MW 3:00 (207), MW 5:00 (270)
Learning a second language is a process inextricably connectec to the culture or cultures in which the language is spoken. Thus, this course focuses on developing students' Spanish-language proficiency through modes on communication that reflect real life communication in the varied cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. By employing interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative modes in the target language, students will explore the ideas, values, beliefs and other cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking peoples across the world and how these aspects work together to affect human experience. By providing students with knowledge of a language and culture different from their own, this course contributes to preparing students to be productive members of global society as well as to understand and relate with people and ideas different from their own. This course's methodology is based on the Communicative Approach to language teaching, which encourages students to interact with the instructor and each other in Spanish.
In meeting the needs of preparing students for life in a global society, the student will be expected to interact with other students and with the instructor speaking as much as possible in Spanish. Speak up! We will practice, practice, practice in Spanish.
Attendance and participation 10% Absences over 4 will be counted against the students' grade.
Quizzes and homework 15% No late work is accepted. Quizzes will not be made up.
Language lab 10%
Final Exam 20% Comprehensive
I do not accept late work without an excused absence. Under no circumstances will quizzes be made up.
Students are expected to be in class every class period. Only a doctor's note or an official university function will excuse you. You are required to be in class the entire time. Be on time.
In the MW classes, the student is allowed 4 absences. Anything over this amount will be counted against your participation grade.
This serves as notice that you may be dropped without further notification after 4 absences.
Please read the honor creed as stated in your handout syllabus.
If you are a student with a disability as defined by the ADA Act, please notify me promptly so that I can provide appropriate accomodations.