1 FLS 201: Intermediate Spanish I Course Policies, General Information, & Schedule Instructor: Karen A. Coachman Office: Laundry Building, Room 209 Office hours: Mon. & Wed., 2:30-4:00 p.m. (and by appointment) Instructor web page: Fall 2008 Sections: 012 MWF 9:10-10:00 a.m. Harrelson MWF 10:15-11:05 a.m. Harrelson MWF 12:25-1:15 p.m. Harrelson MWF 1:30-2:20 p.m. Harrelson 163 Please read this information carefully and pay attention to supplementary information that your instructor presents in class. You are responsible for understanding and adhering to course policies. Catalog Description: Listening and speaking; development of a balanced foundation in all Spanish language skills. Idiomatic, everyday Spanish and cultural awareness. Class practice, laboratory and written homework. (See the instructor web page listed above for specific course objectives.) Placement and Pre-requisites: FLS 102 (or appropriate transfer credit) or the following test scores: NCSU Placement test: ; SAT II test: (See for scoring interpretation and placement policy.) If you do not have any of the prerequisites listed above, you must take the Placement Test either in the Laundry Lab (LAU 214: Language and Computer Building at the corner of Stinson & Current Drives) or the Withers Lab (WI 131): The test will take about 25 minutes and you will receive the results immediately. Note: Native speakers CANNOT receive credit for FLS if Spanish is their native language. Required text and supplementary materials: Plazas: Lugar de encuentros, SECOND EDITION. Required components are: 1) Student textbook with audio CD and 2) a Quia account for completion of laboratory activities. A full package, available at the NC State bookstore is recommended, which includes the student text with audio CD, hard copy workbook and workbook answer key, CD ROM, and book key for creating a Quia account for completion of audio lab at Additional web resources for this book are available at (choose Plazas: Lugar de encuentros, 2nd Edition, NOT CengageNOW! Live Edition). Instructor course code for Quia for FLS 201: CKDMDX774 (Students new to Plazas will need to use their own book key in conjunction with the instructor course code to open an account with Quia. Students who already have an account will need to change instructors using my course code). See my Quia information link if you have questions. Used books: If you buy a used textbook, you can buy a package of new ancillary materials which will also include a new book key for using the Quia online lab. Book keys are not transferable to other people. You must purchase a new one. If you only need the book key you may purchase one through Quia. See the Quia information site above, or contact Quia support at:
2 Language laboratory: All students must complete language laboratory (audio) activities for each chapter studied. If you do not have access to a computer with speakers, you can complete audio lab exercises in a CHASS Foreign Language Computer Lab, either in the Laundry Lab (LAU 214: Language and Computer Building at the corner of Stinson & Current Drives) or the Withers Lab (WI 131). LAU 214 is open Mon.-Th. 8AM- 9PM, Fri. 8AM-5PM, Sat. 12-5PM, and Sun. 1PM-5PM. WI 131 is open Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5PM, closed Sat. and Sun. For more information, visit: Grading - Assignments, Tests, and Participation: The course will be graded in the following manner: Participation & Preparation 30% - Workbook (5%) - Quia Lab (8%) - Attendance, Active Participation, & Quizzes (17%) Chapter Tests (5) 30% Oral Communication Assessment 10% Final Exam 30% TOTAL 100% Notes on Attendance and Active Participation in class: You should bring your textbook to every class (except on exam days) and turn cell phones off. You will receive 4 points for every class period that you are in attendance and participating in class activities. The following amount of points will be deducted if any of the following applies to you during the class period: Absent (unexcused) - 4 points Present but sleeping, doing work for another class, texting, or otherwise distracted - 4 points Assigned Homework not completed - 2 Late or failed to bring textbook to class - 1 point Quizzes will be given periodically and will be graded on a 4 point scale. On days a quiz is given in class, your participation grade for the day will be your quiz grade. However, if any items listed above apply to you during the class period, the appropriate amount of points will be deducted from the point value earned on the quiz for the day. If you miss a class, you should check with the instructor for any additional homework that may have been assigned in class on the day of your absence so you can complete it and bring it with you to the next class. Absence from class is not an excuse for not knowing about an assignment or of any changes in the schedule. Preparation and participation in class are essential for success in learning a foreign language. Homework will be assigned on a regular basis and completion of homework before class is required. Use the following rubric as a guide to proper preparation and participation: A - Student comes to class prepared, bringing proper materials, arriving on time and staying the full length of the class. Student is attentive and frequently volunteers to participate. Student is actively involved in all class activities and stays on task in group work. Any questions or comments are pertinent. B - Student is usually prepared. Student is always attentive, participates in all activities and volunteers from time to time. Student asks only pertinent questions. C - Student shows evidence of being unprepared on occasion. Student may arrive late or leave early in some instances. Student volunteers infrequently and may ask questions that would not be necessary had the student prepared for class more thoroughly.
