SPANISH 1Z06A Beginner'S Intensive Spanish
Academic Year: Fall 2015
Instructor: Dr. Geni Pontrelli
Office: Togo Salmon Hall 533
Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23749
Office Hours: Wed. 10:30-11:30
- Course Objectives
- Textbooks, Materials & Fees
- Method of Assessment
- Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties
- Additional Policies and Statements
- Topics and Readings
- Other Course Information
This is an intensive course designed to take the beginning student through the essentials of the Spanish
language and to teach him/her to use the language accurately and effectively in its written and spoken forms,
while developing his/her awareness of the cultural contexts of the countries where Spanish is spoken.
Textbooks, Materials & Fees:
Jarvis et al., ¡Hola, amigos! 3rd. Canadian ed. Jarvis et al., Student Activities e-sam
Method of Assessment:
The class will meet three (3) hours per week to pursue the objectives of the course. Students are required to
prepare the lesson(s), complete the exercises in the workbook and actively participate in activities designed to
develop communication skills.
EVALUATION CRITERIA:Evaluation and Grading 20% - Written tests (2) 8% - dictados (4) 11% - Exam 16% - Compositions (4)**
20%- Midterm exam (Dec.)25% - Final Exam
Note: No deferrals allowed nor late assignments accepted, except in cases of documented, extenuating
circumstances. A mark of zero will be entered for missed or late work, without exceptions*Please, see “Syllabus” for dates.
NOTE: DATES AND DEADLINES
The instructor and university reserve the right to modify elements of the course during the term. The university
may change the dates and deadlines for 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 on 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.
Departmental policy: It is the policy of the Department of Linguistics and Languages that all email communication
between students and instructors (including TAs) must originate from their official McMaster University email
accounts. This policy protects the confidentiality and sensitivity of information and confirms the identities of both
the student and instructor. Linguistics and Languages department instructors will delete messages that do not
originate from McMaster email accounts.
Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:
(look above for info)
Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:
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 www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity
The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:
- Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
- Improper collaboration in group work.
- 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 mcmaster.ca/msaf/. 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 email@example.com. 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:
Spanish 1Z06: Syllabus, TERM I
(Note: this is only a guide. The pace of the class may be adjusted as needed)
Semana de: Día y páginas asignadas
Sept. 8 D1: ¡Hola , amigos!: Lección preliminar - Bienvenida, saludos,
Presentaciones p 2-3
D2: Lección 1, pp. 6-11
D3: pp. 12-17
Sept. 14 D1: pp. 18-25
D2: Vamos a leer, p. 26 Lección 2, pp. 28-32
D3 : pp. 32-38
Sept. 21 D1: pp. 39-43
D2: pp. 44-49
D3: pp. 49-52 DICTADO #1 based on dialogue of Lección 2
Sept. 28 D1: Lección 3, pp. 61-67
D2: pp. 68-73
D3: pp. 73-79
Oct. 5 D1: pp. 79-85 Hand COMP #1 (para escribir p 83)
D2: translation work
D3: Lección 4, pp. 86-91
Oct. 12-17 MIDTERM RECESS
Oct. 19 D1: pp. 92-98
D2: pp. 98-101 (repaso)
D3: ¡Hola, amigos!: Lección 5, pp. 111-117
Oct. 26 D1: pp. 118-122 DICTADO #2 Lección 5
D3: pp. 128-133
Nov. 2 D1: repaso pp158-159
D2: TEST #1 (chapters 1-5)
D3: Lección 6 pp. 134-139
Nov. 9 D1: pp. 140-146
D2: pp. 147-153
D3: pp. Repaso pp. 160-161, leer pp156-157
Nov. 16 D1: Lección 7, pp. 163-169 Hand in COMP #2 (based on
p. 153, Para escribir)
D2: pp. 170-176
D3: pp. 176-181
Nov. 23 D1: pp. 181-183
D2: Practice translations
D3: In class translation (part of exam)
Nov. 30 D1: pp 184 // 186-187
Dec. 7 D1: Last day of clases – cancelled
EXAMS Dec. 9 - 22
Semana de :
enero 5 D1:Repaso of regular verbs in preterite, Lección 8, pp. 190-195
D2: pp. 195-200
D3: pp. 201-205
enero 11 D1: p 206-207 **leer diálogo pp. 188-189
D2: Repaso, pp. 212-215
D3: Lección 9, pp. 218-223
enero 18 D1: pp. 224-228
D2: pp.228-232 – contrast pret/imperf.
D3: pp.233-236, DICTADO #3 based on dialogue of lección 9
enero 25 D1: pp. 238-239, lección 10 pp. 240-243
D2: pp. 244-247
D3: pp. 247-251, hand in COMP #3 fairy tale using pret. and imperf.
febrero 1 D1: Subjunctive mood, pp. 252-254
D2: pp. 254-258
D3: pp. 258-259 repaso of diálogo and the perfect tenses
febrero 8 D1:, pp. 260-261, 264-265
D2: repaso – chapter tests 9&10 pp. 266--269
D3: Lección 11, pp. 271-277
febrero 15-20 READING WEEK
febrero 22 D1: pp. 278-283
D2: pp. 284-287
D3: pp. 287-290
febrero 29 D1: pp. 290-293
D2: pp. 293-295
D3: Repaso 8-11, look over chapter tests 8-11
marzo 7 D1: TEST #2 (8-11)
D2: pp. 296-299 leccion 12
D3: pp. 300-303
marzo 14 D1: pp. 304-308
D2: pp. 309-312
D3: pp. 312-315
marzo 21 D1: pp. 315-317 DICTADO #4 based on diálogo of lección 12
D2: leer 320-321 and repaso of the subjunctive
D3: Good Friday – no classes
marzo 28 D1: pp. Un poco más 326-329 Hand in COMP #4 based on p317, para escribir
D3: In-class translation (Exam)
abril 4 D1: pp. 337-340, Repaso
D3: Last day of classes – cancelled?
FINAL EXAMS – April 12-April 29
Other Course Information:
The student must complete the on line exercises to receive the total 11%. Please go on line as instructed:
Your instructor, Geni Pontrelli, invites you to enroll in the following course.
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