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Iowa Central Community College                                     LANGUAGE ARTS/HUMANITIES                               ...
7.     Delivery Methods: The course is set up to be face to face or ICN8.      Additional Course Information: Learning Str...
Unit (Competencies) Outcomes: Unit 1 ¿Quieres comer conmigo esta      noche? Venezuela (Do you want to eat with me tonight...
Affirmative and negative expressions            Active vocabulary      Unit 4 De viaje por el Caribe: La República Dominic...
Panama                The Panama Canal                Protocol in the Hispanic business world               Structure     ...
An instructor who suspects a student of scholastic dishonesty will inform the student   of the allegation as soon as possi...
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  1. 1. Iowa Central Community College LANGUAGE ARTS/HUMANITIES SOCIAL SCIENCE Course Syllabus Course Name: Elementary Spanish 2 Course Number: FLS:142 Day: Tuesdays,       Thursdays Time: 6:15 – 8:35 p.m. Time Course Start Date: January 12th Course End Date: May 6th Instructor: Esther Vieira Office Location:       E-mail Address: Phone: 712-299-3638 Final Exam: May 5th Day: Thursday Time: 6:15 p.m. 1. Total Semester Hour Credit: 4 2. Total Contact Hours per Semester: Lecture: 4 3. Catalog Description: This is a continuation of FLS: 141. Further attention is given tothe essentials of the structure and vocabulary using different resources in structural manner. 4. Pre-requisites and/or Co-requisites: FLS: 141 or 1 year of high school Spanish orcomparable experience: 5. Textbook Required: Plazas 2nd edition, Hershberger, Navey-Davis, Borras A, andThompson Heinle Textbook and Lab Book 6. Supplemental Materials Required: Supplemental Materials required: folder andSpanish/English dictionary
  2. 2. 7. Delivery Methods: The course is set up to be face to face or ICN8. Additional Course Information: Learning Strategies Small group instruction, working in pairs, one-on-one with the instructor, use ofinteractive computer programs, videos, tapes, interaction with native speakers.Please bring your Workbook to class. Not all the activities on the workbook will be assigned. Policy for Attendance / Participation:Successful completion of this class requires attendance and participation, and studentsare expected to attend every class session. It is college policy that "only school relatedactivities are excused absences." If an absence occurs because of a field trip related toanother class or to athletics, or if student knows ahead of time that a class will bemissed, the student is responsible for the assignment before the absence occurs.Outside appointments are to be scheduled during days off, vacation time, or times otherthan class time.Attending class means arriving at the starting time and remaining until class isdismissed. Arriving late or leaving early will result in your being counted absent for theday. If you must arrive late due to an emergency situation, please wait until the end ofthe class time to discuss the situation with the instructor.Also note the course starting and ending dates. I do expect attendance for the finalexamination, and I do not allow excused absences on that date. Failing to completethe final examination will result in failure of the course. Arrange your mid-termand end-of-semester travel plans to fit the class schedule. 9. Grading Policy: Grading Policy This is a mastery learning class. That is, a student is asked to retake any examswhere the student receives below 80%. The retake does not count above 80% but doesallow a student to maintain a C or better average in the class. All exams aredepartmental and consistency in grading these exams has been established.10. Course (Student) Outcomes: The student will Demonstrate the ability to follow simple directions and controlled conversations by native speakers in the target language, communicate basic ideas and needs in short sentences and in writing, recognize tense changes and use these tenses in controlled settings, demonstrate knowledge of cultural differences among the Hispanic population, and read short selections in the target language and comprehend what has been read..
