Welcome to an excellent Spanish program at North!
¡Bienvenidos a un excelente programa de español en el Norte!\
(The cone of Learning)
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SPAN&122 (Spanish II) SPRING 2017
INSTRUCTOR: Cristina C. Zahajko
OFFICE: IB 2309A
1:00 - 1:50 pm Mo.&Thu.
1:00 - 2:15 pm Tue.& Wed
(preferably by appt.)
Telephone: (206) 934-4539
Fax: (206) 934- 3784
E - mail: email@example.com
Web page: http://facweb.northseattle.edu/czahajko/
* for homework - go to file:///I:/www/Ass122Reg.HTM
|SUGGESTED READING FOR LEARNING ENHANCEMENT - Brain Rules - John Medina|
VISTAS - Introducción a la lengua española...5th Ed., Blanco / Donley > ISBN 978-162 680 6702 ( MPORTANT NOTE ! THERE IS A HARDCOPY AND A SOFT BOUND VERSION OF THIS TEXTBOOK AT OUR BOOKSTORE - BUY ONLY ONE OF THEM AS THEY ARE THE SAME BOOK). You do not need an Activity or other workbook. You may also get the 4th Edition VISTAS - Introducción a la lengua española...4th Ed., Blanco / Donley > ISBN 978-1-60576-888-5 (they are actually the same book with different covers) If you buy a used book do not buy the audio component, you can get the whole series (18 chaps) at the library.
Link to Vistas "Supersite" activity center - use your code to access
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE MATERIAL:
TUTORING CENTER - language learning assistance:
Page One Writing and Language Center
Find it under tutoring:
This is the link to the Destinos video -
COURSE OBJECTIVE: SPAN&122 (Spanish II) is the second segment of a structured introduction to the language, and to the cultural aspects of the regions where it is spoken.
The learning process involves all four elements of language acquisition and use, i.e., reading, writing, listening and speaking.
PREREQUISITE: for this course is the completion of SPAN&121 with a passing grade which assumes a thorough knowledge of:
* Conjugation of all regular, irregular and stem changing verbs in the present indicative tense
* Use of the present progressive forms.
* Use of direct object pronouns.
* Uses of adjectives (qualitative, quantitative, demonstratives, possessives and interrogatives)
+Basic everyday vocabulary for home, work and school interactions, i.e, days of the week, months, etc.
In this segment students will learn the past tenses, the different object pronouns and the " Ud/s" command forms. They will also continue acquiring and working with everyday vocabulary such as meals, pastimes, health, home, office supplies, etc.
To facilitate the learning process and to address the different methods of memorization, we will use in class and have available in our resource center a series of
audio and video tapes, and electronic and personal tutorial http://www.northseattle.edu/services/loft/h_langs.htm.
NORTH SEATTLE COLLEGE - ESSENTIAL LEARNING OUTCOMES
This course will satisfy the following:
Communication in oral, written, and artistic modes of expression, individually an in collaboration with others..
B) Specifically: By the end of this course, students should be able to:
* read with a good pronunciation, understanding 80% of an everyday text.
* communicate creatively about present and past situations
* have a personalized mini-portfolio entitled "Mi vida en español" which will adapt the grammar structures learned from the textbook into their own experiences.
OUTLINE: Grammatical structures, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and
written assignments will be taken from the textbook and laboratory workbook
Puntos De Partida - 8th Ed.- lessons 6-11
NOTE: Textbook exercises will be reviewed in class and then will be turned in ( neatly organized and with corrections clearly shown) on the days of the corresponding exams. Other individualized homework , "Mi vida en español", will be picked up, corrected and graded by the instructor as stated on the web page. The completion of all assigned homework is mandatory in order to receive a grade for this course. Students are expected to spend at least one hour a day on homework in addition to the work done in class.
The homework assignment from the textbook need to be written in complete sentences. The purpose of writing these exercises is to have a foundation for the individualized, "Mi vida en español", " creative thinking" projects that will be picked up. Students need to work through each exercise by writing and understanding complete sentences in order to read and translate them in class.
A notebook with 5 divisions is ideal for this structure:
1. List of homework assignments
2. Homework with page and exercise numbers
|3. With Prepositions|
#2. In order to have more effective conversational practices, please rotate your seating arrangement in the classroom each day. (This will enable you to work with students of all levels).
>The proficiency in conversation, structure, vocabulary, reading and overall communication will be measured by:
* class participation
* class reading
* preparation of questions for classroom dialogues
* commentaries and discussion of video series
* interviews and discussions with guest speakers
* interviews of classmates (intended to create a relaxed classroom atmosphere)
GRADING SYSTEM: The final grade will be based on the number of points earned during the quarter.
