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Syllabus 2nd Semester
 

Revised: Summer 2015

                                                                                                                                      Spring 2016

                                                                                                                                                           

             

SPA 202

Intermediate Spanish II

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

 

Prerequisites: SPA 101, 102, and 201 or permission from instructor

 

Course Description:

 

Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

May include oral drill and practice. Part I of II.

Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

(VCCS MCR Description)

 

 

 

Semester Credits: 3  Lecture Hours: 3 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SPA 202 – INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
SPRING 2016

Instructor: Dr. Pierre Fassié                                                        Office: 1143
Email: pfassie@rcps.info                                                              Phone:
(540)853-2781

 

 

COURSE POLICIES:

AP – DUAL ENROLLEMENT SPANISH CLASS EXPECTATIONS AND CLASS RULES, after course description.

 

ADA Statement: Questions or concerns about the college’s and student’s rights and responsibilities regarding persons with disabilities may be directed to the 504/ADA Coordinator.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act provides protection from illegal discrimination for qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

Copyright Statement: The materials for this course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with the course, and may not be retained or further disseminated.

 

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Also note that Virginia Western is pleased to announce the new VW Alert Text Messaging System. The system is designed to immediately contact you during a major crisis or emergency. The system delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you on all your devices. To register, visit https://alert.virginiawestern.edu/index.php?CCheck=1.

 

An evacuation plan is located on the wall beside the door of each classroom and computer lab. This plan includes evacuation routes for fire as well as shelter in place room designations. Please make yourself aware of the exits. If asked to evacuate, please do so in a calm and orderly manner using the nearest exit. Do not try to use the elevator in case of a fire or other situation that might cause a power outage.

 

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SPA 202: Intermediate Spanish II

 

Course Outcomes:

 

At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

 

  • State the main ideas and supporting details of short readings and elaborate.
  • Write more complex Spanish based on chapter topics and vocabulary.
  • Acquire, recognize, and recall extensive Spanish vocabulary.
  • Employ vocabulary and grammar effectively in creating Spanish conversation that is intelligible to native speakers.
  • Discover and describe parallels among language  patterns (within Spanish and between Spanish and English).
  • Develop a deeper understanding, awareness and appreciation of Hispanic cultures.

 

SPA 202: Intermediate Spanish I

 

Required Materials:

 

  1. Textbooks
  2. Internet access
  3. 3-prong folder with pockets and loose-leaf paper.

 

 

Textbooks:

 

 

Parthena Graggett, Cole conlin, Max Ehrsam, Elizabeth Millán. Temas. Boston (MA): Vista Higher Learning, 2014. Print.

ISBN: 978-1-61857-222-6

Jorge Luis Borges. La muerte y la brújula. Ficciones. Madrid. Alianza Editorial, S. A. 1993.

ISBN: 84-206-1320-7

The above-mentioned required materials are for lecture classes with Dr. Pierre Fassié.

 

 

 

 

 

SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II

 

Topical Description:

Course description[1]

AP Spanish Language is intended for students who wish to develop proficiency and integrate their language skills, using authentic materials and sources. The course will help prepare students to demonstrate their level of Spanish proficiency across three communicative modes: Interpersonal (interactive communication), Interpretive (receptive communication), and Presentational (productive communication), and the five goal areas outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities). The course is meant to be comparable to fifth and sixth semester (or the equivalent) college and university courses that focus on speaking and writing in the target language at an advanced level. Spanish will be used overwhelmingly by the teacher and its use will be similarly expected on the students’ part; certain complex grammar points, such as the subjunctive, will be first introduced in English.

 

Evidence of observable work products[2]

The successful AP Spanish Language student will be able to:

  • Identify and summarize the main points and significant details and make appropriate inferences and predictions from a spoken source, such as a broadcast news report or a lecture on an academic or cultural topic related to the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Identify and summarize the main points and significant details and predict outcomes from an everyday conversation on a familiar topic, a dialogue from a film or other broadcast media, or an interview on a social or cultural topic related to the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Identify and summarize the main points and significant details and make appropriate inferences and predictions from a written text such as a newspaper or magazine article or contemporary literary excerpt.
  • Write a cohesive and coherent analytical or persuasive essay in reaction to a text or on a personal academic, cultural or social issue, with control of grammar and syntax.
  • Describe, narrate, and present information or persuasive arguments on general topics with grammatical control and good pronunciation in an oral presentation of two or three minutes.
  • Use information from sources provided to present a synthesis and express an opinion.
  • Recognize cultural elements implicit in oral and written texts.
  • Interpret linguistic cues to infer social relationships.
  • Communicate via formal and informal written correspondence.
  • Initiate, maintain, and close a conversation on a familiar topic.
  • Formulate questions to seek clarification or additional information.
  • Use language that is semantically and grammatically accurate according to a given context.

