Syllabus: Spanish II, 2015-2016
¡Bienvenido a la clase de español!
Profesora: Sheila Willette
Course Description and Goals:
In this course we will continue to build on themes, structures, vocabulary and skills learned in Spanish I. You will learn strategies to communicate effectively and improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. You will learn grammatical structures as well as the topics and themes being studied.. You will gain an understanding of Spanish and Spanish-speaking cultures. In order to help us meet these goals, we will conduct most of the class in Spanish. Come prepared to speak Spanish!
Spiral notebook for Spanish only (this will be collected periodically throughout the quarter)
Pocket folder or three ring binder for handouts and activities
Strongly recommended: Spanish-English dictionary
Daily participation in a foreign language class, including listening and speaking, is essential to learning the language. Therefore, you will receive 5 participation points each day for being on time, prepared and with materials, on task, and participating fully in all class activities. Two points will be deducted for tardiness and not bringing materials. You may also lose participation points if you are off task or speaking English during Spanish-only times. Many class activities may not be made up so it is important to attend class everyday.
Attendance and Tardies:
Attendance is one of the most important factors for your success in a language class. Attending class, participating in class activities and making a real effort to speak Spanish will enable you to improve your language skills. It is your responsibility to attend class and take advantage of these opportunities.
94%-100% A 72%-77% C
90%-93% A- 70%-71% C-
88%-89% B+ 68%-69% D+
82%-87% B 62%-67% D
80%-81% B- 60%-61% D-
78%-79% C+ 0%-59% F
Class activities, written activities, assignments 25%
Quizzes, oral exams 25%
Tests, projects 25%
In addition to midterm reports sent home through the school, I will give you an individual printout of your midterm progress in class each quarter. You will need to share this progress report with your parents or guardians and have them sign it before you return it to me for credit.
Minneapolis World Language Standards included in this course:
Goal 1: Communicate in a Language Other Than English
Goal 2: Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Goal 3: Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
Goal 4: Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
Goal 5: Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World
Students and Parents/Guardians:
Please read all of the above information and sign below. Return this portion to Profe Willette by Friday, August 28th. Please save the rest of the syllabus for reference.
We have read the above syllabus for Spanish II and understand the information and guidelines included.
Student: I, _______________________________________(print name) agree to the terms included in this syllabus.
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