David Michael Burrow
Elementary Spanish II (Fall, 2001)
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- Sections 74321 - 74325
Tuesday & Thursday nights; 6:00pm - 10:00pm
October 25 - December 18, 2001
The course is taught live at the Algona center of Iowa Lakes Community College. It is available over the ILCC television system in Estherville, Emmetsburg, Spencer, and Spirit Lake.
4 semester hours
Elementary Spanish I (FL:118A).
David Michael Burrow
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Zayas-Bazán and Bacon. ¡Arriba! -- Comunicación y Cultura.. 3rd Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice - Hall, 2001.
- You will take organized notes almost every day. You will also need paper to do written assignments.
- The book comes with a CD-ROM, which you may want to work with for practice.
- About twice during the semester you will need to have access outside of class to a cassette tape recorder (or a computer with a microphone and recording software). If you do not have one yourself, you may make arrangements to borrow one.
This course continues the study of the basics of the Spanish language. Communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening will all be further developed. The study of Spanish grammar will continue, exposing the student to all the simple tenses. Further investigation of Hispanic culture is also incorporated into the course.
- Expand knowledge of Spanish vocabulary.
- Understand major points of Spanish grammar.
- Refine Spanish pronunciation, and use it with frequency.
- Gain facility and confidence in using correct Spanish structures to express thoughts in both spoken and written Spanish
- Understand the meaning of written and spoken Spanish passages.
- Appreciate the culture of Spanish-speaking people.
You will have written assignments each class. Some will be done during class time, and others will be on your own time. These will not be formally graded, but you must understand them in order to do well on tests and quizzes. We will go over most assignments in class.
Each Tuesday the class will begin with a short quiz. These will include a matching section with vocabulary from the previous lesson and may also have a few short exercises about the grammar points discussed recently. There will be seven quizzes in all, and your lowest three scores will be dropped (so five will count). The quizzes as a group will count for 25% of your grade. If you are absent for a quiz, you will receive a “0”, which you will probably count as one of the dropped grades.
Writing and Speaking Samples
Each student will keep demonstrate their skills in writing and speaking Spanish.
The writing and speaking samples will account for a total of 25% of your grade. No exceptions will be made to the due dates on these assignments; late work will receive reduced credit.
- Two times during the class each student will turn in a speaking sample on tape (or computerized voice sampling).
- Three times during the class each student will turn in a short essay in Spanish on an assigned topic.
There will be three tests over the course of this class. By the nature of the course, all tests will be somewhat cumulative. The three tests together will be worth 40% of your grade. Tests must be taken when scheduled, unless you make prior arrangements.
Attendance and Class Participation
Spanish is something that you learn by doing. Each student’s overall class participation will be informally evaluated. It is expected that students should do well in this area, which is worth a total of 10% of your grade. Because of the nature of this course, attendance is important. There are a total of 16 class meetings, and any student who is absent more than 2 times will have their grade for class participation reduced.
Various methods will be used to grade the different categories. Together, they are worth 100% of your grade. Under the ILCC scale, A = 90%+, B = 80%+, C
= 70%+, D = 60%+, and F = 59%-. No plusses or minuses are given at ILCC. In general, extra credit is not available.
In case of severe weather, the college will announce any cancellations on KLGA and other area radio stations. Listen to the 5:00 news for any announcements.
Horario de Clases (Tentative Schedule)
Jueves, el 25 de octubre (Lección 5--Primera Parte y Lección 6 -- Primera Parte)
Martes, el 30 de octubre (Lección 6 -- primera parte)
- Class Description
- Review of Test from Spanish I
- Reflexive Verbs
- Nuestro Mundo: Centroamérica
- 6-A Vocabulary
Jueves, el 1 de noviembre (Lección 6 -- segunda parte)
- QUIZ--Vocabulary from Chapter 5
- Verbs like “gustar”
- Indirect Objects
- Multiple Object Pronouns
Martes, el 6 de noviembre (Lección 6 -- segunda parte y Lección 7 -- Primera Parte)
- 6-B Vocabulary (Part 1)
- Introduction to the Preterite Tense
- Nuestro Mundo: Chile
Jueves, el 8 de noviembre (Lección 7 -- segunda parte)
- QUIZ—Vocabulary from 6-A
- 6-B Vocabulary (Part 2)
- 7-A Vocabulary
- Irregular Verbs in the Preterite
Martes, el 13 de noviembre (Lección 7 -- segunda parte y Lección 8 -- primera parte)
- More Irregular Verbs in the Preterite
Jueves, el 15 de noviembre (Lección 8 -- primera parte)
- FIRST WRITING SAMPLE DUE
- QUIZ--Vocabulary from Chapter 6-B
- REPASO--Review for test
- Vocabulary from 7-B
- Passive Voice
- Ordinal Numbers
Martes, el 20 de noviembre (Lección 8 -- segunda parte)
- EXAMEN--Test Over Chapters 5, 6, and 7-A
- Nuestro Mundo: Las isles del Caribe
Jueves, el 20 de noviembre
- QUIZ--Vocabulary from Lección 7
- Vocabulary from 8-A
- More Irregular and Stem-Changing Verbs in the Preterite
- Demonstrative Adjectives
- Nuestro Mundo: Perú y Ecuador
Martes, el 27 de noviembre (Lección 9)
- NO HAY CLASE ESTA NOCHE (no class tonight)
Jueves, el 29 de noviembre (Lección 9 -- segunda parte)
- QUIZ--Vocabulary from Lección 8
- Vocabulary from 9-A
- The Imperfect Tense
Martes, el 4 de diciembre (Lección 10 -- primera parte)
- FIRST SPEECH SAMPLE DUE
- SECOND WRITING SAMPLE DUE
- Vocabulary from 9-B
- Preterite vs. Imperfect
- Por vs. Para
- Nuestro Mundo: Colombia y Venezuela
Jueves, el 6 de diciembre (Lección 10)
- QUIZ—Vocabulary from Lección 9
- REPASO--Review for Test
- Vocabulary from Chapter 10
- The Present Subjunctive Tense
Martes, el 11 de diciembre (Lección 11)
- EXAMEN--Test over Chapters 7-B, 8, and 9
- Irregular Verbs in the Subjunctive
- Uses of the Subjunctive
Jueves, el 13 de diciembre (Lección 11 y Lección 12)
- QUIZ—Vocabulary from Chapter 10
- Vocabulary from Chapter 11
- The Perfect Tenses
- Nuestro Mundo: Bolivia y Paraguay
Martes, el 18 de diciembre
- The Future and Conditional Tenses
- ¿Qué hay de otro?
- Nuestro Mundo: Argentina y Uruguay
- REPASO--Review for Test
- QUIZ—Vocabulary from Chapter 11
- THIRD WRITING SAMPLE DUE
- SECOND SPEECH SAMPLE DUE
- EXAMEN--Test over Chapters 10 - 12
Follow these links to practice the vocabulary in each section. You can use the pages like flash cards. Just click on the Spanish word or phrase to see what te English is.
Be warned. Dictionaries and translation services are seldom foolproof. Words often have MANY meanings, and the one supplied by an online service may not be the one you want.
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