 

The course reflects a wide variety of academic and cultural topics (geography, economy, history, literature, cinema, the arts, current events, popular culture). Materials in the class include textbooks (literary texts, grammar), handouts of an informational nature, and authentic resources such as web sites, magazines, newspapers, films, and recordings.

 

Student preparation and assessment[3]

Students will practice and integrate the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) regularly. Culture will be an integral part of all communicative efforts. Students will be assessed by any combination of the following tasks:

  • Written tests and quizzes, multiple-choice tests and quizzes, particularly reflecting the emphasis on the sound grammar and syntax foundation required of the AP language exam.
  • Listening and note-taking on academic or cultural topics.
  • Reading authentic materials (literary texts, newspapers and magazine articles: online publications) and reporting about the content through class discussions, projects, written tasks and multiple-choice questions of the type found on the AP exam.
  • Writing informal correspondence such as letters, e-mail, postcards, notes, etc.
  • Writing formal compositions that summarize and synthesize information from oral and reading sources.
  • Speaking in the interpersonal mode, including impromptu speeches, in-class discussions, daily news and announcements, conversational role-plays with partners, etc.
  • Speaking in the presentational mode, including short speeches, presenting a summary of information, debating topics, and explaining topics.
  • Keeping a notebook.

 

AP SPANISH (5-6) - DUAL ENROLLMENT SPANISH SYLLABUS

 

Dr. Fassié

 

Textbooks:

TEMAS = T

La Muerte y la brújula - cuento policíaco de Jorge Luis Borges.

Articles from various internet sources, excerpts from books, magazines, Youtube videos will be used as additional ressouces whenever feasible, if time allows. Audio video resources from Temas.

Películas: La telaraña (adaptación del cuento de Borges), con hojas de presentación y de estudio.

Documentales sobre la Guerra Civil de España (1936 - 1939), Francisco Franco (1892 - 1975). Guernica (la ciudad). Guernica de Pablo Picasso, con hojas de presentación y de estudio.

 

 

SEGUNDO SEMESTRE

 

ENERO (10 clases)

TEMA 4: LA VIDA CONTEMPORANEA. (12 días)

CONTEXTO 1: La educación y las carreras profesionales

Lectura 1.2. Prepárese: en el futuro, todos autónomos (6 - 8 de enero) .  (2 días)

Audio: La equidad de género en la docencia.

Biografía de Jorge Luis Borges. Documental. (11 de enero).  (1 día)

 

CONTEXTO 2: El entretenimiento y la diversión

Lectura 2.1. Receta de mole colorado tlaxcalteca (13 enero) (1 día)

Lectura 2.2. Marta Hazas: “Tenemos un producto distinto, no temo a las comparaciones”. (15 de enero) (1 día)

Audio: Qué dificil es hablar español.

La muerte y la brújula [1]. El primer crimen. Página 1. Líneas 1 - 29. Preguntas. (20 -22 de enero) (2 días)

 

CONTEXTO 3: Los viajes y el ocio.

Lectura 3.2. Mundo del fin del mundo, por Luis Sepúlveda (26 de enero) (1 día)

Audio: Medioambiente: viajes naturalistas.

La muerte y la brújula [2]. El primer crimen. Página 2. Líneas 1 - 35. Preguntas. (28 de enero) (1 día)

 

FEBRERO (10 clases)

CONTEXTO 4: las relaciones personales.

Lectura 4.2. “Cartas de mamá”, por Julio Cortázar (1 de febrero) (1 día)

Audio: El arte de comunicar.

La muerte y la brújula [3]. El segundo crimen. Página 3. Líneas 1 - 23. Preguntas. (3 - 5 de febrero) (2 días)

 

TEMA 5: LOS DESAFIOS MUNDIALES. (14 días)

CONTEXTO 1: Los temas económicos.

Lectura 1.2. Micropréstamos (9 y 11 de febrero) (2 días)

Audio: Clase media crece en América latina y el Caribe.

