Español 101 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH I FIRST SEMESTER SY- 2012-2013Instructor: Ryan M. Marquez Language Lab:Telepono: 046-4151-033Mobil: 09152861248Class hours: Thursdays 2:30-7:00pm; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgClassroom: Dept. phone: ¡Bienvenidos!Welcome to Español 101! This course is designed for students who have little or no knowledgeof the Spanish language. In this course, we will focus on the basic skills important tocommunication including listening, speaking, writing, and reading. More specifically, we willemphasize the importance of oral communication. The aim of this class is for the student todevelop a better knowledge of the Spanish language and culture, and communicativecompetence in Spanish. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able tocommunicate many ideas in Spanish in grammatically correct, complete sentences and you willbe able to understand some basic spoken Spanish in a variety of contexts.Text: Nuevo Ven , Libro del Alumno corresponding cds for workbook and manual. EdelsaGrupo Didascalia, 200.Material to be covered: Unidades 1-4 (Text, workbook and manual).Attendance Policy: Students with more than three unexcused absences will beadministratively dropped from the course. Failure to come to class prepared or on time willresult in a lower participation grade.Evaluation: Your final grade will consist of the following:2 Typed Compositions: 30%2 Oral exams: 20%6 Quizzes: 30%Participation: 20%Compositions: (30%) Compositions will be one page, typed, double spaced in Times NewRoman (12 font) with a one inch margin as follows:
Composition 1: Write about your classes and your family. What classes do youhave? What times are your classes? What are your instructors like? Who is in yourfamily? What are they like? How old are they?Composition 2: Write about your clothing and your house. Describe the clothing youwear for school, work or going out. Be sure to include colors in your description.Where do you buy your clothes? Also, describe your house and your furniture and thedifferent rooms of your home.
Be sure to use only the vocabulary and structures you have learned in class. Pay special attention to noun/adjective agreement.Oral Exams: (20%) Oral exams are scheduled on your syllabus. They should last forapproximately 3-5 minutes. You must be prepared to speak in Spanish, privately but withoutreading, what information you prepared for each of the compositions. You may use one index cardfor reference only as a guide to help you. Remember, no reading!! Please use only vocabulary andstructures learned in class.Quizzes: (30%) Quizzes will be given on a weekly basis. They will be given at the beginning ofclass unless otherwise instructed and will cover any material covered in the previous week’s lesson.Participation: (20%) You will receive a participation grade every week. Your participation gradeis evaluated according to the quality and quantity of class participation, which both hinge on theamount of your preparation at home. Good class participation is an opportunity for you to practicenew grammar and vocabulary. Being on time and prepared, speaking your target language as muchas possible, participating actively by answering and asking questions, working well in pairs or smallgroups, taking initiative and being willing to take risks, showing respect towards the other studentsand being generally enthusiastic will contribute to your success. Don’t feel silly! Use everyopportunity to use what you learn and little by little it will feel more natural. Additionally, yourparticipation grade will include class preparedness including having all materials required.Number Grades: Your grades for this class will be as follows: 1 = (90-100) 2 = (80-89) 3 = (70-79) 4 = (60-69) Inc. 5 = (59 or below)Tutoring: Free tutoring is available online through http://www.livemocha.com/sihpMake-ups/Late Work: There will be no make-ups without prior consultation with the instructor.Late work may be accepted at the discretion of the instructor and will result in a grade reduction.Recommended Resources and Other Helpful HintsLanguage Lab and online forum: http://www.livemocha.com/sihp. You should make everyeffort to take advantage of this excellent website for extra grammar and vocabulary practice. Youneed to report to the instructor about your mochapoints in order to asses a student.wordreference.com. This website provides an accurate dictionary as well as a verb conjugator toassist with developing a good vocabulary.Accents, etc.: In order to accurately write in Spanish, a variety of accents are needed. Thesemay be inserted manually in Microsoft Word by using the Insert and Symbol options and thenselecting the appropriate accented letter. Also, when writing longer papers, it may be helpful to goto Tools and Language and then selecting Set Language. You should select the option for Spanish
4Spain Modern Sort to ensure accuracy. If you check the box Automatically Detect Language, whenyou begin to write in Spanish, the computer will automatically detect errors in that language.Reminders: 1. Only students registered in the class may attend. Please do not bring children or visitors to the class. 2. Anyone engaging in disruptive behavior will be asked to leave. 3. All cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off before class begins. 4. This syllabus is subject to change. Please network with your classmates so that in the event of illness or other problems which may occur, you are able to keep up with these changes. 5. There are no makeup quizzes. 6. Please do not stay after class with questions. It is imperative that you make an appointment with the instructor via e-mail.
5 PROGRAMAEspañol 101 Semestre 1st Introducción. Capitulo preliminar: primer parte Saludos y expresiones de cortesía El alfabeto ¿Cómo es usted? Nota cultural Los vocales 14 junio Capitulo preliminar: segunda parte Los números 0-30 Ser Gustos y preferencias ¿Que hora es? PRUEBA # 1 Capitulo 1: En la universidad Vocabulario 21 junio Ar verbs Palabras interrogativos Gender and articles (singular and plural) PRUEBA #2 Capitulo 1: En la universidad (cont’d) Expressing actions 28 junio Subject pronouns Estar PRUEBA #3 Examen Preliminaria? Capitulo 2: La familia 5 julio Vocabulario Los adjetivos Expressing age Tener 12 julio Capitulo 2: La familia (cont’d) Los números 31-100 Posesión
6 Expressing actions Er/Ir Verbs PRUEBA #4 19 julio Repaso MID-TERM EXAMS ORAL EXAM 1 COMPOSITION 1 26 julio Repaso Capitulo 3: De compras Vocabulario2 agosto Los colores Demonstrative adjectives Capitulo 3: De compras (cont’d) Tener/Venir9 agosto Tener que and Ir a Expressions Capitulo 4: En casa Vocabulario Los muebles y partes de la casa16 agosto Days of the week Prepositions Capitulo 4: En casa (cont’d) Expressing actions: hacer, oír, poner, salir, traer, ver, etc23 agosto Stem changing verbs Reflexive verbs LAST DAY OF CLASS!30 agosto ORAL EXAM 2 COMPOSITION 2