  3. 3. Unit (Competencies) Outcomes: Unit 1 ¿Quieres comer conmigo esta noche? Venezuela (Do you want to eat with me tonight) Communication Talk about food and beverages Make comparisons Order food in a restaurant Culture Typical food of Venezuela Sweets Structure Comparatives and superlatives Verbs regular in the preterit Verbs with the stem and spelling change Active vocabulary Unit 2 De compras: Argentina (Shopping) Communication Talk about shopping for clothing Describe ongoing and habitual actions in the past Make selections and talk about sizes and other shopping preferences Culture Argentina Shopping in Buenos Aires Tango Structure Stressed possessive Verbs irregular in the preterit Direct object pronouns Active Vocabulary on theme Unit 3 Fiesta y vacaciones: Guatemala y El Salvador (Holidays andvacations) Communication Talk about holidays, events, and activities in the beach and countryside Describe changes in emotion Narrate in the past Culture Guatemala and Salvador Chichicastenango Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero Structure Interrogatives words Preterit vs. imperfect
  4. 4. Affirmative and negative expressions Active vocabulary Unit 4 De viaje por el Caribe: La República Dominicana, Cuba y PuertoRico(Travel in the Caribean) Communication Talk about travel, other types of transportation, and lodging Talk about getting around the city Make informal request Culture Dominican Republic Cuba Puerto Rico Structure Indirect object pronouns Double object pronouns Formal and negative tu commands Active Vocabulary Unit 5 Las relaciones sentimentales: Honduras y Nicaragua(relationshipsand courtship) Communication Talk about relationships Talk about receptions and banquets Qualify actions Culture Honduras Nicaragua Weddings in the Hispanic world Structure Present perfect Relative pronouns Reciprocal constructions with se, nos and os Active Vocabulary Unit 6 El Mundo del trabajo: Panama(The working world) Communication Talk about professions, the office and work related-activities Describe the job hunt, benefits, and personal finances Express desires and intentions Culture
  5. 5. Panama The Panama Canal Protocol in the Hispanic business world Structure Subjunctive mood Formation of the personal subjunctive Impersonal expressions with the subjunctive Active Vocabulary11. Assessments: Situational exercises, oral communication in target language with the instructorand classmates, written communication in the language as well as reading and listeningfor understanding. Some of these assessment will be published at Please, use the page if you missed classes orassignments. The teacher will try hard to keep the website updated with theassignments and activities done in class. The above webpage also have directions tolistening and speaking activities. Scholastic Dishonesty: Iowa Central Community College may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating and plagiarizing. Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s words as your own, whether in speaking or writing. Cheating and plagiarism, whether intentional or accidental, are serious offenses. Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated in this course. You are plagiarizing if you • Use direct quotes without quotation marks and textual citation of the material • Paraphrase without crediting the source • Present another’s ideas as your own without citing the source • Submit material written by someone else as your own (this includes purchasing or borrowing a paper • Submit a paper or assignment for which you have received so much help that the writing is significantly different from your own You are cheating if you • Copy someone else’s exam or homework • Purposefully allow another student to copy your work or submit work that you have written as his /her own • Refer to a text, notes, or other materials during an exam without authorization to do so • Pass test answers to another student during or before a test.
  6. 6. An instructor who suspects a student of scholastic dishonesty will inform the student of the allegation as soon as possible. It is up to the instructor to determine the disciplinary action to be taken. In this course, verified cases of plagiarism or cheating will result in automatic failure of the course. There will be no opportunity to make up the work. The instructor will send a written report of the incident to the student, the department chair, and the Vice-President of Instruction.Withdrawal Policy:New Procedure1. The student will submit the withdrawal request online.2. The instructor immediately receives an email telling him/her that the student hasrequested to drop.3. The instructor will go into Web Advisor and approve or deny the request.4. If the instructor does not respond immediately, he/she will receive an email eachnight until the request is approved or denied.5. If the instructor does not respond after two working days, the department chair willreceive an email saying the instructor has not responded to the request yet.6. Once the request is approved, the Student Records office will withdraw the studentbased on the date the student submitted the request.Adding/Dropping Courses: Courses may be added only during the first four days ofclasses. A student may withdraw from the course by the date published in your studenthandbook. Not attending a class does not constitute a withdrawal.Student resources:The Student Success Center (SSC) is available to all students at Iowa Central. TheSSC is located in the Student resource center. Services available: tutorial assistance,study skills, computer assistance, and career information.In addition, an open computer lab is available in room 406 AST. Computers are alsoavailable in the Student resource center. You must have a valid ICCC student ID to usethe Library computers.Student Support Services (SSS), located in the Student resource center, offers extrahelp with classes, financial aid, career planning, study habits, or transferring to a 4-yearinstitution. They also provide free cultural events and workshops designed to maximizeyour college experience. You may be eligible to participate in the Student SupportServices program. Call ext. 1164 or stop in for more information.
  7. 7. Special Needs Accommodation Statement:If you require an accommodation in order to learn or participate, or to completeassignments or take examination, please notify Heather Lundberg, ext. 1045, and yourinstructor by the end of the second week of class. This class will abide by institutionalpolicies outlined in the student handbook.Syllabus Agreement:By remaining enrolled in the course, students agree to policies presented here.Disruptive behavior will result in dismissal from the class. Children in the Classroom:Students are not allowed to bring children into the classrooms, labs, shops, or hallwaysduring class times. Electronic Devices in the classroom:Cell phones, laptops,IPads and similar devices can be used for exchange information oractivities during the class period for ACADEMIC PURPOSES.Homework, Make-up Work, Class Cancellation:Homework will be collected at the end of the class it is due. If students are absent froma class session, they are still responsible for submitting the homework to the instructorand for finding out assignments for the following class period.The tests will be in after the last day of the unit up to one week to betaken. You can take as many times as you see necessary.The highest grade will beused.If you know you will be absent for an extended period of time, please tell me in advanceabout how you will make up your missed assignments. Use common sense when weather conditions are bad. No class is worth losing your life in a traffic accident. Be sure to listen to the radio for weather-related announcements. If class is canceled because of inclement weather, continue with assigned coursework according to the unitWeather Policy: In the event of extreme weather conditions necessitating closing thecollege, these radio stations will announce the closing, starting at 6 am for day classes:KVFD, KUEL, KKEZ, KIAQ, KQWC, KTPR, KHBT, KTLB, KAYL, and KDLS. If class iscanceled because of inclement weather, continue with assigned coursework.