La muerte y la brújula [4]. El tercer crimen. Página 3. Líneas 23 - 36. Preguntas. (16 y 18 de febrero) (2 días)

 

CONTEXTO 2: Los temas del medio ambiente.

Lectura 2.1. La desglaciación de la cordillera andina (22 de febrero) (1 día)

Lectura 2. 2. Encuesta de consumo sustenable en Chile. (24 de febrero) (2 días)

Audio: Capacitación a los jovenes sobre el medioambiente.

La muerte y la brújula [5]. El tercer crimen. Página 4. Líneas 11 - 35. Preguntas. (26 de febrero - 2 de marzo) (2 días)

 

MARZO (10 clases)

TEMA 5: LOS DESAFIOS MUNDIALES.

CONTEXTO 3: La población y la demografía.

Lectura 3.2. La población urbana mundial crecerá un 75% hasta los 6300 millones en 2050. (4 de marzo) (1 día)

Audio: Para preservar los recuerdos y la historia.

La muerte y la brújula [6]. La quinta abandonada de Triste-le-Roy. Página 5. Líneas 1 - 25. Preguntas. (7 de marzo) (1 día)

La muerte y la brújula adaptación cinematográfica. (9 - 11 de marzo) (2 días)

 

CONTEXTO 4: El bienestar social.

Lectura 4.1. Déficit des espacio público ahoga a los bogotanos (17 de marzo) (1 día)

Audio: las ciudades son de los ciudadanos.

 

TEMA 6: LAS IDENTIDADES PERSONALES Y PUBLICAS (13 días)

CONTEXTO 1: La enajenación y la asimilación.

Lectura 1.1. “Borges y yo”, por Jorge Luis Borges. (21 - 23 de marzo) (2 días)

Lectura 1.2. “Expulsados”, por Francisco Jímenez

o “Tierra amarilla” por Sabine R. Ulibarri. (25 de marzo - 5 de abril)  (2 días)

 

ABRIL (10 clases)

CONTEXTO 2: La autoestima.

Lectura 2.1. Clases de autoestima (7 de abril) (1 día)

Lectura 2.2. Las redes sociales pueden cambiar la autoestima de los jóvenes (11 - 13 de abril) (2 días)

Audio: Jóvenes discapacitados se reúnene a disfrutar de poesías.

 

CONTEXTO 3: La identidad nacional y la identidad étnica.

Lectura 3.1. Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España - Bernal Díaz del Castillo (15 de abril) (1 día)

Lectura 3.2. Ruina y reconstrucción”, por Lucía M. Suárez (17 - 21 de abril) (2 días)

Audio: Visita la Salto Angel de la mano de un guía indígena.

 

CONTEXTO 4: Los intereses personales.

Lectura 4.1. Restauradores de autos con aires de estrella. (25 de abril) (1 día)

Lectura 4.2. “Jogging” por Juan Antonio Ramos. (27 - 29 de abril) (2 días)

Audio: XV Festival de Jazz en Toledo.

 

 

MAYO (09 clases)

Examen de español AP: el 07 de mayo.

Ultimas preparaciones para el examen de AP

Después del examen: repasos para el examen de fin de semestre del curso.

 

 

Examen de fin del segundo semestre: fecha decidida por la administración.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AP – DUAL ENROLLEMENT SPANISH CLASS EXPECTATIONS AND CLASS RULES

 

Dr. Fassié

 

It is your personal responsibility to carefully read and understand these rules. Your teacher will be happy to provide any additional explanation and clarification.

 

RULE No. 1        NO CELL PHONES AT ANY TIME.

Cell phones / Blue Tooth / any electronic device are placed, turned off, inside book bags BEFORE entering the AP class.

Cell phones are not left in a clothing item worn or set on a chair or desk.

Cell phones are NOT TO BE TAKEN OUT OF THE BAG FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE CLASS.

That means: no trip to the bathroom or anywhere else with a cell phone.

No ifs or buts.

NOTE: with the exception of calculators provided by the school, all electronic devices, including cell phones, are barred from all AP Exams sessions.

PLEASE, ASK QUESTIONS NOW IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED CLARIFICATIONS.

 

RULE No. 2        REQUIRED vs. UNWANTED MATERIALS

Only Spanish AP class materials (notebook, books, homework, etc.) are taken out of the book bag and placed on your desk.

Book bag is then closed and left on the floor, behind your chair.

