1 1 Beginning Spanish I SPAN /-04 MTWR 1-1:50/2-2:50 Spring 2015 Dr. Alexandra Gonzenbach Perkins Office: GC 411 Office Hours: Monday (12-1pm), Wednesday (11-1pm), Thursday (3-5pm), and by appointment Course Description: Bienvenidos a español 1010! This is a beginning course designed for students with little or no Spanish experience. The course will emphasize basic conversation, vocabulary building, grammatical concepts, and culture. As this is a Spanish course, we will us Spanish 100% of the time in the classroom. Native-Speakers and students with extensive high school Spanish should take a placement test and consider enrolling in another course. Time in class will be spent practicing conversation, exploring cultural texts, and learning from one another. As such, I expect that you complete your homework thoroughly before class. You are to practice drills of grammatical concepts on your own through homework and workbook assignments. The class is communication-oriented and requires daily, active participation during individual, pair, and group exercises. This is a college-level course; expect to move through the material quickly. I encourage you to form study groups and/or find a study partner. Take advantage of my office hours and the tutors in the Language and Logic Lab. Spanish: The language of the classroom: The class will be conducted in Spanish in order to provide you with maximum exposure to the language. The main focus of classes is on Spanish communication, and we strive for maximum use of the language in the classroom. This means that your instructor will speak Spanish to you during class, and you will be expected to do the same with your instructor and classmates. Should you need additional explanations or wish to discuss matters not directly related to course content, your instructor will be happy to speak to you in English before or after class and during office hours.
2 2 Why study Spanish? Spanish is spoken not only in Spain, the Caribbean, and most of Latin America; it is also the second most used language in the United States. In the United States, over 50 million people speak Spanish as a first or second language. This makes the U.S. the second largest Spanishspeaking country in the world after Mexico. Spanish is the official language of 20 countries (plus Puerto Rico) and there are more than 500 million Spanish speakers (first or second language) worldwide. As you embark on your language studies, keep in mind the following benefits: Learning a language is not just about vocabulary and grammar. You will graduate into an increasingly interconnected world that needs individuals that understand other languages and cultures. More than ever before, language knowledge and cross-cultural understanding are essential skills to participate effectively and successfully in the world we share and the globalized market place. Learning a language improves your intellectual development: you are able to better negotiate meaning, recognize, and communicate in different language systems. There is a positive impact on problem-solving and multi-tasking skills. You can also improve your memory and your first language skills. You will become better aware of how a language works and how it is structured. Language learners become effective communicators, sharper writers, and develop better listening skills. Knowing other languages is a skill you can use in any career. It enhances your career opportunities since many employers prefer to hire bilingual employees. Learning another language provides you with the opportunity to explore and appreciate other cultures and more fully understand your own. It allows you to evaluate your own ways of thinking and viewing the world. Course Requirements: No previous courses required Required Texts: Tu mundo: español sin fronteras (Andrade, et al.), McGraw Hill, 1st edition (2014)* Cuaderno de actividades to accompany Tu Mundo (Andrade, et al.), McGraw Hill, 1st edition (2013) Access to Canvas to receive announcements *If you buy your book online, make sure it is not the Instructor s Edition. The use of this copy is not permitted.
3 3 Recommended Materials: Tutoring Schedule: Conversation Tables Schedule: SUU Essential Learning Outcomes Communication Culture Students will achieve these outcomes through a development of the four major skill areas for language learning: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. One main goal of this course is basic communicative competence, not grammatical perfection. You should not expect to acquire native-like proficiency in one or two semesters, but you can expect to enhance your proficiency in the four skills listed above. The other main goal of this course is to expose students to a wide range of cultural production from Spanish-speaking cultures. These cultural products (songs, poems, advertisements, paintings, websites, etc.) will enhance the four skills while helping students to engage with a wide variety of cultural practices across Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain. Upon completion of Spanish 1010, students will: Use Spanish to greet others and introduce themselves. Describe things, narrate basic events, and discuss their likes, dislikes, and daily habits in the present tense, in Spanish. Produce and comprehend Spanish speech and text that uses basic terms to discuss and compare: school; schedules, calendars and seasons; the city; clothing and shopping; family and pets, physical traits of people, an Gain exposure to a variety of cultural texts from Hispanic cultures and demonstrate awareness of customs, geography, and the differences and similarities between cultural traditions. In addition, we will focus on acquiring the following areas from SUU Essential Learning Outcomes and by the end of this course, students will: Gain knowledge of human cultures. Gain intellectual and practical skills, particularly in written and oral communication. Gain personal and social responsibility, particularly intercultural knowledge and competence. Grade Breakdown: Chapter Exams (5): 20% Quizzes: 5% Workbook: 10% Daily Homework: 10% Participation & Attendance: 15% Engagement: 10 % Cultural Project and Presentation: 20% Final Interview: 10% These assessments will help you demonstrate and achieve the student learning outcomes for this course.
