Syllabus - Spring 2000
Spanish 101 Section # 1743
Introduction to Spanish language and culture. In this course you
will learn Spanish language structure that will facilitate the
practical application of the language in every day communication at
the elementary level. Since the focus will be on communication skills,
you are expected to participate at all class meetings.
- Demonstrate mastery of Spanish pronunciation.
- Engage in basic conversation using the structures learned in
- Enable the student to write and read simple Spanish.
- Understand simple spoken Spanish and be able to answer questions
- Enhance the students appreciation of other languages and
Text and Materials:
ˇTú dirás! Gutiérrez, et al., second edition Libro de texto).
ˇTú dirás! Activities Manual, second edition (Manual
ˇTú dirás! Study Guide (CD Rom)
A small bluebook for journal entries.
English/Spanish Dictionary strongly recommended (buy one
for approx. $5-6, the smaller ones are quite useless).
English Grammar for Students of Spanish by Spinelli
The class corresponds to the first 2 years of High School Spanish.
We will cover chapters (capítulos) 1 5.
Once a week, students and instructor will spend time in the Foreign
Language Resource Center (FLRC), Room 4701, to review
audio-visual materials so that students will have the opportunity to
do the exercises in their Activities Manual and/or to perform other
related activities to the learning of the Spanish language.
There will be a test (prueba) at the end of every chapter,
various quizzes, a mid-term exam and a comprehensive final exam.
All exams have to be taken on the scheduled dates no exception!
No make-up tests! (If an emergency occurs on an exam day, please
contact the instructor or the foreign language department ASAP).
At the end of the semester, your lowest test score will be dropped.
- Read the assigned grammar before coming to class.
- Turn in assignments at the beginning of class (no late
assignments will be accepted for grade!)
- Once a week write a paragraph topics will be assigned in
your bluebook. Bluebooks will be collected on exam days.
- Arrive and attend class and laboratory punctually.
- Spend one hour and thirty minutes per chapter (a total of
7 ˝) minimum at the FLRC during the posted Open Lab Hours to
review/practice with the materials available.
- Do the assigned exercises in the Activities Manual (the manual
will be collected on every exam day)
- Attend class regularly. Regular attendance and participation are
absolutely essential in a language course. Any student with more
than 10 hours of absence during the semester will be dropped from
- Students are encouraged to speak Spanish most of the time during
the course. Dont worry about mistakes everyone
will learn from them.
- At the end of the semester, each student will prepare a mini-presentation
in Spanish using grammatical structure and vocabulary learning
during the course. You may do this presentation on your own or in a
group of up to four students.
Grade Distribution and Percentages:
Homework (exercises, bluebook)
Classroom Attendance and Participation.. 15%
Chapter Exams (4)
A 90 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 00 - 59
Final Exam Date: Thursday, May 18, 1:00 PM.
Note: A student with a verified disability may be entitled to
appropriate academic accommodations. Please contact your instructor
and/or the Disabled Students Program and Services Office for further
Free tutoring for students is available. (Oceanside Campus Ext.
6682), (San Elijo Campus Ext. 7748).
ˇBienvenidos y buena suerte!