No book bag is ever left on a desk.

No clothing items on your desk in front of you.

Notebooks and books are always laid out flat on the desk.

No book/folder/notebook is held perpendicular or at an angle on the desk.

PLEASE, ASK QUESTIONS NOW IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED CLARIFICATIONS.

 

 

RULE No. 3        EXPECTED CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR.

The seating chart follows the alphabetical order; it may be modified as necessary.

 

Take your seat before the bell rings, prepare your materials, and be ready to begin.

The bell rings: class begins.

 

After you enter the classroom:

 1) No drinks or food in the classroom.

 

2) Prepare your homework assignments for collection. Your name was written on it at home, not in class. -5 points if not written or written in class.

 

3) Look at the paperboard. In your notebook write the date in Spanish, the class objectives, and the assigned homework.

 

4) Start on the activity listed as first objective. Do it silently if it is a written activity.

5) Should we go to the Language Lab first thing after meeting in the classroom, steps 1, 2, 3 may take place in the Lab, to save time.

 

6) Raise you hand, wait for your turn, and ask teacher for any requests.

Any question of information or additional explanations on the topic (text, grammar, vocabulary, etc.) at hand is to be counted towards a participation credit, if it is worth more than one the teacher will tell you how many extra credits to be counted.

 Always ask the teacher for: pen, pencil, paper, etc., and permission to leave your seat.

Trash will be disposed of in the trashcan at the end of class, upon exiting the room.

 

7) We work until the bell rings or the teacher says class is finished.

 

8) NO CELL PHONES AT ANY TIME. Not in the classroom, not in the hallway as we go to/come from the Lab, not in the Lab.

PLEASE, ASK QUESTIONS NOW IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED CLARIFICATIONS.

 

 

RULE No. 4        ATTENDANCE.

FIELD TRIPS / SCHOOL FUNCTIONS / SCIENCE FAIR / SPORTS COMPETITIONS / VOLUNTEERING / ETC.  PLAN AHEAD!

 

None of theses activities are designed to accommodate the AP Spanish class activities.

The reverse is true: the AP Spanish class is not organized around these activities to accommodate their calendar.

Activities in which you choose to participate are your responsibility, not the AP Spanish teacher’s; these activities are not in and of themselves excuses for not having your AP Spanish assignments done on time. Be aware that you are responsible for any make-up work.

AP Spanish and other school activities are always clearly scheduled well in advance: plan ahead.

 

TALK TO ME A FEW CLASSES AHEAD OF TIME IN CASE OF SPECIAL DIFFICULTIES, CONFLICTS, OR IF YOU NEED TIME ADJUSTMENTS. 

 

TARDIES: ONLY WRITTEN AND SIGNED EXCUSES ARE ACCEPTED.

Upon entering the classroom, give your written excuse to the teacher, no explanations are needed:  you are excused.

Should an administrator, teacher, counselor, or other person in charge not provide you with a written pass dated, timed and signed, tell that person that for AP Spanish you must be given one, do insist. An “he told me it was “Ok.” is not acceptable; take the time to get a bona fide pass.

Then you are expected to report directly to class, intermediary stops on the way are not to be made.

You must be in class within 2 minutes from the time written on your pass.

If you needed to go to your locker, to the bathroom, such stops should also be listed on the pass; if they’re not, the AP teacher will write you a new pass for such purposes.

UNEXCUSED TARDIES will be recorded and dealt with according to school policy.

In and of itself, an “ADMIT” slip is not an excuse.

 

 

RULE No. 5        BUILDING EVACUATION / FIRE & TORNADO DRILLS

Such drills may be just that or may be genuine emergencies. WE CANNOT EVER KNOW!

A fire drill is not “fun time” it is one of the most serious events.

 

When there is an evacuation or fire drill you are advised to take all your valuables along with you: billfold, phone, calculator, laptop, car and home keys; should the building be evacuated for a genuine emergency, there is no telling when we might be allowed to return to the classroom, nor in which state it might then be.

 

Tornado: there will be no time to lose on material belongings.

 

In any case, for your own safety, we will leave the classroom and travel as a group; we will remain together while outside the classroom, you will not join other groups, and we will return together to the classroom.  Cell phones remain turned off, and are not to be seen nor used.

 

RULE No. 6        ABSENCES: MAKING UP THE WORK

Homework assignments are always listed on the Dr. Fassié’s Fusion Pages. The teacher lists the assignments in Spanish and in English on his Fusion Pages after every class.

