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Spanish 1A

Course Description

In Spanish 1A, you will begin learning vocabulary and grammar for certain basic situations, such as:

  • greeting people;
  • telling time;
  • talking about the weather;
  • using numbers;
  • using the days of the week and months;
  • talking about things you like;
  • describing people and things;
  • talking about school subjects;
  • talking about foods;
  • talking about activities and hobbies; and
  • talking about places to go.

You will become familiar with the rules of pronunciation in Spanish, so that you can begin to understand and to speak it correctly. You will complete Activities dealing with reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Spanish, and will be expected to practice vocabulary and grammar points.

Required Course Materials

Realidades 1 Textbook
Please note: Both of the numbers below refer to the same textbook.
ISBN-10: 0131016873
ISBN-13: 9780131016873
Students will also need to have the following materials:

  • microphone with a sound recording program;
  • CD drive with the ability to burn CDs;
  • MS PowerPoint;
  • media player;
  • e-mail address;
  • MS Word;
  • speakers or headphones; and
  • index cards.

Course Lesson Organization

Objectives. The objectives for each lesson will help you focus your efforts. They indicate the concepts and skills you must understand or master when you complete the lesson.
Reading Assignments. Each lesson specifies the selections that must be read.
Introduction. The Introduction section of each lesson provides key terms and concepts that give you background for the lesson.
Activities. These activities help to build your knowledge and skills and to identify your specific strengths and weaknesses. Some activities direct you to Internet sites with supplemental material for the lesson. All activities prepare you for the graded assignments and for mastering course materials.
Graded Assignments. Each assignment provides information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. Most assignments will be submitted online and graded by your instructor. Some assignments will be computer-graded. The average of your assignments counts as 75 percent of your course grade. The Final Examination counts as the other 25 percent. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.

Final Examination

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the lessons. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better.
Format: Multiple-choice, writing, and reading.
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed:#2 pencil, student must provide a blank tape or recordable CD

Course Outline

Total Number of Lessons: 11
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 18
Instructor Graded (Online submission): 18
Computer Graded: 0

Lesson 1: Introducing Yourself

Lesson 2: Telling Time

Lesson 3: Date, Seasons, and Weather

Lesson 4: Talking About Things You Do and Don’t Like to Do

Lesson 5: Talking About What People are Like

Lesson 6: School Schedules and Subjects

Lesson 7: Talking About Location and Possession

Lesson 8: Food

Lesson 9: Talking About Food and Health

Lesson 10: Leisure Activities and Neighborhood Locations

Lesson 11: Talking About Activities Outside of School

last updated 8.19.10 akk

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