Texas College

 

Division of General Studies and Humanities

Department of Languages and Literature

Syllabus for

Elementary Spanish II

Summer Session

 

 

Course Number:  Span 1302

 

Course Description:     Spanish II emphasizes the use of Spanish for communication in basic and advanced everyday expressions. The course includes a review of basic concepts and continues with advanced grammar and usage. Emphasis is placed on the development of advanced proficiency in the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and the acquisition of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. Directed compositions, a study of Hispanic civilization, and an introduction to Hispanic literature are included. This course is intended for students who seek to become proficiency and obtain the ability to communicate in Spanish on an advanced level.

 

Credit Hours:                    3 Hours

Instructor:                           Ed Sanders

Phone:                                  (903) 593-8311 Ext 2236

Office:                                  Willie L. Glass Building-Rm 114

Virtual Office Hours:     Monday-Thursday:                        10:00am - 12:00am

 

                           Monday-Thursday:                          8:00pm -  10:00pm

 

Email:                                   esanders@texascollege.edu

Class:                                    Elementary Spanish II

 

Prepared by:                      Mr. Edward Sanders___________________________/___/___/_____      

Instructor                                                                                                 Date

                                                                                      

Approved by:                   Dr. Garth Baker-Fletcher______________________   /      /   __/_____                              

                                                Division Chair                                                                                        Date                                                                          

 

 

I.                                       Course Overview:       

Spanish II emphasizes the use of Spanish for communication in basic and advanced everyday expressions. The course includes a review of basic concepts and continues with advanced grammar and usage. Emphasis is placed on the development of advanced proficiency in the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and the acquisition of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. Directed compositions, a study of Hispanic civilization, and an introduction to Hispanic literature are included. This course is intended for students who seek to become proficiency and the ability to communicate in Spanish on an advanced level.

 

III.  Course Question

 

            Why are you taking this course?

 

A.     Only to satisfy my Spanish core requirement. (no particular interest)

 

B.      Because of my fascination with the language.

 

C.     I have satisfied my core requirement but I am taking this course because I’m interested in learning more Spanish.

 

D.    Other reasons:  1)Knowing Spanish will make me a more marketable person in this global society.  2)  It will help me to develop discipline skills that I will need in life.  3)  I will gain a better insight of the rules and structure of a Romance Language.

 

IV.  Learning Outcomes and Purposes for Spanish 1301

 

       By the end of each course,  the student will be able to…

 

  1.  Communicate in Spanish on a variety of topics that affect their quality of life, such as:

·         Travel

·         Conveniences of Modern Life

·         Stress and pressure (at home, work and school)

·         Health

·         Art and folklore

 

  1.  Narrate stories in the past tense in Spanish, including background information, description and sequences of events.

 

  1.  Express emotion, opinión, advice, doubt, requests and uncertainty in Spanish using the subjunctive mood.
  2. Recognize one’s own errors in writing and use self correction as a strategy to Spanish more accurately.

 

  1. Produce and interpret oral and written Spanish a approximately a Spanish II level.

 

  1. Describe and illustrate aspects of the culture of Spanish speaking countries covered in this course.  Compare and contrast the similarities and differences among each country.

 

  1. Evaluate one’s own values, behaviors and world-views on the socio-cultural topics presented in the course.  Compare and contrast values, behaviors and worldviews with Spanish speakers.

 

  1. Produce and interpret oral and written Spanish at approximately a Novice College level.

 

  1. Understand the use of mid-grammar structure when listening to the Spanish language

 

  1. Understand the use of mid-grammar structure when Reading in the Spanish language

 

  1. Understand the use of mid-grammar structure when writing in the Spanish language

 

  1. Appreciating and understanding the many cultures of the world’s Spanish-speaking nations

 

  1. Appreciating and understanding the variety of ways in which the Spanish language is used in a classroom and outside of a classroom setting.

 

  1. Each student will develop “High critical thinking skills” from this course.

The course outcome will support the “Mission Statement” of Texas College.   

                 Its mission is to ensure that graduates experience a balanced intellectual, psycho-social, and spiritual development aimed at making them active and productive members of society. The College pursues academic excellence; instills integrity; implants perseverance; promotes social responsibility; emphasizes tolerance; and encourages community service by its students as essential anchors in fulfilling its mission in an ever-changing world. The College recognizes the dynamic nature of the modern world and, hence, the need to integrate faith with technological and scientific advancements to improve the human condition.

