SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish - HYBRID
Welcome to Spanish 101!
This is a first semester introductory college Spanish course, designed for students without any previous knowledge of the language. . In this class, emphasis will be placed on communication through the study of vocabulary, pronunciation, idiomatic usage as well as basic grammatical structures. You will be introduced to listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. This course also explores the diverse cultural aspects of Spanish speaking countries and people.
This is a hybrid course meaning that you are expected complete a substantial amount of your coursework on the computer prior to each Wednesday class. To maximize your learning, you are also expected to be in class and participating every class meeting. Expect to work hard.
Primarily you will use two websites:
1. The class web site in Moodle via MyCOM. For information about getting a MyCOM account, read the FAQ's on the MyCOM Portal login page. #6 on the Portal login page explains how to get to Moodle.
2. And the Aventuras Supersite. You will get your log-in instructions for this site on the first day of class.
Aventuras, 3rd edition by Donley & Blanco.
You may purchase your book online by visiting COM's online bookstore, or may buy it at the COM campus.
What To Do When You First Access The Course Online:
Be advised that Moodle works best with Firefox. Not all features function with Safari for Mac users. If you run into any technical problems, check your browser using the helpful information at the following link: http://ilearn.csumb.edu/BrowserTestFiles/index.php
Take some time to familiarize yourself with these 2 helpful Moodle FAQs for students and bookmark them for future reference:
Finally, there is an important note that you should read and heed at the top right of your Moodle home screen: "Closing this browser does not end your session. In order to end a session you must click on Logout (top right side of browser window). If you do not log out, your session will remain active. The next person to use this computer will have full access to your account." Make yourself a sticky note to remind yourself to log out!
Questions???? Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com I check my e-mail often and do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.
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