SP 201 Intermediate Spanish I
S2T 2007 DL
MS University of Turin - ItalyMA University of North Carolina in Chapel HillABD University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill
Copley 216 Parkville MO
M-W-F 10-11 and M-F 1:40-2:30
March 19 -May 14
Sp104 or equivalent
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
You probably are asking yourself: “How am I going to know if I say things right?” Since pronunciation is fundamental for a good communication, I will request that you send me short recordings via computer. These assignments will vary from simply reading a passage, to reading the summary you’ll prepare. These are great practice just by forcing you to read out loud. I will then give you feed back on these, and will not be graded.
In the ENLINEA, the online version of the textbook , you will find oral activities that when prompter you can record your voice and send it in.
The Presentation is the CORE PROJECT and will be part of the Oral Grade. This is a project you develop in the last 3 weeks of the course. You will need to do some research on any specific subject relative to a Spanish speaking country, to give you some ideas: you can choose to explore and talk about a writer, an artist, a politician, a singer, reflecting its historical time and background, telling why is this person relevant to society and why you chose him/her.
Here are some examples:
Writers Artists Politicians Singers
Cervantes Frida Khalo Evita Peron Carlos Santana
Once you selected your Personaje Famoso, submit it to me for approval, then you can start your research.
Write an 5-6 pages paper on the person you selected. I'll be available for any questions and guidance. Submit it this portion on week 7.
The final product is to be submitted via email as a Power Point Presentation with audiofile all together on week 8. Do not send it via eCollege because the audio will not work.
Rubric for Presentations
Below are the topics for Oral Presentations (Presentational Communication) and for Conversations (Interpersonal Communication)
The rubric below will be used for the assessment of Presentational Communication: Nombre: Tópico: Nota:
Communication: Did the student make him/herself understood?
Accuracy: Was the grammar sufficiently correct to ensure comprehension/communication?
Vocabulary: Was the student's vocabulary adequate for communication?
Fluency: Did the student's speech flow or were there distracting hesitations?
Pronunciation: Did the pronunciation enhance rather than impede communication?
Content: Did the presentation follow the guidelines?
There will be several tools to evaluate your written performance:
Some count towards the grade and some is practice. I cannot emphasize enough how making mistakes is part of the learning process. Therefore most practice is required (since it is part of your overall grade, but it is not graded based on how many mistakes you make, rather on the fact that you simply work on it) and because it tells me how much time you are working.
We’ll have a few quizzes that will be part of your assessment. (10 points each to be factored in the percentage of the homework grade)
I will post questions about the readings that you are assigned, and you’ll create a threaded discussion (total of 5 and each is worth 10 points)
You’ll have the option of choosing two readings of your choice to summarize with your own words. These are important first because it will be the first step towards ownership of your Spanish language, second because it will guide you to selecting your topic for the presentation. (each worth 10 points towards your homework grade)
We’ll have three (3) exams
The first will be on chapter 11 and 12, the second will be on chapter 13 and 14 the third one will be on the different sections of chapters 15 and the first section of chapter 16 (i.e. 16.1 The Future tense) (each test is worth 100 points)
The discussion group is a vital point of our course. Definitely just like in any class, you need to participate. There will be times when you can post your questions in Spanish and some others are allowed in English.
Proctored Final Exam
The final exam is cumulative and will be administered at a campus center near you. It will be proctored by another instructor and then sent to me via regular mail.
Therefore you will not have immediate feedback as you are used to with this textbook and will not be able to bring any notes or dictionaries.
For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
Other Information on proctored exams:
3 Online Exams,
Core assessment- Presentation
A final test (proctored)
8 Weeks practices/quizzes – participation – homework 25 points per week
5 Discussion questions – 20 points each
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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Last Updated:2/28/2007 10:42:17 AM