Spanish Syllabus

Spanish Syllabus - Espaol 101 Fall 2006 Page 1 Espaol 101 A...

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Español 101, Fall 2006 Page 1 Español 101: A Blended Learning Course Instructor: Phone: ____________________ Instructor’s email: Office:_____________________ Office hours: __________________________________ ¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Spanish 101, one of the most fun and yet challenging courses you will take at UIC. What follows is basic information about the course. Please read it thoroughly. Questions? Please ask! Metas ( goals ) The goals of Spanish 101 are various. The first is to develop some basic communicative skills in Spanish as a second language. These include but are not limited to the following sample abilities: describing your normal weekly and weekend routines and describing what you do to relax talking about your family and family resemblances using descriptions of physical and personality features describing foods you eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner A second goal is to develop some rudimentary knowledge about cultural differences between the U.S. and the Spanish-speaking world. Some examples are: differences in daily routines, including meals and typical activities differences in where and how people shop differences in university systems Do not expect this course to be a course about grammar and vocabulary learning. Although you will be learning grammar and vocabulary to achieve the above goals, they are not the focal point of this course. You will be tested on the above, so studying and preparation cannot be limited to studying grammar and vocabulary! ¿Quién puede tomar este curso? (Who can take this course?) This course is only for non-native speaker/non-heritage students who have never studied Spanish before or who have studied Spanish for less than one year in high school. There is no “placement” into this course by exam. Students who have studied Spanish before should consult the Policies and Procedures packet for their correct placement in the Spanish Basic Language Program. Î Your instructor will be monitoring all students in the class to make sure they are at the correct level. Anyone who has too much experience in Spanish will be required to drop 101 and take a higher-level class. Materiales The following materials are required for this course. Available at UIC bookstore. Î If you buy the textbook elsewhere you still must buy the access card at the UIC bookstore. Sol y viento textbook (McGraw-Hill, 2005) Sol y viento access card for the online workbook (do NOT buy a paper workbook) Headphones (for Blackboard audio activities) Access to a high-speed internet connection is strongly recommended Realmedia player is required to play audio and video files. If you do not already have it, download it free at
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Grading scale: E Page spañol 101, Fall 2006 2 Calificación ( evaluation ) : 6 partial exams 60% online homework (Blackboard) 20% participation 15% pop quizzes 5% A : 90 – 100 B : 80 – 89 C : 70 – 79 D : 60 – 69
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