|SPN106-01: Introduction to the Spanish Language II|
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Presentation and practice of the appropriate vocabulary and structures to accomplish the following goals:
Knorre, Marty, et al. Puntos de partida: An Invitation to Spanish. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
Puntos de partida: An Invitation to Spanish. Workbook and Lab Manual. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
Participation & preparation: You must be prepared to actively participate during every class session. Your class participation will constitute a significant component of your final grade. You are allowed two absences; any additional absences will adversely affect your grade. Three tardies will equal one absence. If you are absent, you must turn in the assignments due on that day upon your return to class. Late work is not accepted.
Daily work: You will have homework everyday. The homework assignments include textbook, Workbook and Lab Manual exercises. Normally, you will complete textbook exercise for every class. You will not receive partial credit for incomplete work. Workbook and Lab Manual exercises are due on the day of the respective chapter exams. In order to receive credit, all assigned exercises must be completed and corrected in contrasting ink so that your original answer is distinguishable.
Quizzes: You will have both announced and unannounced quizzes this semester. As long as you have studied the material due on the quiz day, you should not have a difficult time doing well on quizzes.
Reading assignments: You will have a reading assignment for each chapter. This assignment includes doing the reading as well as completing reading comprehension exercises. Be prepared to discuss the reading and to share your answers to the reading exercises with the class. You will not receive partial credit for incomplete exercises.
Compositions: This semester you will write three short compositions on a variety of topics. These compositions will be graded for content, organization and grammar. For the first two, you will write rough drafts that will be peer edited and a final draft. You will turn in only a final draft of the third composition.
Exams: The exams will cover all material studied in each particular chapter. Exams will include sections on oral and reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and writing. You will take four unit exams, a midterm and a final. We will review prior to each exam. Please do not wait until the day before the exam to ask questions about course topics.
Project and oral exam: For the cultural project, you will create, in groups, a brief oral presentation. In addition, at the end of the semester, you will have to demonstrate your ability to communicate orally in Spanish. We will discuss the components and expectations of both the project and oral exam later in the semester.
Hints for language study
El examen final será el jueves 16 de diciembre a las 2pm en nuestro salón de clases.
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Last updated: August 31, 2004