TRABAJO ESCRITO. ESPAÑOL AB INITIO
2-4 sources in the target language (additional sources in any language are optional
Description, comparison and reflection
The written assignment should take the form of short written responses set out under three separate headings in the target language:
A—description (DESCRIPCIÓN), B—comparison (COMPARACIÓN), C—reflection (REFLEXIÓN).
Sección A. DESCRIPCIÓN
A description of the chosen topic in relation to specific aspects of the target culture(s)
Sección B. COMPARACIÓN
A comparison of the differences and/or similarities between the chosen topic in thetarget culture(s) and the student’s culture(s)
Sección C: REFLEXIÓN
A reflection related to the chosen topic. The reflection must include answers to all of the following questions.
-Which aspect of your chosen topic surprised you?
-Why do you think these cultural similarities/differences exist?
-What might a person from the target culture(s) find different about your chosen topic in your culture(s)?
If the word limit is exceeded, the assessment will be based on the first 350 words.
The student must submit: a word processed piece of writing the sources in the target language a bibliography in standard format with references to all sources in all languages.
Quotations can be included but will not be part of the overall word count. If used they must be appropriately referenced.
Unacknowledged quotations will be investigated as potential academic misconduct.
|– The written assignment is word processed in the target language.
– All extracts from the source material are appropriately referenced.
– The sources in the target language are included for submission with the assignment.
– A bibliography in standard format is included with references to all sources in all languages.
The following is a list of some of the language ab initio topics, with suggestions for a possible written assignment title. This list is not exhaustive. Other titles are possible within a given topic, and topics not listed below are also suitable for the written assignment. It is up to the teacher to judge the suitability of a title within a topic.
- Personal details, appearance and character
Japanese ab initio: Why do Japanese students wear a school uniform whereas Italian students do not?
- Daily routines
Italian ab initio: Why is la passeggiata an important part of daily life in Italy?
- Physical health
Mandarin ab initio: Why are early morning exercises considered essential in China?
French ab initio: The role of women—a French family and an American family
- Food and drink
German ab initio: Food and drink festivals in Germany and New Zealand
Malay ab initio: Shopping at the market in Malaysia and Canada
Indonesian ab initio: Young people and part-time employment in Indonesia and Scotland
Russian ab initio: Young people’s attitudes towards alcohol and smoking in Russia and Egypt
Spanish ab initio: How is Easter celebrated in Barcelona compared to my community in Melbourne?
Swahili ab initio: The ideal school day—the secondary school education systems of Kenya and Switzerland
Arabic ab initio: Finding sustainable methods of transport in Jordan and Greece
- Town and services
English ab initio: The greenest way of getting around a capital city—London versus Paris
has been identified and partially explained.3: At least one reason why these cultural differences and similarities existhas been identified and fully explained.Criterion E: Reflection—question 3The reflection must include an answer to the following question: What might a person from the target culture(s) find different about your chosen topic in your culture(s)?Marks. Level descriptor0: The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors belowor the answer is not from the perspective of a person from the targetlanguage country.1: At least one difference has been identified but not developed.2: At least one difference has been identified and partially developed inanswer to the question.3: At least one difference has been identified and fully developed in answerto the question.Criterion F: LanguageIf the word limit is exceeded, the assessment will be based on the first 350 words.To what extent does the student demonstrate an ability to use the language clearly?Marks. Level descriptor0: The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.1: Language clarity often obscures communication.2: Language clarity sometimes obscures communication.3: Language is generally clear and does not obscure communication.4: Language is mostly clear and communication is clear.Criterion G: Formal requirements and registerThe formal requirements of the written assignment are as follows.
1. The written assignment is word processed in the target language.
2.The sources in the target language are included for submission with the assignment.
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