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SPA111C First Yr Spanish Conversation

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  • CRN: 40551
  • Credits: 1
  • Notes: Students are highly recommended to take SPA 101 CRN 40550.
  • Locations, days, times, and instructors:
    • Remote, Monday and Wednesday, from 12:30 to 12:55pm
      From September 26 through December 14, 2022, Alejandra Bonifacino

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Textbooks

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Details about this class

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.

The time commitment for this course will be equivalent to the time that you would usually spend in the classroom on campus (1 hour per week) plus time spent on studying and completing a homework load appropriate for a 1-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. conversation with a partner via video call, recording answers).

Students are highly recommended to take SPA 101 and SPA 111C simultaneously.  

SPA 101 is a four-credit course that meets twice a week for 1hr and 20 min (2 hr. 40 min/week).

SPA 111C is a one-credit conversation course that meets twice a week for 25 minutes (50 min/week). 

SPA 101, CRN 40550, that you see recommended in the course notes, is taught by the same instructor as this conversation section, and it occurs right after this conversation class. If the SPA 101 class that you have decided to take doesn’t have a specific conversation section suggested in the Course Notes, you are welcome to take any 111C that fits your schedule. 

Why should I take SPA 111C? In the conversation class,  you will have an opportunity to practice what you are learning in SPA 101. You will be working on your listening and speaking skills with classmates, with your instructor’s guidance and support. Students who don’t take 111C will have 10 hours less of practice of the Spanish language than the classmates who take 111C. 101 + 111C is the perfect combination to develop your aural and oral communicative skills, and communication is the main goal of our SPA program.

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).

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.