Topics: Spanish language, Communication, Academic dishonesty Pages: 9 (2641 words) Published: January 15, 2013
Elementary Spanish I Net Syllabus Spring 2013 College of DuPage

Section: 03626
Instructor: JANE BURKE (best way to reach me)
Office location: BIC 2406 (Part-time Faculty Office)
Office hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (and also by appointment) Webcam Discussion hours:Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. AND Thursdays 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ¡Bienvenidos!
Welcome to Spanish 1101 Net, Elementary Spanish I. This 8-WEEK course develops the ability to speak, understand, read, and write Spanish in a cultural and communicative context. Spanish 1101 Internet is for the beginning student with no prior experience in the language. This is a four-credit hour course that may not be repeated for credit. Spanish 1101 Internet never meets in the classroom; all coursework and exams are completed online. Course Objectives:

The development of communication skills is the main objective of this course. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate a basic communicative knowledge of:

* Elementary Spanish vocabulary such as greetings, courtesy expressions, courses of study, family relationships, professions, past times, places in the city, days of the week, months, telling time, colors, weather, foods, clothing and daily routines. * Elementary Spanish language structures such as use of subject pronouns and the present tense regular and irregular verbs, gender and number of nouns, indefinite and negative words, noun/adjective agreement and placement of adjectives, verbs like gustar to express likes and dislikes, uses of ser and estar and saber and conocer to talk about what you know, the present progressive, possessive and demonstrative adjectives, comparisons and superlatives, and description of daily routines and activities one did in the past using the regular and irregular preterit tense. * The relationship between the language and cultures as demonstrated in readings and videos about courtesy gestures, major courses of study, family and family names, sports, markets, the siesta, vacation past times, foods and more topics related to Spain and Latin America.

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the above by successfully performing the following language functions: * Speaking which includes the ability to produce the sound system accurately, express basic courtesy formulae, make short statements and initiate formulaic questions and respond in simple, mostly memorized phrases. * Listening which includes the ability to recognize the sound system, comprehend basic courtesy formulae, basic vocabulary, memorized materials, cognates and utterances in highly contextualized situations. * Reading which includes the ability to identify the sound system and cognates, read basic vocabulary and short phrases as well as mastered material and new combinations of mastered material, and instructional and directional material. * Writing which includes the ability to accurately produce the sound system in written form, copy isolated words and phrases, transcribe oral language to written form (dictation) and recombine memorized material in highly contextualized situations.

Required Textbook:
Author: Donley Edition: 3rd
You could purchase your package from the College of DuPage bookstore. Please contact the bookstore with any questions and/or availability of the Aventuras 3/e package:

Phone: 630.942.3883 Website:
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