SPN 101. Please, take the time to read our syllabus carefully. Highlight it and refer to it frequently. It has all the information you need for the class. Instructor: Margarita Casas Office & tel: NSH 117, BC 102 A, Teléfono 541.917.4558 E-mail: email@example.com
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Please, take the time to read our syllabus carefully. Highlight it and refer to it frequently. It has all the information you need for the class.
Office & tel: NSH 117, BC 102 A, Teléfono 541.917.4558
LBCC→ instructor website
Office hours: M-W 10:30 to 11:00 (or by appointment) and TR 10:00-11:00 (classes at the BC, available before and after class)
Required Text: Exploraciones, early adopters edition Text: 1-111-46404-9 Includes text, student manual and web access
Additional materials: A blue examination notebook (you can make your own).
Read books from the Corvallis Public Library collection in Spanish.
Explore the internet in Spanish, including radio stations, audio files, grammar and vocabulary resources. Check the links from the SPN 101 web-page.
Univisión (Channel 31) and Telemundo (channel 30) broadcast in Spanish.
Select the subtitles option to read and hear what they say!
Use the SAP option on your T.V. to hear your favorite shows in Spanish.
Keep your eyes open for all Spanish around you (product instructions, food, commercials, etc.)
Meet friends who speak the language!
Get familiar with your book
Bookmark important pages like grammar explanations
Use the internet resources in the Quia website,
and make sure to complete your homework
Use the audio resources beyond completing your HW.
We use Spanish as much as possible.
We move FAST!
You should dedicate a minimum of two hours of studying for every contact hour.
Take the time to meet your classmates. You have the same objectives and can support each other.
Use the tutoring services! (Don’t assume it is only for when you are in trouble –it’s not!)
Composiciones (15%): The topics are explained in the syllabus.
The dates for the FIRST and FINAL DRAFT are also indicated in the calendar.
Tareas(homework) [20%]: Pages are indicated in the calendar.
Conversaciones(5%): ¡Hablamos en español!
Learning Journal (4%): Allows to track your progress and take action.
BUILT COMMUNITY! Make friends in the class. Study with them. Have a coffee with them and speak Spanish!
Be realistic about your expectations: No one learns to speak a language in one school term. It takes time, motivation and hard work.
Not everyone learns the same way. It is important that you discover your own learning style
It is normal to experience frustration at the beginning
Use the resources we offer, like tutors, office hours, web resources and books at the library.
Make connections between the Spanish language and your life... Use the language, meet new friends!
Try to have fun!!!