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Español IV/Español 221F, Otoño 2010 Anne Kelly-Glasoe

Edificio 26-101 Oficina: 21-150A


L-M y V 12-1:05 p.m. 360-596-5349
akellyglasoe@spscc.ctc.edu
Horas: 10-10:50 diario y por cita
Catalogue Description: Consolidation and expansion of communicative skills in speaking, reading
and writing acquired in introductory Spanish language courses. Increasing cultural competency. This
course was formerly known as Spanish 201. The prerequisite for this class is Spanish 123 or
equivalent or instructor’s permission.

Course Description: Spanish 221 is the first course of the three-quarter sequence 221, 222, 223.
In this intermediate class students continue to learn the language in a cultural context to better read,
write, understand, and speak Spanish. In order to succeed, students need to actively participate in
every class, practice daily through the on-line assignments, seek out and engage native speakers,
and ask questions. Students are responsible for all material covered in the text this quarter including
through chapter 16, and are responsible for completing all homework on time. In addition to in-class
cultural readings, presentations and conversations, students are also responsible for developing and
participating in their own language immersion project.

Students learn vocabulary related to nature, the environment, animals, city life, health, exercise, jobs,
errands, directions and advice, health, well-being, nutrition, and the world of work. In addition,
students learn grammatical structures support being able to express wishes, desires and doubts
(subjunctive tense), ask for and give directions and advice (familiar tú and nosotros/as commands),
describe an action or an event in the immediate past (present perfect tense) and an event that
occurred before another past event (past perfect), talk about future plans (future tense), reminisce
(conditional tense) and express hopes (past subjunctive tense).

College Wide Abilities: This course prepares students to communicate effectively and understand
themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:
1. Aventuras, 3rd edition Student Textbook www.vhldirect.com/store/spscc.htm
2. Aventuras, Supersite and WEB-SAM passcode (ISBN 0929724437) to access the online Workbook,
Video Manual, Lab Manual and other materials.
3. Regular access to a computer with speakers and a microphone and high-speed Internet and email
to be able to complete the online assignments. There are computers with internet access and lap
tops for three-day check out in the SPSCC library available for this use.
4. A comfortable notebook for journaling in Spanish.
RECOMMENDED MATERIALS: English Grammar for Students of Spanish, Spinelli, Visual
Education Blank Cards, 300-Count or a similar vocabulary card system, and a Spanish/Spanish
dictionary.

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:
Attendance - Class participation and attendance are essential components of the final grade. If you
need to leave early let me know beforehand, and sit next to the door. To help minimize disruptions,
please leave seats closest to the door vacant for late-comers and early-leavers. In the unlikely event
that you are unable to attend class notify me by phone or email before class the day of your absence.
It is your responsibility to consult with your classmate/s or me to find out what you missed.
Notifying me does not mean that you are excused. In the event that I am unable to attend a
class, a cancellation may not be posted. If I do not arrive by 15 minutes after the start of the class
hour, you can assume I will not be there. In that event check the Supersite (http://vhlcentral.com/) or
my voice mail (360-596-5349), as I may leave instructions.
Appropriate Behavior and Consequences - This course will include lecture, discussion and small
group work. The college encourages diversity of belief and the free expression of ideas. However,
freedom of expression also requires respect for differing opinions. Disrespectful behavior will not be
tolerated. Disrespectful behavior includes, but is not limited to: talking in small groups while
someone else has the floor, monopolizing the discussion, talking out of turn while the instructor is
talking to the class or making disparaging comments. Socializing in class is distracting to other
students and to the teacher. If you do this or engage in other disruptive behavior you may be asked
to change your seat assignment. Students who continually disrupt the class will be warned and then
asked to leave as per the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities
http://inside.spscc.ctc.edu/Student_Services/enrollment/forms/code_of_rights.pdf and may be
referred to the Vice President of Student Services. Please turn off and remove cell phones, beepers
and other electronics before entering the classroom.

