SP 201 Intermediate Spanish I
FA 2006 HO
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
9:00 - 9:50 AM
Textbook: Vistas 2004 Edition Package
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In this course students review basic concepts of the language while expanding reading comprehension and writing skills. Readings focus on the study of Hispanic cultures. PREREQUISITE: SP 102 or three years of high school Spanish. 3:0:3
OBJECTIVES: This course is designed to help students continue the process of mastering communicative skills as well as developing an awareness of the diverse cultures of the Hispanic world. The study of grammatical and lexical systems of Spanish will be carried out within a contextualized appropriateness in language use so that students are always focusing in learning the language for communication. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills will be cultivated in an interactive atmosphere. By the end of the semester the hardworking student will have developed a level of proficiency that will allow effective communication in all everyday situations. The student is expected to achieve communicative competence in the language at a mid level.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
30% Attendance - homework - class participation
10 % Oral Interviews
20% Final Exam
A = 100 - 90 C = 79 - 70
B = 89 - 80 D = 69 -60 F = below 60
Please realize that progress is more important than stellar beginnings. Lack of progress is of special concern and should receive our immediate attention. Talk with me if your grade ever falls below 70%.
Cap.11 Contextos y Fotonovela 330-337
Contextos p 123
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Cap. 12 Contextos y Fotonovela
Cap. 13 Contextos y Fotonovela
Cap 16 Contextos
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Instructors Notes
ABSENCES: This class meets three times a week. You are permitted 3 unexcused absences or “cuts.” For each absence beyond the second class missed, you lose 2% of your final semester average. The calculation of absences will begin after the drop-add period. If tardiness becomes a problem, the following policy will apply: 2 (two) late arrivals to class = 1 absence.
An absence can be excused ONLY if it is due to a legitimate reason (e.g., illness, death in the family). Please give me in writing an explanation for each excused absence or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I have no explanation, I will assume the absence is a “cut.” Absences will not be excused if students schedule an appointment (for example with the doctor, dean or professor) during class time. Students should not expect any leniency concerning this policy, since its enforcement is not an individual prerogative but rather a collective obligation. If a student must miss a class, s/he must let me know IN ADVANCE the reason for the absence. S/he can either leave a message in my mailbox, or e-mail me.
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CLASS PARTICIPATION: Learning requires your active involvement. Involvement is possible only when you have prepared your assigned materials carefully. Therefore, attendance and class participation are obligatory for all class meetings. Your class participation grade will be determined by daily attendance, preparation for class and by your active role in class meetings. Active participation means consistently speaking Spanish in the classroom, contributing significantly to group work, and volunteering as much as possible without dominating the class
PREPARATION FOR CLASS: Students are expected to prepare for class before coming to class. Language acquisition is a skill you must practice daily. Failure to keep up with the daily assignments will result in your falling behind very quickly and receiving a low grade in the course. It is far more productive to spend a small amount of time on Spanish each day than to spend long hours cramming just before a test. Class will certainly be used to clarify doubts, answer questions, but above all, to put into practice and use in a meaningful way that which students have prepared. Students are always welcome and advised to discuss any question related to the language and course material during an arranged appointment.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK: Four (4) easy steps:
1. Read the lesson in your book and/or notes before attempting the homework assignment. If you have the answers, do not look at them while you are working. 2. Do the work as though it were a quiz. Once you are finished, 3. Go back and check your work in the answer –key. With a different ink pen mark the mistakes you made. 4. Where you find errors, go back to the lesson in the book to understand what you did wrong. Bring any remaining questions to class and ask them first thing.
Your work will not be evaluated on the basis of how many mistakes you make but on how thoroughly you correct your work. Mistakes are part of the learning process. You must identify your errors and learn from them. I collect homework everyday.
ORAL INTERVIEWS: You will be given three (3) different topics to prepare ahead; on the day of the oral exam one of the three topics will be randomly selected.
Exams will be given as indicated during class time.
The Final Examination is cumulative and is administered on dates specifically determined by the Registrar.
An individual professor CANNOT excuse a student from taking the final examination on the scheduled date.
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