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                                 Spanish 3 and 4
                             Class Information Sheet


Department & Number: Spanish 3 and 4
Title of Course: Intermediate Spanish
Lecture Hours: 5                                    Time and Days: TTh 8:30-
                                                                   11:00
Instructor: Lillian S. Rich
Office Hours: MWF 11:00 am & TTh 1:30 am - Shima 230
E-mail: lrich@deltacollege.edu
Extension: 5503

Goals and Objectives: Spanish 3 and 4 is a language course designed to develop
communicative proficiency in listening, reading, speaking and writing in Spanish.
To help students develop functional fluency, Spanish 3 and 4 are conducted mostly
in Spanish. The courses include an in-depth review of key grammatical points,
extensive interpretation and analysis of the cultures of Hispanic countries as well
as an introduction to the study of literary texts in Spanish. At the completion of the
course you will be able carry on conversations in a culturally appropriate manner,
understand written and spoken Spanish dealing with different aspects of Hispanic
culture and communicate in writing your opinions about the topics treated in our
textbook. However, these objectives can only be realized through your active
participation, both in and out of the class.

Required Materials:

Textbook: Imagina Third edition. By Blanco, Tocaimaza – Hatch. Vista Higher
          Learning.

           Manuel for Spanish 3-4.

Optional Materials:

     •     English Grammar for Students of Spanish by Emily Spinelly.
     •     501 Spanish Verbs
     •     Spanish/English Dictionary



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Evaluation:

     •    5 Unit Exams                                     40%
     •    2 Compositions                                   05%
          Homework                                         05%
          FINAL                                            50%

Grade Cutoffs:

90% - 100%        =A
80% - 89%         =B
70% - 79%         =C
60% - 69%         =D
Below 60%         =F

Obligation of the Student:

THIS COURSE REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 3 HOURS PER WEEK FOR
EACH UNIT OF CREDIT, EXCLUDING CLASS TIME. (California State
Education Code: Title V, Section 55002)

    1.    Anyone absent the first three days of class will be dropped.
    2.    Proper registration in this class is the responsibility of the student. IF A
          STUDENT WISHES TO DROP THE COURSE, IT IS HIS/HER
          RESPONSIBILITY TO DO SO.
    3.    In class the student is expected to observe the general rules of conduct
          as specified in the student handbook.
    4.    Your name, date, class hour, ASSIGNMENT, and Spanish 3 or 4 must
          be on the upper right hand corner of your work or IT WILL NOT BE
          ACCEPTED. There is NO make up work. There are NO make up
          tests.
    5.    Students who are absent will not be allowed to turn in homework or
          take the quiz, exam, or midterm if one is given on the day of the
          absence and will receive a grade of zero. NO MAKE-UPS ARE
          GIVEN. (POLICES & PROCEDURE 6401 E 4.)
    6.    YOU MUST BE READY TO BEGIN WORKING ON TIME.
    7.    I expect the student to engage in the learning process as an active
          participant. If you are absent, YOU are strongly advised to call a



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           classmate and obtain any missed information. Do NOT E-mail me to
           ask about missed work.
     8.    Extra credit is limited to 20 points and is due on or before
           Thursday, December 12, 2008.
Material Description:
Textbook: Imagina and Manuel for Spanish 3-4.
For in class use, daily study, and homework.
Online Learning Center to Accompany Imagina.
Includes maps, web-related activities, review quizzes, lesson-based self-tests and
links to websites through the Spanish speaking world. The web site may be
accessed through the Imagina supersite: www.imagina.vhlcentral.com The
homework grade is determined by the work each student does online at the
supersite.
How to Approach Each Lesson:
     1.    Always begin with the assigned section in the Textbook before coming
           to class. Prepare for them so you can discuss, ask questions and
           participate. Do any assigned homework related to them.
     2.    After the class review the new materials and study the assigned section
           for the following day.
     3.    Finally, explore the extra stuff that will make this language fun and
           interactive-the Imagina online learning center, other Spanish web sites,
           etc.
Tips:
     •     Come to class every day and be as well prepared as possible.
     •     Keep up with the assigned work. Do the assigned section on daily
           basis.
     •     Don't hesitate to ask questions in, before, or after class and visit me
           during office hours.
     •     Make friends with your classmates and exchange phone numbers.
           Learning Spanish will be more fun and you will have somebody to help
           you catch up if you have to miss a class.
     •     Explore radio, television, movies, and magazines in Spanish, try to
           select topics that interest you, and enjoy learning Spanish.
                   ¡Bienvenidos a clase y muy Buena Suerte!


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