3 D - Student is unprepared and/or inattentive. Student rarely volunteers and demonstrates lack of involvement in class activities. Student may not stay on task in group work and may ask unnecessary or inappropriate questions. Student exhibits lack of concern for the class. His or her behavior may have a negative effect on the class. F - Student does not attend class. Attendance policy: Attendance is obligatory. More than 3 absences of any kind (excused or unexcused) is considered excessive. For each unexcused absence beyond 3, 1% point will be deducted from the final grade. Please note that this is a separate category from the participation grade and requirements, though the two are related. For an absence to be excused, the student must inform the instructor in advance if possible or as soon as possible after. The excuse must be documented and must be explicitly accepted as an excused absence by the instructor. If an absence is excused, students will be allowed to do makeup work without penalty and will not have missed participation or homework points counted against them. (See for university policy on attendance. Pay attention to the definition of an excused absence). Please note that is my primary means of communicating with you outside of class. It is your responsibility to make sure that a valid, functional account is correctly listed for you with Registration and Records. You are responsible for all course information distributed via from the instructor. Course Schedule: The assignments for each day as well as dates of exams are all found in the course schedule. Assignments listed on specific dates are expected to be done before the class period on that date. The course schedule may be revised at the discretion of the instructor. Additional homework not listed on the schedule may be assigned by the instructor for the next class period. Students will be informed in advance of any changes. Late work will not be accepted. Quia Lab Manual & Workbook Assignments: All Quia Lab Manual and WB homework should be completed as indicated on the course schedule. This will prepare you for the upcoming class topics and any quizzes during the week. Workbook homework can be done in written form in the hard-copy of the Workbook OR you may complete these exercises as well via the Quia site. You should spend at least one hour on each chapter's lab (audio) exercises. You are required to do ALL exercises in the lab for each chapter. Each exercise is timed. The cumulative time should add up to at least 1 hour in order to receive full credit. Quia Lab Manual (Audio) exercises (as well as WB exercises done online) should score 80% or better in order to be counted as a completed assignment. If you scored less than 80% on any exercise, you should go back and resubmit your answers to improve your score until it reaches this point. Openended answers will be reviewed by the instructor online in order to receive credit - these must also be completely done in order to receive full credit. WB exercises done in hard-copy format need to be checked and corrected against the answer key in the back of your workbook. If you are having trouble getting to 80% on open-ended Quia exercises, check to make sure you have typed the proper accent marks, spelled items correctly, used plural or singular words as necessary, capitalized properly, used punctuation, etc. All exercises are due by midnight the day prior to the chapter exam. (WB pages completed in the actual workbook should be brought to class with you on the day of the chapter exam to receive credit.) Assessment of oral communication skills: Each student will do one short in-class presentation during the semester and a short conversation with a partner in my office. More information regarding these assignments will be given during the semester. Grading rubrics for the oral communication assessments will be posted on the instructor s web page.
