1 SPAN1015 and SPAN1016 Elementary Spanish Boston College, summer Credits per session Session 1: June 23 July 10 Room: Devlin 117 Session 2: July 14 July 31 Monday - Thursday 6:00-9:15 Instructor: Nilza Gonzalez-Pedemonte Office: Carney 130 Office hours: Monday- Thursday 5:15 6: 00 Boston College Mission Statement Strengthened by more than a century and a half of dedication to academic excellence, Boston College commits itself to the highest standards of teaching and research in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and to the pursuit of a just society through its own accomplishments, the work of its faculty and staff, and the achievements of its graduates. It seeks both to advance its place among the nation's finest universities and to bring to the company of its distinguished peers and to contemporary society the richness of the Catholic intellectual ideal of a mutually illuminating relationship between religious faith and free intellectual inquiry. Boston College draws inspiration for its academic societal mission from its distinctive religious tradition. As a Catholic and Jesuit university, it is rooted in a world view that encounters God in all creation and through all human activity, especially in the search for truth in every discipline, in the desire to learn, and in the call to live justly together. In this spirit, the University regards the contribution of different religious traditions and value systems as essential to the fullness of its intellectual life and to the continuous development of its distinctive intellectual heritage. Course Description SPAN Elementary Spanish I This beginning course is designed for students with no prior Spanish experience as well as those who have had some high school Spanish and are not sufficiently prepared for intermediate level work. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and acquiring a greater awareness of the Hispanic world. Class instruction is supplemented by videos and CD ROM and web activities. SPAN Elementary Spanish II This course is a continuation of SPAN1015. Course goals include readying students for Intermediate Spanish, expanding vocabulary, and building oral proficiency. Students will deepen their understanding of Hispanic culture through short literary and cultural readings, videos, and films. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish speaking world. Course Objectives 1. This course seeks help students develop beginning level oral and written Spanish language proficiency. To achieve this goal, oral drills, asking and answering questions and group work will be emphasized. The students will learn to greet others, introduce themselves and to participate in basic conversations in present, past and future time. 2. Students will develop their creative capacities in writing, reading and performing small role plays. 3. Students will gain a broader understanding and appreciation of Spanish and Latin American cultures. 4. Students will develop competency across cultural settings through the use of audio, video, musical and reading segments and on-site activities.
2 5. Students will learn about the impact of culture, gender and age in urban and sub-urban communities by becoming acquainted with Hispanic integration in the Boston area. Grading Distribution of Grades: 2 Exams 20% 3 In-Class Compositions 20% Oral Communication Skills / Class Participation / Homework 20% Workbook 10% Class presentation 10% Final Exam 20% Summer Grading System The undergraduate grading system consists of twelve categories: A (4.00), A- (3.67), excellent; B+ (3.33), B (3.00), B- (2.67), good; C+ (2.33), C (2.00), C- (l.67), satisfactory; D+ (l.33), D dropped without notifying office; W (.00), official withdrawal from course. Grade Reports. All students are required to log into the web through Agora to access their summer grades. Students must utilize their BC username and password to log on. If your username or password is not known, the HELP Desk located in the Campus Technology Resource Center (CTRC) in O Neill Library will issue a new one. The CTRC requires a valid picture ID (a BC ID, driver s license or passport) to obtain your password. Text(s)/Readings (Required) Hoy día, Spanish for Real Life, McMinn & Alonso Garcia Hoy día, Activities manual, McMinn & Alonso Garcia Recommended Heritage Larousse Spanish Dictionary Online practice at: 1) 2) Important Policies Written Work Graduate and undergraduate students are expected to prepare professional, polished written work. Written materials must be typed in the format required by your instructor. Strive for a thorough, yet concise style. Cite literature appropriately, using APA, MLA, CLA format per instructors decision. Develop your thoughts fully, clearly, logically and specifically. Proofread all materials to ensure the use of proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling. You are encouraged to make use of campus resources for refining writing skills as needed [http://www.bc.edu/libraries/help/tutoring.html]. Scholarship and Academic Integrity It is expected that students will produce original work and cite references appropriately. Failure to reference properly is plagiarism. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not necessarily limited to, plagiarism, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, cheating on examinations or assignments, and submitting the same paper or substantially similar papers to meet the requirements of more than one course without seeking permission of all instructors concerned. Scholastic misconduct may also involve, but is not necessarily limited to, acts that violate the rights of other students, such as depriving another student of course materials or interfering with another student s work.
