CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE, FORT BENNING CAMPUS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. COURSE DESCRIPTION 2
2. LEARNING OUTCOMES 2-3
3. INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS 3
4. COURSE REQUIREMENTS 3
5. PARTICIPATION 4
6. GRADE COMPOSITION 4
7. GRADE BREAKDOWN 4
8. ATTENDANCE POLICY 4
9. CLASSMATE INFORMATION 5
10. LAB 5
11. TESTING POLICY 5
12. ORAL EXAMS 5
13. OTHER CTC POLICIES 6
14. A FINAL RECOMMENDATION TO STUDENTS, THE 5 C’S 6-7
15. POLICY ON USE OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES 7
16. COURSE CALENDAR – PROFESORA ENH 8
17. PERSONAL LETTER OF INTRODUCTION – PROFESORA ENH 9-10
18. GRADE AND ATTENDANCE SHEET/STUDENT COPY 11 SPANISH 1411 Fall 2014
Profesora Elizabeth Naranjo Hayes
Office Hours: By appointment (usually available before or after classes)
E-mail: ehayes @ctcd.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org *best way to get me*
*My personal additions to the syllabus are underlined*
A. This course is designed to help learners build proficiency in Spanish and appreciation for the Spanish language. It will also help students to develop an understanding of Hispanic cultures and their growing importance in the world, while providing contexts that reinforce the usefulness of the Spanish language in today’s global economy, particularly in North America. B. This course may be used to fulfill language requirements as outlined in your degree plan as well as satisfy one of the humanities requirements. C. This course is occupationally related and serves as preparation for careers in bilingual education and many occupations where there is a need because of the high numbers of Spanish speakers that will be encountered i.e. Social Work, Hotel Motel Management, medicine and many other jobs dealing with the public. D. Prerequisites: None for SPAN 1411.
My goal is for you to be able to understand native Spanish speakers and be understood by them.
Upon successful completion of the course, Beginning Spanish I, the student will be able to: A. Identify basic vocabulary in context orally and in written form.
B. Create sentences and questions to describe and illicit information about people, places and ideas.
C. Use SER, Hay, Question Words, Articles, the Present Tense, TENER, GUSTAR, IR, Irregular Yo, Stem-Changing Verbs, Tú Commands, ESTAR, Reflexive Verbs and Expressions with TENER.
D. Explain various cultural practices throughout the Spanish speaking world.
I want you to be able to “get the gist” of the audio presented, and I will use current (Latino top 10) music as examples for listening. I also speak at the regular native-speaker rate so you get accustomed to real life Spanish as it is spoken.
As a sociolinguist, I will teach you the proper points of articulation so that you are able to produce the sounds native to the Spanish language.
I want you to be able to “get the gist” of the text presented, and I will use current song lyrics as examples for reading.
We will use my trademark “Accent Fairy” to make sure all accents are correctly placed. I try to explain the “why” behind how the language and structures work the way they do in Spanish.
I encompass all current Latino culture and highlight current speech, accents, pronunciations, dialectal variants, and other social norms necessary to understand the culture.
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS The instructional materials identified for this course are viewable through www.ctcd.edu/books
Plazas 4th Edition iLrn: Heinle Learning Center by Hershberger, Navey-Davis, Borrás A. Published by Heinle Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781111299460 / 1111299463
SPAN 1411 Spring 2015 Course Code: NRN769 The following is the publisher’s link to buy iLrn (iLrn includes the eBook, SAM [the Lab], audio and video program, and