%

This quiz will be given on 24th March 2017.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To hear, speak, read and write modern Croatian language in a variety of registers.
  • To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  • To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.
  • To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.
  • To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Assignment 1

Due: 29/03/17
Weighting: 10%

This assignment is due 29th March 2017.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  • To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.
  • To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Quiz 2

Due: 10/04/17
Weighting: 10%

This quiz will be given on 10th April 2017.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To hear, speak, read and write modern Croatian language in a variety of registers.
  • To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  • To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.
  • To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.
  • To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Assignment 2

Due: 20/04/17
Weighting: 10%

This assignment is due 20th April 2017.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  • To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.
  • To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.
  • To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Quiz 3

Due: 1/05/17
Weighting: 10%

This quiz will be given on 1st May 2017.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To hear, speak, read and write modern Croatian language in a variety of registers.
  • To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  • To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.
  • To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.
  • To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Assignment 3

Due: 10/05/17
Weighting: 10%

This assignment is due 10th May 2017.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  • To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.
  • To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.

Quiz 4

Due: 18/05/17
Weighting: 10%

This quiz will be given on 18th May 2017.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To hear, speak, read and write modern Croatian language in a variety of registers.
  • To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  • To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.
  • To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Assignment 4

Due: 30/05/17
Weighting: 10%

This assignment is due 30th May 2017.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To hear, speak, read and write modern Croatian language in a variety of registers.
  • To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  • To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.
  • To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.
  • To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Oral Examination

Due: 30th May - 10th June
Weighting: 20%

Oral examination will be held in the period 30th May to 10th June 2017.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • To hear, speak, read and write modern Croatian language in a variety of registers.
  • To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.

Delivery and Resources

Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials

Marica Čilaš Mikulić  Milvia Gulešić Machata  Sanda Lucija Udier: Razgovarajte s nama! Udžbenik hrvatskog jezika za više početnike A2 B1 + CD (Zagreb: FF Press);

Marica Čilaš Mikulić  Milvia Gulešić Machata  Sanda Lucija Udier: Razgovarajte s nama! Vježbenica, zvučna vježbenica, gramatički pregled + CD (Zagreb: FF Press);

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Unit Schedule

CRO 250 is available in composite mode, i.e. externally and on-campus. On-campus classes will be held Wednesday evenings 6 - 8 pm in Building W6A, Room 104.

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Disruption to Studies Policy (in effect until Dec 4th, 2017): http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html

Special Consideration Policy (in effect from Dec 4th, 2017): https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration

In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.

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Graduate Capabilities

Discipline Specific Knowledge and Skills

Our graduates will take with them the intellectual development, depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content in their chosen fields to make them competent and confident in their subject or profession. They will be able to demonstrate, where relevant, professional technical competence and meet professional standards. They will be able to articulate the structure of knowledge of their discipline, be able to adapt discipline-specific knowledge to novel situations, and be able to contribute from their discipline to inter-disciplinary solutions to problems.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To hear, speak, read and write modern Croatian language in a variety of registers.
  • To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  • To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.
  • To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.
  • To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Assessment tasks

  • Quiz 1
  • Assignment 1
  • Quiz 2
  • Assignment 2
  • Quiz 3
  • Assignment 3
  • Quiz 4
  • Assignment 4
  • Oral Examination

Critical, Analytical and Integrative Thinking

We want our graduates to be capable of reasoning, questioning and analysing, and to integrate and synthesise learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments; to be able to critique constraints, assumptions and limitations; to be able to think independently and systemically in relation to scholarly activity, in the workplace, and in the world. We want them to have a level of scientific and information technology literacy.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Assessment tasks

  • Quiz 1
  • Assignment 1
  • Quiz 2
  • Assignment 2
  • Quiz 3
  • Assignment 3
  • Quiz 4
  • Assignment 4

Creative and Innovative

Our graduates will also be capable of creative thinking and of creating knowledge. They will be imaginative and open to experience and capable of innovation at work and in the community. We want them to be engaged in applying their critical, creative thinking.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To hear, speak, read and write modern Croatian language in a variety of registers.
  • To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  • To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.
  • To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Assessment tasks

  • Quiz 1
  • Assignment 1
  • Quiz 2
  • Assignment 2
  • Quiz 3
  • Assignment 3
  • Quiz 4
  • Assignment 4
  • Oral Examination

