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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Fall 2007


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
49390 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
BEN 1.102

Course Description

The goal of this course is for students to develop knowledge of basic linguistic concepts and principles as applied to teaching Spanish. The course presents an overview of the morphological, syntactic, and semantic systems of Spanish with a focus on areas of greatest difficulty for English speakers. In addition, students will explore a variety of sociolinguistic aspects of language learning, characteristics of the heritage speaker, and foreign language teaching methodologies.

Grading Policy

Exam 1 15% Exam 2 20% Exam 3 20% Research Paper 15% Presentation-Class Visit 5% Participation and Preparation 25%

ATTENDANCE POLICY: After two absences, five points will be deducted for each additional absence from the participation and preparation portion of your grade. I expect you to attend class, to prepare all assignments and to participate in discussions. NOTE: Make-up exams will be given in the case of emergency only. Any student who requires accommodation because of a disability may request it. He or she may be asked to present documentation from the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities specifying the special need.


Lingüística aplicada: Adquisición del español como segunda lengua Koike & Klee ISBN: 0-471-01391-9 (Available at the University Co-op) ARTICLES: You will receive copies of all articles.


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