Instructor: Jared Reynolds
Time of courses: Tues. and Thurs. 10:00 am -12:00 pm and 2:30 - 4:30 pm
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: 30 min. before and after class
Course duration: Sept. 1 - Dec 10
SPA 101. Beginning Spanish I (4). SUN # SPA 1101. Fundamentals of speaking, writing, listening, and reading of Spanish. Introduction to the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Four lecture.
1. ‘Vistas: Introducción a la lengua española’ 4th edition
2. Super Site Plus code
3. Barron's 501 Spanish Verbs or use tablet, computer or phone with wordreference.com
4. Harper Collins’ College Spanish/English Dictionary or use tablet, computer or phone with verb conjugator.
1. Formulaic expressions (e.g., Of course!)
2. Courtesy expressions (e.g., Thank you, good evening)
3. Basic needs
4. Question formation and interrogative words
5. Basic biographical information (e.g., name, age, origin, profession, phone number, address)
6. Telling time
8. Descriptions of activities
9. Narrations of daily routines
10. Descriptions of objects, places, and people
11. Spanish phonetic and stress systems
12. Spanish spelling system
13. Accent marks in Spanish
14. Reading authentic Spanish passages that relate to basic survival vocabulary and/or current events
15. Components of the Spanish-speaking culture: physical (e.g., personal space, customs), non-verbal (e.g., gestures), geographical (e.g., maps), and the arts (e.g., music, arts)
1. Use and respond to formulaic expressions and courtesy expressions (e.g., Of course!, Thank you), formulate questions to satisfy basic needs (e.g., What time is it?) and express basic needs (e.g., I'm looking for the bus to Guadalajara).
2. Describe objects, places, and people.
3. Express basic biographical information on oneself and others (e.g., name, age, origin, profession, phone number, address)
4. Narrate daily activities and routines of oneself and others (e.g., At seven, I wake up, shower, and shave. After I get dressed and eat breakfast, I go to the university.).
5. Respond and contribute to very simple face-to-face conversations with limited spontaneity using frequently used phrases.
Grading (credit) criteria:
If an assessment is missed you are to contact the instructor and make arrangements to make up the assessment within one week. Assessments may not be made up after one week. Plan accordingly. For exceptions contact instructor. Make-ups receive an automatic 50% deduction. In order to avoid the 50% deduction, make arrangements to take the test before the scheduled test date.
Late work will lose an automatic 50% and cannot be made up after one week. Plan accordingly. For exceptions contact the instructor. If you know that you will be missing class then get work in early to avoid the 50% deduction.
Tests will be taken in person, in class. They will be written (matching, fill-in-the-blank, short answer) and oral.
Quizzes are to be anticipated at any time. They are typically to check learning comprehension from a previous class meeting.
Homework will be consist mostly of online activities and some book activities along with writing sentences (questions, answers, dialogues, narrations, short stories, etc.) using what we cover in class. An overall score will be given for each chapter.
In-class proficiency / Participation (15%)
In class we will do different activities. If you don’t participate actively or if it seems that you did not study then you may lose points. One score per chapter.
Final exam (10%)
On the last day of the semester there will be a final exam that will be given to test your overall knowledge of the course.
Textbooks, software, supplies, equipment and/or tools
Vistas 4th edition textbook with the Supersite PLUS code (*NOTE: the Supersite plus code is different from the Supersite code. You must obtain the 'plus' code.)
Barron’s 501 Spanish verbs link or online verb conjugator at link
Harper Collins Spanish Dictionary link or dictionary at link
Throughout the day, everyday.
For how long:
Short amounts of time. 5-20 min. sessions.
Make it fun by looking up things that apply to you. (Things that you say, shows that you watch and music that you listen to.
Study and practice with someone else. Don't always study alone! Study (and practice) with someone else as often as possible.
Reading / Listening comprehension:
Look for key words and go for the overall meaning. Don't become frustrated if you don't know all of the words.
Watching TV shows:
Find a show or movie that you like a lot. Watch it with Spanish subtitles and in Spanish.
Don't think that you have to be perfect to communicate! The important thing is to do you best and be happy when you do your best. This takes time! Have fun with it! You are speaking a foreign language!
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