4 Final Exam: Students in FLS 201 will take a common final exam. The final exam has two parts: a listening comprehension section and a written section. Both sections will be taken on the University assigned final exam day. See the course schedule for date/time of the final exam. The university policies and procedures regarding final exams are outlined here: instructors and students must follow those policies. An "Expectation Sheet" which provides students with the format of the final exam will be available the last week of classes. Grading Scale: A % B % C % D % F % A % B % C % D % A % B % C % D % *Students taking the course "credit-only" must earn a total point average equivalent to C- or better to pass with a Satisfactory grade. CHASS or COM (College of Mgmt) majors must take FLS 201 for a grade. Academic integrity: All instructors of Spanish classes at NC State take the academic integrity policy very seriously. Consult for information on the policy. Academic integrity extends to all work done in a course, including homework, class work, papers, projects, written tests, oral tests, laboratory work and exams. Students with disabilities: Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with verifiable disabilities. Please register with the Office of Disability Services for Students at Suite 1900 Student Health Center, 2815 Cates Avenue, (919) If you already have an accommodation letter from DSS, please schedule an appointment with me to discuss. Class Evaluations: Online class evaluations will be available for students to complete during the last week of class the following dates and times: Fall Session 8 a.m. November 21 through 8 a.m. December 8 Students will receive an message directing them to a website where they can login using their Unity ID and complete evaluations. All evaluations are confidential; instructors will never know how any one student responded to any question, and students will never know the ratings for any particular instructors. Evaluation website: https://classeval.ncsu.edu Student help desk: More information about ClassEval: Suggestions for success in your Spanish class: Research has shown that very specific activities and behaviors greatly enhance your chance of success in studying a foreign language. Your instructor can give you more advice, but try to follow these suggestions: 1. Prepare for each class by reading assigned pages in your textbook and completing all written and listening exercises that are assigned. You will not be successful if you are unprepared for the activities that will take place in class. 2. Attend class regularly. Learning to speak a foreign language is an interactive process and you must interact with your instructor and your classmates in order to progress. 3. Use memory tricks, songs, chants or other devices to learn new material. Say the answers to homework exercises in addition to writing them. Both sides of your brain need to be involved in language learning; it is not solely a cognitive process. 4. Have fun with the language and take risks as you try to speak it. Do not wait until you have the perfect answer to participate in class. Let your instructor and your fellow students assist you and make learning a joint and cooperative experience. You will learn more quickly and more thoroughly when you are fully engaged in the learning process.
