Spanish 3

Instructor: Rosi Adams

Course Title: Spanish 3

Course Length: Two Semesters

Type of Class: Group class through Heart Academy for UA & LA This course is for high school level and mature middle school students (younger students may be accepted only at the discretion of the teacher)

When: Fridays, Period 2

Tuition fee payable to the teacher: $70 for 5 or more students, $75 for 4 students, $85 for 3 students and $95 for 2 students.

Credit Classification: Foreign Language

Material fees: $20.00 one time only

Prerequisite: Have taken Spanish 2

Questions:  Rosi Adams luv2tchspanish@yahoo.com (Write Spanish class in the subject line please, otherwise I will delete it, thanks). You can call me at home (408) 292-0872 or at my cell (408)230-1953.

Course Description: Spanish 3 will provide you with the tools to be able to meet Spanish speaking people and communicate with them. By the end of this class the student should be equipped to carry a friendly conversation and to write a small report using proper structure. The students will continue learning new vocabulary, work on their pronunciation, and have the chance to practice during the classroom and enhance their conversational ability.

Course Content: The curriculum used is a unique multimedia program that takes the student from beginner to advance level in 46 lessons, this is the 2nd year where we complete it. Students of Spanish 3 course will work at an advaced level. There is an excellent presentation of grammar concepts and conversation skills, plenty of examples, exercises, culture notes, an extensive glossary, dialogues, audio exercises and free online learning as well.

Assessment System: Parent involvement in discussion and evaluation of students’ work is a priority. Teacher will be available to parents as needed, to assist in evaluating performance against priorities, answer questions, or simply be sounding boards for discussion. There are several ways to calculate High School course credit. Determination before the class begins of the method to be used, makes the record keeping process much easier. Feel free to discuss this with us at any time. The most commonly used method of valuation is based on the number of hours of coursework completed in the year. If you choose to use this method, it will be helpful to you to keep track of hours spent. An Academic Hour Check–off Sheet is available. A teacher written evaluation will be provided, which may be used as record of accomplishment for students planning to attend college, and to help you assign grades for your report cards. All evaluations have the description of assignments completed, quizzes and test scores and recommendations for future work. The student’s name and course, date of completion and instructor signature are also included. However, you the parent will give the final grade to your student.

Required Texts:

Course Requirements: My commitment is to provide instruction and encouragement as you learn to speak Spanish.

Bring to class:

  1. Your workbooks
  2. Your homework
  3. A folder or small 3 ring binder to storage your homework and attachments I will email to you
  4. pencil, pen, highlighters and Post-It notes if you choose not to highlight your books.
  5. lined paper
  6.  Zippered pocket for pencils, erasers, Vocabulary CD‘s, etc.

Assignment Criteria: Assignments are given weekly. At the end of the class I will announce the homework. The commitment of time is l hour 5 days a week, a total of 5 hours weekly. I will send an email early next week, only to remind you of the assignment for that week. It is designed as a communication device for you, to clarify your weekly work process and help you focus on some of the issues we are discussing in class. Please read it at the beginning of every week and use it as a working guide. Once you have read the assignment email, print it and store it in your binder for future reference.

It is the student‘s responsibility to make specific time commitments for submission of homework, and to manage time and activities properly in order to keep those commitments, completing assignments thoughtfully and with excellence. Work will be due weekly, reading and listening to your Cds will be necessary at least 5 days of the week to educate your hearing to the Spanish sounds.

Growth in life is based, to a large degree, on perseverance. Because of the nature of student centered teaching, students will get just as much benefit (guidance, feedback, help and growth) as they contribute of their own effort to the learning process. It‘s that simple. Basically, you get the benefit of a skilled mentor to help you move toward your objectives in proportion to your own perseverance and use of available resources.

Attendance: Your attendance in class will give you the information, discussion and guidance you will need to really take full advantage of your work at home. Every class or assignment you miss will make the learning process more cumbersome for you. If you have scheduled to miss a class for any reason, please let us know as soon as YOU know, so that we have time to prepare support material for you, for the class you will be missing. Courtesy mandates communication.

Spanish Workload (what to expect)

  • Vocabulary Words and conversations – Study, practice and some more practice.
  • Willingness to speak during class time in order for me to see your progress and to complete your homework.
  • Quizzes / Tests – There will be both, oral and written quizzes.

Homework for the First Week (I will send this assignment at the beginning of class)

Classroom Expectations: We expect to have fun during class time yet be safe at the same time. Students will be treated with respect as young adults and their respect to teachers is expected in return. Below are some of the guidelines and expectations during class time.

  • WILLING HEART & MIND – a willing heart & mind to learn will prepare you for a lifetime of learning.
  • LISTEN ACTIVELY – you can’t learn anything without listening to others.
  • COME PREPARED – have materials with you with your assignments finished.

Most importantly, if you behave in a way that we feel is disrupting the learning experience of others; we will discuss it with you in a private meeting outside of class.

Contacting the Teacher Please contact Mrs. Adams if there are any questions during the year. The best way to contact Mrs. Adams is through email at luv2tchspanish@yahoo.com