Telephone 425-564-2739 Email: email@example.com
REQUIRED MATERIAL AND RESOURCES for this class are from Imágenes package and include:
1. Student Text 2. Activities Manual (Workbook/Lab Manual)
3. A class calendar (to be available by the 2rd class)
4. Student Audio Cassette or CD program 5. Imágenes Multimedia CD-Rom 1.0
6. The Imágenes Web site accessed via: Spanish.college.hmco.com/students
7. Arts & Humanities Division Procedures, available at http://www.bcc.ctc.edu/artshum/studentinfo.asp
Be sure to look up these Procedures, read them, and make a copy of the document for yourself.
Recommended Material: Spinelli, Emily. English Grammar for Students of Spanish.
Kendris, Christoper. 501 Spanish Verbs. A good Spanish/English dictionary (you choose the one you like)
ARTS AND HUMANITIES DIVISION PROCEDURES AND EXPECTATIONS
This course provides an introduction to the basic structures and vocabulary of Spanish to develop your functional proficiency in understanding, reading, speaking, and writing Spanish. Your knowledge of the geography and cultures of the Hispanic world are enhanced, including familiarity with related art, music, literature, traditions, and customs.
• Here are some tips for you: Have a positive attitude. Study frequently. Focus on what language function is being emphasized (likes and dislikes, greeting people in Spanish, talking about the past, etc.) Write yourself notes in Spanish. Speak to anyone who speaks Spanish. Prepare for class each day. Participate actively in class. These are just some of the study tips offered in your Preliminary Chapter. Pay attention to them and do those you can because they will work for you as you devote time and energy in accomplishing them. We will be studying the Preliminary Chapter (Capítulo Preliminar) thru Capítulo 4 of the text along with associated material. For each chapter covered, first study and review assigned work from class. In class you can discuss, ask questions and practice a variety of material, BUT COME PREPARED, POR FAVOR. Supplemental material may be provided to augment concepts, grammar, and other content covered. This can include magazine articles, music videos and related resources. Very important too: get the phone number of a “study buddy” to keep up with assignments. And, please, please do not expect the Instructor to bring you up-to-date, to email you, or orient you on material studied or practiced in class¾ this is clearly your specific responsibility in a university-credit course.
• As soon as possible after each class, complete the corresponding work
in the Workbook/Lab Manual. As you
complete different sections, start correcting your work in a different color
ink. Assign yourself a grade from 6 to 10 (10 being
excellent, 9 very good, etc. for the overall quality and completeness of your
work). Remember: Do not wait until the last minute to do your homework or practice
what is covered in class.
EXAMS (60%): We will have four exams, one at the end of each chapter. The Final Exam will be comprehensive and consist of the last chapter, plus the more important grammar, vocabulary and related topics we will study. You can expect the Final to be longer than your regular chapter exams. Makeup chapter exams are, as a rule, not permitted and can be scheduled only if a student has a valid reason for being absent and upon mutual consent with the Instructor. Do not expect to be allowed to make up an exam except for legitimate and verifiable circumstances, which includes documented illnesses. Also, be aware that there are no make‑ups allowed for any in‑class oral work or portions of exams, which include dictations. The Instructor may also add testing components from time to time in the form of announced or unannounced quizzes, writing exercises or similar material. Most importantly, show up for all exams, for exam reviews (repasos) , and for each class session. Why? Because with a language course, it is impossible to replicate the participation, the questions, and the overall dynamics of our classes.
ATTENDANCE (10%): We will abide by the previously mentioned Arts and Humanities Division Procedures and Expectations on attendance. Your attendance shall be weighted at 10% of the total grade with appropriate lowering of your grade along with the participation grade (weighted 20%) for absences, lateness, leaving class early and missing of class time. Being absent from class excessively will definitely result in a failing or significantly lowered grade.
HOMEWORK (10%): You are required to turn in activities from five Workbooks after each chapter and to bring them in on the day of each exam. Completion of 3 Lab Manuals is also required. In addition, regular Text homework will be assigned and may be collected without announcement. On Workbook/Lab assignments use a different color ink to correct your work and assign yourself a grade from 6 to 10 (10 being excellent, 9 very good, etc. for the overall quality and completeness of your work). Late homework due to unexcused absences will not be accepted.
PARTICIPATION (20%): 1) Active, in‑class participation is crucial for your success in this course, including, as mentioned, regular class attendance. 2) Your participation grade is also based on your preparation, effort, and the degree to which you develop and strengthen your use of Spanish throughout the course. I will note your willingness to participate by working in pairs or small groups and sharing your knowledge with other students¾and when you are asked to work in groups, be sure to get yourself organized, use your time wisely, and show initiative in practicing and using the language! 3) You will also be graded based on the frequency with which you ask and answer questions and demonstrate your real curiosity, preparation, and interest in learning Spanish. 4) Students are encouraged to form study groups, use tutors, and to take advantage of the resources listed in the required and optional material. You are also encouraged to establish connections in and out of the classroom for practicing Spanish and cultivating an interest in the Hispanic world. This can include connecting with the Hispanic community, using the library or Internet, becoming acquainted with Spanish TV and radio stations, newspapers, videos, music, and similar activities.
Y HABLEN ESPANOL, POR FAVOR (AND SPEAK SPANISH PLEASE) WHENEVER POSSIBLE. Make sure you participate actively in small groups and take time to ask me questions in person, in my office, or by e‑mail. This course can be made more interesting with your own contributions and your eagerness and curiosity about Spanish.
A 100‑93 A‑ 92‑90 B+ 89‑87 B 86-84 B‑ 83–80 C+ 79-77
C 76‑74 C‑ 73‑70 D+ 69‑67 D 66‑60 F 59 or below
TECHNOLOGY SITES ON CAMPUS
There is free access to computer and video resources on campus in the following places.
The Open Computer Lab, N250 425‑564‑3960 http://bcc.ctc.edu/library
BCC Disability Statement
If you require accommodation based on a documented disability, have emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case of emergency evacuation; please make an appointment with me as soon as possible. If you would like to inquire about becoming a DSS student you may call 564-2498 or go in person to the DSS (Disability Support Services) reception area in the Student Union Building, B132.
Don't give up on this course too soon, but if you decide to drop it, you must withdraw officially with the Registration Office by the date set by the college. If you simply stop coming, you will receive an F which will only mess up your GPA.
¡BIENVENIDOS Y BUENA SUERTE!