Exams: There will be three major exams based on textbook and other material covered in class. The exams will be worth 100 points each. Two of the three will be considered for the grade (- this is to provide for any unavoidable absence as there is no make up of missed exams). The lowest score of exam #1 or #2 will be automatically dropped by the instructor. 200 points
IMPORTANT: If s/he has two passing exams but did not fulfill the attendance or the homework requirements, s/he must take the final exam. In this case, the final exam will be included in the final grade and the lower score of exams #1 or #2 will be dropped. (NO EXCEPTIONS)
QUIZ GRADE (FROM GUEST SPEAKERS OR OTHER ASSIGNMENTS):
There will be 2 quizzes. These could be sets of questions for guest speakers or other assignments. Each one will be worth 10 points and will be labeled "QUIZ" on the web assignment page. (THIS IS A
VERY IMPORTANT GRADE THE SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT WILL BE PICKED UP ONLY ON THE
DAY THAT IS DUE) 20 points
CLASS PARITICIPATION: Each student will receive up to 100 points for his/her participation in class. The instructor's criteria will be based on discussion of written and oral assignments, pronunciation, reading techniques, preparation of questions for classroom dialogues, class attendance and the laboratory exercises.
Great emphasis given to attendance for the full class period each day, participation in class , homework turned in or reviewed in class on the day that it is due, reading skills, structure comprehension , pronunciation, discussion of “Destinos” video , class group activities, overall oral proficiency, laboratory exercises etc. 100 points
Total 320 points
VERY IMPORTANT: Class attendance is mandatory and the key element in grading class participation. If the student foresees more than three hours of absenteeism during the quarter, s/he must discuss the circumstances with the instructor.
|***VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: This course is not designed for students who have a reasonable knowledge of the language and want to take a couple of exams. If this is your situation, please ask about our Challenge exams.|
RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES (REGARDLESS OF CREED) WILL BE RESPECTED AND STUDENTS WILL NOT BE MARKED "ABSENT" WHEN DOING SO.
*b) Extra credit from the selection following:
To a maximum of 10 points
*Class presentation and drill of a grammatical point.
*Conversation Hour - Students will receive 3 points for meeting 5 times for 1 hour each time. Schedule will be listed on assignments page (need to turn in the attendance form (signed-by-the- facilitator)]
* Etc. (please submit your suggestions)
* Service Learning. Students may get 5 points for working as volunteers in a Spanish-speaking helping capacity. Students must work at least 5 hours. They must present a) documentation signed by the supervisor of the program b) a brief report 10 sentences in Spanish about the project.
*Mini-porfolio "Mi vida en español" Making Learning Visible (Best work will be exhibited at the symposium in June) . Organizing all "para entregar" homework after rewriting all corrections, illustrating and turning it in. (Students must make all of the corrections in order to get the full points) 3 points
*Conversation. Students will receive 3 points for participating 5 hours in the conversation sessions offered by the Loft. (Note this is not the regular "tutoring" session)
* Borderline students (with excellent class participation ) may be granted up to: 3 bonus points (usually on exam #1)
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
|EXAMS (50 minutes each)||HOLIDAY (Non-instructional day)|
# 1 -Thursday Apr 27
|Mon May 29 Memorial Day|
|#2 - Thursday, May 25||
The Seattle Community Colleges use a numerical grading system. Numerical grades may be considered equivalent to letter grades as follow:
Students cannot receive a grade of W (withdraw) after the eighth week of classes. If you need to withdraw from this class for any reason, please do so before the final day of the eighth week.
Accommodations for students with disabilities.
In our commitment to student learning we want to support all students. If you have a disability that will affect your performance in this class please let me know . Students with disabilities are encouraged to use Disability Services for support in implementing reasonable accommodations for their disabilities. You may make an appointment with Disability Services by calling (206) 934 3697 or stopping by the DS office on the 2 nd floor of the Campus Center.
Seattle College District has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment, discrimination, sexual violence, rape, bullying, or hazing. Please see District Policy and Procedure 419 for our process on investigating and responding to reports of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. If you have experienced sexual harassment or discrimination, sexual violence, or bullying, or are aware of an incident involving these violations, report it immediately to NSC’s Title IX Coordinator (Marty Logan at 206-934-7792, firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the District Compliance Officer (Jennie Chen at 206-934-3873, email@example.com ). All Seattle Colleges faculty are required by the District to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
¡BIENVENIDOS AL MUNDO HISPANO!