Effects of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning on Second Language Composition of University-Level Intermediate Spanish Students Page: 140
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absence is given only with a documented medical emergency, university-sponsored activities and
the observance of certain religious holidays, provided the student notifies the instructor in
writing within the first fifteen days of the semester.
Homework 15%: All assignments should be prepared prior to coming to class. Homework
checks will be random and regular.
Quizzes 15%: Brief checks of vocabulary, reading, grammar comprehension or other topics in
the chapter. Quizzes may be announced or unannounced.
Composition 10%: Writing is a very important skill to develop as you study Spanish. Although
you will write often, three formal compositions, composed of one full page, double spaced Arial
or Times New Roman 12 pt will be taken as evaluation in this area. Topics will be discussed at
least one week prior to the due date (see Course Calendar for "Entrega de composici6n".
Oral Presentation 10%: Students will research and present a topic related to Hispanic culture.
A minimum of three sources other than the text should be utilized and documented. Topics must
be instructor-approved at least one week prior to presentations. Presentations should be five
minutes and include visuals or other multimedia aids as no reading will be allowed. Other
students will be expected to respond orally or in writing to the presentations.
Group Presentation 10%: An objective of the communication component of the core
curriculum is to participate effectively in groups. You will work often in groups but for this
activity you will be assigned in groups of three or four persons a topic related to the content
covered in the chapters (or another topic proposed by the group and approved by the instructor).
The group will prepare a script for a simulation that will be presented to the class.
Mid-term Exam 20%: The mid-term exam will cover chapters 13-15.
Final Exam 20%: The final exam is comprehensive in nature but will focus on chapters 16-18.
Grading Scale: A=90-100 B=80-89 C=70-79 D=60-69 F=59 or below
Course Calendar: The course calendar is tentative and subject to change. All
assignments/readings are due on the day they appear on the schedule.
Enero 14 Introducci6n al curso/Repaso
21 Lab orientation; Cap. 13 El arte y la cultura p. 396-402
23 Cap. 13 El arte y la cultura p. 402-411
28 Cap. 13 El arte y la cultura p. 411-418
30 Atajo familiarization; Cap. 13 El arte y la cultura p.419-423
Febrero 4 Cap. 14 El medio ambiente p. 424-431
6 LANG 106 9:30-10; Cap. 14 El medio ambiente p. 432-439
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