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Spanish 103-Web
Spring 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
What makes a web-assisted class different from regular Spanish 103?

The class is divided in two, sections A and B: one half meets Mon & Thu, the other half Tue & Fri, and everyone meets together on Wed.  Since each section only meets three times a week, you have a graded online portion for the other two-days' worth.  It is a 5-credit class, so the difference in workload is that you get the initial explanations and practice from the online lessons (instead of in class), and then we go straight to practicing during class time.  The web sections are good for people who like to learn from the book and don't need as much explanation from the teacher.

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 have it from taking Span 101, 102, or 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 5:49 PM
The final is cumulative and held the Saturday before finals week 10:30am-12:20pm​​.
Location TBA.
Tertulias
Nov 29, 2009 5:49 PM
Open conversation practice led by native speakers. See Extra Credit tab for details.
CLUE
Nov 29, 2009 5:49 PM
Open study sessions in Mary Gates: CLUE tutors can help with homework or studying for tests, all ...
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