4 4 Description of Assessments: Chapter Exams: There will be 5 chapter exams given throughout the semester. There are NO makes-ups and no extra time will be given if you are late to class. Quizzes: These will be given throughout the semester. Quizzes may be announced or unannounced. Workbook: The Cuaderno de actividades contains listening, writing, and pronunciation activities related to the vocabulary and grammar covered in class. Homework will be assigned daily. Workbooks will be collected on exam days. Incomplete workbooks will not be graded. Handwritten workbooks will not be graded. Purchase the workbook or make photocopies. Homework is closely related to daily participation. Completing the homework before class is essential to your participation in class. Daily Homework: Homework is related to daily participation since in many cases you will not be able to fully participate in class without studying and completing the previous evening s homework. Assignments will be graded with the following marks: + (excellent), (good work), - (needs improvement) Participation: Your participation involves a number of variables, including, but not limited to the following: o Your use of Spanish in the classroom Greeting people and taking leave using Spanish Using Spanish during class (i.e. with instructor and in small groups), when asking and responding to questions related (or not related) to the material at hand, and when engaged in casual conversation with classmates or instructor o Your willingness to participate in all class activities o Your cooperation during group and pair-work o Your respect and attitude toward your professor, classmates, and yourself o This grade is based on your active engagement in class, attitude, effort, and quality of participation in class. Sleeping, texting, not paying attention, tardiness, and frequent absences will affect your participation grade. Attendance Policy: You are expected to attend class and arrive on time. o You have 3 free absences (no explanation, note, etc. needed). After 3 absences, one percentage point will be deducted from your final grade. o If you have more than 5 absences, you will receive a 0 for your participation grade for the semester, in addition to the points deducted from your final grade. Engagement: You will be required to attend 3 outside events hosted by the Department of Languages and Philosophy. Your choices are the Spanish Conversation Tables (GC 104) or tutoring (GC 104). If you find an event in the community that uses Spanish, please notify me, as this may count towards your Engagement grade (must be approved beforehand). Cultural Project & Presentations: For this class, you will prepare a cultural presentation in groups of two or three students. Topics will be discussed with your instructor later in the semester. You will be expected to use props, visual aids (charts, pictures), etc. Feel free to be as creative as you wish to present the material to your classmates. Presentations are not to be read although you may refer to note cards. Thus, the presentations should be practiced and well prepared. Your oral abilities will be evaluated through these presentations. This project also requires a written essay, to be turned in before the presentation. Further instructions will be given during the semester. Attendance on cultural presentation days is mandatory. Absences on one of these days will lower
5 5 your cultural project grade by 50%. Details for the presentations will be provided later in the course. Final Exam: This will be a cumulative interview. Further instructions will be given during the semester. Course Policies: Attendance: Attendance and punctuality are extremely important. All students are expected to attend class and arrive on time. Absences, tardiness, early departures, and regularly entering/leaving the room while class is in session will negatively affect your grade. If you know you will be absent or late, contact me to make any necessary arrangements. Incomplete/Late Work: NOT ACCEPTED. Do not put assignments in mailbox or under door without permission. If you plan to be absent, your work must be turned in beforehand. Make prior arrangements. Be prepared for class: In order to learn Spanish and to achieve the learning objectives set out for this course, you must come to class prepared and ready to participate. Homework