3 Request for Accommodations If you have a disability and will be requesting accommodations for this course, please register with either Dr. Kathy Duggan Associate Director, Connors Family Learning Center (learning disabilities or AHD) or Dean Paulette Durrett, Assistant Dean for students with disabilities, (all other disabilities). Advance notice and appropriate documentation are required for accommodations. Attendance Class attendance is an important component of learning. Students are expected to attend all classes and to arrive by the beginning of and remain for the entire class period. When an occasion occurs that prevents a student from attending class, it is the student s obligation to inform the instructor of the conflict before the class meets. The student is still expected to meet all assignment deadlines. If a student knows that he or she will be absent on a particular day, the student is responsible for seeing the instructor beforehand to obtain the assignments for that day. If a student misses a class, he or she is responsible for making up the work by obtaining a classmate's notes and handouts and turning in any assignments due. Furthermore, many instructors give points for participation in class. If you miss class, you cannot make up participation points associated with that class. Types of absences that are not typically excused include weddings, showers, vacations, birthday parties, graduations, etc. Additional assignments, penalties and correctives are at the discretion of the instructor. If circumstances necessitate excessive absence from class, the student should consider withdrawing from the class. In all cases, students are expected to accept the decision of the instructor regarding attendance policies specific to the class. Consistent with our commitment of creating an academic community that is respectful of and welcoming to persons of differing backgrounds, we believe that every reasonable effort should be made to allow members of the university community to observe their religious holidays without jeopardizing the fulfillment of their academic obligations. It is the responsibility of students to review course syllabi as soon as they are distributed and to consult the faculty member promptly regarding any possible conflicts with observed religious holidays. If asked, the student should provide accurate information about the obligations entailed in the observance of that particular holiday. However, it is the responsibility of the student to complete any and all class requirements for days that are missed due to conflicts due to religious holidays. There may be circumstances that necessitate a departure from this policy. Feel free to contact the Summer Session Office at for consultation. Deadlines Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period on the specified dates. Late assignments will be graded accordingly. Course Assignments Please note that some weeks will require more time and some weeks less time but the average is approximately 26 hours per week over the semester.
4 This syllabus is informative only and may change at the instructor s discretion. Programa Sesión # 1. Semana 1. Lunes 23/06 Bienvenida. Introducción al curso. Capitulo # 1. Temas 1 & 2. En el salón de clases. Different types of Greetings in the Hispanic world. Pronunciation: Vowels, the alphabet. Tú/Ud. Definite and Indefinite articles. Hay. Numbers from 0 to 100. Manual : 1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 1.8, 1.10, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.20, 1.21, 1.22, 1.24, Martes 24/06 Capitulo # 1.Temas 3 & 4. Adjectives. Noun-adjective agreement. Ser y estar. Subject pronouns. Asking questions. Culture: Argentina.(video) Miércoles 25/06 Composición # 1. Capitulo # 2. Temas 1 & 2. Qué hora es? Time and days of the week. Daily routine. Presente de Indicativo Composición # 1 Jueves 26/06 Capitulo # 2. Temas 3 & 4 Personalidad. Describing people and things. Preposiciones de lugar. Examen # 1 Manual 1.26, 1.27, 1.28, 1.29, 1.30, 1.33, 1.34, 1.36, 1.41, 1.45, 1.48, 1.49, 1.55, 1.56, 1.59, , 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 2.10, 2.14, 2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.20, 2.22, 2.23, 2.24, 2.26, , 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 2.10, 2.14, 2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.20, 2.22, 2.23, 2.24, 2.26, , 2.30, 2.33, 2.37, 2.38, 2.39, 2.40, 2.41, 2.44, 2.45, 2.52, 2.53, Sesión # 1. Semana 2. Lunes 30/06 Capitulo # 3. Temas 1 & 2 En familia. Miembros de la familia. Comparatives. Tener/venir. Martes 01/07 Capitulo # 3. Temas 3 & 4 El tiempo libre. Indicativo. Irregular verbs. Cultura: México (video) Miércoles 02/07 Capitulo # 4. Temas 1 & 2 Hogar dulce hogar. No, negative words. Vocabulario: la casa y los colores. Composición # 2 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.7, 3.10, 3.12, 3.14, 3.15, 3.16, , 3.26, 3.28, 3.29, 3.31, 3.33, 3.34, 3.42, 3.43, 3.46 A y B. 4.1, 4.2, 4.6, 4.7, 4.11, 4.12, 4.15, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.23, 4.24, 4.25.
