Spanish 2010 Syllabus -- Fall 2008

Course Description:

 Spanish 2010 is the beginning of the intermediate level of Spanish, which is designed to provide college students with a more advanced foundation in the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and culture.

  This class will endeavour to use the basic skills you learned in the Beginning Spanish courses to achieve a higher level of communicative effectiveness. The grammar rules you learned in the elementary classes will be highlighted again, together with new rules. The grammar, with additional vocabulary, is essential for building the basic skills for communication. Also, Spanish 2010 will require more reading in dealing with the Spanish and Latin American cultures. You will find that reading not only reinforces the other basic skills in learning the language, but also enhances knowledge of the many societies where Spanish is spoken.


 Vistas, Blanco, Dellinger, Donley, Garcia, Vista Higher Learning, and accompanying Workbook/Laboratory Manual.


Class attendance is required and essential for the success of learning Spanish. You should prepare all material assigned for each class. If being absent for a class is necessary due to an unforeseen circumstance, you are still responsible for all work covered. I recommend that you get a classmate’s phone number to keep up with your class-work should you have to miss a class.


The purpose of homework is to help you to learn by heart the structure of the language. If you rush your homework, you will hurt your preparation for the exams. Homework must be turned in on the dates that I establish. Late homework will not be accepted except in case of absence.

Read the explanations of grammar in the text before you come to class; it will help you understand explanations given in the class. You must keep up with the work or your grades will be affected.


Tests will be given after each chapter is covered. If you must miss a test, let me know ahead of time so that you can arrange a time with me to take the tests as soon as possible. I will drop your lowest test grade.


Quizzes over new material will be given regularly. They may be announced or unannounced.  If enough quizzes are taken, I will drop 2 or 3 quiz grades. Missed quizzes cannot be made up.

Grade Distribution:

Homework and participation:    15%
Presentations:                           10%
Quizzes:                                     5%
Tests:                                       70%


Tentative Schedule for Spanish 2010

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Final Exam
Review. Lesson 9
Lesson 9
Lesson. 9
Lesson 9 Test I
L. 10.
L. 10
L. 10
L. 10. Test II
L. 11.
L. 11
L. 11 Test III
L. 12
L. 12.
L. 13
L. 13
December 9 at 11:00 a.m. in our classroom

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