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SPA101 First Year Spanish-First Term

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  • CRN: 40558
  • Credits: 4
  • Notes: Students are highly recommended to take SPA 111C CRN 40304
  • Locations, days, times, and instructors:
    • Cascade CH 301, Monday and Wednesday, from 10 to 11:20am
      From September 26 through December 14, 2022, Sarah C Bentley

Class materials


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Details about this class

Welcome, I look forward to meeting you!  Please note that students are highly recommended to take SPA 101 and SPA 111C simultaneously.  

SPA 111C is a one-credit conversation course that meets twice a week for 25 minutes (50 min/week). For this particular SPA 101 (CRN 40558), your recommended 111C is CRN 40304, MW from 9:30am to 9:55am. This conversation class meets right before your 101,  and it’s taught by the same instructor.

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 communicative skills (aural and oral), and communication is the main goal of our SPA program.


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 $185 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 101, 102, and 103 (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.