must be prepared before class in order to fully participate. During class you should listen, engage in discussions, take notes, and make an effort to speak every day. You must speak in Spanish, as this is a Spanish class. Use of English (unless given permission) will result in a lower participation grade. Come prepared: bring your textbooks and other necessary materials. Learning a second language takes time, effort, and practice. Students who participate actively will do well in this class. Step out of your comfort zone and take risks. Be patient with yourself and others. Respect your classmates, your professor, and yourself. Disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated. Cell phones: Cell phone/computer/tablet use will be permitted to the extent that it helps students understand vocabulary, grammatical concepts, or elements of culture. If your cell phone/computer/tablet use proves to be a distraction to you, classmates, or the professor, your grade will suffer. Be courteous and limit your technology use to relevant materials that will enhance your learning experience. Use of online translators: NOT ALLOWED. Do not use an online translator for any assignments in class. Using an online translator is equivalent to plagiarism and will be reported as a violation of Academic Integrity, as outlined by Policy 6.33 Academic Integrity. Additional Information: ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent. You are expected to have read and understood Policy 6.33 Academic Integrity and the current issue of the student handbook (published by Student Services) regarding student responsibilities and rights. ADA STATEMENT: Students with medical, psychological, learning or other disabilities desiring academic adjustments, accommodations or auxiliary aids will need to contact the Southern Utah University Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), in Room 206F of the Sharwan Smith Center or phone (435) SSD determines eligibility for and authorizes the provision of services. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STATEMENT: In case of emergency, the University's Emergency Notification System (ENS) will be activated. Students are encouraged to maintain updated contact information using the link on the homepage of the mysuu
6 6 portal. In addition, students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Emergency Response Protocols posted in each classroom. Detailed information about the University's emergency management plan can be found at HEOA Compliance statement: The sharing of copyrighted material through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, except as provided under U.S. copyright law, is prohibited by law. Detailed information can be found at DISCLAIMER: Information contained in this syllabus, other than the grading, late assignments, makeup work, and attendance policies, may be subject to change with advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.)
7 7 Calendario tentativo ENERO En clase 5 Capítulo 1: A conversar! Introducción al curso, los nombres, diagnóstico Tarea Study Vocabulario útil (p. 4) and El abecedario (p. 5) Workbook: p Los nombres y los saludos El abecedario en español Read section 1.1 (p ) Watch grammar tutorial #6 Complete Ejercicio 1 and 2 (p. 22) Complete verb chart 7 The Verb ser and Subject Pronouns Read section 1.2 (p ) Watch grammar tutorial #1 and 2 Complete Ejercicio 3 and 4 (p ) 8 La descripción de las personas Adjective-Noun Agreement Prepare Actividad integral A and B (p ) Read Entérate (p. 17) Complete Comprensión (p. 17) 12 Cultura: Los hispanos en el mundo Study and advance on workbook assignments 13 REVIEW Study and finish workbook assignments 14 EXAM 1 / WORKBOOK & TUTORING SHEETS DUE Read section 2.1 (p. 52) Complete Ejercicio 1 and 2 (p ) Complete verb chart 15 Capítulo 2: Amigos y compañeros Los cumpleaños y la edad Expressing Age: The verb tener Read section 2.2 (p. 53) Complete Ejercicio 3 (p. 54) Workbook: p NO HAY CLASE 20 Las cosas en el salón de clase y los mandatos Handout Expressing location: The verb estar 21 El verbo estar Study the map of Latin America and Spain in the back of your textbook 22 Cultura: El mapa de Latinoamérica Read section 2.3 (p ) Complete Ejercicio 4 and 5 (p. 55) Watch grammar tutorial #5