EVALUATION:
Participation - in-class activities – group work, dialogues, skits, a movie, test corrections, etc. – and
out-of-class work: a movie review, an immersion project, etc. You must complete the immersion
project to pass this class.
Homework - Workbook, Lab Manual and Video Manual activities from the WebSAM, Practice and
Assessment sections on the Supersite. To learn a language requires consistent practice, practice
and more practice. In this class homework is required and constitutes 15% of your final grade. Late
homework is not accepted toward your grade, but you will still have access to it after the due date for
practice purposes.
Journal - You will be writing in Spanish regularly (4 double-spaced, 50 word minimum entries per
week) and turning your journal in every other week – Wednesday September 29th, Wednesday
October 13th, Tuesday October 26th, Wednesday November 10th and Friday December 3rd – for a total
of 40 entries). Three of your entries per week need to be related to what we are doing in class, from
the readings, text, movie, speakers, the Supersite, etc., and one entry per week is a free entry. For
example, at the beginning of the quarter when we are chapter reading your journal entries will be
focused on these readings and could reflect on content, vocabulary, grammar, cultural similarities
and/or differences, etc. You don’t need to use a dictionary when you are journaling in Spanish. Your
focus should be on expressing yourself in Spanish as best you can. Leave a blank when you are
stumped and perhaps you can come back to it later or a classmate can help you out.
Chapter Tests - There will be four chapter tests with written, listening and speaking components. All
will cover material from the text, Supersite and class discussions. You must take all the chapter tests
to pass this class. If for some extenuating circumstances you are not able to take a chapter test, you
can take it the day of the final exam during and in addition to the final exam.
Vocabulary Quizzes - There will be at least four vocabulary quizzes.
Final Exam - 12/8/10 12-1:50 p.m. (written, listening and speaking). The college requires us to use
this exam period, so attendance on this date is mandatory. Exams will not be given early. You must
take the final exam to pass this class. I do not assign “V” grades. Note that it is your
responsibility to periodically confirm that my records are accurate.
Extra Credit - You can receive up to 3% - 1% per 10 activities - extra credit this quarter. It is your
responsibility to keep track and turn in your record to me by the day of the final exam (12/8/10):
1. ROSETTA STONE
a) Go to the SPSCC Library/Media Center and find the Rosetta Stone interactive CDROM.
The call number is PE1128.3.R67 2006 CDROM. You can check it out for use in the
SPSCC Library on specific computers and there is also a version available to take home
for three days.
b) Check out the Rosetta Stone Workbook and/or Quizzes & Tests books from the
Library/Media Center.
c) Make copies of the corresponding units. Copies are ten cents per page, and remember to
bring change as there is no change available in the library. Notice that the content of each
page is listed in the bottom right hand corner.
d) Complete the corresponding workbook exercises, quizzes or tests and turn in to me.
2. ON-LINE TUTORING EXTRA CREDIT
As a student enrolled at South Puget Sound Community College you have free on-line tutoring
available to you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. To get started logon at www.smarthinking.com. Your
username is SPSCC + your nine-digit student ID number, and the password is SPSCC. For help e-mail
support@smarthinking.com, call 888-430-7429 ext. 1, or visit the Customer Support section of the
SMARTHINKING Web site. To get extra credit for using this on-line tutoring service for Spanish, print
a copy of your request and turn it in to me.
3. AVENTURAS SUPERSITE AND WEBSAM ACTIVITIES
Keep track of all the Practice and WebSAM activities that are not assigned that you do this
quarter and turn your record in to me.
4. PIMSLEUR
Check out the Pimsleur CD program from the SPSCC Library Media Center and as you listen
take notes about the content of the CD (greetings, shopping, getting directions), including what
you think about the method used to teach conversational Spanish. Turn your notes in to me.

FINAL GRADE: Average of:


A = 93-100% A- = 90-92% 25% participation
B+ = 88-89% B = 83-87% B- = 80-82% 15% homework
C+ = 78-79% C = 73-77% C- = 70-72% 15% journal
D+ = 68-69% D = 63-67% D- = 60-62% 15% chapter tests
15% vocabulary quizzes
15% final exam
Academic Dishonesty:
Academic Dishonesty includes plagiarism, cheating, fabrication and grade tampering, and is a
serious violation of the Student Code of Conduct, as outlined in the SPSCC Student Handbook:
“Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s words, ideas or data as one’s own. When a student
submits work that includes the words, ideas or data of others, the source of that information must be
acknowledged through complete, accurate, and specific references.”

Anyone who commits an act of academic dishonesty in this course will receive a failing grade for that
assignment, quiz, test, exam or project. In order to remain in the course, the student will be required
to complete that assignment for no credit. Confirmed cases of academic dishonesty will result in a
referral to the Vice President for Student Services, followed by disciplinary action. Documentation of
the incident becomes part of the student’s official academic record.

If you have any questions about plagiarism, proper citation methods, or academic dishonesty
please contact me prior to turning in your work and/or consult the SPSCC Student Handbook
(http://www.spscc.ctc.edu/student-life/student-handbook.html). Please remember that I can’t
help you if you cheat, but I can help you if you are panicked.

Disability Support Services:


Accommodations and services are available to qualified students with documented disabilities.
Students who need disability accommodations should contact Disability Support Services in Bldg. 25
first floor, email dss@spscc.ctc.edu, or call (360) 596-5394 or TTY (360) 596-5439.

Financial Aid:
Students receiving financial aid should ALWAYS check with Financial Aid prior to withdrawing,
signing an incomplete contract, changing to an audit, or receiving an F grade in the class. 9/22/10