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SPANISH 1AA3 Intermediate Spanish II (C01)

Academic Year: Winter 2019

Term: Multiterm

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. Geni Pontrelli


Office: Togo Salmon Hall 533

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23749

Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-4:00pm and Thursdays 2:30-3:00 pm

Course Objectives:

Segunda parte. Éste es un curso para estudiantes con conocimientos básicos del idioma. El objetivo general

incluye: un mejor dominio de la gramática, el aumento del vocabulario, el desarrollo de la capacidad de expresión

tanto en la lengua hablada como en la escrita y una mejor compresión del idioma a través la lectura/discusión

de textos breves y videos de cortometraje

Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Perez-Girones, Adan-Lifante, MAS:  español intermedio, 3rd ed. (with Connect) McGraw-Hill.

Method of Assessment:


10% Connect

5% attendance and participation

40% 6 composiciones (comp 1 & 2 = 10%, comp 3 & 4 = 15%, comp 5 & 6 = 15%)

20% midterm

25% Examen final

Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

Note: If you are unable to meet your deadline, please talk to your professor prior to the due date.

No late work accepted, except with medical certification.


Note: It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication between students and

instructors must originate from their official McMaster University email accounts. This policy protects the

confidentiality and sensitivity of information and confirms he identities of both the student and instructor.

Linguistics and Languages department instructors will delete messages that do not originate from McMaster

email accounts.


Note: The instructor and university reserve the right to modify elements of the course during the term. The

university may change the dates and deadlines of any or all courses in extreme circumstances.

If either type of modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students

will be given with explanation and the opportunity to comment changes. It is the responsibility of the student

to check their McMaster email and course websites weekly during the term and to note any changes

Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.

Topics and Readings:

A syllabus will be sent out to the students through their mcmaster email at the beginning of the January semester.

There you will find homework, assignment, test and exam dates.

Other Course Information:

syllabus to follow