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Spanish 103
Winter 2009
M-F  12:30-1:20  LOW 100
INSTRUCTOR:Valerie Freeman  
OFFICE:Art 345 - Google Campus map
OFFICE HOURS:by appointment
E-MAIL:valerief@uw.edu

Required Materials:

1.      Textbook:  ¿Sabías que...? 5th edition by VanPatten, Lee, Ballman, Farley.  ISBN: 978-0-07-351316-4.

2.      Workbook:  Español nivel 103 (or Español nivel 100 if you took Span 110), a UW-specific course handbook available at University Book Store.

3.      Homework:  Quia registration code:  Found on cardboard insert inside the Español nivel handbooks when purchased new from UW bookstore; may be called “Electronic Workbook: Manual que acompaña ¿Sabías que...?”.  If you get your handbook used, you must purchase your Quia code from their website.  Detailed registration instructions are in the Assignments tab.

Recommended:

1.      Kendris, Christopher. 501 Spanish Verbs.  New York: Barron’s Educational Series, 1990.

2.      Spinelli, Emily. English Grammar for Students of Spanish. 1979. Michigan: The Olivia and Hill Press. 


 
Microsoft Word document icon tips-for-typing.doc71K Download Tips for typing in Spanish (using MS Word): How to change the language and type accents and punctuation.
 
Adobe Acrobat file icon errores.pdf20K Download View Errores comunes (common errors): articles, accents, capitalization, punctuation. Use as a reference for writing.

Misc. Policies


Distractions:
  • Please do not use laptops, cell phones, i-pods, or other potential distractions in class. These will interfere with your ability to participate in class.  If you are texting in class, I'll confiscate your phone!
  • Please do not eat or chew gum in class – it interferes with others’ ability to understand your speech.  If you are absolutely starving and need a snack, make sure it is not messy, smelly, or noisy (popcorn, chips, etc.).  Remove wrappers so they will not crinkle throughout the period -- candy, granola bars, etc are quiet, but their wrappers are not!
 
Accommodations:
  • If you have a disability and would benefit from accommodations, please speak with me as soon as possible. I am happy to work with you, so you can be successful in this class. 
 
Communication with me:
  • I will send info about assignments and extra credit opportunities to your UW email address; check it frequently.  
  • If you would like to meet with me outside of class, please make an effort to come to my office hours.  If those times are impossible for you, I will be happy to make an appointment with you at another time.
  • Remember that, during class, we will only be communicating in Spanish – but you are welcome to communicate with me in English outside of class time.  I look forward to working with you this quarter!

Announcements

Final
Nov 29, 2009 5:31 PM
The final is held the Saturday before finals week 10:30am-12:20pm​. Location TBA.
Tertulias
Nov 29, 2009 5:31 PM
Open conversation practice led by native speakers. See Extra Credit tab for details.
CLUE
Nov 29, 2009 5:30 PM
Open study sessions in Mary Gates: CLUE tutors can help with homework or studying for tests, all ...
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