5 Jueves 03/07 Capitulo # 4.Temas 3 & 4 Actividades diarias. Mi vecindario. Números. Examen # , 4.30, 4.33, 4.35, 4.36, 4.38, 4.40, 4.43, 4.46, 4.51, Sesión # 1. Semana 3 Capitulo # 5. Tema 1 & 2 Lunes 07/07 Describing your routine. Reflexive and reciprocal verbs. La ropa. Possessive and demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. Martes 08/07 Capitulo # 5. Temas 3 & 4 Diversiones; una fiesta. The present progressive. Cultura: España(video) Composición # 3 5.2, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.12, 5,13, 5.14, 5.15, 5.21, 5.22, , 5.28, 5.29, 5.42, 5.44, 5.47, 5.48, 5.49, 5.52 Miércoles 09/07 Presentaciones Orales Estudiar para el examen final Jueves 10/07 Repaso y Examen Final Buena suerte
6 Sesión # 2. Semana 1 Lunes 14/07 Capitulo # 7. Temas 1 & 2 De viaje. Pretérito de verbos regulares e irregulares. 7.1, 7.3, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.10, 7.14, 7.18, 7.19, 7.22, 7.25 Martes 15/07 Capitulo # 7. Temas 3 & 4 La ciudad. Direct object pronoun. Saber y conocer. Culture: Costa Rica (video) Miércoles 16/07 Capitulo # 8. Temas 1 & 2 La niñez. Pretérito e Imperfecto. Impersonal Se. Composición # 1 Jueves 17/07 Capitulo # 8. Temas 3 & 4 Narrar en el pasado. Querer, poder, saber y conocer. Profesiones. Examen # , 7.32, 7.33, 7.34, 7.37, 7.38, 7.40, 7.43, 7.44 A y B, 7.47, , 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.6, 8.8, 8.9, 8.10, 8.11, 8.12, 8.16, 8.17, 8.18, , 8.24, 8.25, 8.29, 8.31, 8.35, 8.37, 8.40, 8.41, 8.44, Sesión # 2. Semana 2 Lunes 21/ 07 Capitulo # 9. Temas 1 & 2 En el restaurante.comidas y bebidas. Expressing likes, dislikes, and interests. Gustar. Using direct and indirect object pronouns. The conditional. Martes 22/07 Capitulo # 9. Temas 3 & 4 En el mercado. Una dieta equilibrada. The future tense. Culture: Perú (video) Composicion # 2 Miércoles 23/07 Capitulo # 10. Temas 1 & 2 Nuestro cuerpo.giving advice. Presente de subjuntivo. Jueves 24/07 Capitulo # 10. Temas 3 & 4 La salud. Visitando el hospital. Mente sana, cuerpo sano. Presente de subjuntivo. Commands. Examen # 2 9.1, 9.2, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.9, 9.14, 9.17, 9.20, 9.22, , 9.26, 9.30, 9.31, 9.39, , 10. 3, 10.5, 10.6, 10.8, 10.9, 10.12, 10.13, 10.17, 10.19, 10.20, 10.23, 10.25, 10.26, 10.30, 10.34, 10.35, 10.40, 10.46,
7 Sesión # 2. Semana 3 Lunes 28/07 Capitulo # 11. Temas 1 & 2 Experiencias de trabajo. The Subjuntive. Por y para. Present perfect. Using past participles as adjectives. Culture: Ecuador (video) 11.1, 11.2, 11.5, 11.9, 11.10, 11.14, 11.17, 11.19, Martes 29/07 Capitulo # 11. Temas 3 & 4 En el banco. Expressing feelings; The subjuntive. Ahorrar, salvar, guardar. Composición # , 11.26, 11.33, 11.37, 11.43, 11.45, Miércoles 30/07 Presentaciones orales Estudiar para el examen final. Jueves 31/07 Repaso y Examen final Buena suerte