 

V. Course Objectives

 Spanish II course seeks to develop language skills that apply in many subject areas rather than any single subject matter. Further, the Spanish II course includes the study of Hispanic people and cultures, inherent in the study of any language. The goals of the Spanish II Language course are:

 

1. To develop the ability to understand the spoken language both formally and in conversation:

 

2. To develop the ability to speak with accuracy and fluency using appropriate pronunciation

 

3. To acquire vocabulary and grasp structure that enables the student to read newspaper and magazine articles, as well as literature with ease and accuracy; and

 

4. To develop the ability to express ideas accurately and fluently in writing.

 

VI. Competencies:

 

  1.   The student will demonstrates knowledge of major language components

       (e.g., phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntactic features, semantics,

        pragmatics) and applies this knowledge to address students' language

       development needs in language 1 and language 2.

 

2.      The student will understands the historical background of the Spanish language in  

the United States, including its culture and significant aspects of the Hispanic

        society, and the effects of demographic changes on the American society.

 

  3.  The student will understand basic linguistic concepts in L1 and L2 (e.g., language

       variation, change, and dialects) and will be able to apply knowledge of these 

       concepts to support students' language development in L1 and L2.

 

 4.  The student will be able to use the formal and informal register and knows the types   

      of formal and informal uses of the Spanish language.

 

5.      The student will know how to differentiate between language sounds and intonations

      in the Spanish language.

 

VII.  Course activities:

1.       Students will need basic computers skills to be successful in this course because many of the homework assignments will require computer knowledge in web searching and research.

2.       Students will have a choice of selecting some assignment during the course for a grade.

 

3.      Students will be given many opportunities to self correct assignments on www.studyspanish.com to improve their score

4.      Students will be engaged in group work, tutorial setting via the teacher and Spanish Club members, class discussions, writing, dictation, questions and answer sessions and video clips of language concepts.

 

5.      Students will receive timely feedback on all assignment via teacher’s comments and JICS.

 

VIII.  Course Outline

 

 Class Schedule for Spring Semester 2011

 

 

RM 101 MSBC

 

5/16/11    On campus              Introduction/Syllabus/ “15 ventajas de aprender expañol” Research on internet and write in Spanish-Submit to me for a grade by 5/17/11

 

                                                Repaso-Nouns, definite articles, indefinite articles,adjetivos

5/18/11                                    Repaso-Ser y Estar- Página 3 -VIEW RESOURCE LINK “SER Y ESTAR”

                                                Lea “Juana está en la ventana con su madre” Present tense verbs- ar/er/ir  (pps 35-39) Aprendan todos los verbos en páginas 37-38-Write a summary of story on page 32 in Spanish. Submit by 5/19/11

 

5/20/11                                    La prueba de deletrear (Los verbos) Conjugate 10 of the verbs on pages 37-38 and write 10 sentences using a different verb. Submit by 5/22/11

                                                “¿Dónde está mi sombero?”  (p52) El tiempo progresivo (p74)   Write 10 sentences using the present progressive of the same 10 verbs you conjugated. Listen to song  Si tu te vas” by Enrique Inglesia on Youtube and write the present progressives that are used in the song. Submit all assignment by 5/22/11

 

5/24/11                                    Stem - changing verbs-pps. 54-62

                                                Palabras negativas-p.78

!!Vete!!!   !!Vete!!    ---Los numeros---Complete this exercise on “La tarea” page and submit by 5/26/11

 

5/26/11                                    Verb tense and moods  ¿Cuántos tiempo hace?   Hace…….. & Acabar de…páginas 103-104. Complete studyspanish 33 & 75AB.  Submit by 5/28/11

                                               

                                                Preterite tense  pps-159-172-Please read these pages

                                                Irregular preterite tense verbs—(Test-pps 189-part 3)

                                                Submit by 5/29/11.

 

5/29/11                                    El Tiempo Futuro/ Irregular future tense verbs- Read pages 198-203. Listen to song “Si tu te vas” on YouTube and write the future tense verbs that are used. Complete study Spanish 99AB. Submit by 5/30/11

 

Reflexive verbs and reflexive pronouns-pages 213-216 in Textbook. REVIEW RESOURCE LINK-RELFEXIVE Complete exercise I on page 215-216  and studyspansh 59AB. Submit by 5/30/11.

