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español I con don Carlos Holman
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You are in an introductory Spanish class.  All material that will be covered in this class is beginner level materail- as if you never studied Spanish before.  For some of you, this is the case. For others, it may not be.  Regardless, the curriculum is set and outlined below.



My expectations for my classes:  I expect that.....
 

How your grade will be calculated...

Homework is very important.  The activities assigned to be completed outside of class either help you to practice recently learned material, or they prepare you for the next dayÕs activities.  This portion of your grade- because it is so important- will be approximately 30% of your grade.  Homework will be assigned on a regular basis- usually 20 minutes or so is all youÕll need.   Just a note- Students who regularly do their homework do not fail.  The homework helps them learn and failure becomes almost impossible.  On the other hand, students who never do their homework rarely pass because they do not master the material well enough to earn all the other points necessary to pass the class.
 

Class participation in activities. (30%) Because the acquisition of a foreign language is skill based, not just content based, we do a lot of activities to help you build and master those skills.  Most of your class time will revolve around doing things.  If you spend your class time doing the activities as I want you to, you will do well.  Like the homework note, those who do them will pass, those who do not probably will not.

Projects, Evaluations & Assessments (40%).  We will do a few major projects in here- a school, a house, and a family.  These will reflect what you have learned in various units and are mostly culminations of homework and class activities. At some times I will need to check to see what you have learned by giving you a test of some sort.  These may be in surprise quiz form, or announced tests or presentations.  You will also keep a portfolio for this class [works completed throughout the year] which will be included in this grade.



The curriculum ...
 

In case there is ever a question...
 

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