Spanish 1B

Course Description

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

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:

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: 10
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 21
Instructor Graded (Online submission): 21
Computer Graded: 0

Lesson 1: Describing Family Members and Celebrations

Lesson 2: Talking About Family Members, Friends, and Going Out to Eat

Lesson 3: Talking About Your Room

Lesson 4: Talking About Your House and Your Chores

Lesson 5: Clothes, Shopping, and Prices

Lesson 6: Talking About Buying Gifts

Lesson 7: Describing Places to Visit on Vacation

Lesson 8: Discussing Volunteer Work and Environmental Issues

Lesson 9: Describing Movies and Television Programs

Lesson 10: Talking About Computers and the Interne