5 Date (Fecha) Chap. (Cap.) 20 agosto 10 Fall FLS Monday/Wednesday/Friday Schedule Text material (Tópicos del libro de texto) Introducción al curso; Chapter opener, Capítulo 10; Vocabulario: Las relaciones sentimentales Text (Libro de texto Workbook (Tarea del "workbook")... Other Homework(Otra tarea) 22 agosto 10 Voc: Las relaciones sentimentales; En contexto; Encuentro Cultural (EC) WB 10-1, 2 25 agosto agosto agosto 10 Estructura I.(E I): Presente perfecto; Así se dice (ASD): Reciprocal actions Voc: La recepción; EC; ASD: Adverbios y expresioness de tiempo y secuencia E II: Los pronombres relativos; Empezar Síntesis WB 10-3,-4, 5, 6, 7, WB 10-9, 10, 11, 12, 13, septiembre 10 Completar Síntesis; Repaso, Capítulo WB 10-15, 16 Begin Autoprueba WB 10-17, 18, 19 Finish Autoprueba WB 10-20, 21, 22, 23, 24 5 septiembre 10 EXAMEN, Capítulo Review WB Capítulo 10 8 septiembre 11 Introducción al Capítulo 11-Chapter opener; Voc: Las profesiones y los oficios; En contexto 10 septiembre 11 EC; E I: Por y para; Voc: La oficina, el trabajo y la búsqueda de un puesto 12 septiembre 11 EC; E II: El subjuntivo; Voc: Las finanzas personales WB 11-1, WB 11-3, 4, 5, 6, WB 11-8,9, 10, septiembre 11 E III: El subjuntivo: volición WB 11-12, 13, 14, 15, septiembree 11 Empezar Síntesis septiembree 11 Completar Síntesis; Repaso Begin Autoprueba: WB 11-17, 18, 19 Finish Autoprueba: WB 11-20, 21, septiembre 11 EXAMEN, Capítulo Review WB Capítulo septiembre septiembre 12 Introducción al Capítulo 12-Chapter opener; Voc: La geografía rural y urbana; En contexto EC; E I: El subjuntivo con emoción y expresiones impersonales; ojalá WB 12-1, WB 12-3, 4, 5 29 septiembre 12 Voc: La conservación y la explotación; EC WB 12-6, 7 el 1 de octubre 3 octubre E II: El subjuntivo: inseguridad y duda WB 12-8, 9, 10, 11 Voc: Los animales y el refugio natural; Empezar Síntesis octubre 12 Completar Síntesis ; Plazas revista no WB 12-12, 13 Begin Autoprueba WB 12-14, 15 Finish Autoprueba: WB 12-16, 17 (ends on p. 208) 8 octubre 12 EXAMEN, Capítulo Review WB Capítulo 12 Laboratorio Escuchar Voc ; Laboratorio, CD Escuchar Voc ; Escuchar Voc ;
6 13 octubre octubre 13 Introducción al Capítulo 13-Chapter opener; Voc: Los programas y las películas; En contexto EC; E I: El subjuntivo: intención y anticipación WB 13-1, WB13-3, 4, 5, 6 17 octubre 13 Voc: Las artes; EC; E II: No-fault se WB 13-7, 8, 9, octubre 13 ASD: Los participios pasados como adjetivos; Empezar Síntesis octubre 13 Completar Síntesis; Repaso WB 13-11, 12, 13 Begin Autoprueba WB 13-14, 15 Finish Autoprueba WB 13-16, 17, 18 (ends p. 224) 24 octubre 13 EXAMEN, Capítulo Review WB Capítulo octubre 14 Introducción al Capítulo 14-Chapter opener; Voc: La polmtica y el voto; En contexto WB 14-1, 2 29 octubre 14 EC; E I: El futuro WB 14-3, 4, 5 31 octubre 14 Voc: Las preocupaciones cívicas y los medios de comunicación WB 14-6, 7 3 noviembre 14 E II: El condicional; Repaso de Voc I y II WB 14-8, 9, 10 5 noviembre 14 E III: El presente perfecto subjuntivo ;Empezar Síntesis noviembre 14 Completar Síntesis; Repaso WB 14-11, 12, 13 Begin Autoprueba WB 14-14, 15 Finish Autoprueba WB 14-16, 17, noviembre 14 EXAMEN, Capítulo Review WB Capítulo noviembre 15 Introducción al Capítulo 15-Chapter opener; Voc: Los avances tecnológicos; En contexto WB 15-1, 2 14 noviembre 15 EC; E I: El pasado (imperfecto) del subjuntivo WB 15-3, 4, 5, 6 17 noviembre 15 Voc: La computadora; EC WB 15-7, 8 19 noviembre 15 E II: Las cláusulas con Si WB 15-9, 10, noviembre 15 Síntesis; Repaso, Capítulo noviembre Repaso, Capítulo 15; Plazas revista no el 1 de diciembre Begin Autoprueba: WB 15-12, 13, 14 Finish Autoprueba 15-15, Review WB Capítulo Repaso general Review WB diciembre Repaso general Review WB diciembre EXAMEN FINAL, SECCIÓN DE COMPRENSIÓN AUDITIVA --EN CLASE diciembre EXAMEN FINAL, SECCIÓN ESCRITA, 6-9:00 PM, Location TBA Escuchar Voc Escuchar Voc Terminar laboratorio, CD Escuchar Voc Terminar laboratorio, CD