Spanish is a Romance language. Like the other Romance languages - French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian - Spanish is derived from Latin, the language of the ancient Romans. In this class you will not only learn the mechanics of Spanish, but also some of the history and culture of the many Spanish speaking countries. The activities I provide for you are geared to make your learning easier. The activities must be done completely and on time. I hope you will enjoy taking my class as much as I will enjoy teaching you.
- After school help: Wednesdays (Please check with me. I am available most afternoons as well)
- Textbook and media resources: Please click on the "MORE" tab and choose resources. There are also videos available in the different levels of Italian to facilitate your learning.
- The calendar tab: It will be used to post classwork and upcoming tests. Please refer to it, in order to keep up with your work.
- What to expect from me:
I will respect you as a student and as an individual.
I will show fairness to all my students.
I will be organized and professional.
- What I expect from you:
You will respect me as your teacher.
You will respect your classmates.
You will demonstrate good behavior.
You will take responsibility for your own learning.
- Cell phones / ear buds
a 3 ring - binder with lined paper
Five plastic sheet protectors
a writing utensil.
- Quizzes / Tests 60%
A Vocabulary and Grammar Combination Quiz will be given at the end of each lesson. Each chapter consists of three lessons.
A comprehensive chapter test will be given at the end of the three lessons. The comprehensive chapter test will include grammar,
vocabulary, and culture. Quiz grades count once and test grades count twice.
- Homework 10 %
You will be given homework every day. I will go over the homework each day at the beginning of class. It is your RESPONSIBILITY to
correct your work with a colored pen. Many times we may begin work during class. If it is not finished you need to finish it for homework.
I WILL NOT ACCEPT LATE WORK except at my discretion.
- Binder 10%
- On-line Quizzes 10 %
- Summaries / Essays 10 %
- Student responsibility -