Señorita McConville- The John Carroll School Rm. 314

Course Objectives

This course is designed to continue the study of the Spanish language. The goal is to continue development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in the Spanish language. Emphasis is placed on comprehension, oral participation, grammar, short readings, and cultural material. Students will build vocabulary and grammar skills with a goal of mastering basic communication by year’s end, as well as increase global and cultural awareness.

Methods of Instruction

My focus is a student-centered, engaging environment. I incorporate technology whenever I can through videos, listening and speaking activities, and more. I also like to use music as a way to teach my students. I feel it is important for students to be active physically and mentally when learning so group work and kinesthetic-based activities are a big part of my Spanish classes!

Grading Policy

“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” -Flora Lewis

Class Expectations and Norms

1. Come to class on time and prepared. You must bring your workbook to every class, a pen/pencil, paper, and your charged laptop.

2. To get the full benefits of the class, you need to be present and prepared. Therefore, you will NOT be permitted to leave the classroom for any reason other than in an emergency.

3. The internet and cell phones are TOOLS to be used in class. I will instruct you how and when to appropriately do so. If you are using either of these inappropriately, you will lose the privilege to use it. Playing games not related to Spanish will result in an automatic detention.

4. Homework and assignments will be posted on Edmodo. It is your responsibility to check my website for homework assignments and due dates. If you are confused about something, ask!

5. You MUST let me know beforehand if you will be missing class! This could be due to a sports game, doctors appointment, or other school-related activity. Stop by and see me or e-mail me so you know what you will be missing. Any work due must still be turned in before or on that day.

6. In the event of an unplanned absence (illness, etc.), you should contact me ASAP to find out what you missed. ALL MISSED WORK MUST BE MADE UP IN A TIMELY MANNER (1 day for each day absent).

7. If you miss a quiz or a test, it is YOUR responsibility to schedule a time to make it up! All quizzes/tests must be given within two days of your return to school.

8. All students are expected to follow the “Standards of Integrity for John Carroll

School.” Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated. This includes direct translations done on the internet for assignments. It is okay to use translators as a tool for words or phrases, but anything more than that is not your work. *See video*

9. I expect all students to be respectful towards their teacher, their selves, and one another. Respectful relationships will be the foundation for creating a fun, encouraging environment in which maximum learning will occur.

10. This class is designed to teach Spanish in a fun and creative way, so keep an open mind, don't be shy, and don't be afraid to make mistakes!

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Check out my Edmodo site! (link below)

E-mail is the best way to contact me but you can also call the school.

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