Effective Communication

We want to develop in our students the ability to communicate and convey their views in forms effective with different audiences. We want our graduates to take with them the capability to read, listen, question, gather and evaluate information resources in a variety of formats, assess, write clearly, speak effectively, and to use visual communication and communication technologies as appropriate.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To hear, speak, read and write modern Croatian language in a variety of registers.
  • To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  • To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.
  • To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.
  • To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Assessment tasks

  • Quiz 1
  • Assignment 1
  • Quiz 2
  • Assignment 2
  • Quiz 3
  • Assignment 3
  • Quiz 4
  • Assignment 4
  • Oral Examination

Engaged and Ethical Local and Global citizens

As local citizens our graduates will be aware of indigenous perspectives and of the nation's historical context. They will be engaged with the challenges of contemporary society and with knowledge and ideas. We want our graduates to have respect for diversity, to be open-minded, sensitive to others and inclusive, and to be open to other cultures and perspectives: they should have a level of cultural literacy. Our graduates should be aware of disadvantage and social justice, and be willing to participate to help create a wiser and better society.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Assessment tasks

  • Quiz 1
  • Assignment 1
  • Quiz 2
  • Assignment 2
  • Quiz 3
  • Assignment 3
  • Quiz 4
  • Assignment 4

Socially and Environmentally Active and Responsible

We want our graduates to be aware of and have respect for self and others; to be able to work with others as a leader and a team player; to have a sense of connectedness with others and country; and to have a sense of mutual obligation. Our graduates should be informed and active participants in moving society towards sustainability.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To hear, speak, read and write modern Croatian language in a variety of registers.
  • To read, listen to, comprehend and discuss a variety of Croatian texts.
  • To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.
  • To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.
  • To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Assessment tasks

  • Quiz 1
  • Assignment 1
  • Quiz 2
  • Assignment 2
  • Quiz 3
  • Assignment 3
  • Quiz 4
  • Assignment 4
  • Oral Examination

Capable of Professional and Personal Judgement and Initiative

We want our graduates to have emotional intelligence and sound interpersonal skills and to demonstrate discernment and common sense in their professional and personal judgement. They will exercise initiative as needed. They will be capable of risk assessment, and be able to handle ambiguity and complexity, enabling them to be adaptable in diverse and changing environments.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.
  • To gain an appreciation of the Croatian culture through textual (including literature) and aural material introduced in the class resources and discussed in class as well as online.

Assessment tasks

  • Quiz 1
  • Assignment 1
  • Quiz 2
  • Assignment 2
  • Quiz 3
  • Quiz 4
  • Assignment 4
  • Oral Examination

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Our graduates will have enquiring minds and a literate curiosity which will lead them to pursue knowledge for its own sake. They will continue to pursue learning in their careers and as they participate in the world. They will be capable of reflecting on their experiences and relationships with others and the environment, learning from them, and growing - personally, professionally and socially.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.
  • To understand and gain proficiency in the mechanics of writing Croatian.

Assessment tasks

  • Quiz 1
  • Assignment 1
  • Quiz 2
  • Assignment 2
  • Quiz 3
  • Assignment 3
  • Quiz 4
  • Assignment 4

Problem Solving and Research Capability

Our graduates should be capable of researching; of analysing, and interpreting and assessing data and information in various forms; of drawing connections across fields of knowledge; and they should be able to relate their knowledge to complex situations at work or in the world, in order to diagnose and solve problems. We want them to have the confidence to take the initiative in doing so, within an awareness of their own limitations.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • To hear, speak, read and write modern Croatian language in a variety of registers.
  • To attain a good level of spoken and written Croatian through practice in class and completion of exercises and assignments.
  • To revise grammatical structures previously studied and learn new structures essential to oral and written fluency and accuracy.

Assessment tasks

  • Quiz 1
  • Assignment 1
  • Quiz 2
  • Assignment 2
  • Quiz 3
  • Assignment 3
  • Quiz 4
  • Assignment 4
  • Oral Examination

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

The unit aims at fostering language skills to level B1, described as follows in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR): Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Changes since First Published

Date Description
24/02/2017 Left one name out.
23/01/2017 Added section on Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)