 

By looking up the assignments given on the day/s you were absent you will always have a very good idea of the topics studied, the books used, and the pages covered. Make the effort to be ready so as not to fall further behind. Saying “I was absent” will excuse you, but how will it help your AP / Dual Enrollment studies? If you prepare for your return after an absence, you’ll catch up much faster, the stress will be lessened, and your overall performance improved.

If a quiz was assigned for the day you were absent, you will take it the day you return to class.

 

TALK TO ME OR EMAIL ME AT SCHOOL (pfassie@rcps.info), AHEAD OF TIME, IN CASE OF DIFFICULTIES, CONFLICTS, OR IF YOU NEED TIME ADJUSTMENTS. 

 

PLEASE, ASK QUESTIONS NOW IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED CLARIFICATIONS.

 

 

RULE No. 7        UNEXCUSED MISSED ASSIGNMENTS

WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED PAST THE DEADLINES. NO EXCEPTIONS.

SAME RULE FOR EVERYONE, EXCEPTIONS ARE UNFAIR.

THEREFORE NO UNEXCUSED MISSED ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED TO RAISE GRADES AT THE END OF ANY GRADING PERIOD.

 

NO RUSHED DUMPING OF “MADE UP” LONG OVERDUE HOMEWORK/ NO “EXTRA CREDIT” GIMMICKS AT THE END OF ANY GRADING PERIOD.

 

PLAN AHEAD. MANAGE YOUR TIME. TURN IN YOUR ASSIGNMENTS ON TIME.

 

SEE Mrs. O’NEIL AHEAD OF TIME IF YOU HAVE A SPECIAL SITUATION.

 

 

RULE No. 8        COME TO CLASS PREPARED.

THE LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY AND THE PACE OF THE AP CLASS, DEMAND DAILY READINESS.

COME TO CLASS WITH YOUR HOMEWORK DONE.

 

HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS:

Assigned readings will have been read in full. A genuine good faith effort to understand them was made: new vocabulary was looked up on line or in paper dictionary, note taking took place, and vocabulary worksheets were used.

Written work or essay are always done in full and ready to be collected.

 

An excellent on line dictionary:

http://www.wordreference.com/es/

To regularly read World news in Spanish, one of the major Spanish newspapers:

http://www.elmundo.es

 

You will benefit immensely from following a newspaper in spanish, and, or watching youtube videos in Spanish.

If your computer has a word processing program that permits spelling and grammar checking in Spanish, you are allowed to use it because it demands reflection.

CAUTION: the suggested corrections are produced by a mindless program; they are NOT always automatically correct… If you do not attempt to understand the suggestions offered and always blindly adopt them, strange mistakes will ensue.

 

TRANSLATION ENGINES ARE PROHIBITED: their use is actually very detrimental.

Homework, especially essays, resulting from  a translation engine treatment, are plagued with highly characteristic intrinsic flaws, and thus very easy to identify.

Since a program did the work that someone tries to pass for his/hers, such texts will be treated as academic fraud. They will receive a grade of zero and will be reported to the AP coordinator.

 

HOMEWORK PRESENTATION STANDARDS:

Your legal name (not a nickname, not just a first name) is already written (-5 points if it’s not).

All assignments are clearly identified when you do them, that is, before you enter the class.

The exercises numbers/letters, page numbers are already written (-5 points if they’re not).

All words and sentences are written in full.

Whenever an exercise uses questions, the questions will always be written in your homework.

Handwritten or typewritten?

Your choice but remember that the AP exam is handwritten only.

Grammar / Vocabulary exercises are done faster when you write by hand.

Computer / Printer problems? Handwrite!

If you use a word processor that does not recognize Spanish, you are expected to add all accents and diacritic signs by hand or lose some credit. Spanish without accents does not exist

 

POP QUIZZES: quizzes on the lesson’s vocabulary or grammar will be given without advance notice to verify that studying is on-going: study.

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS are to be made from notes (NOT READ) on the assigned date.

Since they are made to the whole class and constitute part of the class’s program for that day, oral presentations cannot be excused and must be made on the assigned date.

No presentation = loss of credit.

 

ESSAYS: 300 words minimum.

ESSAYS will usually be due on Thursdays or Fridays of B DAYS. The teacher is not at Fleming on A Days. Turn in your essays on time because the teacher will read and correct them over the weekend to return them the following week. No essay = loss of credit.

