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Kennesaw State University
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Span 3302 - Practical Conversation
Practical Conversation Documents
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Department of Foreign Languages http www foreignlanguages hss kennesaw edu Students are responsible for downloading printing and bringing this syllabus to class the first day of instruction FALL 2009 I SPANISH 3302 02 Practical Conversation CRN 81189 PREREQUISITE SPAN 2002 II CLASS MEETINGS 3 30 4 45 PM LOCATION English Building 241 III INSTRUCTOR Dr Ernesto Pierre Silva OFFICE PS 140 HOURS TR 5 6 PM and by appt E MAIL esilva kennesaw edu IV CATALOG DESCRIPTION Prerequisite Spanish 2002 This Spanish course stresses the expansion of effective listening comprehension and speaking skills through culturally and linguistically appropriate activities V CAVEAT SPECTATOR The films and reading materials used in this course are part of the current curriculum on representations of Hispanic culture on film However they may contain images information ideas etc that may be offensive to your personal beliefs or taste These materials are intended for educational purposes and presuppose a mature audience If you think it is possible that you may be offended by any of the materials in this course please talk to me at your earliest convenience VI TEXTS MAY BE OPTIONAL TITLE 501 Spanish Verbs Fully Conjugated in All Tenses AUTHOR Christopher Kendris and Theodore Kendris PUBLISHER Barron s Educational Series Sixth Edition 2007 ISBN 0764179845 TITLE Diccionario Larousse del espa ol moderno AUTHOR Ram n Garc a Palayo y Gross PUBLISHER Signet 1983 ISBN 0451168097 TITLE Diccionario de sin nimos ant nimos e ideas afines AUTHOR Aaron Alboukrek and Gloria Fuentes S PUBLISHER Larousse M xico 2002 ISBN 970220027X NOTE There are no required texts to accompany the films to be seen as part of this class instead students will use study guides prepared by faculty Any additional materials such as grammar handouts exercises and informational theoretical readings will also be provided by the professor VII STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES This course will contribute to the attainment of the following general GSLO and specific SSLO student learning outcomes of the B A in Modern Language Culture ML C GSLO ML C 1 LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS COMPARISONS Learners are proficient in using the target language are familiar with the target language system and seek opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge Knowledge Skills Attitudes SSLO ML C 1a Demonstrating Language Proficiency Learners demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the target language and they seek opportunities to strengthen their proficiency Knowledge Skills Attitudes To address this outcome learners will improve their speaking skills by participating in ongoing in class discussions about pertinent topics dealing with societal issues in Spanish speaking countries Upon completion of the major in Modern Language Culture learners are expected to have achieved an Advanced Low level on the ACTFL scale Assessment recorded interviews students will analyze presentation participation in classroom discussions To address this outcome learners will improve their listening skills by participating in different activities during the semester where learners will be required to understand different modalities of speech a phone message a news report a conversation presentations by peers movie dialogues input from instructor oral presentations and cultural events Assessment listening activities interviews To address this outcome learners will improve their writing skills by participating in an online discussion of the films in which learners will express their opinions and respond to entries from their peers Assessment blog entries SSLO ML C 1 b Understanding Linguistics Learners know the linguistic elements of the target language system recognize the changing nature of language and accommodate for gaps in their own knowledge of the target language system by learning on their own Knowledge Skills Attitudes To address this outcome learners will review structures needed for certain speech functions such as describing narrating and influencing others Students will also engage in a variety of thought provoking reading selections organized around four thematic units Each unit includes a 2 vocabulary section highly used Spanish words false cognates and creates situations to use those words in paired small and big group discussions where students are expected to participate and develop understanding of the structure of Spanish Assessment assignments analysis of recorded interviews VIII GENERAL EXPECTATIONS 1 ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY The ONLY way to improve your speaking ability is by practicing and to do that you must be in class Thus students are expected to attend all classes throughout the entire semester All absences excused or unexcused will be counted as absences Each absence will result in your final grade being lowered by TWO points If you must be absent from class it is your responsibility to find out what the assignment was for that day and to turn your homework in on time Should you be absent find out what transpired in class by contacting a classmate NAME PHONE E MAIL NAME PHONE E MAIL 2 Because of the inherent requirement of watching a film classes will start on time If for some reason you find it necessary to arrive late you will be responsible for all the information including announcements about changes in the syllabus etc Your opinion matters so does the opinion of each and every one of your peers Exercise patience by welcoming the opinion of others even if you may be in disagreement with what is being said Any behavior deemed disruptive by the instructor will result in your being asked to leave class at once Such an event will be counted as an unexcused absence and the student may be referred to the Dean of Students for further disciplinary action 3 Class time will be devoted to develop all four basic skills listening comprehension speaking reading comprehension and writing There is also an essential cultural component However special emphasis will be placed on speaking thus you must be willing to participate in class discussion in Spanish You are expected to study and practice what you learn at home as part of your daily preparation For best results you should study Spanish at least one hour daily 4 All assignments whether written or oral are to be finished individually before class begins No late homework will be accepted No make ups of any kind will be given for any assignments or exams Emergencies will be handled on an individual basis Come to class prepared by


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