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SPA201 Second Year Spanish-1st Term

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  • CRN: 40389
  • Credits: 4
  • Notes: Students are highly recommended to take SPA 211C CRN 40505
  • Locations, days, times, and instructors:
    • Remote, Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:30 to 11:50am
      From September 27 through December 15, 2022, Sarah C Bentley

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Textbooks

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Details about this class

Welcome and I look forward to meeting you!  Please note that students are highly recommended to take SPA 201 and SPA 211C simultaneously.  

SPA 211C is a one-credit conversation course that meets twice a week for 25 minutes (50 min/week). For this particular SPA 201 (CRN 40389), your recommended 211C is CRN 40505, TR from 10:00am to 10:25am. This conversation class meets right before your 201,  and it’s taught by the same instructor.

Why should I take SPA 211C?  In the conversation class,  you will have an opportunity to practice what you are learning in SPA 201. You will be working on your listening and speaking skills with classmates, with your instructor’s guidance and support. Students who don’t take 211C will have 10 hours less of practice of the Spanish language than the classmates who take 211C. 201 + 211C is the perfect combination to develop your communicative skills (aural and oral), and communication is the main goal of our SPA program.

 

Zoom meetings:

This course has two synchronous Zoom meetings per week and attendance is considered mandatory. In those sessions, you can expect to be interacting in groups of 2-4 classmates in breakout rooms. Please note that camera use is expected while in breakout rooms and encouraged during the entire meeting. Improving speaking proficiency is a primary goal of this class, and we’ll have fun practicing together while incorporating cultural components, music and games…all in Spanish, of course!

  • In addition to the Zoom sessions, there are other asynchronous activities required, like completing activities in the online workbook (“VHL Supersite”), discussion board posts, VoiceThreads, and written assessments.

Time commitment for SPA 201 remote:

The time commitment for this course will be equivalent to the time that you would usually spend in the classroom on campus (4 hours per week) plus time spent on studying and completing a homework load appropriate for a 4-credit, college-level course (about two hours outside of class for each credit hour). This time commitment includes both synchronous work (e.g. class meetings, practice with classmates) and asynchronous work (e.g. studying, homework).

Technology

Required technology for this course includes a computer with a reliable Internet connection, microphone, and webcam. If you have questions or concerns about the required technology, please contact your instructor. Platforms for this course include Zoom, D2L Brightspace, and VHL Supersite (included in the textbook package sold through the PCC bookstore).

This course requires attendance at synchronous meetings online (at the times indicated in the course schedule) as well as completion of asynchronous assignments and assessments. Attendance at the synchronous meetings is mandatory. If you need to request special consideration in regard to this attendance policy, please contact your instructor.

 

Our textbook includes access to the online platform where you will complete all homework assignments.  If you purchase the textbook used, please note that you will then need to purchase a $165 access code to the online platform here: https://vistahigherlearning.com/store/panorama-6th-edition.html

If you purchase the textbook new at the PCC bookstore, it already comes packaged with the access code.

This book and code will be used for three courses:  SPA 201, 202, and 203 (no additional materials required)

Online class information

No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Online based classes please visit the Disability Services website.