 

HOMEWORK (WORK TO DO AT HOME) HASTILY FINISHED IN CLASS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

HOMEWORK (NOT ESSAYS – NOT ORAL REPORTS) WILL BE EXCUSED WITHOUT PENALTY 3 TIMES PER NINE WEEKS UPON PRESENTATION OF THE REQUIRED FORM, COMPLETELY FILLED UP AND SIGNED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN. TO RECEIVE CREDIT SUCH HOMEWORK MUST BE TURNED IN AT THE NEXT CLASS MEETING.

No homework and no parental excuse (dated & signed) = definitive zero for the assignment.

 

PLEASE, ASK QUESTIONS NOW IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED CLARIFICATIONS

 

RULE No. 9        NOTE-TAKING.

Two components of the Spanish AP Exam demand experienced note-taking.

Who is not used to take notes quickly will not do well on these parts of the exam:

 

Section I: Multiple Choice

Part B: Interpretive Communication: Print and Audio Texts (combined), followed by Audio Texts: 35 questions, approximately 55 minutes.

You are encouraged to take notes during this part of the exam and are given writing space for that purpose. Your notes will not be graded.

 

Section II: Free Response — Approximately 85 minutes.

Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay

You are given an essay prompt and three authentic sources (an article, a chart, graph, or table, and an audio source) which represent different points of view about the topic of the prompt.

You have access to the print sources and your notes from the audio source while you write your essay.

 

You are expected to take notes in your notebook, under the daily objectives. Take notes whenever the teacher presents grammar or vocabulary points; write down what he writes on the white board; take notes when students make oral presentations. You will develop note-taking skills only if you take notes at all times.

 

 

RULE No. 10      CLASS PARTICIPATION.

CLASS PARTICIPATION IS A COMPONENT OF THE GRADE.

REGULAR, FREQUENT, ORDERLY CLASS PARTICIPATION IS EXPECTED.

Record (check marks) your instances of class participation on the class participation sheets.

Write your name on them; they will be collected at the end of each week and will be graded on the basis of your recording (Honor system).

 

PLEASE, ASK QUESTIONS NOW IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED CLARIFICATIONS.

THESE CLASS RULES HAVE BEEN COMMUNICATED TO Mrs. ONEIL, AP COORDINATOR.

 

 

GRADE COMPUTATION

 

 

It is your personal responsibility to carefully read and understand these rules. Your teacher will be happy to provide any additional explanation and clarification.

 

GRADES SCALE:

A = 100 - 90 -- B = 89 – 80 -- C = 79 -70 -- D = 69 – 60 -- F = 59 – 00

 

DUAL ENROLLMENT: “Students must earn a C in each dual enrollment course in order for the course to be considered for transfer credit. All grades received for dual enrollment courses are part of your college transcript and figure into your college GPA.”

 

30%   -  HOMEWORK

Homework is usually assigned on a daily basis. There will be no week without homework.

Homework is NOT assigned on the class following Homecoming, Thanksgiving, Prom.

Spring Break being soon followed by the AP Exam: homework will be assigned. ¡Lástima!

 

Homework will be assigned in many different forms: exercises from the 2 books, handouts, texts or documents, research to be done, Youtube documents to be watched and presented, oral reports, essays, etc.

 

To help you with the homework:

An excellent on line dictionary with many great features, including a conjugation engine:

http://www.wordreference.com/es/

 

HOMEWORK PRESENTATION STANDARDS, AS PREVIOUSLY STATED:

Your legal name (not a nickname, not just a first name) is already written (-5 points if it’s not).

Identify clearly all assignments when you do them, that is, before you enter the class.

The exercises numbers/letters, page numbers are already written (-5 points if they’re not).

All words and sentences are written in full.

Whenever an exercise uses questions, all the questions will be written in your homework.

 

Handwritten or typewritten?

Your choice but remember that the AP exam is handwritten only.

Grammar / Vocabulary exercises are done much faster when you write by hand.

 

Computer / Printer problems? Handwrite!

If you use a word processor that does not recognize Spanish, you are expected to add all accents and diacritic signs by hand or lose some credit. Spanish without accents does not exist

 

Computer / Printer problems? Handwrite!

If you use a word processor that does not recognize Spanish, you are expected to add all accents and diacritic signs by hand or lose some credit. Spanish without accents does not exist

 

HOMEWORK done on time is fundamental for a strong class participation.

