WORLD LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT

Course Description:  Spanish V Level 2, 2015-2016

Instructor:        Sra. Gottmann

Instructional Materials:  Repaso;  teacher created materials

On-line Resources: www.studyspanish.com; www.conjuguemos.com 

Assignment sheet: www.mrsgottmann.com

Required Materials:

small Spanish/English dictionary

Pen/pencil

headphones

Course Description: Students will study vocabulary themes and language elements that they will then use within the four skill areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing.  Classes are conducted primarily in Spanish and students are expected to participate verbally every day.  The participation grade will reflect the use of Spanish in the classroom.  Periodically English will be used for clarifications however if a student is using English when they should be using Spanish, points will be deducted from their participation grade.  Speaking in Spanish the majority of the time will help improve all four of your skills.

Course Goals:

        Students will be able to…

                communicate in the target language during class time

communicate in the past and present tenses

                participate in discussions among vocabulary themes

                differentiate between the use of preterit and imperfect

                differentiate between the use of subjunctive and indicative

                formulate comparisons and opinions

                simulate job related experiences using the target language

Course Content:  Instruction will include a review of grammar and vocabulary from Spanish II and new grammar and vocabulary within the following themes:  

Student Expectations:  In this course, students are expected to…

Midterm and Final Exams:  On the midterm exam, the student will demonstrate progress towards the above-stated course goals.  On the final exam, the student will demonstrate proficiency in the above-stated course goals.  The student will demonstrate his/her level of proficiency of the Course Expectations:

Grading Policy:

30% - Interpretive Tasks:

30% - Interpersonal Tasks:  

30% - Presentational Tasks:  

10%- Homework: Assignments will be posted on the board in class and on www.mrsgottmann.com.  Homework will be checked daily and incomplete or late homework will receive a zero.

Lavatory/Hall Pass: You must have your student handbook with you to leave the classroom.

CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONICS (iPod, head phones, etc.)

The use of these gadgets is prohibited in the classroom, unless directed by the teacher.  Phones will be placed in the designated space for the duration of the class. Failure to follow this policy will result in disciplinary action, no warnings will be given.

General classroom rules:

Be Honest: Failure to do this will result in an automatic zero on the assignment and immediate involvement of the teacher, your parents and the school administration.  Cheating is not tolerated. This includes the use of on-line or phone application translators by the student or anyone else involved.

Be Polite, Respectful & Attentive-Treat others as you would like to be treated, with respect and courtesy.  Use appropriate language and actions.  No name-calling or harassment will be tolerated.  Raise your hand and wait to be called upon to ask/answer a question.  Do not talk while someone else is talking.

Be Neat: Keep the classroom neat and tidy.  Pick up after yourself and return borrowed supplies.  Be respectful of the property, it is not yours.

Be Responsible-Check and record the daily objective and homework assignment.  Turn in homework/projects on time.  In case of absence, be sure to make up all missed work.

Be Open- Keep your mind open to all that can be learned from making mistakes. Hear the slips that others make and see it as an opportunity for your own growth as a speaker of Spanish and as a life-long learner.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by e-mail gottmannj@region10ct.org.  I also welcome appointments to meet in person.   Let’s work together to make this the best year possible!


                               

Please sign and return this portion and maintain the rest for your files.

I have read Sra. Gottmann’s course information letter and understand the classroom policies

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