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Grisselle Príncipe             Miami Dade College, Kendall      

 

 

 

Department of World Languages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 


Grisselle Príncipe
Spanish & EAP Instructor
Department of World Languages

 

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Kendall Campus
11011 South West 104 Avenue, #6319
Miami, FL 33176

 

Phone: 305-237-0927

 

 

 

 

 Fun and useful information about Spanish

 

 

    SPN1120 & SPN 1121 INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

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 & 1121: Puntos de Partida (9th Edition) by Dorwick, Pérez-Gironés, Becher, Isabelli
  ConnectPlus (code to complete the homework on-line) MUST HAVE!!!!

                  

 

ATTENDANCE 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 early departure.
 
  Absences: Every unexcused absence above two (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. After five absences and depending on your progress or lack of, the professor might have to purge you from the course, for your own benefit.

 

HOMEWORK AND ONLINE ACTIVITIES (ConnectPlus):  Students are responsible for completing the text and the online activities timely. You will have until right before class to submit the ConnectPlus activities assigned for each day. Late work will be accepted; however, it is minus 5% for each day it is late. All late work must be completed by exam day for that particular chapter. After the exam, late work will NOT be accepted.

ENRICHMENT 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 "Lessons" on 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.

EVALUATION: the final grade for this course will be based on the following:

 

Chapter Exams (4 exams)

45%

Scale:

A= 89.51%-100%             D*= 59.51% - 69.5%       

B= 79.51% - 89.5%          F= 59.5% or below  

C= 69.51% - 79.5%  

 

* Students receiving a D grade might be blocked for the next level

 

Incompletes: Rarely assignedThey need to be approved by the professor AND the chairperson.

 

ConnectPlus homework and any other work assigned or collected in class

15%

Enrichment activities at the FL Lab (#6236)

15%

Oral presentation

5%

Final Exam (comprehensive + Ch. 5)

20%

 

EXAM POLICY:  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 date. Everyone is expected to take the final (comprehensive) exam. 

 

CLASSROOM 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.

 

AMERICANS WITH 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.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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B.B.A.     Marketing – University of Dayton; Dayton, OH

 

M.A.        Latin American Literature – The Ohio State University; Columbus, OH

 

M.A.        Foreign Language Education with an ESOL endorsement – The Ohio State University; Columbus, OH

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

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