8 8 26 El cuerpo humano Read section 2.4 (p ) Forms and Placement of Adjectives 27 Nacionalidades Origin ser de Complete Ejercicio 6 (p. 56) Read El árabe y los idiomas indígenas (p. 45) Complete handout (reading) 28 Cultura: Paraguay Study and advance on workbook assignments 29 REVIEW Study and finish workbook assignments FEBRERO 2 EXAM 2 / WORKBOOK & TUTORING SHEETS DUE Read section 3.1 (p ) Watch grammar tutorial #22 Complete Ejercicio 1 and 2 (p ) 3 Capítulo 3: Las actividades y el tiempo libre Las actividades favoritas Complete Handout (pronouns) Workbook: p Using gustar to express likes and dislikes 4 Las actividades favoritas Using gustar to express likes and dislikes Read section 3.2 (p ) Complete Ejercicio 3 (p. 89) 5 La hora y las actividades diarias Complete Ejercicio 4 and 5 (p. 89) Read section 3.3 (p ) Complete Ejercicio 6, 7, 8 (p ) Complete verb chart 9 Las actividades diarias Present tense of ar, -er, -ir verbs Leer Hablando del tiempo (p ) Complete Actividad 13 (p. 76) 10 El tiempo Present tense of ar, -er, -ir verbs Study and advance on workbook assignments 11 Las estaciones y el tiempo Present tense of ar, -er, -ir verbs Demonstratives Read section 3.4 (p ) Watch grammar tutorial #9 Complete Ejercicio 9 and 10 (p ) 12 Cultura: Argentina y Uruguay Study and advance on workbook assignments
9 9 16 REVIEW Study and finish workbook assignments 17 EXAM 3 / WORKBOOK & TUTORING SHEETS DUE Complete Proyecto Final Handout 18 Proyecto Final In-class workshop Study family vocabulary (chapter 4) 19 Capítulo 4: La familia y los amigos En familia Read section 4.1 (p ) Watch grammar tutorial #7 Complete Ejercicio 1 (p. 119), 2, 3, 4 (p ) Workbook: p En familia Handout 24 En familia Possession: tener, ser de, and possessive adjectives 25 Las preferencias y los deseos Read section 4.2 (p. 121) Complete Ejercicio 5 and 6 (p ) Watch grammar tutorial #10 The verbs preferir and querer + infinitive 26 Las preferencias y los deseos The verbs preferir and querer + infinitive Read section 4.3 (p ) Complete Ejercicio 7, 8, 9 (p. 124) MARZO 2 Datos personales Question Formation Watch grammar tutorial #4 and 28 3 Datos personales Question Formation Read section 4.4 (p ) Watch grammar tutorial #11 Complete Ejercicio 10, 11, 12 (p ) 4 Los planes Proyecto Final: Rough draft of essay due Making plans: pensar, tener ganas de, and ir a 5 Proyecto cultural: In-class peer-review workshop 9 NO HAY CLASE Relajar 10 VACACIONES DE Tomar el sol 11 PRIMAVERA Nadar 12!!! Hacer una fiesta
10 10 16 Los planes Read Entérate (p ) Making plans: pensar, tener ganas de, and ir a Complete Comprensión (p. 115) 17 Cultura: Ecuador Study and advance on workbook assignments 18 REVIEW Study and advance on workbook assignments 19 EXAM 4 / WORKBOOK & TUTORING SHEETS DUE Read section 5.1 (p ) Watch grammar tutorial #14 Complete Ejercicio 1, 2, 3 (p ) 23 Capítulo 5: La rutina diaria Workbook: p La rutina Present tense of reflexive verbs 24 La rutina Present tense of reflexive verbs Read section 5.2 (p. 156) Watch grammar tutorial #13 Complete Ejercicio #4 and 5 (p. 157) 25 Verbs with stem vowel changes (ie, ue) in the present tense 26 Las tres comidas Study and advance on workbook assignments Study and advance on workbook assignments Verbs with stem vowel changes (ie, ue) in the present tense MARZO/ABRIL 30 Las tres comidas Read El día de los muertos (p. 142) Complete handout 31 Los días feriados Study and advance on workbook assignments 1 Los dias feriados Read section 5.3 (p. 158) Watch grammar tutorial #18 Complete Ejercicio 6 and 7 (p ) 2 Impersonal Direct Object Pronouns Study and advance on workbook assignments
11 11 ABRIL 6 Impersonal Direct Object Pronouns Read section 5.4 (p. 159) Watch grammar tutorial #10 and 12 Complete Ejercicio 8 7 Los estados físicos y anímicos Irregular verbs Complete verb chart 8 Los estados físicos y anímicos Irregular verbs Study and advance on workbook assignments 9 Los estados físicos y anímicos Irregular verbs Prepare for in-class workshop 13 Proyecto Cultural: In-class workshop Read Entérate (p ) Complete Comprensión (p. 149) 14 Cultura: El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua Study and finish workbook assignments 15 REVIEW 16 EXAM 5 / WORKBOOK & TUTORING SHEETS DUE 20 Presentación de proyectos finales 21 Presentación de proyectos finales 22 Presentación de proyectos finales 23 Presentación de proyectos finales EXAMEN FINAL: Entrevista Oral