Identidades: Exploraciones e
interconexiones, 2nd ed. Eds. Liskin-Gasparro, Lapuerta,
Guzmán, Castells, 2009,
with keycode for access to MySpanishLab
bilingual dictionary (The
This course is designed to review grammar structures
and to give students practice in using basic speaking, listening,
reading and writing skills. The in-class time will be devoted to
oral skills (speaking and listening), while out-of-class time will be
directed toward the development of reading and writing.
Therefore, class will be conducted in Spanish and every effort will be
made to give each student as much opportunity as possible to speak.
The literary, artistic, historical and cultural components of the
course are as important as the grammar. While process skills and
individual student opinion/reaction are what occupy daily classroom
time, the specific information under discussion will also be
tested. In other words, the grammar is being used to convey
important cultural information, which students are invited to learn and
for which they will be held accountable.
By the end of this course, you should be able to do the following:
a) speak the
language well enough to converse about a limited variety of topics with
b) have short, simple conversations about everyday
c) comprehend the spoken language well enough to get
the main ideas and a few details from the instructor and/or outside
materials (audio, film, etc.);
d) read and get the general idea of authentic, short
texts (magazine articles, poems, stories, etc.);
e) write short essays and compositions on a variety
f) understand the basic rules of a number of Spanish
grammar topics and recognize them in written form; and
g) understand some of the cultural values of the
Hispanic world as well as the underlying similarities and differences
between those cultures and their own.
Final letters grades are assigned according to the
accumulated point totals:
NOTE: This course includes an online component and your enrollment
indicates your acceptance of this.
A 930-1000 C+ 770-799
B+ 870-899 C-
The Department of Hispanic Studies hires
work-study students to serve as tutors for students of Spanish. Usually
these are Spanish majors, many of whom have studied for many years and
who may have returned from study in a Spanish-speaking country. They
are available to go over compositions, workbook exercises, prepare for
tests, answer personalized grammar problems, etc. The hours for the
tutors are posted on the Language Resource Center (Buck 107) website.
All classes are conducted exclusively in Spanish.
The purpose of this policy is to maximize your contact with the spoken
language. Please ask me to slow down or repeat if you have not
understood something. If you can't express something in Spanish the way
you want to, try to think of a simpler way to get the same idea across.
are expected to turn in papers, make presentations and take tests on
date specified. Special arrangements may be made when justified by
circumstances, but only when the professor has been
consulted IN ADVANCE. Make careful note of announced office hours, as
are the best times to try to contact the professor. You may leave a
with the voice mail system, but that does not constitute consultation.
Likewise, the nurse's list is considered information only, and does
by itself, give permission to make up work missed due to illness.
word about office hours: University professors spend a lot of time
class (think about how long it takes you to prepare a class
This preparation takes place at home, in the library, and elsewhere.
hours are times of the day that the professor announces him/herself
for other kinds of work: consultation with students, but also with
faculty, etc. Feel free to drop in or call during office hours, but if
you know in advance that you are going to need time, let your professor
know, either by leaving a voice message or by speaking briefly after
Students should be aware of Illinois Wesleyan
University’s policy toward academic dishonesty. For clarification go to
University Policies Concerning Student Conduct & Academic Integrity
from the Student
will make myself available to discuss appropriate academic
that you may require as a student with a disability. Before
accommodations will be made, students may be required to provide
to the Associate Provost, 211 Holmes Hall.
(capítulos 9 y 10) 10:15-12:15pm en CNS C101