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HISP 20 is the second course in the Spanish language program. It is designed for students who completed one semester of beginner Spanish, such as HISP 10. It continues the proficiency-based program with Vistas, 5th edition for support materials. Think carefully about your placement; will this course be challenging enough for you? Do you want to major or minor in Hispanic Studies and will you have enough time to do so? Once you have completed a course in the language sequence (courses number 10 through 108 in Hispanic Studies), the Registrar will not allow you to “skip” a level. If the course that is at your level is closed, we advise you to wait a semester and enroll in the right course for you during pre-registration.
If you think you might not be in the right course, please speak with your instructor as soon as possible. Students who do not earn at least a C- will not be allowed to continue in the language sequence and will have to repeat the course in order to continue the sequence and complete the language requirement.
HISP 20 exposes learners to the Spanish language and culture. Its aim is to help you acquire basic communication skills and develop an awareness of the diversity of cultures within the Hispanic world. The course is the second in the language sequence designed according to a proficiency-based curriculum. You will be assessed according to your ability to understand (read/listen) and produce (write/speak) the language. Classes promote an interactive atmosphere to allow learners to participate in the learning process and learn to communicate effectively in the target language.
acquire vocabulary related to everyday situations and function at a beginner-high to intermediate-low proficiency
learn simple grammatical structures and verbal tenses to enhance comprehension and expression in Spanish
Willingness to participate and contribute to class activities
Se habla español en clase. The primary objective of this class is to acquire practical communication skills in Spanish, and develop an awareness and appreciation of Hispanic culture. Toward this end, Spanish will be the primary language of instruction. There are study aids in English in the text, animated tutorials and practice exercises online (Supersite) as well as PowerPoint presentations on LATTE. You also have access to a Spanish tutor in Academic Services. Class time will be spent engaged in task-based, communicative activities in Spanish as the target language. Each communicative exercise is based on specified contexts in collaboration with classmates speaking and writing in small groups, in pairs or reading and listening individually. Each lesson comes with dialogs to be practiced in class. Learning requires your active involvement. As soon as you arrive, sit next to a classmate and engage her/him in conversation, en español. Be sure to participate in all activities. You will learn Spanish by speaking Spanish. You get the most out of the course by active participation in class.
You may miss up to three classes for any reasons (such as health or family emergency). After the third absence your final course average will go down by 1 point per absence out of 52 class meetings. If you miss a class, make sure that you do not miss special instructions or handouts for the next class. Check the syllabus and LATTE. No late work will be accepted. It is important to be well prepared for class to take part in class activities. Read the assigned sections in VISTAS at home and prepare what is indicated on the syllabus both in the textbook and in the Supersite.
Homework: Remember, do your homework in advance to be able to participate! If you miss a class, find out what is due for the next class and prepare for it. Your instructor may give additional assignments as deemed necessary. If you cannot attend a class, please make sure you complete your homework online; if written, send to your instructor on the day of the class. Online activities (Supersite) are for practice under the PRACTICE section and graded under RECAPITULACION. There are 5 graded online assignments as part of the homework grade for 10% of the final grade (Lessons 7-11).
Quizzes and exams: Formal evaluations will focus on vocabulary and grammar points studied in class as well as cultural content in each lesson. During the last weeks of classes there will be an oral exam that will take place during the regular class time. There will also be a common written final exam for all sections of Hisp. 20 during Final Exam Week. Please note that travel plans do NOT constitute an emergency. Contact Academic Services + Registrar for any accommodations.
Punctuality is essential. Missing any part of daily class will be considered a full absence. As a result frequent tardiness will also have a negative effect upon your final grade.
Cell phones and other electronic devices should be on “Airplane mode” unless used for the purposes of the class.
The Brandeis University Group Study (B.U.G.S.) offers students free language practice outside of class. Take advantage of this service. Caroline Kriesen, firstname.lastname@example.org will be the group study leader for Spanish 10 this semester. The Office of Student Enrichment Services is located in Usdan Student Center 130, and Caroline’s hours will be announced in class. Their website is: http://www.brandeis.edu/acserv/bugs/index.html Questions about group study leaders can be addressed to Julia Moffit Mani, Associate Director of Academic Advising, BUGS Group Study Coordinator, Office of Academic Services, Usdan 130, 781.736.3460- email@example.com
Notice to students with disabilities:
If you are a student with a documented disability on record at Brandeis University and wish to have a reasonable accommodation made for you in this class, please see the professor immediately or contact Beth Rodgers-Kay (firstname.lastname@example.org). Retroactive accommodations cannot be provided.
Spanish major: If you are thinking about majoring or minoring in Spanish, you should familiarize yourself with the program in the Bulletin and then see the Undergraduate Advising Head, Professor Jerónimo Arellano (email@example.com) as soon as possible to make sure that you understand the prerequisities and requirements.
We encourage all students in our courses to find out about the possibilities that exist for studying in a Spanish-speaking country. Students who have the opportunity to study abroad gain access to a richer understanding of the language and culture, and they develop on a higher intellectual and personal level. For more information contact: Allyson Goose (firstname.lastname@example.org). Her office is located in 127 Usdan Student Center and the phone number is 6-3483.
Academic integrity is central to the mission of educational excellence at Brandeis University. Each student is expected to turn in work completed independently, except when assignments specifically authorize collaborative effort. It is not acceptable to use the words or ideas of another person—whether that be a world-class philosopher or those of your classmate—without proper acknowledgement of that source. This means you must use notes and quotation marks to indicate the source of any phrases, sentences, paragraphs, or ideas found in published volumes, on the Internet, or created by another person. Violation of University policies on academic integrity, described in Section 3 of Rights and Responsibilities, may result in failure on the assignment or failure in the course, and could even end in suspension from the University. Remember that tutors or study leaders, including those sanctioned by Brandeis University, are not authorized to complete homework or any other assignments for you. If you have questions about the type of help you can receive, please ask your professor before you receive help. If you have any questions about what constitutes academic dishonesty, please contact your professor or Kerry Guerard (email@example.com), Director of Student Rights and Community Standards, in the Shapiro Campus Center 201 or 781-736-5070.
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PROGRAMA DEL CURSO Note: Any changes in the course schedule will be announced in class. Please check about any additional homework assignment if you miss a class. We will cover lessons 7-11 in Vistas. Each lesson presents a communicative topic or subject of conversation, an episode of the Fotonovela with examples of the uses of words and expressions, and four (4) key language structures (7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4). You will practice each day online (Supersite) and submit a graded homework component or “Recapitulación” (also online) at the end of each lesson before taking the lesson test.