SPN1120 is a course designed for students with no prior exposure to the Spanish
language. Every student
enrolled in this class will need to have
taken a placement test by the end
of the first week of school. If during the
semester, the professor realizes the student knows more Spanish than what the
test score shows, the professor
will need to purge the
student from the class. If the student
knows some Spanish already, there are other options available for him/her.
MATERIALS FOR 1120 &
de Partida (9th Edition) by Dorwick, Pérez-Gironés, Becher, Isabelli
ConnectPlus (code to complete the homework on-line) MUST HAVE!!!!
POLICY: Attendance is mandatory! The key to
learning a foreign language is practice. Participation is only possible
if you attend class. If you are not present in class, you cannot make up for lost work.
Tardiness or early departure: The combination of 2 tardiness
and/or early departures = 1 absence.
Please arrive on time and stay for the whole
class. If you are late, enter quietly and join in the class activities.
Make sure you stay after
class and inform the professor you were in class that day. If you
arrive after the professor has started class, it is a tardy.
If you leave before the professor is done teaching the class, it is an
unexcused absence above
(for classes meeting twice a week) or above three (for classes meeting three times a week) will result in the lowering of the final grade by five points per absence. Exceptions can
be made if you provide documentation that demonstrates that you had a valid
reason for your absence such as a serious illness, injury or court appearance.
absences and depending
on your progress or lack of, the professor might have to purge
you from the course, for your own
HOMEWORK AND ONLINE ACTIVITIES (ConnectPlus):
Students are responsible for completing the text and the online activities timely. You will have
before class to submit the
activities assigned for each day.
Late work will be accepted; however, it is minus
5% for each day it is
All late work must
be completed by exam day for
that particular chapter. After the exam, late work will NOT be accepted.
ACTIVITIES (LAB WORK): Because this
is a 4 credit class, students MUST spend
at least 15 hrs at the lab (Rm # 6236; ph. # 305 237-0895 OR 305 237-2898) during
the semester. Under the heading
ANGEL, go to "Lab Enrichment Activities" for details on what to do during this hour. You must have an
MDC ID card in order to use the lab. ID cards can be obtained in Room 8202.
final grade for this course will be based on the
Chapter Exams (4 exams)
D*= 59.51% - 69.5%
79.51% - 89.5%
69.51% - 79.5%
receiving a D grade might
be blocked for
need to be
the professor AND
and any other work assigned or collected in class
Enrichment activities at the FL Lab (#6236)
Final Exam (comprehensive
+ Ch. 5)
There will be one exam per chapter. Exams include sections on vocabulary, reading, grammar and listening comprehension. No makeups
are permitted without written documentation. Students absent the day on which
an exam is given will
receive a grade of 0.
Look at the class
syllabus. Dates for exams
have already been determined. If you realize
that you are not going to
be able to attend class one of those days, please notify your instructor immediately. Depending on the nature of the circumstances, you may be allowed to take the exam
before the specified
Everyone is expected to take the final (comprehensive) exam.
REGULATIONS: Smoking is not
allowed in the classroom. Students
should not be texting or talking on the phone during
class. Please, also refrain from talking or engaging in conversation with other students. Bring your own textbook and materials to class.
DEPARTMENTAL POLICY ON ACADEMIC
DISHONESTY: The Department
affirms its commitment to treat cases of academic dishonesty according to Miami-Dade Community College Procedure
No. 4074. Please familiarize
yourself with it
http://www.mdc.edu/procedures/Chapter4/4074.pdf . Students are forewarned that academic dishonesty in any form will be penalized according to said procedure.
The instructor has the option to award
a grade of "F" for the
course. Cheating or any form
of academic dishonesty may also result
in the student's being placed on academic probation, suspended
from school, or dismissed from the College.
DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) STATEMENT: The ESL
& FL Department extends
its commitment to the American with Disabilities Act. Students who have a disability that might affect their performance in the class are encouraged to contact ACCESS services, in confidence, as soon as possible. Ph #: 305-237-2316.