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DELTA SPAN 1 - Class Information Sheet

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San Joaquin Delta CollegeSpanish 1Fall 2004Class information sheetDepartment Number: Spanish 1Title of Course: Elementary SpanishSection: see scheduleLecture Hours: 5 Time: see scheduleLocation: see scheduleInstructor: Manuel CamachoOffice hours: BUDD 212E-mail: [email protected]: 5271Goals and objectives:Spanish 1 is designed to develop basic communicative proficiency in listening, reading,speaking and writing. You will actively learn Spanish vocabulary and structures, you willlisten to a great deal of real/life spoken Spanish and will learn cultural information aboutthe different Spanish speaking countries. However, these objectives can only be realizedthrough your active participation, both in and out of the class.Required Materials:- Textbook: Renjilian-Burgy, J. Chiquito A.B and Mraz, S. Caminos. Second edition.Houghton Mifflin Company. 2002.- Activities Manual: Caminos. Second edition. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2002- Caminos. Second edition. Student Audio Program and Expanded Audio Program- Caminos. Second edition. Multimedia CDROMMaterial Description:Textbook. Caminos. Second edition:For in class use and daily study. I will collect the assigned sections of your textbook atthe end of each chapter.Activities Manual with Answer Key:For daily at-home practice to be completed as soon as possible after class. I will collectthe assigned sections of your Manual at the end of each chapter. You need to completeall the activities on a timely manner and correct your own answers with a red pen to getfull credit for it.Student Audio Program: The Audio Program packaged with the textbook provides focused listening practice thatfurther develops pronunciation and speaking skills. These materials are necessary forcompleting the exercises in the Vocabulary sections of the textbook. The program isavailable also as MP3 files on the Caminos student web site.CD-ROM:Use at home if you have access to a computer with a CD drive or on campus. TheCaminos CDROM offers full-motion video clips from the Caminos del Jaguar videoprogram and interactive transcripts, as well as extra practice for each chapter (vocabularyand grammar exercises, and additional opportunities to practice reading, listening andspeaking).Caminos website:Includes exercises, maps, review quizzes, and links to websites through the Spanishspeaking world. The web site may be accessed through the Houghton and Mifflin site(http://college.hmco). The full address is: to approach each lesson:1. Always begin with the assigned sections in the Textbook before coming to class.Prepare for them so you can discuss, ask questions and participate.2. After the class review the materials covered and go to the Workbook/LaboratoryManual. Complete all the activities in the assigned section for the day and then goback over them with a red pen and correct your work using the Answer Key.3. Finally, explore the extra stuff that will make this language fun and interactive–the CD ROM, the Caminos online learning center, other Spanish web sites, etc.Evaluation:- Partial Exams (4 x 15%) 60%- Final Exam 15%- Class Participation 10%- Workbook/Laboratory Manual, and Homework 15%Grade Cutoffs:90%-100% = A80%-89% = B70%-79% = C60% to 69% = Dbelow 60% = FClass participationClass attendance and regular participation are essential to succeed in this class.Attendance is essential in learning a language! And, remember that, in accordancewith college policy, you can be dropped for “excessive absence” (15 lecture hours ormore).Academic Honesty:According to new college policy, if a student is discovered cheating the instructor hasthe right to file an academic dishonesty report and fail that exam or assignment oreven the entire course for everyone involved in the incident.Extra Credit:To get extra credit you can email me all 7 of the ACE self tests (from each chapter)that you will find in the Caminos web site at the following website address: can also choose to do a class presentation on a cultural topic of your choice oryou can watch a movie in Spanish and write a two page essay. Ask me for theassignment if you are interested in doing it.Tips:- Come to class every day and be as well prepared as possible.- Keep up with the exercises in the Workbook/Laboratory Manual. Do all theassigned section on a daily basis. Study the corresponding section in yourtextbook first, then move on to the exercises in your workbook and do themwithout referring to the answer key and, finally, correct your answers against thekey using a red pen. If you do not understand why you got it wrong, mark it anddon’t forget to ask me in class.- Don’t hesitate to ask questions, before, during or after class and visit me duringoffice hours.- Make friends with your classmates and exchange phone numbers. LearningSpanish will be more fun and you will have somebody to help you catch up if youhave to miss a class.- Explore radio, television, music, movies, and magazines in Spanish, try to selecttopics that interest you, and enjoy learning a new language.¡Bienvenidos a clase y muy buena

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