 

 

 

20%  -  CLASS PARTICIPATION

REGULAR, FREQUENT, ORDERLY CLASS PARTICIPATION IS EXPECTED.

Raise your hand, wait for your turn to be called on.

Right or wrong, any answer, any relevant question, are worth 1 “participation credit.”

Volunteer to go to the board: 2 credits.

Read a paragraph: 2 to 3 credits according to length.

Especially useful contributions will warrant even more credits as called by the teacher.

Record (check marks) your instances of class participation on the class participation sheets.

Write your name on them; they will be collected at the end of each week and will be graded on the basis of your recording (Honor system).

Note-taking is an integral part of class participation that will engage your mind. It will improve your spelling and syntactical skills, and you will retain far more than if you merely stare and (hopefully) listen.

Skilled note-taking  is a fundamental skill demanded by portions of the exam, and expected in every college course.

 

 

20%  -  ESSAYS – REPORTS – ORAL PRESENTATIONS – DIALOGUES

ESSAYS: 300 words minimum.

Words counted are: substantives, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives (not possessive ones).

NOT COUNTED AS WORDS ARE:

Any single syllable phonemes such as articles (definite, indefinite. Singular & plurals) negative expressions (no, ni), prepositions (a, con, de, por,)

All subject pronouns (yo, tú, él…)

Short prepositions (contra, para…)

Possessive pronouns. Short relative pronouns (que, quién/quiénes…)

Names of people and places

Abbreviated titles of address: Sr., Sra., Srta.

Numbers (always to be written in digits).

 

Essays must have a 1” to 1.5” margin on all sides. (no margins: - 5pts)

 

Essays text must always be generously double-spaced. (not double spaced: -5pts)

 

Essays must be organized in paragraphs of almost equal length. (no paragraphs: -5pts)

 

The purpose of the first paragraph is to introduce the subject; the last paragraph presents a conclusion. The body of the work should have no less than 3 paragraphs.

 

 

ESSAYS will usually be due on Thursdays or Fridays of B DAYS. The teacher is not at Fleming on A Days. Turn in your essays on time because the teacher will read and correct them over the weekend to return them the following week. No essay = loss of credit.

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS – DIALOGUES

ORAL PRESENTATIONS should not last less than 5 minutes, and not more than 8.

They are to be made from notes (NEVER READ) on the assigned date.

For the AP Exam Presentational Speaking component, there will be no time to fully write out a readable document; you will have to use your notes and improvise.

Oral presentations are also made for the whole class’ benefit and constitute part of the class’s program for that day; they cannot be excused and must be made on the assigned date.

IF YOU ARE ABSENT ON THE DAY YOUR PRESENTATION IS DUE, IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO RESCHEDULE.

No presentation = loss of credit.

 

30%   -  POP QUIZZES – QUIZZES

Prepare yourselves seriously for every day: they are taken only once.

 

SPANISH NOTEBOOK / FOLDER

The notebook color ought to be yellow.

It must be kept clean outside and inside and in good condition.

The pages must be free of doodles, graffiti, stains, tears, smudges, etc.

It must have a title page.

It will contain all the daily objectives and their dates in Spanish, the daily class notes (information provided by the teacher, examples written by the teacher on the whiteboard, etc.), all exercises done in class and all handouts.

No materials but Spanish will be kept in this notebook.

The notebook will be collected and graded; the grade will be counted as class participation.

 

PLEASE, ASK QUESTIONS NOW IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED CLARIFICATIONS.

 

THIS DOCUMENT IS POSTED ON DR. FASSIE’S WILLIAM FLEMING

PAGES AS AN ANNOUCEMENT AND AS A FILE

 

 


 

AP – DUAL ENROLLEMENT SPANISH CLASS EXPECTATIONS AND CLASS RULES

 

DR. Pierre Fassié

 

 

I have read these rules and I intend to make an honest effort to observe and uphold them to the best of my ability.

 

 

YOUR NAME in block letters  &  SIGNATURE:          DATE:

 

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PARENT / GUARDIAN’S SIGNATURE:                      DATE:

 

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PLEASE, RETURN THIS DOCUMENT FILLED AT THE LATEST BY THE FIRST CLASS AFTER LABOR DAY.

 

 



[1] Based on the 2006 College Board AP Spanish Language Course booklet.

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid.