MW 5:00 - 6:40
Learning a second language is a proces always inextricably connected to the culture/s from where that language originated. This course focuses on developing students' Spanish language proficiency through modes of 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 the knowledge of a language and a culture different than their own, this course contributes in the preparation of a student to be a productive member of a global society as well as to understand and relate to people and ideas different than their own. This course methodology is based on the communicative approach to language teaching. What this means is that students are encouraged tointeract with the teacher and other students in Spanish.
1. Arrive on time./
2. Be prepared.
4. If you carry a cell phone or pager, turn it off. It will not be allowed in class. I reserve the right to ask you to leave in the event you are using an electronic device in class. Texting or the use of non-authorized electronic devices is strictly prohibited in class.
1. Quizzes/homework 15%
2. exams 45%
3. lab 10%
4. final exam (comprehensive) 20%
5. participation/attendance 10%
No late work, lab quizzes, homework, will be accepted. Again, this will be dealt with on an individual basis depending on illness or official university function.
1. You are required to be in class for the entire class period. Arrive on time. Attendance will be taken every class day. It is your responsibility to tell me if you arrive late. Otherwise, you will be counted absent. More than 15 minutes late is an absence.
2. The only 'excused absences' are illness with a doctor's note or an official university function with documentation. Please discuss these with me outside of class.
3. Should you be absent from an exam, you must present proof of illness or official universty documentation before an exam can be administered. These will be dealt with on an individual basis.
Schedule of assignments (subject to modification)
9/26 intro & 1
9/2 Labor Day holiday
9/11 2 lab#1
9/25 exam 1
9/30 3 lab #2
10/14 4 lab #3
10/21 4 last day to add/drop w/ W 4PM
10/28 exam 2
10/30 5 lab #4
11/13 6 lab #5
11/27 Thanksgiving holiday
12/2 exam 3
12/4 repaso lab #6
12/9 final exam 5:45-7:45