 

6/3/11  On campus                  Mid-Term Exam

                                                PLEASE EMAIL ALL STUDYSPANISH “REPORT CARD RESULTS”

                       

6/08/11                                    Lea  “Un padre y sus dos hijos” page 114 in textbook. (parse all verbs in this story)  por ejemplo (Un padre tenía …(3rd preson singular) Write the verb each time you see it.  Please use “Syntax sheet on Resource page.

 

6/09/11                                    Potencial tense (condicional) 

·         Lean páginas 245-250

·         Completan páginas –ejercicios I & V-pps. 248-2249

·         Studyspanish-104AB. Submit by 6/10/11

 

6/10/11                                    Lea  Hagamos conexiones” Read the article on the RESOURCE PAGE. (parse (list) all verbs on the page). Submit by  6/11/11

 

6/11/11                                    El verbo-Gustar-

·         Lean páginas 331       

·         Completan los ejercicios I y II en páginas 331-332

·         Studyspanish 48AB-Submit on 6/12/11

 

6/15/11                                    La Historia

·         Lean “Los Español en la América del norte” Research and summarize  (Escribe una página­)                                                  

·         Contestan las preguntas-Submit on 6/16/11

 

6/16/11                                          Lean “Las Fiesta de San Fermin 

·         Research and  summarize  (Escribe una página­)                                                  

·         Contestan las preguntas Submit on 6/18/11

 

6/17/11                                    Lea página 161 y escribe un resumen del cuento en español.

·         (Escribe una página en el pretérito) Submit on 6/18/11

6/18/11                                    El Subjuntivo/El Subjuntivo con expresiones impersonales

                                                El Subjuntivo en cláusulas nominales

El Subjuntivo con expresiones de duda-Study pages 281-306 in textbook. Complete exercises I & VI on pages 292- 293. Complete study spanish 77AB. Submit by 6/19/11

                                               Perfecto de indicative/El Presente Perfecto   “He decidido” Marcos Witts. Study pages 347-354. Complete section VI on page 351. Complete studyspanish 101 AB-Listen to “He decidido” by Marcos Witt on YouTube and write the Perfect tense construction used in the song. Submit by 6/19/11

 

6/21/11                                    Presentation-(required) Student will speak for 5 minutes in Spanish using the model at the bottom of the Resource Links. Speech may  be given on campus or  via CD or cassette etc. Due date is 6/21/11

                                                                       

6/-22-23/11                              Final Exam (on campus)

 

IX.   Course Evaluations

 

1. The evaluation of each student is based the following behaviors

 

A. Attendance (see review college policies-see item VI below)

B. Attitudes (as addressed below)

C. Knowledge of the text goals and objectives

D. Successful completion of all class requirements and projects.

E. Quiz preparation

F. Examination preparation

G. Passing with minimum score of 70 % accuracy

 

The Evaluation Rubric

Every assignment will be evaluated using the rubric of Quality,

Neatness, Organization, and Thoroughness (Q-N-O-T) as the basis for

assessment.

 

A student’s evaluation will reflect their level of response to the

   assignment topic and to each criteria listed below.

 

a Quality: The product will demonstrate quality research and targeted

   responses to each assignment.

b Neatness: Each product will be evaluated on the physical appearance of

   the assignment. This element involves handwriting, word processing, and other

facet of appearance of the assignment.

c. Organization: Each product will present ideas and responses in an

    organized and logical format.

d. Thoroughness: Before submitting an assignment for evaluation, the

    student will:

 

1). neatly place name and date on each assignment

2). address the tasks and questions

3). examine the quality of the responses

4). evaluate the neatness of the assignment

5). edit with attention to detail as well as organization of ideas.

 

The assignment submitted for evaluation must demonstrate the ability to use

Spanish concepts learned prior to the date of the assignment. This includes the ability to use proper syntax; well-developed sentences and paragraphs; correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation; and the use of appropriate vocabulary.

 

2. The students are encouraged to:

Plan ahead. Use time to address assignments proactively.

 

Submit assignments at the beginning of class on the dates they are

  due. There will be no credit for work turned after this time.

 

Turn in assignments at the beginning of class on the dates they are

due. There will be no credit for work turned in after this time without a legitimate  excuse. TEACHER WILL NOT ACCEPT MORE THAN 2 ASSIGNMENTS AT ONE TIME.  Missed assignments must be submitted within 1 week of DUE DATE.

 

TEACHER WILL NOT EXCEPT MORE THAN 2 ASSIGNMENTS AT ONE TIME.  Missed assignments must be submitted with one week of DUE DATE,

 

Save--and back up—and keep a copy of every semester project,

   response, etc.

 

The instructor is not responsible for missing papers. A student should be able to document any work completed by presenting a duplicate copy. The student will need one copy for

submitting to instructor and one for discussion notes/replacement pieces.  Check e-mail messages daily.

X. Course Expectations and Policies

 

A. This This is a Hybrid course


Hybrid classes are a combination of online and classroom instruction. Students and teacher will work online via the Internet, but we will also meet part of the time --usually one day a week-- in the classroom.  This format gives students the best of both worlds--the Internet and the classroom--and at the same time, allows more flexibility.  Our experience has been that these classes will require you to be "in attendance" the same amount of time as your regular classes do . . . but that they give you (and your teacher) more flexibility in how that time is used.  

 

ill require you to be "in attendance" the same amount of time as your regular classes do . . . but that they give you (and your teacher) more flexibility in how that time is used.  

  1. Textbooks are required. (Handbook)
  2. Any student whom commits Plagiarism will get a ZERO for the particular assignment and will be subject to administrative action. (Student Handbook)

 

F. Withdrawals:  It is the students’ responsibility to initiate withdrawal from the class; students who stop attending class or who are receiving an –F- in class will not automatically be dropped by the instructor.  The students must complete the appropriate withdrawal form and process by the deadline published in the schedule of classes.

 

Examination Attendance

Quizzes: Quizzes will be administered as non-scheduled events during the

semester. There will be no make-up quizzes unless for legit reasons.

 

Examinations: Students are expected to be in class on all of the

scheduled examination dates. This policy relates to the Final Examination Date as well.

All examinations are listed in the class schedule, and the class finals will be administered

as scheduled in the Spring  Schedule of Classes (see school calendar).

 

B. Completion of Course Assignments

Each student will consult the course agenda and present assignments at

the beginning of class on the date it is due unless otherwise noted by either an in-class

announcement or on e-mail. Nothing will be accepted after the beginning of the class

event. Students must bring duplicate copies of the assignments to class. This

allows them to actively participate in class activities and discussions after the assignment

is submitted.  WRONG ASSIGNMENTS will not be accepted.

 

Please check JICS for the assignments you are missing and due dates.

 

Each student must registe on www.studyspanish.com by using your Texascollege email address.  Each student must insert my TEACHER ID number which is: H4AAXK92

 

C. Professional Habits and Attitudes

Each student must realize that their personal response to course assignments, their classmates, and the faculty and staff will effect their grade and is an

important factor in becoming a professional educator.

 

Responses to Course Assignments: Each assignment is designed to

facilitate and demonstrate growth in the educational experience.

 

Responses to Peers: Working with others is vital to success in acquiring a foreign language. As each student functions as a part of a learning team on campus and in the different activities, they are to be supportive of each other and they are to offer constructive feedback.

 

Response to Instructors and Support Staff: During the semester,

each student will experience a variety of individuals functioning with instructors and staff. Personnel and staff will be treated with respect at all times.

 

Personal Info: Each student will complete a 3x5 card with personal info by the second day of class.

 

Lecture Notes:  All lecture notes must be kept in an organized manner, by date, course period, assignment or concept title and must be legible available to me to check whenever I call for it.  A grade will be give for this project.

 

Internet assignments:  (www.studyspanish.com) All internet assignments must be printed out with student’s name on it and submitted to teacher for a grade. Make sure the assignments are done by you because I will be able to verify them with studyspanish.

 

ADA Compliance Statement:  Texas College does not discriminate of the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  Student needing and requesting support for a specific disability must  self-identify or self-disclose in writing, complete the appropriate 504 Form with appropriate documentation from the local, state or federal agencies, and submit it to the Compliance Officer located in the Office of Academic Affairs

 

D. Course Grades:

 

Home work                25%

Quizzes                       20%

Exams/Test                35%   

Participation               5%

Oral Presentation      15%

 

90 - 100 A

87 - 89 B+

80 - 87 B

78 - 79 C+

71 - 77 C

60 - 69 D

 

All grades will be available on JICS beginning the 1st week of class.

 

Course Materials

1. Text: Kendris, Christopher-Ph.D. Spanish Now-Level I1

Barron Educational , 3rd ed. Hauppauge, NY. Barron Educational Series. 2009

 

A. Supported material

Kendris, Christopher.  501 Spanish Verbs-Barron Educational- Hauppauge, NY. Barron Educational Series