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Unformatted text preview: Espaol 101, Fall 2010, Ver 1.8/23 1 E s p a o l 1 0 1 A Blended Course Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies University of Illinois at Chicago Instructor: E-mail: Office: Phone: Office Hrs: 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 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 general knowledge about cultural differences between the U.S. and the Spanish-speaking world. Some examples are: differences in university systems differences in daily routines, including meals and typical activities differences in where and how people shop Do not expect this course to be just about grammar and vocabulary learning. Although you will be learning grammar and vocabulary to achieve the above goals, they are not the only focal point of this course. You will also be tested on cultural and communicative aspects of the language, as well, so studying and preparation cannot be limited to studying grammar and vocabulary. Who can take this course? This course is for non-native, non-heritage students who fall into one of the following groups: Students who have had no previous study of Spanish. Students who have completed one or less than one year of high school Spanish. Students who took the UIC placement exam and were placed into this class. Students who took two to four years of Spanish in high school must take the placement exam, which may allow them to place out of the 101-104 sequence entirely. We encourage this option. Spanish Placement test: ONLY offered at the Office of Testing Services. Check out their website, http://pep.testing.uic.edu/ for information, or call (312) 996-0919, 24 hours a day. Espaol 101, Fall 2010, Ver 1.8/23 2 Materials : The following materials are required for this course and available at the UIC bookstore: Spanish 101 package from the UIC bookstore which includes: o Dicho y hecho: Beginning Spanish textbook Eighth edition (Wiley, 2008) ISBN 978-0-471- 76107-5 o WileyPLUS access code for access to online homework and tutorial activities (do NOT buy a paper workbook) Headphones (for WileyPLUS audio activities). You may not require this with your computer....
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